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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
Colorful ceramic Vases

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 material-good.com and purchase them online here.
February 4, 2013
Glass Pitcher & Cup Set by Esque Studio

Modern Mixology

Modern takes on many meanings besides being contemporary or new age—sometimes modern simply means being different. Variety is what makes life interesting, and the same should apply when it comes to designing any room. To make it easier, we've curated our picks for eye-catching statement pieces that are bound to stand out.
November 19, 2012
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Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks to the keen design eye of Commune—who helped with the look and feel of the interiors—and structural wizardry of Charles Hemminger of hemmingerarchitects—who helped refine the architecture—Heath has a new home at 18th Street and Alabama befitting its wares. "We needed more space," says Heath co-owner Cathy Bailey, who had a studio in the neighborhood years ago. "The original building in Sausalito was built in 1959 with the agenda to be a dinnerware factory. Over the years, it's grown and we have no more space. The difference between the new Heath and the old Heath is that we do everything ourselves—sell directly, manufacture, and design in-house. We didn't want to build way out in the valley, away from everyone; we wanted to stay close to customers, in a vibrant environment."
September 27, 2012
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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
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Husk's Custom Ceramics

In a city filled with culinary hotspots, Charleston's Husk is in a class of its own. On paper, it may sound standard: Southern cuisine, sourced from regional farms, serving up lots of pork, bourbon, and pimiento cheese. As with all good design, however, Husk's artfully executed simplicity is a result of very detailed planning. When in Charleston last week, I had a chance to visit and was struck by (among many other just-so details) the rustic, earthy tableware. Eschewing the crisp white of haute cuisine standby Limoges porcelain, these muted, weighty ceramics were done locally by design duo Chip Burr and Fiorenzo Berardozzi.
August 27, 2012
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3 Collections of Modern Barware

The main course of a meal might receive the oohs and aahs, but as any host or hostess will attest, it’s the beverages that fuel a party and get the conversation going. This selection of barware will surely make your next gathering the talk of the town.
August 19, 2012
BKB Ceramics planter for cacti and succulents

BKB Ceramics

One of our favorite booths at Dwell on Design 2012 was BKB Ceramics, a company—well, an artisan really—based in Joshua Tree, California. From his home studio, Brian Bosworth crafts planters for cacti and succulents using rock or Styrofoam casts, a potter's wheel, and hand-construction techniques.
July 4, 2012
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