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August 22, 2002
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Forget the world for a minute, darlings. It's suppertime. Let's use our fabulously round and colorful dishware from America's premier champion of casual living, the handsome Russel Wright. An artist, industrial designer and marketing genius, Wright was a pioneer in spun aluminum before his innovative American Modern dinnerware (designed for the masses, not the classes) made him a star. Housewives would line up for blocks when a new shipment arrived. Some of his pieces are truly museum-quality. Cooper-Hewitt Museum quality, to be exact. Only 3 weeks left in the exhibition. And if you see Carmen, one of the world's top Russel Wright collectors, do tell her hello.
posted by mediareport (8 comments total)

 
Okay, HOW can you mention Wright without actually saying my favorite word in the entire universe?

MELMAC!!!!
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:41 PM on August 22, 2002


Another fine post you've got me into. I can't afford his stuff (why don't Target do a Russel Wright collection?) but, with a little effort, I can look like him.

Thanks, mediareport - I don't suppose you'd be brave enough to attempt the definitive Raymond Loewy post? :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:23 PM on August 22, 2002


MELMAC!!!!

Ooh, a fellow fan! (Would you like some tea?) I don't recall seeing you at the party, but, well, I'm sure you know how those society events are.

The spun aluminum pieces don't get enough respect, you know (tread lightly, it's one of those sites). Never have wood and metal made more beautiful music together. (Cream and sugar?) And Miguel, if you make a joke about bun warmers, I swear I'll sentence you to eternity in Bed Bath & Beyond. The horror.

And for all you people who simply can't be bothered to do anything more than drag a newspaper URL over to MeFi and slap it up on the front page, here's the obligatory New York Times link. They mention that ghastly woman in the same breath as the artiste Wright, which means that, like most newspaper URLs, it's barely worth mentioning on the front page at all -- let alone by itself -- on a site as delightfully net-savvy, brilliant and popular as MeFi.

There's so much more (have you ever seen such gloriously bulbous salt & pepper shakers?), but since I hear there are Ann Coulter fans in the house, I'll refrain from providing too much honest information about the world.
posted by mediareport at 5:34 PM on August 22, 2002


I don't suppose you'd be brave enough to attempt the definitive Raymond Loewy post?

Not without research, sweetie. Not without research.
posted by mediareport at 5:35 PM on August 22, 2002


Awesome modernist crockery and a half nekkid Amazon?

Best. Post. EVER

Oh, and what's the bullet/dildo thing supposed to be?
posted by slipperywhenwet at 6:44 PM on August 22, 2002


Oh, and what's the bullet/dildo thing supposed to be?

I use mine to sniff poppers out of...I have no clue as to its actual purpose. *chuckle*
posted by WolfDaddy at 6:50 PM on August 22, 2002


I use mine to sniff poppers out of...

Is that before Carmen comes over to take a look at your collection?
posted by slipperywhenwet at 11:48 PM on August 22, 2002


I use mine to sniff poppers out of...

Have you met this gentleman? (work safe for brothels and adult novelty stores)

Best. Post. EVER

Well, that's over the top, but sweet, coming from such an artsy newcomer. Here's your reward: Carmen winning the 1998 Masters National Bodybuilding Championship.
posted by mediareport at 8:54 AM on August 23, 2002


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