LCB Metals & Glass Since 1993
Have you every noticed that a set of something has a greater total than the sum of it's individual parts, no matter how many times you add them up? A wine glass or a dinner plate from a set of 12 means more than some stray item left behind by the previous tenant when you move into an apartment---far more than its earned one-twelfth, for sure. This seems to defy all logic, but discrepancies like that never bothered me before, and I don't plan to start a new trend for myself anytime soon. The set issue doesn't stop there, however. It continues to confound and contradict wherever it is encountered. Would an apple and two kiwis be a set? If it's about fruit, yes, but if it's about the northern hemisphere, no. The game of tennis is played in sets, but chess pieces come in a set, which has nothing to do with the game itself. I guess the point is, sets are in the eye of the beholder, at least that's what I think. I therefore encourage myself on a daily basis to find "set" potential in the things I design, without regard for hard and fast definitions. Sometimes there's a color connection, or a shape connection, but it's that eye of the beholder thing that really formulates a set. On the following pages, I have tried to stick to the obvious when teaming up pieces to make a set, but not look too obsessive-compulsive and rigid about it. Don't let my choices stop you from taking any group of items you find on this site and making a set out of them. It's your eye, and you are doing the beholding. After all, when the total is greater than the sum of the parts, well, how can you lose? More things should work that way. Enjoy the Sets, and make up your own. Prices are retail every time.