Kara Ross Gives New Meaning to “Rock Lobster”
Rock Lobsters, a whimsical collection of objets d’art designed to embellish the home is Kara’s first foray into the world of tabletop décor. The pearl and crystal encrusted lobsters combine Kara’s passion for gemstones with her love of entertaining, and make a unique gift for even the most discerning personality.
The lobsters will make their debut in the window of Kara’s Madison Avenue storefront as part of a trompe l’oeil “dinner party” display: six of the crustaceans are the guest of honor at a dinner party dining on a sumptuous feast of fine jewelry and handbags. The bags are the centerpiece and the jewels are the delectable dishes, which the lobsters will have for dinner.
The whimsical window is designed and produced by Michael Kennedy and measures over 6’ x 6’, but since the space is shallow Michael had to create an optical illusion. Each surface is made from pieces of acrylic that have been painted. Each piece in the display is independently cut out and assembled together as if the whole window is an interlocking puzzle.
The window will be officially unveiled on Tuesday, August 5 at 12:30 PM at the store (655 Madison Avenue & 60th Street) with free fresh Maine Lobster Rolls from Luke’s Lobster for the first 100 people to Tweet or Instagram Photos of the Window using #RockLobsters.
Each lobster is made by hand, and features flexible legs and antenna allowing them to be positioned into a myriad of delightful centerpieces; they will be sold exclusively in Kara’s boutique at 655 Madison Avenue & 60th Street in New York City.