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HEATH CERAMICS

Heath produces some of my favorite ceramics.  They’re the perfect compromise of beauty, function, and simplicity; all are aspects that Edith Heath, Heath Ceramics’ founder had in mind when she started the company in 1948. Her goal was to create “simple, good things for good people,” but Heath’s products have shifted from utility of the kitchen to an emblem of […]
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SUNSPOTS POTTERY

While shooting in Toronto, my production designer Nuala included some adorable pottery in her first round of pots. Speckled like a robin’s egg, and glazed in a delicate pale blue hue, these little pourers and bowls were impossible to resist.  I immediately asked for the shop’s name and set out to grab a few for myself the next day. Not […]
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FLORAL HEAD DRESSES

Before I say anything, I’ll let Robert Herrick take it away: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still-a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, a higher he’s a getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he’s to setting. That age is best […]
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VINTAGE GREEK KEY LIBBEY GLASSES

Believe or not, Jonathan Adler did not invent the Greek Key design.  He’s used it to amazing effect, and it fits right into his gorgeous mid century flare, but, with a little Ebay or Etsy snooping, you can find some Greek Keys of you own. I stumbled upon these lovely little Libbey glasses on Ebay and had to snatch them […]
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ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE OBJECT ENTHUSIAST

The Object Enthusiast is one of my favorite pinners on pinterest.  I’m pretty sure we have exactly the same taste in graphic design. That’s how I came across her work, actually. I noticed the gorgeous gilded cups, and then some pins of speckled plates, and after a few clicks I found myself on her etsy page.  Her work is unique […]
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BLACK + WHITE

Black and white is the most classic of color combinations.  Or should I say tonal combinations? White presents the lack of color and black the combination of all color, or is it the other way around? I didn’t pay the best attention that week in eight grade science class. Regardless, whether it’s print on a page, or Ilford film, or […]
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CHRISTIANE SUTHERLAND FUNCTION + BEAUTY

I came across Christiane Sutherland’s ceramics on Etsy, and was taken aback by the detail in her work.  A fantastic blend of boho earthiness and rich textures and colors, these plates look brilliant mixed and matched with other pieces for an eclectic, laid back vibe.  My favorite aspect of her ceramics (other than that gorgeous deep blue glaze) is the […]
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VALENTINES DAY DESSERT FOR DINNER PARTY

Whether or not you have a date this Valentines Day doesn’t really matter when you have good friends, good food, and good wine. The Chalkboard, an amazing lifestyle blog by the team behind Pressed Juicery, reached out to me for some fun Valentines Day ideas, so I corralled up my favorite foodies for the ultimate dessert fest to celebrate not […]
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