(Another) Great Scot

Nicely-Cast Iron Scotty Bookends on Argyle Base (LEO Design)

Careful observers know that LEO Design has pulled-up its New York stakes and moved 375 miles west—to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Pittsburgh is a rich and interesting city.  Though its industrial heritage is (mostly) a memory, the gritty, practical and physical nature of the city lives-on.  Pittsburgh attempts no pretense beyond its nature;  what you see is what you get.  And I like that.

One of the heavyweights of the city’s development (economic and cultural) was an immigrant from Scotland, Andrew Carnegie.  By all accounts he drove his people hard—and made his fortune by the sweat of many (low paid) workers.  Nevertheless, when his time was up, he did not leave his fortune to his children and other relatives.  Oh no.  He furnished Pittsburgh (and other lucky cities) with educational, cultural and social endowments which live-on to this day.

The Scotty bookends, shown above, have the heavy and handsome look of our new home city.  They are sculpted and cast in remarkable detail—right down to the “Argyle” bases upon which they stand.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about them.


LEO Design's Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed.  While we contemplate our next shop location, please visit our on-line store which continues to operate  (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).

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