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Freddy & Ma {new} Custom Pillows + Melamine Plates

Freddy & Ma are loved by the ladies for their fabulous custom handbags, but did you know that they’ve now launched custom pillows and melamine plates? Oh yes. It’s true. And I’m over the moon because seeing the talented Joy Deangdeelert Cho of Oh Joy! fame as part of the designers involved in this is super exciting. Her patterns look terrific as plates and pillows, don’t you think?


And there are other artists part of the Freddy & Ma crew with delicious patterns too, so browse the site and see what you can pull together. Here’s a selection of plates that I’d love to own along with some of Joy’s things, all would make the best gifts. I can’t resist the idea of owning a stack of melamine plates that coordinate, all in different patterns by various designers, and using them for lunch at home or on the patio in the warmer months. Hanging a collection on the wall is another idea, especially great for adding dimension and pattern to an otherwise boring wall – perhaps a long narrow hallway or as a border across the middle of the wall only.

For as little as $12 for a plate and $60 USD for a 17″ square pillow, you can’t go wrong with going custom!

(images from freddy & ma)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, ceramics, kitchen, textiles on October 29, 2007
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MirrorMirror {new} Pretty Things!

Paola sent along updates for her pretty web shop, MirrorMirror that I have to share. I never tire of ceramics and tea towels, and it seems Paola doesn’t either. Just look at these darling things just added to her shop.


Paola has exquisite taste so it’s no surprise that she has additional works, like these ceramic mobiles, from Swedish talent Karin Eriksson. Karin is really growing as a ceramicist, it’s exciting to watch her progress and venture into other avenues with her talent. She’s really amazing and in Sweden, she’s quite the it girl, I noticed her wares around Stockholm and in magazines there. And thanks to the internet, Karin has expanded into all parts of the world selling her products at stores all over, as well as web shops. This is quite an example of the power of the internet. It doesn’t matter where you live these days, if you have talent and put it out there, people will respond. Isn’t this fact so encouraging?

Thank you Paola for the tip!

(images from mirrormirror)

Posted in ceramics, kitchen, textiles on October 26, 2007

People Will Always Need Plates {UK}

People Will Always Need Plates. Now that’s a fun name for a company specializing in well, you guessed it, plates and such.

This UK company creates some pretty fun patterns based around life in London that I thought you’d really like to see today. And a special thanks to reader Fay for the tip, these are really nice and best of all, they’re making their way into the states for the American readers. Yay!

(images from pwanp)

Posted in ceramics on October 24, 2007

Greengate {Denmark}

I noticed lots of Greengate products in Stockholm at various stores, and also here in Germany this Danish brand seems to be in many of the boutiques where I shop.


Greengate is a Copenhagen-based company, it centers around a cottage theme, think of Cath Kidston or Shabby Chic. The collection is mostly geared around the kitchen, pieces are quite colorful, mostly ceramics and textiles, and all of it seems to be very well made.


I wouldn’t own a whole room full but I do have a few pieces at home because I really like some of their patterns and figure that mixing in a tea cup here or a towel there can look quite pretty (you may recall my milk pitcher from Greengate from this post).

(images from greengate)

Posted in ceramics, kitchen on October 24, 2007

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