Collecting decorative china is decidedly non-grandma when the plates are
pop arty with a dash of Salvador Dali surrealism.
Fascinated by 19th century operatic singer Lina Cavalieri, Italian
Fornasetti created more than 500 black-and-white variations of her
face and put them on plates ($176-$245). Like a modern Mona Lisa with a
sense of humour, theres even stunning Louis XIV style armchairs ($1,640)
upholstered in her likeness.
We bet Cavalieri could teach todays pop tarts a thing or two about being
At Gigi B., 1663 Duranleau St., Granville Island, Vancouver,