31.8.12

Ceramic passion IV : Kayoko HOSHINO

Hoshino medium is an unusual blend of several types of clay, most predominantly the pebbly material from Shigaraki. Cut from wedges, her forms are deceptively simple, with the feel of ancient ceramics, but are also possess a distinctly modern sense of balance.





30.8.12

Ceramic passion III : Young Mi Kim

Some of the vessels by Catskills artist Young Mi Kim, fired either in a traditional Japanese style wood-fired Anagama kiln or a modern one, are reminiscent of fine paper lanterns. 






29.8.12

Ceramic passion II : Colleen Carlson

Colleen Carlson has won numerous awards for her woven sculptures that use various elements to create a ‘form & fashion’ inspired collection.








28.8.12

Ceramic passion I : Shizue Imai

Shizue Imai is a master at transforming clay into earthy and modern sculptures that have an ancient feel.  Despite the rustic, natural elements to her work, each piece maintains classical elegance.





24.8.12

Snow Global

Love, love, love these ‘snow globes‘ by UK designer, Neil Conley.  Eerily beautiful with a powerful message.  Think about it:
“A series of snow globes created in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010.
Shaped by a number of key principles, the snow globes embody the throw-away, novel plastic gifts that have become one of the oil industries many parasites – Whilst in the same breath, act as a warped preservation of the wildlife affected by the spill and its inherent beauty.”




23.8.12

Big mega block of stone

One simple large stone sculpted into a sink. Strong element in a simple space, it is a great trick for a powder room.








22.8.12

Safarti on display

Gino Sarfati is one of those designers that inspires as his designs are still so modern and current. Those variations around the light globe are just so simple and casual, perfect balance of simplicity and sophistication.