The second I saw The Mod Collective‘s porcelain collection I knew that if forced to choose one line for my entire kitchen this would be the one. Each piece is created by a combination of design software and 3D printers, then hand finished and glazed on the inside to make it food safe while the exterior is left raw. My favorite feature is that raw pigment is added to the porcelain slip, which means that if a piece were to chip you wouldn’t see white on the interior like most pieces.
I have a thing for beautiful raw materials, and these Kiva Platters are definitely one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Each one is hand-polished by master craftsmen in Brazil, and then contoured with precious metals. The natural stone combined with sterling silver and 24K gold are are scratch resistant for use in the kitchen and have rubber feet on their bottoms to protect surfaces. but I’d just as soon hang them on my wall as art.
This little hedgehog toothpick holder is basically the cutest thing ever. He holds 22 toothpicks and can either stand on the table or perch precariously on the edge of a bowl of your favorite hors d’ oeuvres! I love him.
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01/ Record + send a digital copy of your heartbeat with Re:Beat.
02/ Typographic lovely little lies – Daily Dishonesty.
03/ Beautiful frozen trees on the shore of Lake Ontario.
04/ Check out the Tea Cup SlingsHOT!
05/ Swooshy, swoopy toilet paper art.
06/ Illustrated Wes Anderson valentines.
07/ Mother + Daughter – a posing/dressing alike series.
08/ Classic food pairings literally bound together.
09/ An adopted 13 year old sits for newborn photos.
10/ The prettiest Prize Ribbon Kit.
Check out the Miir Tumbler, a simple 12 oz. double-walled coffee/tea cup. But it’s so much more than that, each one provides a person in need with clean drinking water for an entire year and comes with a tracking bracelet that’s engraved with an identification number. Your personal ID number can be entered into the MiiR tracking system allowing you to see what project you helped fund, complete with interactive maps, photos, and testimonials from the water project site. The Miir Tumbler is being crowdfunded on Indiegogo right now if you’d like to become a supporter!
Valentine’s Day is for friends, family, kids… and yes, couples. Hands down I think the best part of any holiday is the hunt to find the perfect gift – something that’s equal parts surprise and want, personal and sweet, useful yet slightly extravagant. Not everything has to be clichéd hearts, boxes of chocolates, and red roses you know. So it’s lucky for us that Uncommon Goods has helped everyone out by amassing a fantastic selection of Valentine’s Day gifts for you, your love, and the both of you to enjoy together! See all of their available gifts right here.
FOR HIM: A technically drawn Dog Blueprint of his favorite pooch. // Custom Beach Cufflinks as reminder of that incredible beach vacation you two took together. // A Wood Bow Tie to dress things up for date night.
FOR HER: A Love Birch Cuff with a sweet heart cutout that will make her think of you. // A Gold Astrology Necklace of her sign to wear every day. // A Personalized Stump Ring with both of your initials.
HIS + HERS: A Personalized Tree Trunk Glassware Duo for relaxing on the couch together. // A Scratch Map to track your adventures in life. // A framed Mates for Life print as a romantic reminder of your devotion to one another.
You can check out more gifts here!
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ROW 1: Bing Bang Oversized Ray Heart Button Earrings // DIY Painted Heart Bag //Valentine’s Heart Attack ROW 2: Neon Screenprint Valentine Poster // Easy Pixel Heart Cookies // Home Is Where the Heart Is Print (Pennsylvania) ROW 3: Giant Geometric Wall Heart // Heart Shaped Donuts // DIY Be My Valentine Heart Kite ROW 4: Heart Straws // DIY Tree Heart Installation ROW 5: Red Heart Pillow Cover // Heart Pendent Necklace // Modern Welsh Lovespoon ROW 6: Joyceanne Sunglasses // Valentine Sorbet Sandwiches // DIY Gold Heart Piñata ROW 7: Heart Serving Bowl with Ladle // Stuck On You Valentine // Heart You Leather Wall Flag
01/ Shetland ponies in cardigans. Enough to make me visit Scotland.
02/ How to ride an escalator.
03/ Amazing things that could happen after just one more cup of coffee.
04/ Fire + Ice.
05/ Horses inside out!
06/ Pretty fruits + vegetables cross-sectioned and organized by color.
07/ Geometric skull ice cube molds.
08/ A bird ballet.
09/ The Wobble Chess Set makes me really want to learn to play.
10/ So that’s not fabric. It’s wood.
Donna Wilson can do now wrong, and her Fort Trays are the latest proof of that statement. The design is based on storybook medieval castles, the trays themselves are then made from laminated birch wood in Sweden. Three color choices offer a *POP* of color for these dreary winter months, great for displays and parties alike.