Our friend Luca celebrated his last day at Manifesto, the company that makes Resolute lighting, on Thursday evening. He's run the glass shop there for many years.
This is a clean and pleasant showroom. It is well-lighted.
Luca's sister-in-law, stepdad, and mom (who's talking to the owner of Ophelia's Books in Fremont -- she's one of my favorite people to chat with at a party).
I didn't get any good shots of Luca (at right) -- or anyone, really -- with my little point-and-shoot.
I blame it on the Sancerre, my very favorite wine.
Luca's brother is hard to take a bad picture of.
Luca brought out a lot of his old work for the party.
Luca has been a friend of my husband's since junior high or high school. Here are a couple pictures of my husband (and his family) from around that time.
Junior high (he's at left):
High school (also at left):
And here's a picture of a two-headed calf from Scio, Oregon. (Sorry. We've been having fun with the scanner lately, and the only way I can work these photos in is to include them as non sequiturs.)
At home we could do our own Luca show. We've bought a couple Resolute lamps, and he's given us a dozen of his own pieces. He made the lamp at left, the vases against the far wall, and the lamp at right.
I like the way the vases echo the colors in the Todd Karam painting.
Last weekend he gave us the blue, red, and yellow vases.
The yellow lamp on this table, at a lighting design show last spring, is another gift from Luca.
Thank you, Luca!