Morning Obsessions: String Chairs & Toast Plates

I’ve got a longer post coming up later this morning that’s all about my current major obsession, but I thought I’d start off today with my smaller morning obsessions, namely some incredible furniture and ceramics. The chair above was designed and made by Dominique Houriet, who sells stunning minimalist furniture on Etsy. This chair, the Lo Ball Modern Classic, is made from antiqued steel and hand-roped natural hemp cord. The simple stripe down the side is all it needs to hook me in. Instant wish list.

In non-furniture news, my ceramics collection is undergoing a slow transformation. Over the past few years, I’ve been picking up very raw, unfinished pieces with little to no glaze or decoration. As minimal and beautiful as they are, over the past few months, I’ve started mixing in more playful pieces with faces. It started with a bowl for Turk by Tuesday Bassen, then a cat-faced cup by Atelier Stella and now I’m pretty much obsessed with the toast plate above by Charlotte Mei. I’m not sure what it is, but her cheerful style makes me want to scoop up just about every piece in her collection, including that sweet little arrow bowl. It seems like the perfect little teacup to start the day. Click here to check out (and shop) more of Charlotte’s work online.

More images of Charlotte’s work continue after the jump . . .

Images above: Ceramics by Charlotte Mei

Alex at Office Kitten

As always, Design Sponge, you choose the most amazing things to show us. The toast plate is a brilliant idea and Charlotte Mei has a great idea there. You’d have to be careful if you had jam/ketchup on the plate as you might confuse the blushed cheeks for food, or just forget yourself and try to eat the plate. Fantastic, though. I want a few.