A take on modern brass - WSJ
Work and home have kept me busy lately, and my presence on the Net was minimal.
If you remember my thread on colored kitchen appliances, I've got some good news: our old D/W gave up the ghost. We're shopping for a whole new set of appliances! Already found several models in bisque and even looked at a bisque-colored fridge at our Sears store.
There has been talk about brass coming back. I found this article in Wall Street Journal interesting. The side box "What Your Fixtures Say About You" is fun, although they forgot to include black metal and bronze (not oil-rubbed). My home assemblage of metals is chrome, patinated/vintage brass, black metal, brushed nickel and a small amount of copper. Have no oil-rubbed bronze at all - it never appealed to me.
I love the expression "organic modern". While the laconic forms of the past modernist styles appeal to me, the abundance of plastic, vinyl and fake finishes is off-putting. I'm very much into natural materials like wood, metal, stone, ceramic, wool, silk, cotton and leather. I even avoid polyester and steer away from acrylic when shopping for clothes!
Here is a link that might be useful: Going for the Brass