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.


claire palastanga ceramics

reader saraM pointed me in the direction of the gorgeous organic stylings of uk ceramicist claire palastanga. the delicate porcelain forms are finely finished, and enhanced with the contrasting addition of silver of gold leaf details. claire is inspired by nature and has long been fascinated by spikey forms with sensitive centers, such as the fruit from the horse chestnut tree.

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see more of claire’s beautiful collection and contact her right here.


outline vase by mocha

i am enjoying the shape of this little porcelain outline vase from the folks at uk’s mocha.

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purchase this piece for £29.95 (about us $60) and see many other cool things right here.


laura blumenthal ceramics

hurrah! spring is here, and here are some lovely little plates and cups to celebrate the season from philadelphia potter laura blumenthal. graphic designer laura uses terra cotta, stoneware and porcelain with techniques like silkscreening, handbuilding and carving to create pretty combinations her collection.

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purchase these pieces and see the full (and very affordable) complement at her etsy shop.

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cool coffee cups and fun mugs (round up)

i wake up every morning and with very little exception i pour myself a cup of iced coffee in my guy michael davis porcelain cup in green. i will do this until i break all four that I have purchased or move onto the next life, whichever comes first. it makes me so happy to start my day like this, so i went with that feeling and found some fun cups and mugs that would start or end anyone’s day with style…

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radiator mugs by stephen reed

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hug mug from max brenner

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inka mug from the conran shop; hearty cup and saucer by wagokoro-ya

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pick up mug and tray set by karin agélii & anki eklund

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i am not a paper cup

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on/off and hot/cold mugs

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gun mug from chillichilly

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alcatraz replica mug

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drink selector mug; stamp mugs by barnaby barford & valeria miglioli

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atmark mug from art lebedev

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crinkle cups from rob brandt

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green picnic mug; “the ultimate coffee mug” from david pier

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alma fortune cups by tobias wong and the redstr collective

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dunk mug by dominic skinner

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my cuppa cups; cool people club mug


zsa zsa vase by joanna davies

look at this beautiful zsa zsa vase from the uk’s joanna davies. do you see her intention here — to juxtapose an ornate rococo style with the rather staid base form to explore contrast? yes, i see it, but to me this piece looks more like a strange sea creature that snorts water and sits on the bottom of the ocean floor. i reckon, in application, that is exactly what it does. it’s made of porcelain and no two pieces are alike.

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bonus: the loopy spouts (snouts?) are a great cheat for beautiful flower arranging.

purchase it (not inexpensively, at £189.00) here, and see more organic beauty in joanna’s designs here.

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kazuhiko tomita porcelain accessories

i like this paon collection of simple porcelain bathroom accessories, from kazuhiko tomita for germany’s authentics. i like the simplicity and organic style (and the fact that they have elephant trunks doesn’t hurt either).

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coming in march to unica home, but they’re taking orders now!


otto von quast design

i’m enchanted by this quirky sterling and 24k gold plated vegetable jewelry from berlin’s britta knüppel and verena kern for their otto von quast design company. these pieces were all made from real veggies, so each one is unique. choose from broccoli, cauliflower or a variety of peas.

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hold on – jewelry is not the only offbeat thing they design! check out their clever porcelain pieces (made with cardboard forms that burn away during the firing process) and funny little tags that can be sewn into your clothes:

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to purchase and see the rest of britta’s and verena’s collection, hop onto their website.

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