I’m sort of beside myself with this collaboration between two of my favorites – POKETO and Lisa Congdon! Lisa’s bright, geometric style lends itself perfectly to these linen tea towels that will only get softer with use. Choose from a pyramids or herringbone pattern in two color palettes. (I can’t help but think how fantastic one of these would be wrapped around a summer hostess gift!)
My apologies to Country Living, the original source of the Vintage Tennis Racket Mirrors.
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canvas is a collection of ceramics, wooden objects, textiles, accessories and furniture created by artisans and craftsmen from the U.S. and abroad that combines natural materials with interesting textures. Their main focus in on fair trade and green principles, which I think is something we should all be able to support. The simple sustainable style that canvas’s pieces represent – especially their ceramics collections – is something that I long for my own home to be filled with.
Sometimes it sucks when the world feels small, and sometimes it’s amazing. I’d like to introduce you to the ceramic work of Nicole Aquillano, the younger sister of a girl I graduated high school with over a decade ago just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I love that I can see the influence of our town in Nicole’s work and am swept away by her attention to detail. Much of her work is based on the stability of home and the human need to maintain collections, both of which I can definitely relate to. (It’s a small world after all.)
We got a ton of rain last week, and it finally started to smell like spring. That means Memorial Day and grilling season can’t be far off! I love a good diagram and can just imagine serving some burgers to friends on these clever Grillmaster Serving Trays. (Note to self: Refill propane tank)
I’m loving the simplicity of Keith Brymer Jones’ Word Range series of contemporary tableware. Modern, clean designs with a typewriter-style stamped word. It’s safe to say that this collection lives happily at the conjunction of form and function.
Susan Rodriguez’s CeramicaBotanica collection is everything you could want from someone with 20 years experience working with clay. Each piece is handmade by Susan in her San Antonio backyard studio using earthenware clay and colorful slips. Most are one of a kind, food safe, and made to be used in your kitchen on a daily basis. I love the bold patterns and use of color!
ROW 1: Triangle Trolley from Project Decor // Triangles Scarf from Bobo Choses // Triangles Tea Towel from LEIF ROW 2: A3 Multi-Triangles from seventy tree // Hippe Pannenlappen Set from Indie-ish ROW 3: Pyramid Pendant Necklace from A-Thread // Golden Gate Linen Dress from The Gorman Shop // Corner Table by George Nakashima ROW 4: Faceted Triangle Stud Earrings from Charlotte Russe // Twin Triangle T-Shirt from Chic Nova // Les Tri-Angles from Papier Tigre
01/ Great things can happen when you play with your food!
02/ Cosmic Surgery, a portrait series replacing faces with oragami.
03/ Note to self: Get to San Francisco to see the Bay Bridge Lights in person.
04/ Someone brilliant thought to create art by injecting paint into bubble wrap.
05/ Picasso’s women in real life.
06/ A yarn-bombed school bus!
07/ Milky Ways, figures that project light from within.
08/ Lullaby Factory, a special treat for sick kids in a London hospital.
09/ An espresso maker for the microwave – Piamo!
10/ Underwater photos of people swimming under waves.
Drip Tease from Reiko Kaneko is a classic tea set with a contemorary twist – normally unwanted marks and stains become desirable decorative details. My style usually skews modern, but this tea set is beyond. I think I’d have to start hosting monthly tea parties! (via Design Milk)