I’m captivated by Swedish ceramics designer Karin Eriksson, a self-employed designer since 2000 based in Solna, Sweden whose ideas and inspiration are drawn from fashion and nature. Karin carefully designs and handcrafts the most dreamy ceramic wares ever! She creates everything from bowls to plates, vases (which I’m hooked on lately, can’t you tell?) and mobiles, along with many other delicate beauties that you’ll want to display and use in your home. I really enjoyed reading about her creative process, which begins by building collages from collected pictures, drawings and text (one was featured in a recent coffee + cre8tive post). She also has a style blog – tres fantastique! You can find her tealights at her etsy store for $18, and other goodies from her collection on the west coast at weego home in Santa Monica, and beginning today, at trunkt in NYC located at 393 Greenwich Street, and via their online store for the rest of us.
(photos from karin eriksson)
Here’s my DWR wish list from the new Spring collection. One can dream, can’t she? You can view more fresh finds for spring here. Make sure you click on the designers links below, you can never be too rich, too slim, or too design-savvy!
(photos above are from the design within reach website.)
This is my inspirational photo for the day because I’ve been doing quite a lot of cooking lately, thanks to Rachel Ray and my cute little apron. I purchased one of her latest cookbooks and started whipping up all of these fancy dishes in ’30 minutes or less’, my husband has been loving it. So much so, that he said this weekend he wants to fast, drink green tea, and relax his body from all the food I’ve been pumping into him. I guess he’s right, we have been eating like we’re about to hibernate or something. Must put down fork. Engage treadmill. I am excited that I’m cooking again though, albeit a little too much lately. I was missing days there for awhile, baking a quick flat bread pizza or throwing together a moztom sandwich on french baguette or a simple avocado salad with lemon and capers. Coming from a family where cooking is a 3 hour process, with everyone engaged, chopping, slicing, boiling, yelling across the room for this and that spice, playing very loud music… you’d think I would have grown into this major cooking diva. Nope. I’m not. That’s why I need Rachel Ray to coach me with her 30 minute meals. It’s too easy to press “start” and make 30 second meals instead, ala lean cuisine. Then again, perhaps the lean cuisine is the direction I need to be taking after all these homemade casseroles, greek food, and thai dishes I’ve been making…
(photo from lotta jansdotter – isn’t it so natural and pretty?)
I just spoke with my contact over at the Daily Candy and she told me all about their new book, Daily Candy A to Z: An Insider’s Guide to the Sweet Life, hitting book sellers nationwide on April 11th! She told me that they’ll also be exclusively offered at Anthropologie stores, exclusive as in the only retail clothing/accessories store that will carry the book. Of course, I’m very excited because I’ve been a mega Daily Candy fan for a few years now and find their emails informative and just laugh out loud funny. You can find everything featured, from the hottest new designers to sample sales and the next best place to grab a yummy bite with your pals. I also love when they feature articles on hot new design stores. Those are my favorites, of course, right?
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To preorder their upcoming book for only $18.36, Daily Candy A to Z: An Insider’s Guide to the Sweet Life, click here. It releases 4.11.06
BTW – It won’t include a ‘best of’ list from articles they’ve featured in the past, but it will include lots of yummy insights on everything from throwing a cocktail party to shopping tips.
Now *that* is the candy you’ll want to share! Tell all your friends!
(all photos above from daily candy)