Latest Articles in Porcelain

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Editors' Picks: Our 10 Favorite Planters

It's high season to exercise that green thumb! These stylish, modern planters are made for plants of all sizes—from a miniature, desktop succulent to a space-defining living wall. Read our June 2015 issue for many more green design ideas.
June 17, 2015
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Ceramic Artist Francesca DiMattio Explores the Beauty in Domesticity

Francesca DiMattio's large-scale ceramic sculptures turn elements of functional design into dramatic works of art.
April 2, 2015
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How To: Bathrooms for Small Spaces

We can never get enough of great big design in tiny spaces—especially when it comes to efficient, space-saving bathrooms.
March 6, 2014
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Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez

Up and coming ceramist Virginie Besengez discusses shape, space and her inspirations.
February 11, 2014
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Porcelain Gifts We Love

From Flintstone-esque water jugs to pastel tea sets, these designers took a modern twist to a timeless material.
November 6, 2013
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8 Inspiring Minimalist Bathrooms

Streamline your plumbing and simplify your bathing ritual with inspiration from these minimalist bathrooms in the Dwell canon.
August 5, 2013
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Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer

In essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection, profoundness in nature and valuing authenticity above all else. This description could accurately be used to characterize sculptor Maria Moyer’s work as well.
May 16, 2013
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An Unlikely Marriage

We can’t get enough of new design brand House of Rym, an improbable artistic combination of Tunisian craftsmanship and Swedish aesthetics. In October 2011, Tunisian entrepreneurs Rym Tounsi and Zied Youssef contacted Swedish designers Anna Backlund and Elisabeth Dunker to see if they would be interested in a design collaboration. Tounsi and Youssef have a deep love of their native country’s artisan history and wanted to share it with others in a fresh light. They had long admired the designers’ work, and cold-called them to see if Backlund and Dunker would be interested in such a collaboration. As it turns out, Backlund and Dunker were, and before long, they hopped a plane to Tunisia. The group quickly formed a partnership, and produced a home goods line using wool, porcelain, cotton, and olive wood. Although their company is less than a year old, the pieces strike a perfect note between organic and modern, past and present. In the process of setting up a House of Rym webshop, all pieces can be purchased through Fine Little Day or Northlight. Click through the slideshow to see more:
January 28, 2013
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Capitol Butter Dish from ODLCO

With the Democratic and Republican conventions now over, what we've all known for months now is finally official. It's Mitt vs. Barack, impressive hair vs. impressive ears, Harvard lawyer vs. Harvard lawyer in an escalating, autumn-consuming death match for the White House/free world/future of all mankind. Feeling patriotic? Feeling cynical? Feeling like a piece of buttery toast? Should that last one appeal, Republicans and Democrats alike should consider keeping that delicious, fatty spread in Morgan Carter's hilarious new Capitol Butter Dish for ODLCO. Made from porcelain in Chicago (ODLCO and POTUS's home), this clever riff on the architectural tchotchkes they sell in DC by the boatload should swiftly become a bread-and-butter addition to any design-minded table. And at just $50 apiece, you can afford to pass them out to all the fellas in your Super PAC.
September 8, 2012