It’s 20 degrees tonight in New York and it’s that moment in the winter where you’re not sure if it’s ever going to warm up again. I’m reminding myself that summer is just around the corner by looking through my photos from Italy in August. I spent nearly two weeks with my girlfriends in Italy (It was nearly as glamorous as it sounds except for the layover in Russia and the ant infestation in the rental car) For my decorative arts soul, one of the best parts of the trip, was the chance to see Pompeii with my friend and archeologist Gina Tibbott. I had been to Pompeii before but without a guide had missed many of its treasures, including this storage faculty on the edge of the site. You have to look at the objects from behind a chain link fence (you can bet my face was pressed up against said fence). The forms are so beautiful and simple that it’s hard to believe they were used by ancient Romans. What I wouldn’t give to have something like this in my house.
I’d need a bigger house.