Day 223: Something Beautiful—Not Your Mother’s Adirondacks

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.

Furniture. That’s what I’ve been thinking of . . . especially beautiful bright colored Adirondacks chairs. The icons of east coast vacation life appeared around 1900 and were immediately embraced by the lake crowd in the Adirondack Mountains.

Perhaps it is the end of summer that made me think of them today. In my image hunt, it  was the variations on the traditional style that enchanted me. Particularly, the curvaceous, white John Kirschenbaum. What wonderful ideas and incredible craftsmanship. Though it is not my typical style, I was completely with the Kirschenbaum   handpainted chair. The “Garden Goddess” chair was painted by Felipe Perez, who was commissioned by the client after they received the white painted chair. The Golden Goddess—La Dea Dorata.

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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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