Objects of Desire | Features | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

News+Features » Features

Objects of Desire

comment
Style
Objects of Desire


We all know it's possible to fall in love at a distance. Your eyes are drawn to an object from across a crowded room. Its magnetism might come from bright, cheerful colors or well-defined lines. Or perhaps it radiates a sense of whimsy or mystery that speaks to the subconscious. Whatever the attraction may be, things -- like people -- can captivate at a glance.

Photographed by Heather Mull in the Gallery at Construction Junction.



A Bird in Hand ...
Ceramic bird by Megan Sweeney and flowering quince branches, both at Toadflax; Frank & Kahn vintage scarf headband, Original Cin; Mary Green silk camisole, The Pussycat; antique cast-iron sink pedestal (used as vase) and iron railing, Construction Junction.




Light Up My Life
Orange paper "Luma" lamp by Roland Simmons, Bonaldo "Pierrot" green leather sleeper-sofa, and orange vinyl "Flare" vases by Kikkerland, all at Atmosfera; Jet cotton halter dress, Jeffrey Campbell bronze flats, Tarina Tarantino orange Lucite necklace and cocktail ring, all at Original Cin.




Classic Lines
Sterling silver heart necklace by King Baby Studio, exclusively at Torque Denim; Rachel Palley white and lime-green dresses, Original Cin; white porch column, Construction Junction.




Dance a Little Dance
Wreath made from deflated balloons by Elizabeth McMurray, available at Toadflax; Renee Rafe ruffled rhumba pants, The Pussycat.




Grate Disguise
Our "picture frame" is actually a steel cold-air-return grate, circa 1908, salvaged from Oakland Catholic School by Construction Junction; sheer black top with skull design, Diana Misetic; Fahrenheit mesh "chainmail" and white leather belts, Torque Denim.




I Want Your Skull
Sterling silver skull card-holder by D.L. & Company, exclusively at Toadflax; walnut newel post, circa 1895, deconstructed by Construction Junction from a home in Economy, Pa.; hand-painted grim-reaper T-shirt, Dino Misetic, and black silk taffeta skirt, Diana Misetic, both at Diana Misetic.




Too Ugly to Resist
Ugly Dolls by Pretty Ugly, Phantom of the Attic; Lure lavender sequined dress, Torque Denim.








Resources:

Atmosfera
176 Rochester Road
North Hills
412-931-3850
www.atmosferahome.com

Construction Junction
214 North Lexington Ave.
Point Breeze
412-243-5025
www.constructionjunction.org

Diana Misetic
5896 Ellsworth Ave.
Shadyside
412-363-6442
www.dianamisetic.com

Original Cin
1922 East Carson Street
South Side
412-431-0CIN
www.originalcin.org

Phantom of the Attic
406 South Craig St.
Oakland
412-621-1210
www.pota-oakland.com

The Pussycat
5824 Forbes Avenue
Squirrel Hill
412-521-5977
www.AnotherPussycat.com

Toadflax
5500 Walnut St.
Shadyside
412-621-2500

Torque Denim
2635 East Carson St.
South Side
412-381-TORQ
www.torquedenim.com


Add a comment