Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Carnival's in Town!

As many are enjoying all the great aspects of summer- countless visits to the beach, gatherings with friends and family, get-aways for a some much deserved R&R; at Pyar & Co, our summer is filled with preparing for exhibiting at our first market- the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) beginning August 19th, 2012.
By Brent Moore from Smyrna, TN (Carnival Ride)
A recent visit to a carnival took us back to childhood memories stemming from days of county fairs, reminding us why, as children, we spent so much time (and allowance money!) at these events. Whether it's neighborhood festivals or city markets these places near and far that remind us of the many wonders of growing up and how quickly those summer days pass…

It’s quite interesting to think the carnival community served not only as entertainment but also  an introduction to a different, distinct culture: a child’s version of a new “world.”  With multitudes of different scents floating through the air including spiced, fried, grilled, even pickled options, from booth- to-booth the tastes offered were beyond imagination.  Each ride danced with radiant lights and music that seemed to create a dream-like allure for at least a country mile, from each “winnable” neon-colored prize adding temptation to take on the challenge. The experience was a mini-vacation to an exotic land in itself.

Photo from Brian Gurrola/Flicker

Before the cotton candy machine stops spinning its soft, lustrous, finely spun particles of sweetness, we would like to share with you some of Pyar & Co.’s favorite ways to feel that childlike excitement and awe while keeping the warmth of the summer-spirit year round in your own home:
Technicolor Daydream Cube - Posh Living
The Carnival Concoction - Albert Almondia - Fine Art America
Kissing Booth Handprinted Letterpress Poster -  Roll and Tumble Press
Azalea Leopard Rug - Posh Living
Ber Pillow - Pyar & Co.
Nouvel Studios Small Osaka Bowl - Barneys New York
Kartell Cindy Table Lamp -  Barneys New York

1 comment:

  1. I love this!!! Super fun colors and of course I love the Ber pillow!!