It all started when I purchased my Ralph Lauren sterling silver chain link flatware years ago. (a picture of my flatware is shown above). I don't know if it was the shimmering sterling silver, the graphic detail, the equesterian feel or the utter sophication; I fell in love with this pattern immediately and have loved the motif ever since...
The link begins with Grace's post on February 3, 2007 entitled "(mini) mini trend: chain link"
Another loop is added to the chain, March 2007 edition of Domino Magazine, Kate Townsend, Market Editor was craving, "Classic Chain links"
The link continues to grow - June 11, 2007, Irene over at Bloesem shows us Alisha Henson's new letterpress card, don't you just love the "chain link"?
In reaction to the buzz about "chain links", here's my take on how it's influencing not only tableware but other categories - June 20, 2007:
(above): Milo pattern, Bernardaud, (212) 371-4300.
(l to r): Venetian link 5 pc. place setting, Mikasa, Crayon Soup, $199.01; Hermes Chaine D'Ancre
(l to r): Broadgate, magnifing glass, pitcher, Ralph Lauren Home
(above): chain link coasters,multi color, set of 4, modern dose, $39.99
(l to r): chain link mini skirt, nordstrom, $98.90; Jenna Lyons, Senior Vice President of J.Crew, I love that dress! I'm stalking J. Crew for it... (as shown in Oprah's July 2007 edition).
(above): Tommy Hilfiger has partnered with the Doris Leslie Blau Gallery to create a new line of rugs which became available in March 2007. Tommy Hilfiger’s 100% wool rugs are a tribute to the nautical themes that greatly influence his brand. DLB Collection, 212-752-0222.