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.
Monday, 3 October 2011 by Irene Hoofs
... a new quick start for this week: the amazing work by Dutch graphic design Artist, Isolde Venrooy. She just finished a ceramic series of coffee cups called dot.kom.
I like the very much but I was blown away by her Fine Arts... you too?
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 by Irene Hoofs
Carly and I share the same love for 'illustrations on ceramics' ... enjoyed seeing these posts from her on her blog and hope one day soon I can try and do this too... have you ever tried ? And did it work out?
and via Carly likes I also discovered the wonderful illustrations on ceramics by Esther Coombes, aren't the Seed Markers not just great?