Local deal in Neiman Marcus holiday catalog

Oct 5, 2010, 3:33 PM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is out with its 2010 holiday gift catalog.

Items for sale include a $1.5 million privately commissioned art installation by Seattle glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. It’s a little something you could display above and on the bottom of your indoor swimming pool, of course.

Other standout items in Neiman’s Christmas Book catalog include an edible, life-size gingerbread playhouse with a price tag of $15,000. That might get a little soggy in the Northwest, especially with the wet, snowy winter we’re expecting. For $75,000, you could be stuck in 520 Bridge traffic in a 2011 Neiman Marcus Edition Camaro convertible.

The catalog, which began as a Christmas card for shoppers in 1915, showcases the latest in fashion, shoes, jewelry and luxury items.

But Neiman Marcus is also aware of the need to cultivate people they think of as “aspirational” shoppers – as in most of us – with a tiny section of items costing less than $100. One of bargains includes a $48 popcorn tin. Here’s a link to their holiday shopping book. Dream big!

Interested in the Chihuly pool? It does look lovely:

ChihulyPoolInternationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly creates breathtaking designs in glass, from room-size hanging Chandeliers to vibrant outdoor architectural installations and glass gardens, to the Crystal Trees of Light at the White House. This luxury gift offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: a privately commissioned Chihuly art installation measuring up to 22 feet by 12 feet—at the bottom of your swimming pool. Drawing from the forms and fluidity of nature, Chihuly combines vibrant colors and rich textures to create an aquatic experience that is both organic and fantastic.

The lucky recipient will be able to work with the artist’s studio for a rare inside look at Chihuly’s creative process. His installations have been seen around the globe in Venice, Jerusalem, the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Chicago’s Garfield Park, and dozens of public spaces and private galleries. The artist studied interior design, architecture, and sculpture before mastering glass art. Combining them all into an amazing 40-year career replete with awards and firsts, Chihuly will transform your pool into a world-class private work of art.

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Local deal in Neiman Marcus holiday catalog