Posts Tagged ‘Ceramics’

New Obsession: Conceptual Ceramics

Each season when I dive into a new trend forecast I am overtaken with a new design obsession, this season I’m all about the conceptual ceramics… I love Los Angeles based ceramicist Ben Medansky’s sculptural pieces. Working with terracotta, Medansky’s highly usable tableware is irreverently detailed with architectural features like clay spring handles and rhythmic […] Read more…

Ikea Limited Edition BR

This month sees the launch of Ikea’s stunning new limited edition collection BRÅKIG –  a result of a collaboration between IKEA and the creative Danish collective ArtRebels. The collection comprises of thirty products – clever storage solutions – [my favourite are the sturdy storage boxes in geometric patterns and covetable pastel colours – £7 for a […] Read more…

Home London 2014

On Monday I visited London’s first design show of the year HOME London, which after being launched in 2012 is steadily making it’s way to being the definitive venue for homeware brands to showcase their wares in the UK. It’s a good chance to catch some the international brands that will show at Maison and […] Read more…

I Love: Vanessa Bean

Sydney graphic designer Vanessa Bean‘s [real name Holle] Totems are beyond charming. The graphic influence of her profession is so evident in these adorable stacks of ceramics. Vanessa discovered ceramics 2 years ago after doing a community college evening course in porcelain jewellery and has been experimenting with different techniques ever since. “I have a […] Read more…

Paris Design Week September 2013: What I Saw

The crisp month of September kicks off a busy and inspiring season for the design industry with Paris being everyone’s first port of call. The city is host to Europe’s largest homeware exhibition, Maison et Objet  which is a showcase for launches from new brands and the industry’s key players. In turn the city’s galleries and boutiques […] Read more…

I Love: Leah Goren’s Girlfriends

I have become slightly obsessed with Brooklyn illustrator show The Killing. I think they would make such a sweet gift for a close girlfriend don’t you? They also make me want to go to  a pottery class and make one for all members of my family, creating an army of family members… Read more…

I Love ‘Atelier Tete’ from Kinto

Japanese kitchenware brand Kinto is one of my absolute favourite. For the past 35 years they have created simple, beautifully designed kitchenware with a focus on innovative functions and really set the pace for the future of intuitive kitchen and tableware. Until now their focus has been on dual purpose cookware and innovative tea-ware which […] Read more…

Helen Levi

I love the unusual and irreverent work of New York potter Helen Levi, especially these eerie and beautiful ‘Gilded Eye’ Planters, dotted with protruding eyes. I would Pokies also quite love a set of these strange ‘Billy Billy’ bowls – I mean why not? You can buy here work from her store here.   Read more…

Monochrome Mini-Series

The new Mini-Series from from one of my favourite Brooklyn ceramic studios ,Bailey Doesn’t Bark features striking black and white illustrations of dots, stripes and inky black splodges on tiny spoons and vessels. There are 108 tiny designs in the limited collection. I love the extra-flat wells of the spoons and the unusual and confident […] Read more…

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