Sunday, September 30, 2007

Laurel Burch 1945 - 2007

I just heard that Laurel Burch died on Septmber 13. I may be the only one in the world that didn't know that but, for some reason, I had a very strong reaction to the news. I went to her website to learn more ( and was intrigued by her story. I love her designs ... the whimsial cats, the bright colors and high quality materials have always attracted me to her work. All the more interesting is how she left home at the age of fourteen to make her own way in the world while also dealing with a crippling disease. It looks like she is a whole industry by herself and we will continue to see more of her work for a while. You can read more at her site.

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