ML - Michigan Avenue

2014 - Issue 1 - Winter

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IKRAM'S IT LIST Fashion Plates LINA PADAVANO'S CANDY-COLORED HAND-PAINTED DISHES MAKE EVERY MEAL A CELEBRATION OF STYLE. BY IKRAM GOLDMAN Ikram Goldman "They're the most beautiful plates I've ever laid eyes on." 86 PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATRINA WITTKAMP (IKRAM); JEFF CRAWFORD (PLATES) "L ina Padavano is an artist living in New York who takes vintage glass kitchen plates and repaints and finishes them in the most vibrant colors known to man. They're extraordinary—the most beautiful plates I've ever laid my eyes on. The dishes themselves would honestly be ugly if you saw them originally—they're basically banquet-hall dishes—but she has turned them into these amazing creations. Most dishes are either decorated with florals or more —IKRAM GOLDMAN geometric patterns with straight lines, but these are just bold and unusual-looking—they're like candy. What I love about them is they're all one of a kind, so you're never going to get two that are identical: Even if you have two that are the same shape, they're not going to be painted and finished the same way. These stand out without being gaudy and without being ostentatious, and when I plate food on them, the food looks better. They're magnificent—an impulse buy that ends up being really Hand-painted dishes, purposeful." Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; Lina Padavano ($100–$500). MA MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 086_MA_SS_WishList_Winter2014.indd 86 1/9/14 5:34 PM

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