patricia urquiola crinoline chairs

patricia urquiola can do no wrong! patricia urquiola can do no wrong! (i apologize if you hear this too much around here but i think it’s the truth.) i love the rustically styled weaving and inspired crewel work on the chair with the high backrest on these crinoline chairs.

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distributed, natch, through b + b italia.


blaue blume tea set

it wouldn’t make more sense if it was a dude’s legs sticking out of this ceramic tea set from uk designer tina tsang, would it?

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love that sugar bowl.

purchase the pieces separately at generate, and see more from tina right here.


ruth lyne glass

you may remember the talents of glass artist ruth lyne from the last time i wrote about her. she’s been busy in the kiln and has added some new larger scale panels of glass which are just as serene and beautiful as her tabletop collection.

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if you are lucky enough to be in london you can view her collection with the cohesion glass network at the affordable art fair in battersea park, from march 12-15, 2009. the rest of us non-travelers can admire her work on her website. 🙂


leah evans textiles

i truly enjoy map-related art, and this terrific topographical textile work from madison artist leah evans does not disappoint. leah says her pieces, which are constructed using applique and embroidery techniques among others, reflect the intimate expression of the language of maps as well as nonspecific, imagined landscapes. they are mysterious and intriguing and engage your eye for a good long while. also intriguing is the fact that leah’s interest in microbial worlds drew her to conclude that the satellite imagery and aerial photographs her map series is founded on look very similar to the bantam (and magnified) microbes, when scrutinized side by side.

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see more work and contact leah here.


shannon taggart photography

i am being caught off guard by these very beautiful contemporary portraits from new york-based artist shannon taggart and i am loving it.

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see much more on shannon’s website.

via i heart photograph


evadne james glass art

uk artist evadne james has a passion for printmaking and discovered that it takes on a whole different feeling when applied in a glass medium. she’s created a splendid collection of glass art pieces that touch on the loss and understanding of past and current cultural identities and how we are affected by it.

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she calls her work intimate, and truly it is.

see more beauty here.


maeera mougin ceramics

fabulous looking handbuilt functional porcelain work from maeera mougin. i love how she draws inspiration from her world travels and incorporates multiethnic cultural styles into her collection. and of course i love that cheese platter with molded detailing from actual cheese labels.

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see more and find out where to purchase her work on her website.


the mark mothersbaugh home collection

frankly i think it is weird to say that devo frontman mark mothersbaugh has a home collection, but it is pretty clear that his avant musical talents are tantamount to his artistic skills. check out this sampling of graphic ceramic accessories, bold wallpaper and stylish rugs he’s made for his company walteria living.

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from here it looks pretty edgy, urban and sometimes disturbing, but still very livable.

see the complete collection at walteria. learn more about mark’s music at his website.


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