tap for tea cup by imm living

the 3 fingerprints on the saucer of this tap for tea cup from canadian-based designer willie tsang for imm living symbolize the ancient chinese tradition of tapping on your saucer in silent gratitude to the person who refills your teacup. i love the story behind it and the pop of color on the plate.

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you can find the teacup for sale online at vidafine, and be sure to check out the other cool product imm living makes on their website (i am enjoying those totem cups right now).


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.


spooky shopping, halloween fun (round up)

I have seen a ton of awesome Halloweeny things in my travels in the computer ranging from funny and clever to slightly off-putting to downright creepy. I think you’re going to like some of them too.

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Bone Chillers ice cube tray from Fred and Friends

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chocolate bats and peanut butter cats from Dancing Deer Bakery

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designy horror over at the Supermarket:

  1. sohan the scaredy ghost necklace from Corky Saint Clair
  2. Hood Swamp Owl at Night print by ahpeele
  3. cleaver pendant from Species by the Thousands

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Skullions, Deviled Eggs and Scarrots dishtowels from the Spoon Sisters

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limited edition flavors of Jones Soda

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porcelain skull by Franz Ignaz Günther for the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg

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freaky art from the boundless talent at Thumbtack Press:

  1. The Light in the Abandoned Gas Station by Jeremy Enecio
  2. Spooky Creeps by Jason Limon
  3. Edgar Allen Poe by Tony Bailey
  4. 3 Horrids by Gus Fink

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sassy greetings from someecards

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glittery skull votive holders from the Pottery Barn

and finally, some handmade scariness from our friends at Etsy:

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  1. Spooky Boo Lantern from from MariposaAvenue
  2. Happy Jack-O-Lantern soupcan nightlight, also from MariposaAvenue
  3. Alone by DistressingDelilah
  4. Frankenbot the Mega Scary Robot from Jordan Alexander
  5. Knitted Ghost Plush Toy and Grave playset from sayraphim

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Must…Stop…Eating… by Shutterbug Cel

Geez, that was more spooktacular than I thought… muhahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great weekend everybody!


ravenswood art walk, part 2

More highlights of the Ravenswood Art Walk this past weekend:

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great porcelain wall art and tabletop accessories from soda by amy

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photography from phil marty

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mixed media works from caroline anderson

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jewelry from aphonia studios

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postcard prints from bricolagelife

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encaustic paintings from april nomellini

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abstract paintings from armando pedroso


renegade craft fair chicago 2008: highlights

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conditions were pretty intense at the renegade craft fair in chicago earlier today. the rain started in the morning and continued for hours and hours today. and it wasn’t a drizzle either; i am talking torrential downpours that left me soaked to the bone. i am happy to report that the shopping was absolutely terrific though, with plenty to see from vendors old and new. my camera survived thanks to the macgyver-styled ziplock bag cover i fashioned, and i came home with a big messenger bag filled with crafty goodness. i’ll be showing you the highlights in a few posts, starting with this one…

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charming prints and sweet stuffies from denise simon

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pretty porcelain jewelry from sofia masri

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handmade boh bon soaps

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berkley illustration wallets and prints

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whimsical plush from kinderfluff

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vintage typewriter key jewelry from the weekend store

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elegant textile designs from maramiki

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prints from the talented artists at charmingwall

the fair is on from noon-10 pm tomorrow (sunday), so if you’re local come on down and get inspired by some fabulous artists! if not, stay tuned for more highlights and links to the artists.


heather mae erickson ceramics

let’s all glide into the weekend on the smooth and minimal stylings of philadelphia clay artist heather mae erickson. heather’s porcelain work revolves around the past, present and future, and how decorative art comes into play within a functional table setting. heather was kind enough to send me some new work that isn’t up on her website yet either!

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see a lot more beauty and contact heather on her website.


landscape teapot

ooh i like the sculptural intricate curves on the handle and lid of this landscape teapot from most excellent designer patricia urquiola for rosenthal. i enjoy her designs a lot.

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it’s $269 and it’s at moss by special order.


pia baastrup ceramics

please bear with me while i take my time being completely enchanted by pretty things! i love these delicate yet sturdy porcelain pieces from the paperboat collection of danish ceramic artist pia baastrup. she makes the models in paper first, then rolls out the porcelain and crafts the collection, offered in white and pale turquoise, by hand. i really love the soft details on the folded edges and the demure please-touch shapes.

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pia, who is inspired by silence, the sea, light and shells, is slightly elusive — i cannot find a personal website or here anywhere! but our european friends can purchase these gorgeous pieces on the craft2eu website. lucky them.

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