When I was in Germany last year, I discovered Bodo Sperlein and blogged about them here. Smitten by their work, I was encouraged by an email I received today from Maguelone, a blogger in France, to check out their latest collections. Thanks, Maguelone! I instantly fell for this porcelain ring, designed by Bodo Sperlein for Lladro. Isn’t it absolute perfection? I love seeing something so fresh like this, I’d never seen anything quite like it before. And the lighting. Porcelain delicately formed into gorgeous blooms and placed on glass…. One word. Wow.
Lillibule Ceramics is one to watch. Designed by the talented Sylvie Fuller, this limited run, hand screen-printed tableware in white bone china is attracting a lot of press lately. And for good reason. Her current collection features a swirly dragonfly motif and can be called feminine, fun, charming…Yet practical and oh so stylish. Sylvie also offers bespoke ceramics, textile design, and hand-painted wall murals. And for you UK shoppers, free shipping for a limited time, visit her online for details.
(images from sylvie fuller)
Some may consider Spiegel a bit old school (or oldskool, depending on your age), but I find some unique home decor items on their website from time to time. Have an open mind, sometimes the places where you least expect to find something great is where you really do.
For instance, Spiegel has a fantastic selection of lamps with graphical shades that speak very much to the patterned shade/solid base trend we’ve been seeing. Since shades are so easy to swap out, it’s actually a great idea to purchase a lamp base you love and simply swap out the shade from time to time, alternating between patterns and solids, to give your space an all new look. Spiegel also has some nice floral salad plates and these fabulous mirrored stars for adding the perfect touch of sparkle.
(images from spiegel)
Not your standard etsy find, that’s for sure… As a featured seller on the etsy homepage over the weekend, it was easy to spot INV/ALT.
INV/ALT design is a Denver-based product design and ceramic production studio owned by the talented Angela Schwab. At INV/ALT, you’ll spot snap cups, flipbooks, and cupcake stands that merge two found objects to create something new: a single vintage saucer atop a severed wine glass stem creates the perfect tea party display. A snippet from her bio sums up the studio name and vision quite nicely, “INV/ALT focuses on INVention of new forms and ALTeration of existing objects in order to enhance the way people can use and interact with everyday functional objects.”
Psst: You can tour her studio here.
(images from inv/alt)