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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

Nymphenburg USA {new}

This is most certainly one of those posts where most of us will feel just a wee bit out of our league… but let’s indulge in the luxury of German Nymphenburg porcelain for a moment, shall we? Nymphenburg just launched a website for the USA and upon viewing it I decided that it’s much like taking a leisurely stroll through a museym — only you can purchase and own everything around you.

Nymphenburg USA {new}

Nymphenburg USA {new}

Some of the pieces are more affordable than others though; I can’t imagine spending thousands on a single Hella Jongerius dish (oh but I’d do anything to own the fawn or the bird), but I certainly respect and appreciate the perfection of these exquisite pieces as each piece is thrown, cast and decorated by hand and then marked by its maker, some embellish the pieces with gold. I also imagine an assorted collection of plates adorning my dining room wall — what a prized possession that would be, huh? Dreamy!

(images from nymphenburg usa)

Posted in ceramics on April 23, 2009

Brunkullan {Teas & More}

I don’t believe I’ve ever laid eyes on a white teapot like this — I only recall seeing these in black or dark brown up until today… I love it! This gorgeous kettle, casted in white porcelain with a black handle is called the Tea Pot Anneli and is from Brunkullan, a small online tea shop in Sweden (the Jens is another favorite of mine). Brunkullen has some great blends of teas in addition to simple, practical wares created for taking a proper tea time… The best part aside from being beautifully made is that all of these items are surprisingly affordable!

Brunkullan

Shown above: Tea Pot Anneli, the Östersund heart mug in stoneware clay designed by ceramist Josephine Sundnäs, A set of 6 colorful Moroccan tea glasses called Yvette and a set of 5 Japanese ceramic tea mugs called Larse.

They ship to Sweden and Europe but also mention on their Buying Conditions page something about shipping outside Europe so I imagine you can simply email them to inquire about international shipping too.

Such a nice reminder to take a few moments to enjoy simple pleasures, don’t you think? (images from brunkullan)

Posted in ceramics, kitchen on April 20, 2009

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