Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cool: Matthew Studios

Robert Table Lamp by Matthew Studios in Amethyst. Annie Floor Lamp in Natural Python.

We have been avidly watching the Olympics this week, as I am sure many of you have. there is something about the Winter Olympics that I find mesmerizing. It has to do with the snow and the mountains. The scenery is just as seductive as the adrenalin rush of the events themselves.

We were inspired enough to make a couple of trips to the Tahoe basin to ski over the long weekend. The weather was perfect: lots of fresh snow and clear azure skies.

This time of year, the low sun casts it's light across the snow making it glimmer and sparkle. And there are icicles hanging from roof lines refracting rays of light like diamonds.

Frank Albert Table Lamp

When I received a notice this morning with these beautifully icy images of light fixtures from Matthew Studios, they immediately reminded me of the same icicles and crusty snow drifts lit by the afternoon sun we had seen just yesterday.

Frank Albert Table Lamp

Matthew Studios is the brain child of Katherine Wildt O'Brien, product designer and lighting specialist, world traveler, artist, and jewelry aficionado. Her experience spans work with places like Knoll, LucePlan NY, and Baldinger (where she launched collection by such notables as Michael Graves, Alvar Alto and Andre Putman) before she was instrumental in the establishment of Oxygen Lighting.

Curious? To learn more about Katherine and her brilliant background, click on over HERE.

Veronica Table Lamp

Katherine started Matthew Studios in 2008 to provide an outlet for her creative talents, love of nature and extensive experience with lighting. So glad she did!Her beautiful pieces are available to the trade through A. Rudin in NYC, San Francisco and LA, or through retail sources, Vivre and Rare Culture.

Alvey Sconce, and Estelle Sconce

Gavin Table

Katherine Wildt O'Brien with her house bunny, Matthew (the Matthew Studios mascot!) Notice Katherine's very cool malachite dress!

Spring is at the door here in Sacramento, but I just cannot let go of the cold winter beauty just yet. So it is back to the Winter Olympics for me tonight. And I can always catch that icy glimmer over at Matthew Studios.

21 comments:

Marija said...

Okay, this is terrific. I have been daydreaming about sconces like this for my master bedroom but these are so much better than what I came up with in my head! Off to A. Rudin. Thanks for the images and source. BTW, I'm rather jealous that you guys are feeling spring around the corner - still way too cold in the midwest! Marija

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Ok, the Gavin table is to die for. I must have it and know just the place. I, too, am jealous that sping is around the corner for you.....snow flurries out my window again.....so over winter!

Jaime said...

Such stunning pieces- I love the first amethyst lamp!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Wow! Thank you for posting these. I love every single lamp! They are so gorgeous.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

these are beautiful.I just had a lunch meeting with a stone dealer who is now carrying sheets of amythest for bathroom countertops and backsplashes. AMAZING stuff. Just don't ask how much it costs!

Lovely Home said...

great pictures here wonderful blog I love to look greetings from Polish

Amanda said...

Love those. I've been seeing rocks and crystals everywhere, but none as beautiful as these!

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

These pieces are stunning and that sweet bunny is so cute!!

wishful nals said...

is that a glass chair!? how neat! love your blog :)

Halie said...

The lamps and sconces are breathtaking!!!! I also loved how you tied them into the Winter Olympics (something I've been obsessively following as well!).

mary said...

These lighting designs are fantastic. Especially love the petrified wood tables. Thanks for highlighting this super designer.

serena at the urban farmhouse said...

They do look like icicles - beautiful! I love the table too!

Serena

Furniture removals Melbourne said...

The lamp stands that looks like a crystal looks very attractive, I love it.

work from home said...

The lamps are so beautiful, and the bunny is so cute.

Karena said...

Oh my these are all just amazingly gorgeous! I am loving the figure skating, half pipe. These athletes have accomplished so much!
Karena

Annelise said...

Thanks for sharing a wonderful designer and now I can keep an eye out for something similar although sometimes you have to pay for the real deal. Have fun watching the snowboarding and skating, we are fans too.

Katherine Lee said...

such beautiful work! i love those geode lamps... thanks so much for sharing, and i hope you're having a wonderful week!

xo urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

Chic Coles said...

Thank you so much for bring us the wonderful designer. Also so wonderful to have a new lighting source. We love the reference to the snow crystals. There is nothing more beautiful than the sparkle of snow!

Pink Lemonade said...

Lovely blog!

Meander said...

love that picture with the bunny! I want one!!! :)

glurf said...

The lamps are amazing, but I want to know about the gray rug in the geode table photo. Anyone know who makes it or where to buy it? Thanks!