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INV/ALT design

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)

Posted in ceramics, etsy on February 27, 2007

See you tomorrow!

It’s a holiday here in the states and most of us have off, so I decided not to blog and go on a date with my husband. We started off feasting on a delicious brunch out, then hit an afternoon matinee (Music and Lyrics), and finally wrapped things up in a nearby cafe lingering over cappuccino and dessert. I highly recommend date time with your husband, it’s fantastic. I’ll see everyone tomorrow, but until then, here are some excellent links for you to enjoy:

Irene’s informative and bookmark-worthy post about vintage ceramics over at Bloesem.

Stylish Danielle is spotting bright yellow as a trend over at the Style Files.

Domino magazine and their amazing “green” issue. It hit my mailbox over the weekend and I plan to dig in tonight. I heard some of their amazing eco-finds are online over on their website…

The March Country Living magazine is all about creating your own craft room and my favorite topic, “Turn Your Passions Into Profits”. The issue is devoted to women entrepreneurs and it’s just a terrific read. You can catch some of it online here. The rest you’ll need to see in the issue!

Victoria shares some of her favorite chick flicks.

Tomorrow is a HUGE day for Apartment Therapy as the Gillingham-Ryan family makes their debut on the Oprah show. The show is called, “Nate’s Small Space Miracle”. Don’t miss it! People are starting to post about the show on the Oprah website… I can’t wait to watch how the boards fill up post show! This is such great news for AT.

And meet a few new decor8 sponsors: Green Tea Design, Truche, Indie Fixx, Galleria Pangea, and Amy Burhoe.


And a bit of saving the best for last, don’t miss A Year Of Living Gorgeously, Paola’s new blog from Mirror Mirror. It seems to be a bit of everything delicious all rolled into one space.

See you tomorrow, February 20th with a special decor8 discount from an artist and designer we all love… Stay tuned!

Posted in blogs, ceramics on February 19, 2007

Mud Australia

My next trend piece will post shortly… Still working on all of the links. Until then, enjoy these delicious images from Mud Australia, an absolute favorite of mine for dinnerwase and beautiful serving dishes and vessels. The colors and overall vibe should whet your appetite for a little coastal chic… Stay tuned for Beachy Keen!

(images from mud australia)

Posted in ceramics, kitchen on February 09, 2007

Rosanna – Online Shop!

As a customer of Rosanna for years, I was thrilled today when I discovered their new online store. Look at some of these great plates for Spring! Oh how badly I want Spring to arrive…


Related post: 01.18.06

(image from rosanna)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, ceramics, kitchen on February 09, 2007

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