What an exquisite website Nikko Moy has shared with me today, her very own web shop called Ashes and Milk that just opened its doors so you are one of the first to find out about it.
Products are lovingly crafted out of metal, ceramic, stone, paper… and are beyond lovely. Very well presented too. I hope you like what you see. Very tactile, high quality, and precious finds that you will purchase and cherish for a lifetime. Congratulations on your new business, Nikko!
(images from ashes & milk)
O.K. you all. We all know this week’s theme was not “Light It Up” with a Swarovski crystal chandelier, but rather was stated by Nathan — it was, “Martha Martha Martha! Martha Martha Martha!”
The Pop Design challenge was to style a room using Jonathan Adler’s products. I could do this one in my sleep, as I want at least half of his collection and I worship him. I was really disappointed in the result of this challenge, as I had a favorite who was not the winner. However, my favorite moment was when India called Jonathan “short.”
As for the rooms, what did you think? In my honest opinion, Nathan’s story made me laugh. I was watching this cutesy show called “Priveleged” Tuesday night, and I was in awe of how eclectic and insane the rich sisters’ room was. Nathan’s seemed to be like that, but as far as the line between eclectic and crackhead, I thought it was more crackhead and it did not work for me. Preston, surprise surprise, hold onto your seats, decided to be inspired by “a boutique hotel.” Has he ever NOT been inspired by a boutique hotel? It was like Kelly Wearstler on a budget.
Enough from me: Tonight was a shocking outcome. What did you think about how it went down?
Even if you dislike Kelly, can you admit that you missed her this week? What is there to dish about when there isn’t a Kelly outfit to discuss?
If you do not watch this show please get involved in this discussion anyway… You can view the ‘finished’ rooms this week above and let us know your impression of them.
Please come join us and dish! – Becky
(image from bravo television, text written by guest blogger Rebecca Harris.)
I’m so excited to write this as two of my favorite artists, Camilla Engman and Elisabeth Dunker in G?teborg, Sweden recently moved into a working studio together that they’ve called Studio Violet. Studio Violet has a blog, web store (they ship worldwide) and a website. I have to admit, when I stumbled upon this news today while reading Camilla’s blog I felt butterflies inside because I really LOVE their studio space and the current products they have for sale in their shop. Have you ever looked at something and said, “That is just SO me”? Okay good so you know how I feel about Violet.
So far, Camilla and Elisabeth have collaborated on a few products together and no doubt more will follow, but for now I’m especially enjoying the Friends of Violet poster (which I’ve already ordered for my apartment because the color palette totally fits my place). Isn’t it sweet?
As you know because I’ve mentioned it a gadzillion times here already but in the future I have big dreams of opening a shop/arts & crafts gallery & workshop center with a friend so I imagine that for these ladies this is a very exciting goal to have reached… together. I’m sure they dreamt of this moment too. I love seeing talented women find one another and work together in such a beautiful productive way.
Congratulations to them and to all ladies (and gents) reading who are collaborating on projects. This seems to be a growing trend in the independent arts and crafts world right now, though I hate calling it a trend as they come and go… hopefully collaborating sticks around for a very long time because it’s really taking off and so far I’m hearing nothing but positive reports. I hope to see more and more talented people pulling together to make their dreams come true.
(images from elisabeth dunker)