Peace. John Lennon sang about it, “Imagine all the people living life in peace.” Carlos Santana said “The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” And of course Mother Teresa’s words of inspiration, “Peace begins with a smile”. Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s my lexicon of idioms included ‘groovy baby’, ‘mod’, ‘cool’, dig it and of course ‘peace’. ‘Mod’ has definitely stuck around for me and ‘peace’, well I love that one too although I no longer go around saying, “hey, peace baby” but I do love the peace symbol. The internationally recognized symbol for peace was designed in 1958 for the nuclear disarmament movement. The symbol is a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters ‘N’ and ‘D’ representing nuclear disarmament; semaphore being the system used for conveying information at a distance by means of hand-held flags.
I must confess though I still love things with the peace symbol on them. I have a black vest that I purchased in the ‘80’s (that I won’t part with) and a belt buckle that I recently purchased with the symbol.
So it was no surprise that when I came across Jonathan Adler’s www.jonathanadler.com Mod Peace Footstool I fell in love. The handmade, 100% wool, needlepoint top on a fabulous green stool is a sure way to bring the thought of peace to your home. Peace baby!