Friday, April 10, 2015

Welcome Pineapple

If you're following along on Instagram, you saw this deliciousness I posted yesterday!

From reading the article, it sounds like that amazeballs copper pineapple cup is not going to be an easy find. Unless, of course, you have connections with Absolut Elyx CEO, Jonas Tahlin, and will be invited to the new Elyx House in NYC.
Or maybe, they'll eventually be mass reproduced and become the Moscow Mule's sexier, cooler, party girl little sister!

It got me thinking of how pineapples are used in design.

A little history lesson.......

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies.
 When sea captains of New England would return from trips to the Carribean Islands with fruit, spices and rum, the captain would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside his home to let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage.
Take a look at some ways we are still using the Pineapple in design today.

Photo: Virgil Bunao

One Kings Lane

Kevin Oreck Architect, Inc.

Lyon Cay Club decorated by Tom Sheerer. Photo: Peter Estersohn

Studio Printworks Wallpaper

Pineapple Decor by Sasson Home. Styling: Eve Wilson,  Photo: Andrea Moore

Have a Fab Friday everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I love the concept of the pineapple signifying hospitality, and its use in wallpapers, garden ornaments, furniture and lighting is so charming. The brick wall and iron gate with the pineapple finial statue image is stunning. Happy weekend!