Wednesday Vignette – a gardener’s de-light

No philosophical musings today – just some really fun lights that I always admire at Fino – a neigborhood Italian restaurant. For a cuisine that relies so much on tomatoes, I have a hard time imagining more celebratory lighting. This garden of lights adorn the wall between the bar and the dining room. I finally snapped a picture of them. Pretty fun, aren’t they?fullsizeoutput_a01fullsizeoutput_a00

About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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17 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – a gardener’s de-light

  1. Alison says:

    I agree, that’s great lighting for an Italian restaurant. Looks good in your header too. I’ve shared several shots in my Wednesday Vignette post today — of some fasciated branches on my Forsythia. Fasciation is either weirdly ugly or beautifully weird, depending on your take on life, I guess. It’s here:

    • annamadeit says:

      I have had really enjoyable meals there, but the one I tried last night was not my favorite, unfortunately. But, everyone else were happy with theirs, so I’d say it’s mostly positive. They have great burgers (according to my husband) and the Caesar salads are great!

  2. Kris P says:

    I love the tomato lights! Who wouldn’t want to dine under the warm glow of lights like those? I’m afraid I did veer into political territory this week:

    • annamadeit says:

      Glad you did, Kris – I was so close… Can’t wait to read it – there is an endless streams of crap to react to emanating out of Washington DC…

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  4. mmwm says:

    Festive, and just the thing for us here still enduring grey winter skies. I wouldn’t call mine philosophical this week but ….

  5. Evan Bean says:

    Ha! I love them! They even have leaves and the “tomatoes” vary in size.

    My WV:

  6. annamadeit says:

    Aren’t they cool? I want to figure out how they are made. Close-up, it looks like wire and nylon stockings – I kid you not.

  7. hb says:

    They are very cheery. I love Italian food. Our neighborhood place has its own quirks–the founders photo of himself and the Marlin fish he caught–alongside the stuffed Marlin…poor thing belongs in the ocean, not on the wall. But the food is really good.

    My DH did the photos for this week’s vignettes.

  8. rickii says:

    Is the food as inspired as the decor?

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