Well known British designer Ilse Crawford has collaborated with IKEA and created a collection called SINNERLIG which consists of thirty pieces of furniture, textiles and accessories made from natural materials such as cork, bamboo, ceramic and brass. The SINNERLIG collection will be available from Augustus. I have my eye on some pieces!
I love the beautiful work of Katsufumi Baba. His work is the quintessential example of imperfect perfection – how can anything imperfect look so perfect? The Japanese potter has been interested in pottery ever since he was a child. After majoring in law he made up his mind that he wanted to be a potter, so he went to France in 1995 and travelled around Europe for two years to see and learn from European potters. After spending many years as an apprentice to a local potter in Japan, in 2003 he set up in his home town of Fukuoka and has been creating his own works ever since. Katsufumi is interested in creating functional beauty, items that you use over and over for ones entire life. In the future he looks to explore porcelain clay dug up from his own land, using firewood and traditional methods to finish his pots. You can see and purchase his work at OEN and Koromiko.
Ferm LIVING’s new spring/summer 2015 collection is available! And as always their catalog is a feast to the eye. You can check it out here. Danish label ferm LIVING draws on Scandinavian design traditions and retro charm – but with a distinctive graphic edge that makes every item firmly contemporary.
My Deer Art Shop, was founded by Dutch art director/interior designer Maaike Koster. Maaike has brought a sublime limited collection of typographic prints and art together for My Deer’s online Art Shop. Most prints consist of hand drawn letters and personal quotes and words. The attention paid to detail resonates through the whole collection. My Deer Art Shop only uses the finest papers and high quality materials. All the prints are limited edition, signed with handwritten numbering and printed on 250 g. fine art photo paper.
Casalinga was launched by ceramicist and industrial designer Trine Weng in 2008 and has since become an established brand in modern Danish design. The collection is driven and characterised by equal parts of functionalism, storytelling and quality. The apparent clash of contrasts, where nostalgia meets a modern Scandinavian design approach, is not an obstacle but a path to innovation that benefits the consumer in the form of new exciting and functional products. The Casalinga collection consists of harmonious hand-made porcelain vases, bowls, candlesticks, coat hooks, tableware for children, and jewellery.
It’s a grey Fall day in this part of the world which inspired me to do today’s post entirely in beautiful grey. At the end of the post you can find links to the various products and source. Have a wonderful weekend!