Monday, 23 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
What first caught our eye was Ariele Alasko's amazing store filled with handmade wooden goodies but then we hit the motherload when we ventured onto her website and saw these beautiful headboards and other wooden delights! The way she plays with wood and combines different coloured woods to create such pieces of art is simply amazing.
It is a tedious process creating each piece as every piece of wood has to be cut precisely to fit, so it is no wonder it takes days or even weeks to complete each. Ariele collects all her materials, cleans them and then uses the wood in their natural state (colours, patina and all) to create these patterns.. no stain involved!
Monday, 16 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Don't you think the pop of gold finishing on these ceramics by Suite One Studio perfectly contrast the beautiful pastel coloured background? Produced in small batches by ceramicist, Lindsay Emery, in her cozy North Carolina studio, these chic ceramics are glazed with watercolour inspired paintings and finished with a delicate flourish of genuine gold!
We absolutely love her simple philosophy behind her beautiful ceramics.. that is to design tableware "special enough to accompany the heartfelt gatherings that make up some of our most memorable moments together." How sweet is that?
Monday, 9 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
When we talk about Food Styling, we think starting off with something simple is always best. Paper and Clay is exactly what we need.. Handmade by Brit McDaniel (this is a one-woman show!), Paper and Clay is a small batch ceramics line based in Memphis.
We love the simplicity in the designs, and of course the styling in the shots just help to sell it that much more. Just shows how important pictures are.. and of course we can't get enough of the dip-dye action.
Monday, 2 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
We are loving the soft and natural vibes we are getting from the collection by Caroline Z Hurley. It's what home should feel like, quirky but comfortable.
Inspired by a trip to Bali, Caroline turned her paintings into prints on textiles. Her prints are made with a cooperative whose members are expert craftspeople from Guatemala.
Beginning with giving her designs as gifts to friends, her items caught on quickly and she is now selling in more than 100 stores worldwide!
Monday, 23 February 2015 by Irene Hoofs
The simplicity, colours and forms have got us head over heels for these handmade ceramics by Kulor. Plus, some of the gorgeous photography is by our favourite, Studio Oink. We always enjoy when 2 amazing talents collaborate, magic is created.
Monday, 2 February 2015 by Irene Hoofs
We take a break from our regularly scheduled home accessory collections for some brain food.. Daniel To and Emma Aiston set up their design studio, Daniel Emma, to express themselves through their industrial design work. I must say their work is pretty abstract just looking at the images but they do get our brains thinking and is a great start to the work week..