We hadn’t researched Miami. Having been there years ago it seemed unnecessary. So when we stumbled upon this sight in the foyer of a building I was frantically taking photos through the glass doors until Baz explained that we were allowed inside. We had found the temple that is Miami’s Wolfsonian Institute
The Institute is apparently 15 years old (yes, it’s obviously a while since we visited!) and holds a small and beautifully chosen selection of items. Artworks include some rather unsettling 20th Century pictures, including a painting which deals openly with suicide. I apologise for the lack of quality in the photo, but I felt I had to include it
Of course, I found myself mentally furnishing a home with the jaw-dropping selection of home items
Look at these gorgeous nouveau theatre chairs – I could definitely find space for these. And the leather is perfectly patinated and worn
Cooking technology may have improved but you can’t tell me there’s a more lovely cooker anywhere today. Never mind practicalities, I would happily have this and never cook
And this would in turn mean that I would need the perfect toaster
But why have just one?
My tea set would be flawlessly simple and silver
And of course I would have a stunning dressing table, with mirrored shelves and a floor-length mirror, in exactly the right shade of green
.. and the latest beats. Though I would of course never part with my sunburst cabinet
I realise that the items here might not push everyone’s buttons, but frankly I will never understand why. This post is obviously not for those people
It is for those of you who will feel exactly what I do when I look at these pieces. I want to touch these things and put them into
my house context
Only kidding. Of course I mean my house really!