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.


dodge station pottery

my schedule is lightening a bit so i think i’ll be able to write a tad more this week, starting with the serene and simple wares from the napp family of wisconsin’s dodge station pottery. this stoneware collection is handmade of course, and frankly i would not be surprised a bit if the scenery surrounding them informs the work; they are situated in a bucolic village in central wisconsin. i am a big fan of unadorned dishware (letting the food on the plate be the show), and these pieces are as rustic and natural as can be.

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see more at their website, or make a purchase at their etsy shop.


valentine shopping fun (round up)

late to the party, my head is swimming with all the vday goodies i’ve seen floating around here. some of these items might not make it to your mailbox before the big day but you can still enjoy looking at some of my favorite categories…

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romance in photography from jennifer squires, art of whimsy, kayleen michelle and alyson jones

valentine_jewelry

 inspired jewelry from laurie chapman, margaux lange, victoria buckley and stephanie simek

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ceramic and glass bliss from lily pottery and jeri goodman

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soft-sided accessory love from las lopezlas, fringe, stewart and brown, and linda lye

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poetic paper from l2 design collective, porterness, amy blackwell (via) and able and game (via)

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love spray from reed seifer

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chocolate creations from jean philippe maury, christopher elbow and knipschildt

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sweet and funny illustrations from laura george, seaspray blue and le papier

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pillows: pooh, humble and veronique


new clay and glass works from sam baron

sam baron, the talented designer and art director of the avant design lab fabrica has created new ceramic work for bosa ceramiche and vista alegre, which will be shown at the maison et objet show happening now through the 27th of january 2009. and both sam and the fabrica collective have new glassware pieces they are showing there too, through secondome.

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i wish i was in paris right now so i could see these things in person!

see more creative inspiration at sam’s blog and the fabrica website.


one of a kind chicago: 2008 highlights, pt. 3

installment number 3 of 3 of beautiful things available at the 2008 one of a kind show in chicago, continuing through this weekend only…

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futuro-organic jewelry by melissa finelli

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photography from jessie eisner-kleyle

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mixed media work and handpainted floorcloths from faith wilson

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handpulled screenprints from hiroshi ariyama

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obsessive-in-a-good-way mixed media work from kris jones

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jewelry by alison mackey made of resin and photographs

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 ceramics you can count on from circa


christopher jagmin tabletop collection

have you seen these fun graphic pieces for the table from phoenix-based christopher jagmin? bet you’ll still like them even if you have.

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those glasses would come in handy at a cocktail party – just don’t buy a double set!

see more at chris’ website and check out his whimsical illustration style in his portfolio on his other website.


dexter chairs and collection by amy lau

I think I have Halloween spirit right now. It is rather unnerving because I am afraid of ghouls and hobgoblins most of the time. This year, though, I seem to be unafraid of the macabre. I watch my spooky television shows with relish and feel bad when they are over, because I want more. Weird but true. Speaking of macabre, have a look at these great chairs from Amy Lau for the special Dexter collection she put together for the Met Home Showtime House event. Select pieces are now available at Spring in Brooklyn. They are made of ultraleather, with hand-embroidered blood stain detailing. A few have even been signed by the television serial killer himself.

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Awesome.

I am also wild (wild) about these hand-thrown porcelain fingerprint plates that are from KleinReid for the same collection. Beautifully designed, they definitely do not give off a creepy feel like those chairs do. Even if you don’t watch the show, you still get the point.

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Purchase these pieces and much more at Spring, and discover more about Amy Lau on her website.


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


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