It's the end of another year. Reflecting as we approach anything new is universal. Take pleasure in the process of reflection and searching through the past to create what is “nu” for 2015. Lately, I am seeing new, unique uses of black and white and it feels reminiscent of the mod subculture from the 60’s. On my recent adventures for finding where “old meets nu”, I stumbled across "The Moment" a 1980's UK mod revival band described as "English pop music's greatest ever secret." Imagine black and white imagery and a sound a la "The Clash" and you will have envisioned what these mod men were about.
Like "The Moment" and mod culture, the use of black and white is not a new concept for design or culture, but it is like a little secret that is actually meant for everyone so we forget to share. So on that note let me share some mod little secrets I just found.
These vases are absolutely a secret that needs to be shared. Paster-Corté is a collector of Mid Century West German pottery that was never distributed here in the United States. She now works with local antique dealer, the Montclair Antique Center, to bring these stunning pieces to light. A midst the many treasures, my eyes were delighted by the workmanship, color and quality of these pieces. The black and white collection is perfectly mod and displayed together they are a gallery quality collection for your home.
Black and white are balanced in this lamp by Jana Bek. The hand painted brushstroke lamp is a perfect meeting of "old meets nu" with its mod inspired color options mixed with abstract art.