7 Out-of-the-Box Ceramics
- Out-of-the-box is so old school.
From a clustered chandelier to a cylindrical sky blue birdhouse, we've rounded up a dozen of our favorite ceramic designs.
Okay, okay—while we do appreciate an out-of-the-box champagne flute, we admit traditional silhouettes exist for a reason. This glass has a slightly squared-off base—a detail that says, “I respect the classics but am open to something different.”
Lifelike invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, often playful, and sometimes surreal. This international group exhibition features artists variously using scale, unusual materials, and sly contextual devices to reveal the manner in which their subjects’ “authenticity” is manufactured.
Lifelike showcases works from the 1960s to the present by more than 55 artists, including Vija Celmins, Keith Edmier, Fischli and Weiss, Robert Gober, Alex Hay, Kaz Oshiro, Charles Ray, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Ai Weiwei.
- There's an interesting new museum in Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, with a corkscrewing exterior of rust-red Cor-Ten steel: Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad.
These hand-crafted spinners are a series of porcelain planters well-suited to housing herbs, but equally adept at hanging on to pencils, candles, or small tabletop clutter. They come available in 13 different color and pattern combinations, and each piece is made to order by Long Island City-based designer Romi Hefetz.
- From Flintstone-esque water jugs to pastel tea sets, these designers took a modern twist to a timeless material.
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