PAINTING RELIEVES TENSION
|Alessi Kettle; 10" x 10", watercolour|
|The Portland Building for all you artists|
living in the Portland area.
The Alessi Kettle was designed by Michael Graves, Architect and designer for Poggenpohl cabinetry, which our company represented in the Detroit area and I specked often when designing contemporary kitchens and baths.
I fell in love with the little red bird whistle the minute I saw it. I had to have one for the my cooktop in the galley kitchen in our new apartment on the twenty second floor where aquariums weren't recommended. The water sloshed out of them on windy days; the building swayed. So much so, that once a year I had the maintenance man named Phil come up and rehang my chandelier, which was suspended from the ceiling with four airplane wires. After a year of swaying in the wind, one wire could be counted on to disconnect. I loved having a guy named Phil around.
I gifted my kitchen clients with the Alessi Kettle when their kitchen renovation projects were completed. They loved the little red bird as much as I did and still do.