Since John and I are bopping about La-La Land, we thought, “Let’s write a post about the LA vibe that we have encountered running around Hollywood tonight.”
Jason downed his glass of Domaines Ott and chirped up: “Hmm, high culture? Er, not really apropos.”
“Glamour,” suggested John, but then caught himself. “We already did that yesterday with ole Gwynnie and her Harlow-esque get-up.”
“How about how plastic,” proposed Jason. “Everyone seems to be either a walking Barbie doll in sky-high stilettos and boobs like melons-on-smack or slacker scruffy.”
John pondered: “Brilliant, Jason! Let’s tackle the walking-talking-shockingly-short-hem-lined Barbies and nod to their enhancements, ahem, but let’s give the post a unique John Loecke Inc. spin and throw in some glam and some high culture, too, to bring our NYC sensibility into the mix.”
So today’s topic is LUCITE (no, it’s not silicone implants, you dirty gerties!).
FACTOID pilfered from Wikipedia: Lucite was developed in 1928 in various laboratories, and was first brought to market in 1933 by Rohm and Haas Company under the trademark name Plexiglas. It has since been sold under many different names including Lucite and Perspex.
How’s that for distilling down LA into a little electric Barbarella plastic ecstatic, and you just learned a little something, too, bobbleheads!
As Andy Warhol once said, “I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.”
So Vine Street, this blog post is for you! Be plastic. And just a little fantastic.
How about a delicious Lucite faux bamboo party chair, like this delicious number available at Perch for $275?
And we are crazy for Oly’s Lorna side table, perfect for holding a martini (glamour!).
You certainly can’t beat the price ($34.95) on CB2′s Format tray, perfect for serving an In-N-Out burger in style.
Or Jonathan Adler’s Bond Lucite lamp. It’s worth every penny of the $695 sticker price.