Not all that glitters is gold.
On a recent trip to the Hamptons, I fell in love. Unrequited love. With bronzed beauties. Seeing that this was the Hamptons and the beach, one might think I was talking about people. But I’m talking about the lust-worthy bronze accessories at Kitty Clay Home, South Hampton. Since my days at Ralph Lauren I always knew I liked bronze, but these gorgeous pieces took it to a new level: obsession. Kitty gave me the tour of her beautifully cultivated treasure chest and told me the details of how bronze is cast. After a certain amount of castings in bronze, the molds are unusable ... so bronze pieces are limited editions. First, I fell in love with one of a pair of telescopic extendable lamps from the 1940s found in Belgium. I am still considering these for either side of my bed. I have daydreams about them a few times a week. Then I literally gasped over a round bronze bowl by Joshua Tree artist Alma Allen that has been featured in Architectural Digest. There are only 25 in existence, and this was No. 6. I am half-considering a life of crime or selling minor internal organs to obtain this for my apartment. And then lastly, like Bo Derek coming out of the beach, a bronze coffee table. I think I actually drooled. I did apologize. Another Alma Allen; an edition of 10, and this was No. 7. Not everything that glitters is gold … but everything should be bronze.
All available at Kitty Clay Home, kittyclay.com