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.
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. :)
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)
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.
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?
Psst: Don’t miss their ceramic pendant lights!
(images: danish ceramics)
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.
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)