Broken Things by Livia Martin
While I love pottery and the traditional look of my morning tea mug, I have to say these ones from Livia Martin are a unique piece of art. These are sculptures curated at the House of Propellers Gallery in London. The artist, Livia Martin, lives and works in London and earned her MFA in Chile. I love how she incorporated the delicate floral print into the melted-like porttery pieces.
Untitled (from the series Broken Things), 2010.
Porcelain, resin-plaster, enamel paint, varnish, transfer-print.
Task in Williamsburg. Brooklyn, NY
Task is a fairly new shop located on North 3rd street between Berry St. and Wythe ave. in Williamsburg. This shop wins "The Most Welcoming Shop" award in Williamsburg from Putucos. The selection of homegoods, jewelry and clothing is elegant and contemporary. Shopping for a gift for mother's days or x-mas doesn't have to be so intimidating anymore, Task has the exactly what you need when if comes to gift shopping. I highly recommend everyone to stop by Task and I'm sure you are going to find something you want for yourself or a loved one. Finally, for all the out of town readers you can shop online!
Whisk. Williamsburg, New York.
Here is another discovery since my last trip to NYC. Whisk is a beautiful, french inspired, kitchenwear shop on Bedford Avenue. They carry the classic and contemporary brands of cookware, bakeware, dinnerware, accessories and linens. This shop is whimsical and it makes you want to cook and have friends over for dinner. This is the only kitchen specialty store in Northside Williamsburg which makes it even more unique. The shop is filled with colorful pieces and lucky for people out of town we can all shop online at Whisknyc.com.
If you are visiting New York I highly recommend you visit Whisk for your cooking and hosting needs. Whisk is located on Bedford Avenue between N 3rd and N 4th Street. Let me know if you go and how you liked it.
Since we are in the topic of tableware and ceramics this week I want to bring up another phenomenal place for original ceramics pieces. These are from the danish group, Claydies. I am pretty sure this is the first time you see at least one of these bowls, they are original and look super fun. Claydies is the creation of Karen and Tine, and their work has been part of the reknown Normann Copenhagen collective. If you remember the grass vases I posted here last July you will see the common styling thread of Claydies. They just love to have fun with clay and we all get to enjoy their passion. For more of Claydies' work click here.
Here are some of my favorite pieces from the talented artist Aldo Bakler from Amstermdam. Everything he has in his website has that extra touch of modern and elegant styling. These are some of the most thoughtful pieces I have seen in a while. You might be wondering what some of these are, I'll explain so you really can understand why these are so great.
The porcelain pieces are a water carafe on the top left and a vinegar flask on the bottom right, their unique look and functionality are just fantastic! The silver spoon is the salt cellar and it's gold plated on the inside, the shape and finish on this is beautiful. Lastly the chair on the bottom left is a simplistic take on a low wooden chair. If you liked these you will love his website, click here for more.
As most of you know by now I am a sucker for tableware. I am always on the hunt for more fun ceramic pieces with unique new patterns and I was happy to find these colorful designs at Huset Shop. All the prints are simple but beautiful in the right colors. Sometimes the best home accessories are the perfect combination of simplicity and color. To view more of these Gustavsberg and Lotta Kuhlhorn prints click here.
Camilla Engdahl at Yolk
One item that caught my eye at Yolk was this piece from the whimsical designer Camilla Engdahl. This is a tea or coffee pot with a cup that is also a lid. This will sure bring a smile to your face while enjoying your next cup of tea or coffee. The idea of functionality combined with fun details make this a must have. To learn more about this pretty piece click here.
Sometimes She Does
This is a new line of stoneware hand painted in the United States by Sometimes She Does. The creators of Bailey Doesn't Bark decided to make a sister company that will make room for more a playful and colorful line of tableware. Each piece is hand drawn which make this an amazing work of art. Enjoy the complete line here.
Here is a another great ceramics company, these colorful and sleek pieces are from Perch a company based in Brooklyn, NY. Perch is dedicated to making every piece by hand in the United States. The entire collection is stoneware and there is a variety of colors and designs to choose from. I was fascinated by their designs and modern simplicity. To see more of Perch click here.
My love for ceramic goods only grows when I see a handmade line like the one from Rae Dunn. I found her work at the Renegade Craft Fair and I really enjoyed the details and love she puts into every piece. Lucky for all of us Rae Dunn has an online store on Etsy! in her shop you will find items for the home as well as great ideas for wedding table accessories. Take a peak here and enjoy the line.
Merchant No.4 Ceramics
This beautiful ceramic pieces are from Merchant No. 4, an online store that offers a really good collection of home accessories. They feature a variety of talented artists who create beautiful ceramic and wood pieces. I enjoy simple and functional designs and this store is a good example of it. Visit Merchant No. 4 here and enjoy the rest of their line.
Pigeon Toe Ceramics
Ceramics work is one of those things that continue to progress throughout time, there is so much that can be done with clay and creativity. Pigeon Toe Ceramics has a few really fun pieces for the home, they are functional, classy and beautiful. I can see the pendant lights fitting right in my place! Pigeon Toe Ceramics is available online here.
This beautiful tableware set is from Ninavorm, I think they are super festive and fun to look at. There are birds, colorful flags and people dancing! How could you not love the whole scene?
Ninavorm is a designer from the Netherlands, she makes her own screen printed ceramics and redecorates vintage ceramics too. The best way to purchase her work is by visiting her Etsy account here.
Alt. Mug At Suck UK
This is a collection of mugs designed by Suck UK, these have been altered to do more than just serving coffee. The mugs can serve as an ashtrays, a money box, a milk jug or even as a golf practice mug. I like their originality and fun vibe. You can buy them separately at Suck UK depending on your interests.
Suck UK carries a really great collection of outdoors, indoors and accessories for the home. This is a really fun website to check out.