A Refreshing Cool


Pair of English Hand-Painted Tin Penguin Sculpture Toys (LEO Design)


While the extreme heat blazes in the Pacific Northwest, here in the East we've been granted a reprieve from our recent high temps.  Last night the temperature dipped to 57º—a remarkable blessing when it's been so hot lately.  In fact, I had to get up in the middle of the night to (partially) close the bedroom window.  America prays that the devastating hot weather lifts and that people in the West pass-through this awful chapter of weather history.  Some high-level emissions remediation would also be a big help.

Hot as it is down here, these playful penguins are keeping cool (in style).  The pair is made of hand-painted cast tin—made in England in the 1920's or 1930's—and would have been a low-tech toy for a child, perhaps part of a collection of tin animals.  We've acquired a small handful of other British tin animals, now offered in our on-line store.  Click on the photo above to learn more about them.


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 Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques (www.mahlaantiques.com) or 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