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Homebakes Ceramics

While browsing my local Anthropologie last month, I came across a few ceramics I’d not seen online before so I went home and did a little research to locate the source. Some of the pretty things I found are by a ceramicist based in South Africa, Wendy McLachlan, and she owns a small company called Homebakes which is exactly the brand Anthropologie now carries. Wendy attended the University of Cape Town, where she obtained a Master of Fine Art degree in ‘01 and went on to open Homebakes where she has had a great deal of success producing functional teatime ceramics which play upon themes found in traditional bone china where delftware printing and gold lustre embellishments are given a fresh, contemporary interpretation.

Homebakes

You can find some of her things on their website here. Aren’t these so pretty? I adore the drippy gold trim on the creamer and sugar holder and of course the dragonfly motif. Tea time anyone? :)

(images: homebakes)


Posted in ceramics on June 17, 2009
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New Jonathan Adler Animals

Sarah wrote about these recently and I can’t resist sharing them in case you missed her post… These napkin rings from Jonathan Adler are officially, hands down, my favorite napkin rings out there right now. Especially the owls, but I love the shape of the snail, too. I think I just may make a set of these a housewarming gift to myself. :)

Jonathan Adler

In addition to the rings, he has a whole slew of cuteness added to his collection for Summer – these definitely get me in the mood for a Summer vacation by the sea!

(images: jonathan adler)

Posted in ceramics, kitchen on June 08, 2009

Danish Ceramics

Danish Ceramics are wonderful, but did you know there’s a website devoted to selling only them? Oh yes. And it’s fantastic. They carry over 500 products, some one-of-a-kind and exclusive to the site, from earrings to teapots and they ship worldwide.

Danish Ceramics

Danish Ceramics

Here are a few of my personal picks: A. Karin Eriksson vase, B. Anne Black necklace, C. Jette Arendal Winther cup, D. Karin Eriksson tea light holder and E. Formfatale vase. Also lovely for the garden or city patio, the Hanne Bertelsen flower pots. These are so Anna over at Door Sixteen, don’t you think?

I’ll take this one, please. Or maybe this one. :)

Psst: Don’t miss their ceramic pendant lights!

(images: danish ceramics)

Posted in ceramics on June 02, 2009

Meyer Lavigne Design

Rainy Days is a new collection of porcelain by Copenhagen-based design studio Meyer Lavigne. Kristine Meyer and Sabine Lavigne graduated from Denmark’s School of Design and together they create ceramics with stories about the weather — storms, rain and quiet gray cities. In addition to ceramics, you can also find them designing cushions and bedding.

meyer lavigne

meyer lavigne

I found them via BoligLiv magazine and was quite surprised to learn that they have an Etsy store. I love how accessible their work is to all! Yay!

Kristine and Sabine share a blog that I enjoyed browsing this afternoon with my tea. I found some great new designers in Europe as a result like fashion designer Anna Gulmann and photographer Johan Rosenmunthe, who took the photo above featuring Kristine and Sabine seated upon their vases. More goodness to bookmark!

(images: meyer lavigne, johan rosenmunthe and boligliv)

Posted in ceramics on April 30, 2009

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