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Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio + Collection

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I have a big thing for ceramics. I even have a pinboard dedicated to some of my favorites. So when I heard from the newly formed Danish ceramics company called Tortus Copenhagen over the weekend, I know at first sight that I had to share both their studio and work with you today. This is a cooperation between two established danish ceramists, Eric Landon and Karin Blach Nielsen. You have to watch this video showing Eric throwing a vessel on a pottery wheel, it really helps you to appreciate the process and to realize that each vessel is made with such care out of their studio. For me, this makes these unique pieces worth every cent. Tortus Copenhagen has three key collections, Unika (my personal favorite), Fluted and Basic. Here is a glimpse into their small studio along with some of their products. Enjoy!

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio + Collection

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio + Collection

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio + Collection

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio + Collection

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio   Collection

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio + Collection

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio   Collection

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio + Collection

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio + Collection

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio + Collection

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio + Collection

Tortus Copenhagen Ceramics: Studio   Collection

If you would like to order, please visit their online shop.

(images: tortus)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on May 13, 2013
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Crafty Handmade Envelopes DIY

I love this handmade envelope DIY that I found yesterday on the Living At Home website. Living At Home is a German interiors magazine and they’ve been featuring more and more handmade stuff lately in their mag which is so close to my heart, like this handmade envelope DIY that you can see and read about here (but it’s in German, sorry).

Handmade Envelopes DIY

Some of the supplies that you see are from a sweet shop online called Franks Home. I love taking a creative approach to simple things, like an envelope, though honestly I would never send one of these – I’d most likely just attach them to gifts or maybe frame the more artsy looking ones for a kid’s room or in my own work studio which is really a giant playroom for me!

Handmade Envelopes DIY

Handmade Envelopes DIY

Handmade Envelopes DIY

Sweet idea though, right? And…. I’ll be in the upcoming May issue of Living At Home with my newly released German book, Holly Beckers Wunderbare Wohnideen – so excited to be in their magazine again, they so beautifully promoted my first book so to have their support on my second title means so much to me. It will be on newsstands in a few weeks so if you have access to Living At Home, pick up the May issue and look for your blogger friend (me!).

(Photos: Styling: Katja Graumann, Anke Schütz)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on April 11, 2013

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

Do you love the look of old and new?  I like a good mix because I think it adds personality to a room so when I heard from Amsterdam-based photo magicians, ROXandSAN, I quickly thought to share what they do because their work brings a magical old world touch to any room. I find their work heartfelt and inspirational – it spoke to me because I find old black and white photos so inspirational but often, they’re too small to really enjoy as art.

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

In a nutshell, ROXandSAN creates vintage portraits by hand based on analogical or digital pictures. They transform those images into works of art through a print method called lithography (learn more about it here). The end result is a unique creation that would be a gorgeous to add to any room in the home.

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

You have to check out their process in action by watching their video here, great stuff!

(images: roxandsan)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on April 05, 2013

Pepin van Roojen Gift Wrapping Paper Books

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I just ordered some gorgeous gift wrapping paper books by Pepin van Roojen from Pepin Press in Amsterdam. I just have to share them with you. I found them when I was ordering more origami paper and they popped up in a search. I love the Kimono patterns. I want to see more Japanese papers used in decorating and gift wrapping so perhaps this will be trending soon, who knows? I love the prints and patterns in Pepin’s books and hope you will too.

Pepin van Roojen Gift Wrapping Paper Books

To find these papers, go to Amazon and search under, “Pepin van Roojen”, and type in “Kimono Gift Wrapping Paper Book” or “Art Noveau Gift Wrapping Paper Book” and see what you come up with. She has released many of these books including themes for Barcelona, Turkish designs, India, Florals and more.

There are so many fun and creative projects that you can use these for. Here is something creative that I whipped up lately – maybe you can try it too?

(images: amazon)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on March 25, 2013

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