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TAR JOINS DOWN PIPE L eave it to boundary- p u s h i n g , c o l o r - o b s e s s e d d e s i g n e r Kelly Wearstler to do something unexpected. Her new palette of sun-soaked hues with Farrow & Ball is the first time a designer outside of the company has created a collection for the storied English paint brand, which marks its 75th anniversary this year. Wearstler has used Farrow & Ball's sumptuous paints in her projects for more than two decades, and she designed the eight hues of The California Collection to work within the brand's wider range of colors, or on their own. Wearstler was inspired by the muted California landscape for her palette, which includes such evocative tones as Citrona, Hazy, Faded Terracotta, Tar, Sand, and Salt. Kelly Wearstler x Farrow & Ball, at Boxwood Interiors, 1320 W. Alabama St.,; Rebecca Sherman D allas native Alison Berger, a glass designer, artist, and former architect, has partnered with RH on five exclusive collections to be showcased in its retail galleries around the country, including RH Gallery in Highland Village Shopping Center). Berger was the first American artist commissioned by Hermès to design a line of objets d'art, and is one of a select few to have designed an installation for Comme des Garçons for their Tokyo flagship. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, and her creations have been shown at MoMA and Cooper Hewitt in NYC. Berger graduated from Highland Park High School, then headed to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, before opening Alison Berger Glassworks in 1994. Now based in L.A., her designs for RH include the Rain lighting collection of large, hand-blown glass "raindrops" suspended by black cords; the Ice table collection, with a hand-cast sculptural metal base and glass slab top; the Fulcrum lighting collection, inspired by antique instruments of measure and incorporating cloches and spheres; the Pearl lighting collection, with glass pearls carved with intricate grooves that create shimmering layers of light; and the Aperture mirror collection with bold, layered scaffolding that holds a swiveling glass lens to artfully magnify and distort room details. Alison Berger for RH at RH Houston gallery, Highland Village Shopping Center, 4030 Westheimer Road, Rebecca Sherman BLOWN AWAY ALISON BERGER PORTRAIT, FULCRUM, AND RAIN LIGHTING COLLECTIONS PHOTOS COURTESY RH Rain round chandelier for RH, $15,446 Fulcrum pendant for RH, $1,946 Glass artist Alison Berger Kelly Wearstler's collection for Farrow & Ball inspired by the California landscape. Kelly Wearstler x Farrow & Ball Kelly Wearstler at Farrow & Ball 50

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