August 01, 2004

Bending the Function and Beauty Rule

kleinreid still life Photo by Miles Ladin

I splurge in the form of my rather large collection of KleinReids, even though they abide by the rule (how can a sinuous sugar and creamer set designed with Eva Zeisel not be useful?). The exception is my most recent acquisition from their Still Life series -- but only because it was a gift from James and David themselves, the artists and two of my favorite people. It's beautiful. And it has an intangible usefulness. You've just got to see the raised pinstripes up close.

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