21 December 2013
Bootsy & Voysey
She was standing next to an early '70s Triumph Spitfire with blinking emergency lights. Broken down during afternoon rush hour and taking up an entire lane in a traffic circle somewhere in Mayfair. Cell phone to an ear, she looked exasperated and... on hold. Red shoulder length hair bounced as she turned her head just as the cab I was in passed by. She was dressed in a white silk blouse, boot cut jeans and suede paddock boots. I'll never forget her -- Not that I think of her everyday.
But I was reminded of Bootsy when I saw these -- Maloles Lola M87 -- Sounds like something from Formula 1.
Doris Leslie Blau is a rug dealer in NYC and I've fallen hard for their English Arts and Crafts rugs since they first emailed me a sampling late last Summer. There's a wide line between American and English A&C. Not a fan of the former but a big fan of the latter. And while their A&C collection is not for the weak of heart or GS-5 park rangers, there are some fantastic deals on their web site…like this wonderful navy and red kilim.
If you're thinking of something special for a lady friend and you're pressed for time, DLB has created a story for you. The Maloles echoing the CFA Voysey rug. Maybe you could buy her a Triumph Spitfire as well.
Maloles Lola M87 Boot $430 here
1910 Arts & Crafts Rug (12'7" x 10'8") $45,000 here
Triumph Spitfires for Sale $4,500 - $32,500 here