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Friday November 21st, 2014

Monday May 5th, 2014

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New Mugs from Xenia Taler

Every time I visit the Midwest I am seriously tempted to pack up shop and move. We flew to Madison last week for a talk with the incredible community of Design Madison and got to drive around town, meeting some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. (Side note: if you ever get a flat…

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Wednesday April 30th, 2014

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Carolina Silva and Dorotea Ceramics

Whenever I get a product recommendation from someone who works in the food world, I get excited. Mainly because that sort of praise often comes with a real-life use and testing you don’t always get from other sources. These beautiful tabletop ceramics are the work of ceramicist Carolina Silva, a friend of food writer, stylist…

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Monday November 18th, 2013

Friday November 8th, 2013

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Rebecca Wilson Ceramics

Rebecca Wilson‘s latest porcelain designs are that perfect combination of whimsical and functional. Using bone china, oxidized silver and found objects, she’s created sugar tongs and a powder puff that look like tiny doll hands and legs. When I was little I would always have my dolls double as jewelry storage (I loved putting play…

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Thursday October 31st, 2013

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New: Xenia Taler

I’m a big fan of Xenia Taler‘s painting style, so it’s been lovely to see new work pop up on her website on a regular basis. These new geometric trivets in gold and blue are definitely going on my holiday wishlist ($46-$50 each) and her colorful floral cards are a nice way to translate her…

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Tuesday October 15th, 2013

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Bold Colors for the Table

Yesterday we spent the day down in Pennsylvania at Terrain shooting a (mock) wedding in one of my favorite color themes: Merlot. I feel like we see a lot of neutral weddings these days in white, blush and peach and while I find those gorgeous in their own way, a part of me was aching…

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Tuesday October 8th, 2013

Monday October 7th, 2013

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Monohara Ceramic Collection by House Industries

After the success of their Hasami Morning Collection, House Industries was invited by Hasami’s Kyohei Baba to create a new collection of ceramics. Debuting this December (this is a pre-sale sneak peek), House Industries’ Monohara Ceramic collection is beautiful 29-piece series that includes five plate options, six bowl sizes, teacups, teapots, a compra bottle and…

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Wednesday October 2nd, 2013

Tuesday September 24th, 2013

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Ceramics at Mociun

Caitlin Mociun has always had incredible taste in jewelry (I think her custom designs are the most spectacular on the market, period.) but her taste in pottery is fantastic, too. I walk by her Williamsburg shop every week or so and always find myself gravitating towards the beautiful mugs and pitchers sitting in the window….

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Friday September 13th, 2013

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Watercolors

The other day I was listening to the song ‘Watercolors‘ by Mal Blum and stumbled onto these beautiful pieces at Koromiko at the exact same time. It felt like the perfect melding of music and art and I immediately added both pieces to my wishlist. The top piece, a stoneware serving plate with blue watercolor…

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Monday August 12th, 2013

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Isabel Halley Ceramics

I can’t remember the last time I was excited about both the launch of a company and their continued collections a year later. But that is absolutely the case with Of a Kind. Erica and Claire have been seriously crushing it with their incredible collaborations that highlight up and coming designers, as well as some…

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Friday August 9th, 2013

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Nicholas Newcomb

I had the pleasure of meeting artist and designer Nicholas Newcomb over dinner a few weeks ago. Having already browsed his work online, I was excited to put a face to a name and ask him a few questions about his process and inspirations. I was delighted to find that we shared so many of…

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Wednesday August 7th, 2013

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Jennie Jieun Lee

I love a good color wash. Love. So when I find a collection of ceramics that not only uses them but celebrates them in such a huge and central way, I’m sold. These beautifully colorful pieces from artist Jennie Jieun Lee are a great example. Jennie uses bold washes of pinks, peaches, blues and blues…

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Brooklyn Plates

Despite the deep love I feel for the borough I’ve called home for the past ten years, I rarely celebrate it in product form. It’s felt like everyone and their brother bought a Brooklyn hat, t-shirt, tote bag or print the last few years, so I preferred to quietly give Brooklyn all of my hard-earned…

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Monday July 29th, 2013

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Kinska

My life feels like it is all about simplicity right now- best exemplified by my current obsession with black & white or black & cream. That clean crisp contrast is all I want to be surrounded by right now and I seem to be starting that style primarily by collecting ceramics. These interesting pieces are…

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Thursday June 6th, 2013

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Soe Cups + Ikebana Bowls

I love the idea of turning any simple vessel into a way to display flowers. While I’m not well versed in the details of Ikebana, I understand and appreciate the basic concept, and love the way these Ikebana Bowls from designer Hanna Kruse encourage you to explore more horizontal arrangements in that style. In addition…

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Wednesday May 15th, 2013

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Linda Fahey Ceramics

Speaking of beautiful color, I love the bits of blue and green in these beautiful porcelain pieces by Linda Fahey. Passionate about ocean conservation, Linda’s work often uses the sea as inspiration, ranging from subject matter to actual found driftwood used as handles for serving pieces. I love these sea-inspired pieces above and below, but…

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Thursday May 9th, 2013

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Kaye Blegvad

This is color month, so I couldn’t resist an excuse to showcase something both colorful and animal-filled. These prints and pottery pieces are from Kaye Blegvad, a London-based illustrator, designer and maker. She’s selling her work (prices range from $16-$35) in her Etsy shop and I can’t get enough of the colorful little faces she…

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