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  1. Informed by Fire: Highlights of American Ceramics

    Informed by Fire: Highlights of American Ceramics

    Varied forms, surface decoration, use of glaze for color combined with science and skill shows the full breadth of possibilities as demonstrated by this selection of ceramics from the Museum's...

    02.19.10

  2. Ceramics by Montes Doggett
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    Ceramics by Montes Doggett

    A journey through the Intertubes recently landed me at the homepage of Montes Doggett. The stunning line of Peruvian ceramics is the work of Mexican designer Monica Porter.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.30.11

  3. Aspect Pendants

    Aspect Pendants

    Sacramento-based Schmitt Design slip-cast two pendant light silhouettes—slender and squat—in translucent porcelain that, when turned on, emit a warm glow. Fabric-wrapped cords come in...

    $380.00

  4. Inventables: Materials Database
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    Inventables: Materials Database

    Zach Kaplan is looking out for the little guys. In 2002, he launched Inventables, an extensive library of high-tech materials from manufacturers and innovators like Dupont and 3Form. The initial...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.11.11

  5. Factory Direct
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    Factory Direct

    Ask anybody who has held so much as a bud vase from Heath Ceramics about the pottery’s charms, and you’re likely to encounter the kind of adoration reserved for treasured family...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    08.17.10

  6. Heath Ceramics' Winter Collection
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    Heath Ceramics' Winter Collection

    Though it's only August, holiday gear is already on its way (the New York International Gift Fair kicked off August 14). What's caught our eye is Heath Ceramics' new Winter 2010 collection&mdash...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.16.10

  7. Ceramic Tiles of Italy

    Ceramic Tiles of Italy

    Ceramic Tiles of Italy represents more than 200 manufacturers, recognized for their high quality craftsmanship and unparalleled style. A leader in the marketplace, Ceramic Tiles of Italy...

    06.21.10

  8. Pieces from a Larger Puzzle
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    Pieces from a Larger Puzzle

    “Pieces from a Larger Puzzle,” an exhibition at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura—a 1950s building in Westwood designed by Robert Alexander, Richard Neutra’s partner—of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.10

  9. Clover Lee and David Erdman
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    Clover Lee and David Erdman

    An installation currently on display at the SCI-Arc Gallery, Immuring by David Clovers, is championing the modern-day fresco.  Curious about the forms and the computational development behind...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.29.10

  10. Heath LA Visit
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    Heath LA Visit

    While down in LA for Dwell on Design this year I had a chance to stop into the Heath Ceramics LA shop to look around, check out the Playmountain show which is up now, and have...

    06.28.10

  11. Espasso at Steven Alan
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    Espasso at Steven Alan

    Beginning with an all-day kickoff party on Saturday, May 29, from 10 am to 7 pm, Steven Alan in East Hampton will feature an installation of handmade furniture and accessories by Brazilian artisans...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.27.10

  12. Phuc Van Dang
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    Phuc Van Dang

    Last month artist and designer Phuc Van Dang sent me a note about our mutual love of color. That email exchange led to more, and allowed me to discover more about his varied works. I asked him a...

    05.27.10

  13. Kahla Porcelain

    Kahla Porcelain

    Our modern global world is characterized by flexibility, speed and a constant change of focus – and everyday life thus primarily calls for variable concepts, unconventional solutions and...

    03.16.10

  14. Imiso Ceramics

    The Xhosa word "lmiso" means "Tomorrow". But the owners took this further, and, with the inspiration of "Work today, change tomorrow," our slogan "Dawn of a...

    03.01.10

  15. Drawn From Clay
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    Drawn From Clay

    Increasingly, consumers like to know the source of the things they buy and products are often sold with information that goes beyond mere "Made in the USA" labels to tell the story of the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.12.10

  16. Jonathan Adler's Whales
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    Jonathan Adler's Whales

    Though I've become quite fond of them, I don't quite know what to make of Jonathan Adler's pair of tabletop cetaceans. A butter dish and a pitcher, are they meant as a wry reminder of what a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.26.09

  17. Jonathan Adler

    Jonathan Adler

    Iconic potter, designer, author, and personality Jonathan Adler is dedicated to bringing style, craft and joy to your life. Adler launched his first ceramic collection in 1994 at Barneys New York....

    01.25.09

  18. My Life USB

    My Life USB

    Like a spy pen that doubles as a stealthy camera, these ceramic charm necklaces do unsuspecting double duty as data-carrying thumb drives.

  19. Rainy Day Piggy Bank

    Rainy Day Piggy Bank

    Mom (or your banker) may have always told you to save for a rainy day—good advice—but sticking money under the mattress is so passe. Argentinian designer Ignacio Pilotto has given you a...

    $30.00

  20. Porcelain Bud Vase

    Porcelain Bud Vase

    It's nigh impossible to find to two identical flowers, and it's not too much to expect the same subtle uniqueness in your bud vases, too. Ohio-based designer Cynthia Vardhan hand-throws each and...

    $48.00

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