The mid 20th century modern style remains popular this year. I’m guessing this is because people see items from the postwar 1940s through the 1960s as representing an optimistic, progressive mindset. The simplicity of modern design makes it adaptable to contemporary decorating tastes.
This week, three mid-century glass bowls are utilized for styling experiments. All three are fire-orange glass manufactured by the Viking Glass Company. The company was in business from 1938 until it shuttered in 1998. Their products utilized innovative styles and coloring. Viking Art Glass is a popular collectible category in the 21st century.
The use of a modern art glass bowl for a pastel yellow rose solitaire pushes the envelope. Surrounding the bloom with a generous amount of greenery makes it work.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes architect and industrial designer, Charles Eames. “I don’t believe in this ‘gifted few’ concept, just in people doing things they are really interested in doing. They have a way of getting good at whatever it is.”