Archive for May, 2008

ewetube vases by lichen

looks like i am on a roll opining about things today and i shall continue with these fun felted merino wool vases, cleverly named ewetubes, from seattle designer brandon perhacs for his lichen studio. i love the funky shapes and color choices and how the test tube forces you to keep it minimal, arrangement-wise.

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purchase these pieces at lichen’s supermarket shop, and see more funky felty things at the lichen website.


marcel wanders’ skygarden lamp

marcel wanders, reflecting on his lovely plaster aluminum alloy and glass skygarden pendant lamp:

“in my former house i had a fabulous antique decorated plaster ceiling. i called it my skygarden, it always looked good and it didn’t need water or sun but would live only on the warm rays of the electrical light under it.”

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find it in four colors at hive.


witches’ kitchen by tord boontje

not that i have changed my mind about the opinion that tord can do no wrong, but his carved witches’ kitchen line of serving utensils, made of sustainable wood by artisans in guatemala, remind me of that one scary movie that one time, with jeremy irons playing twin doctors… oh man what was the name of that? i can’t watch those things. the fact that the pieces have names like sprurk and dagger really does not ease my anxiety either.

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anyway, go have a look at it over at moss and more of tord’s collection for artecnica there too.


re jin lee art and ceramics

i saw this simple and handpainted porcelain and dish set on cribcandy the other day and decided to investigate. such beautiful minimal design! turns out, new york-based artist re jin lee, or rj, is not just a ceramic artist but also a wonderful illustrator. and her strong linework is less minimal and more robust to me. a very fine combination if there ever was one.

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see rj at her website or at her etsy and dawanda shops.


heli sengezer paintings and mini art

say yes to cuteness. the warmer weather will be coming and as a reminder if i had my way, i would line a whole hallway with these fun summer dress acrylic and embroidery paintings from finland born, istanbul-based artist heli sengezer. i love her choice of colors and patterns and the carefree breezy feeling i get when i look at them.

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of course i am assuming you have seen her other funny handicrafts like this jewelry and mini wall art, right? i have seen them around, but i had not seen her paintings.

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you can go say hello to heli on her blog. purchase the accessories at her etsy shop, view more work on her flickr stream and purchase these works at her dawanda shop.


here there designs lamp collection

i am still sick but i think i have enough energy today to hop back up on the saddle and ride for a little while, which is a positive thing. please enjoy these pretty and delicate looking lamps from the folks at here there designs. do you like how these pieces look like pods? i do. they are made from abaca fiber, concrete and steel. in addition to these materials being non-toxic, renewable and sustainable, the collection is completely recyclable. that’s good enough for me!

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see more and place an order through their website.

via the ecosalon


sick day

i have a cold. does anyone know what walking pneumonia is? anyway i don’t feel good and am taking it easy today. i am so sleepy, which as you can see appears to be rubbing off on those around me.

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is there strength in numbers? maybe not when it comes to colds. hopefully i will be back tomorrow tanned rested and ready for action.


thaddeus erdahl ceramics

this work from florida-based sculptor thaddeus erdahl is terrific. so many stories being told with skillful technique in an expressive, tactile medium. thaddeus is influenced by everyday life and pop culture, and is intrigued and by elemental human emotion as well as fantasy and children’s literature. he dexterously creates a multitude of feelings and energy through these dramatically detailed pieces.

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see more of the collection and contact thaddeus on his website.


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