Latest Articles in Ceramics


Design Glut's Hookmaker

The entrepreneurial pair at Design Glut has been building a great archive on their site of interviews they've conducted with designers of all kinds. It's a really nice approach to giving readers an inside look at the ideas and processes that drive today's creatives. In addition to the excellent content, they also design their own products, one of which caught my eye. The Hookmaker is a simple idea executed well—a tile and a teacup, united with a new purpose.
August 3, 2009
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One Teakettle Wins the Tea-Off

Design competitions are all the rage these days, with the Internet making it easy to gather and disseminate good ideas from creative thinkers the world over. Recently World Kitchen—a brand you may never have heard of, but you've surely heard of their subsidiaries, CorningWare, Pyrex, and others—ran a competition called the Tea-Off, which invited designers to create an innovative update on the teakettle.
April 1, 2009
“Constant labor is the law of art as well as the law of life,” reads a quote from Balzac that serves as one of designer Satyendra Pakhalé many desktop inspirations.

Pure and Symbol

Steeped in the past but firmly grounded in the present, the designs of Satyendra Pakhalé merge futuristic shapes with centuries-old crafting techniques.
January 26, 2009
We rock the house with a nonstop concert of salt-and-pepper duos that push design, push it real good.

13 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers

Dear Dwell: I've been looking for modern salt-and-pepper shakers, but all I've found are tchotchkes and diner-style pillars. What do you recommend? —Cheryl LeGasse, San Francisco, California
January 25, 2009
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Emerald in the Rough

An architect and artist flee Dublin for the countryside to build a biodegradable house and raise their children.
January 19, 2009
Want to buy a modern abode? One of these six stylish birdhouses is likely the cheapest option.


Dear Dwell: We'd like to get a modern-looking birdhouse. Which ones will look best in our backyard? —Erik Edwards, St. Louis, Missouri
January 1, 2009
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101 Bathrooms: Ceramic

Long considered to be the standard bathroom material, ceramic is no longer boring. New shapes and colors help redefine what was once only basic bisque or beige.
January 1, 2009
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Gleaming from a white-washed box on North 6th Street is Corinne Gilbert's Mc&Co, a lovingly-curated shop of modern porcelain, glassware, art, home accessories and fashion accessories that break the mold of modernism.
October 21, 2008
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Mitsura Koga

A new show of stone vases at Japanese boutique, Tortoise General Store, will likely knock your socks off. Artist Mitsura Koga has been transforming found stones into absolute works of art. And if the picture doesn't have you convinced, just check out the scale of these vases.
October 13, 2008