I recently discovered Emily McCoy’s playful porcelin tableware at Daisy Dog Studio, her company named after her pit bull Daisy. Items all have sweet little Daisy on the bottom, a once abused and abandoned pit bull that Emily rescued and simply adores. Emily, a New Hampshire native, was trained in textile design but turned to pottery when she was pregnant. She got her start at paint-your-own ceramics studios, purchasing items and letting her creative imagination run wild. Fond of the craft, she invested in a kiln and progressed from there. Now, she has her own business in New York’s Tribeca, complete with a retail space and online shopping available via her website. I love the colors, the country charm and the energy of the pieces. Do you?
I’m signing off for the weekend, still awaiting some photos of the Houston “mystery” retail space so we can all tour it together next week… I hope you have a great weekend! I’ll see you on Monday with more Fresh Finds – including a surprise!
(photos credit of Daisy Dog Studio)
A tad bit childish of me, I know, but you’re talking to a girl here who loves Hello Kitty toasters and childrens books (they have some of the best illustrations ever!). I spotted these playful animal rubber bands and thought I’d zip them your way. You can purchase a box for $7.95 at wishing fish. I actually remember flicking rubber bands over cubicle walls not so long ago when I worked in the corporate world. I can’t have nearly as much fun working from home, but you can. Flick them in the office, go ahead. It’s Friday.
(photos credit of wishing fish)
To follow up on an earlier feature about P.O.S.H., Carrie was nice enough to send photos of their space so decor8 readers could take a peek inside of their Chicago store. They’ added some fun new wares to their site this afternoon too, so clicky clicky to get your shop on!
My goal is to continue featuring a few fun store tours each week for those obsessed with shopping in beautiful places, or at least, cruising them and shopping online later (what I do a lot of lately). I’ll work really hard to dig up stores that also have online shopping enabled, too. If you want to help me unearth beautiful stores, please send your suggestions to me. Many of you have been sending great suggestions, and you know who you are, so thank you!
I have a few more beautiful stores for you today, so stay tuned (Chicago and Houston are on the list). I’m working on a project for a client, but as soon as I finish up, I’ll be back to post some more beautiful stores, tell you about an amazing art studio I found while up in Montreal, and I’ll have some beautiful gift wrap and fun ceramics for you to enjoy. Be back shortly…
Here’s an interview that I conducted with LoooLo textiles for 2Modern. Click here to learn more about this exciting collection of eco-friendly textiles, and to meet the designer. She talks about the design process, hurdles she has had to overcome, ten things she simply cannot live without and gives us a glimpse of her studio in Montreal.
(photo from 2Modern)