Drip Tease teapot in gold from Reiko Kaneko -
British-Japanese designer Reiko Kaneko wants to prove that the fine bone china industry has moved on from its twee reputation. Her world is not of 18th century figurines but of modern shapes that are typically witty or simple, Japanese inspired forms.
The influence of Kaneko’s early childhood spent in Japan is apparent in her ceramic tableware forms. After studying at Central St Martins, she established her design studio in London’s East End in 2007.
Her collections are often produced by combining 3D modeling programs with centuries-old expertise from makers in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Kaneko is passionate about her production being based in this city that’s known world-wide as the traditional home of pottery and, though much of the production has moved abroad in recent decades, there is still a vibrant hub of industry that Kaneko is keen to bring to the forefront of modern ceramic design.
Info from Reiko Kaneko’s webpage
Drip Tease by Reiko Kaneko
Scandinavian and Japanese form has a lot in common. It is sleek, “less-is-more”-ish and it is really hard to resist. The Stepped Bowl by Reiko Kaneko is a great example. And I truly adore the white.
Stepped bowl by Reiko Kaneko
I love bucket bags.
I had a bucket bag once, that I bought in Africa. I used it until it almost fell apart. And then it was used, and still is, some more by my daughter. To this day, it is still around. But I feel that it just might be time to get another beloved bucket bag. And I fancy this Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. I fancy it a lot.
BLACK WITH FLAMMA
ITALIAN VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER BUCKET BAG WITH SLEEK, INTERIOR COLORED RESIN COATING AND DETACHABLE WALLET. ADJUSTABLE STRAP.
12.25” H X 10” W X 6” D
Swedish Grace is one of my favorite tablewear designs. It is so discreet, subtle yet it stands its grounds year after year. Designers are Swedish Louise Adelborg and Pia Törnell for Rörstrand. Check it out here
Not long ago I told my parents that I am collecting the Swedish Grace. They went blank. And looked at eachother with that … look. And told me that we used to have a LOT of Swedish Grace in the 60-ies. But they threw it away. Got tired of it.
G.o.t. t.i.r.e.d. o.f. i.t.! I’m just saying. Well, I say no more really.
Love the all white. When you arrange the food on these plates its colors comes to life in a very special way since the tablewear does not overcrowd the lovely colors of the ingredients. This is truly art.
More Swedish Grace products here
Danish Design is as always beautiful. Check these coffee tables out. Made by Danish Naver. This is their (hi)story (directly from their website):
The Naver Collection was founded in 1995. The original idea was to establish a complete homogeneous collection of furniture that respects both craftsmanship and traditions.
The designers and architects developed the line of furniture and Manufacturers took up the challenge of producing exclusive furniture in solid wood and in respect of the old craftsmanship.
Today the Naver Collection is a modern and contemporary Brand Product.
Close collaboration between architects and designers, factories and sales ensures that the product line is constantly being developed and adjusted to complement the present moment.
NAVER.- is derived from ” Navere ” which is an old Danish traditional name for these Cabinetmakers traveling into the world to learn their trade from the Masters who provided them with board and lodging.
To appreciate these Wandering Artisans and Cabinetmakers and to respect and their fine handcraft, we have decided to name our range of exclusive Danish designed furniture, NAVER COLLECTION.
84x73x46 cmLegs height: 51/46/40 cm
More info here
Just found these on the net. Jimmy Choo. Who would have thought that a designer brand would start making “clogs”. Being from the Nordic we are used to clogs. That’s something many of us still have. Or at least had. Or at the very least had people around us having. There is no way you haven’t “met” with a pair of clogs before.
Now, I do realise that the clogs today are more upbeat than back in the days when there were only one style. Maybe with something painted on the toe. To be a little “designed”. However, then came Swedish Has Beens and changed the clog world as we knew it. Now you can have clogs in many shapes and colors.
But back to the main issue at hand. Jimmy Choo clogs vs. Swedish Has Beens clogs. Which ones do you prefer?
Yup. Swedish Has Beens. See more styles and get inspired here
Ok, I have to admit that I am not much for that “ink” blue color. But, and this is a big but, I am willing to make an exception for once (hah – “for once” – what is life if not filled with exceptions?) for this lovely Furla Venus Sac.
It has its perks don’t you think?
Furla Venus Sac polochon
33 x 23 x 20 cm
You know those bowls that man’s best friend usually eats from? They aren’t the most beautiful things to lay your eyes on, are they? No, didn’t think so.
However, now they can be. Check these beauties out:
And there are more:
Here is where you get them
I love the idea of a coffee table that is also a storage area without looking like it. It appeals to my sense of (trying to) keeping things tidy and in order.
The designer behind this excellent idea is Rikke Frost from Denmark. The coffee table Bowl was designed for the interior design company/shop Bolia.
Get rejuvenated at Rejuvenation in Los Angeles, CA.
This is defenitely a don’t miss-place. Get your socks to 8780 Venice Boulevard and feel refreshed as soon as you enter this place. Not to mention how your home is going to feel after a splash and a dash of rejuvenating it fixtures.
Rejuvenation is America’s largest manufacturer and leading direct marketer of authentic reproduction lighting and house parts. Rejuvenation’s products are handcrafted, made-to-order, and sold through the company’s catalog, website, and retail stores.
I don’t know about you, but I have been keeping my eye on Scott Schuman – The Sartorialist – ever since he started his blog. I don’t remember anymore how I stumbled upon it but I am happy I did.
I am intrigued by how easy he captures those perfect moments, and how he, with elegance and ease, conveys it to us all at the world wide web. And he is ever evolving… click the picture below and check out his web series courtesy AOL.
AOL On Originals is a web series with the latest news of design. Over the next couple of months, AOL On Originals will launch 10 brand-new web series with celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jonathan Adler. And of course, Scott Schuman the one and only “The Sartorialist”.
Well done AOL!
OK, I have to admit I am not an IKEA fan of big proportions. That not said I don’t like their designs, I do. What I don’t like is that after a while things has to be tightened and …. done something to. I’d like to have my furniture, and that’s that. Not worrying it will fall apart after some years. However, I guess that is more and more in the past with IKEA (just as H&M things are getting better) although this still applies for some things, but not all. So, I still buy IKEA. It’s a love/hate relationship I guess.
My latest purchase will have to be this one:
It is a chair come towel rack for your bathroom.
I do not need a chair for my bathroom. But what I do need is a bedside table. And imagine this chair/towel rack painted white (I like things white), and you can hang, not towels, but beautiful fabrics on the towel racks. Or fasten a clip on lamp to double as your bedside lamp. Ahh this will be so good.
I will keep you posted.