Hit Those Books!


Cowan Arts & Crafts "Scholar Monk" Bookends with Matte Green Glazing (LEO Design)


I've been taking classes at Carnegie Mellon University through the Osher Lifelong Learning Program.  Bernard Osher, a San Francisco businessman, left an endowment to create continuing education departments at various universities across the country.  The Osher Program is now represented at 125 American Universities (spanning the country)—and provides quality, affordable continuing education (and intellectual and social engagement) for people over the age of 50.

The new semester began a couple of weeks ago and I'm already behind on my reading!  I'm taking a class on Shakespeare in which we are reading, studying and discussing Henry V (amongst other plays). While most of the courses I've taken at Osher do not require much (if any) reading, one cannot really study Shakespeare with out cracking a book (script?).

These Cowan ceramic Arts & Crafts bookends may encourage me to resume my reading.  (And I'd better hurry; the next class is on Tuesday!)  They are beautifully sculpted and dressed in an earthy, Arts & Crafts green glaze.  Click on the photo above to learn more about them.

And, if you'd like to see a list of the American colleges and universities which have an Osher program, please click here.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com)

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248