Wednesday, 9 May 2012 by Irene Hoofs
I had to laugh when I saw these Penguin sets. How adorable are they? There's one for olive oil, vinegar, and then two icebergs for salt and pepper. Holaria are the creators of these porcelain cuties, they try to push the limits of artistic expression through their porcelain creations, but without losing sight of its productive viabilty for large scale production.
You can purchase the penguin's, their iceberg companions, and other interesting porcelain items at Holaria online store. - Tiffany King
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 by Irene Hoofs
We've been having such gorgeous weather these past couple of weeks, that it has gotten me in the spring mood. My kitchen needs a major redo, but I can't afford that right now - so instead I like to daydream about what I'd love to put in it. Currently, anything spring like. Wind and Willow Home just opened a shop on etsy called Dipped, and it is love for me. All those gorgeous colors.
I love items being dipped, I am tempted to start dipping items in my own home to see how they would turn out. Such a simple and lovely idea.
Something more on the softer side of spring coloring, but just as inviting - the Pools Collection by Zoe Garred from Fleet. Each item is handmade in a stoneware ceramic.
I like these salt and pepper bowls by Paulova Ceramics. I think they would be a great housewarming gift, because they don't feel too style specific - just cute and fun.
Heath Ceramics even has a dinnerware set called spring, and I do love how light and neutral it is. I feel calm when I look at this set, and imagine it would be lovely sitting on some open kitchen shelving. - Tiffany King
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 by Irene Hoofs
This whale is a vase and the blowhole is where you put your bitty flowers. So adorable!
How fabulous are these ceramics? They are from a company in Japan called Kusafune, and I have to admit there are some things lost in translation that not even google translate is making clear, but that's what is fantastic about such gorgeous creativity - you really don't need to know the language to fall in love. You can find out more about Kusafune on their blog here, and check out the retailers that carry their ceramics here.
This sweet elephant vase with the little bird on the back would make any shelf look better.
There is just something about sheep that I can not resist. Where I live they are everywhere, and I am always telling my husband that someday I will own sheep, so before that is possible...I think I'll take all of these please. - Tiffany King
Monday, 26 March 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Elisabeth DUnker and Anna Backlund designed this porcelain collectors' set for RYM... a new brand launching in april 2012. I am absolutely sure it will be a big hit... and with me probably being the biggest tableware lover I am drooling over these :):)
All images by Elisabeth Duner from FineLittleDay for RYM.
Tableware available in APRIL 2012 at House of Rym.
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 by Irene Hoofs
I was never very good at pottery and yet, I still took classes in high school and courses in it in college. I still remember my pottery professor exclaiming over and over to me, "put your weight into it!" I was too delicate with the clay. I decided I was over it after college, but seeing The Clay Studio makes me feel like giving it a try again. You can find my picks (above) here and here.
I thought I had seen a video on The Clay Studio on PBS a while back, so I looked for it and here it is. You can find my picks here and here.
..The Clay Studio..
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 by Irene Hoofs
Oh boy am I enjoying my visit here in the Netherlands... one of my habits when being here is visiting all the second hand shops looking for vintage ceramics and else... my harvest so far: a beautiful breakfast set including coffee cups, plates and bowls by Ulla Procopé for ARABIA Finland, the Anemone Rosmarin pattern...
and more from ARABIA... two beautiful annual plates, 1978 and 1979 ... they make me super happy, such a nice little treasure!
... this lovely wall tile from 1967 by Edmond de Bellefroid for Mosa Maastricht and cute little candle holders from Bavaria Germany. Below a set of these beautiful red vases, yes they are from West Germany. and on the right a vintage handmade measurement.
I still find it amazing what people just give away... but I don't mind I am more than happy to give them a new home in Malaysia.
**All images by me, Irene from Bloesem.