Another recent discovery is the work of ceramicist Helen Levi.
Hailing from Brooklyn New York, Helen’s work has a fresh approach to this very traditional art. She has a sense of playfulness with the materials which allows her to create pieces which are unique and interesting, ranging from the quirky to lovely combinations of textures and colours. I am especially in love with her marbled collection featured below with its rustic, raw appeal and unpredictable patterns. So pretty.
Other than making functional objects, Helen plans to stem further into sculptural work, creating on a larger scale and having a little more creative freedom from the practical. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with!!
If you are interested in purchasing some of her beautiful pieces you can do so via her web store.
Last night good old social media introduced me to not one, but two amazing new labels whose products will change your child’s room from drab to totally fab!
First up is the very cute bed linen by Queensland based company In Bed With Fred!
There are four modern designs available in the quilts all of which are reversible and cost $119 with matching pillow cases. Team your quilt with one of the two sheet set designs which cost $99 and consist of a flat sheet, fitted sheet and matching pillow case.
The complete range is available for pre-order now for a late May delivery date, yay!
Secondly are these super fun wall decals by NZ company One Hundred Percent Heart!
I freakin’ love these! I think I need bats for my boy and clouds for my little girl. Arrgghhhh the whole range is amazing, you need to check these out asap and at only $39.90 for a pack of 38 individual stickers, I think this is THE best way to make over your kids room on a budget and not have it look… well…. budget!
Available to purchase in Australia through Down That Little Lane.
I think wooden toys are so magical, add in moving parts and a music box and they remind me of something you would expect to find in Santa’s workshop! They can fascinate little kids for hours and are a beautiful heirloom that will stand the test of time.
So today I bring you these beautiful wooden music boxes made by Jean Card in Taiwan. They have a huge range of cute wooden music boxes, check out the videos below to see how they are made and some of the range that are available. The New York, London’s Big Ben and Mountain Railroad Pass music boxes can be purchased through Aussie online store Cool Things for $74.95 each.
Perhaps an idea for the “Mums to Be” this Mothers Day?
Here is a recent design that showed at Milan Design Week Salone del Mobile 2014.
POT.PURRI by 3 dots collective is an interesting design collection of modular containers which can be mixed and matched to create over 50 unique objects spanning from vases and vessels through to lamps.
The main segments are made from concrete and wire of various diameters and dimensions, all of which are interchangeable. This allows the customer to create a custom combination of pieces for their project and furthermore, allows them to update their purchase by reconfiguring whenever they please.
I love the pop of colour that the wire elements bring to the collection, they break up the heavy, solid aesthetic of the concrete perfectly and mimic the forms and patterns in basketry, just with a polished, modern edge.