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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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Pastel Picks for the Kitchen

These pastel pieces enliven a staid kitchen by adding a sweet, but not saccharine, note.
May 8, 2013
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New from Pia Wüstenberg

We last highlighted Pia Wüstenberg's work in our May 2012 issue, when we called her one of design's rising stars; previously we called out her innovative recycled paper lights, which she created by shaping rolls of laminated scrap paper on a wood lathe. She recently got in touch to let us know about her latest project: a new iteration of her Stacking Vessels, which she originally designed in 2011.
April 11, 2013

Ceramic Designer We Love: Jeff Nimeh

Relocating from New York to Kyoto, Japan in 2012 not only marked a new beginning in his life, but proved to be a working catalyst for ceramicist Jeff Nimeh. All of the pieces from the designer's collection of "balanced and well-proportioned ceramic art" are skillfully wheel-thrown in porcelain and high-fired with select glazes. Incredible in its simplicity, the works are a quiet reminder of the inherent beauty of ceramic artisanship, dating back all the way to 25,000 BC. Nippon absorbed, we can't wait to see what the former New Yorker will present next.
April 8, 2013
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Limited Edition Object + Totem Bottle Vase

Have you heard of online startup Of A Kind? If not, bookmark it now. The online retailer commissions limited-edition pieces from emerging designers, and until now, it's been a mix of clothing, jewelry, and accessories. We hear they're moving into the home goods sphere, and this week's edition is a good sign for ceramics enthusiasts.
April 3, 2013
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Danish Crafts Announces Mindcraft13 for Salone

Danish Crafts, an organization devoted to representing up-and-coming Danish designers, announced this year’s Mindcraft, their exhibition at Milan’s Fuori Salone 2013.
March 21, 2013

The Love Ball

Continuing our longtime crush on all things Perch!, this clever hanging storage container designed by Amy Adams holds everything from air plants to avocados to bathroom accessories with aplomb.
March 12, 2013

Heath Ceramics Get Spotty with New 'Cool Lava' Glaze

The renowned midcentury pottery manufacturer introduces four new glazes for its vase collection, including a remarkable textured finish formulated by partner Adam Silverman and the Heath design team.
March 6, 2013
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Little Shirley Vases by Material Good

Lauren Burman began making Little Shirley vases a few years ago in honor of her grandmother, Shirley Larson, who was battling cancer. Now she and a team of nine other people hand make the petite ceramic accent pieces in her Seattle studio. The versatile design (use it as a bud vase or scent diffuser) comes in a spectrum of 36 colors and Burman donates 10 percent of her profits to community organizations. To learn more about the product, visit and purchase them online here.
February 4, 2013