How Much Is That Half Doggie…..

… in the Museum Shop.

You may recall that earlier in the week I posted some wonderfully lunatic furniture by French designer Hubert Le Gall and asked if anyone could identify the decorative purpose.  Well a rollover the picture  below will give you a view of its role in the interior scheme of things.

And this little half-doggie accent lamp can be yours for only $700.00 – Canadian of course and plus tax … cause its a luxury product you know!

August 14 – 1040:  King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.

Lunedi Lunacy

With the Fabulous Fabergé, Jeweller to the Czars exhibition le Musée de Beaux-Arts de Montréal has another winner on it’s hands. Coming on the heels of the Chihuly last summer and the  Splendore a Venezia this past winter they’ve come up three for three for intriguing subjects and inspired display designs.

Designs by Hubert Le Gall for the Fabergé exhibition at le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. 
A subtle progression from Tzarist mysticism to mortality as traced in the work of Carl Fabergé.

The installation for the Fabergé is the work of French designer and sculptor Hubert Le Gall.  His design is a subtle progression from liturgical mystery to rooms reflecting the glint of Imperial jewels to an unsettling sense of the coming fall of the Romanov dynasty.  It’s a brilliant piece of work by a master artist.

Le Gall is known for his decor for a series of high profile exhibitions and for his unusual furniture designs.  And it seems only fitting that the Museum Shop include a few of his inspired – and dare I say marevelously lunatic – pieces amongst the fake Fabergé eggs that will be adorning the homes of many a Montreal matron in the coming months.

I’d be delighted to have these two rather antic rabbits pulled out of a hat at my dinner table.

And I’d be tempted to play Jonah to this whale of a chair.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;

Or in Le Gall’s case a bass lamp?

And finally a little quiz.

Would anyone like to guess what this is?  Yes I knew it’s a doggie butt but I mean what useful purpose would it serve in your home decor!

Answer will appear later this week but meanwhile take a guess in the comments.

August 11 – 1942: Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.