Posts Tagged ‘Kathryn’

05/25/10

When I saw Jorine’s ceramics over on pretty pretty paper (specifically, the Tea Time set), all I could think of was Lumiere prancing about singing Be Our Guest in Beauty & the Beast. And clearly I’m not alone, because the designer herself says:  ”Tea Time is a high tea set based on characters. Build up to be a family. Each piece has its own identity. With their character-like look they seem to come alive, living their lives on the table like soldiers in a little nation. Creating surrealistic moments like in Alice in Wonderland.”

In addition to the whimsical tribe of tea things, there’s the curvy Cafe Pompose coffee set, representing a little caffeinated family…

The obscenely clever T(r)eacups, with their adorable tree trunk legs…

And finally, for the mischievous hostess who really wants to get a laugh out of her guests, the Snout cups!

As a bride to be, I have to say… all of these unique ceramic pieces make it VERY tempting to ditch the standard big box store registries and fill my cupboards with an amazing handmade selection!

Happy Tuesday!
Kathryn, aka the sassy kathy

05/18/10

I so do NOT need ANOTHER design shop to bookmark on my computer and lust after lamp after lamp after lamp. But I saw this Coffee-Light on be blushless and thought it was too cute to keep to myself.

Turns out that Connox is chock full of lustworthy lamps.  They’re just slightly off center enough to make a statement, without being overwhelming or gaudy.

I love the dual nature of the coffee cup/lamp and flowerpot/light.  It’d definitely make me do a doubletake if that’s what I saw when I walked in a room.

Pictured: Coffee-LightCamouflage pendant; 85 Lamps; Bloom Pot with lighting.

Have a great week!
Kathryn

05/11/10

The innocent little cyclamen plant that I desperately tried to keep alive at work has finally met a sad and disastrous end. When I got to my cubicle this morning it was a withered brown shell of it’s former self.  Alas. Perhaps I should stick with cut flowers in pretty vases from now on. And first up – the Love is Blind Vase by Jessica Marie Lertvilai, available on Supermarket.  Apparently M-Dashing is to vases, as I am to lighting – and the lady has some nice taste in vases.

Jessica collected love letters, transcribed them into Braille, and then transferred them in relief pattern onto the surface of the vase.  Aka – wow.  ”The Love is Blind project is both a coded pattern and an abstract pixilated painting. The attempt is to show the crossing of boundaries that exists between language, art and design.”

I love when design merges with a deeper meaning.

Have a lovely week!
Kathryn