August 27th, 2009

I found a great mid century Rimini Blu penguin designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi at Vintage Collective in Long Beach. I’ve always really loved the gorgeous glaze color and geometric embossed patterns of Bitossi ceramics. Usually these are out of my price range, but this little guy only ran $40. Although this seems like a bit of a splurge for an 8″ ceramic penguin its actually a pretty decent price – especially at a hardcore vintage store. Other Bitossi pieces scattered around other vintage stores we visited ran about $150. Yikes!

He’s my first Rimini Blu piece and probably not the last. Hopefully he will prove less controversial than the unfinished bookcase door project…

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  1. Fat Cat on 08/28/2009:

    He sure is sweet !
    But I can't stop staring at your planter. What a star !

  2. Juli on 08/28/2009:

    That's a good buy! I see them around for over $100 only. He's super cute and I love the blue!

  3. Anna at double bathroom vanities on 08/30/2009:

    I love it! it looks very unique and i really like the color. it also looks great on the white font

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