an invitation…

.. come see new gift ideas in  the emporium .. ~FEATURED ITEM~ LOVE LOVE LOVE!    Meet my new Nespresso milk warmer/frother!  Sorry for the high drama, but I just got it and I really do love this thing.–It works so well!  With the press of a button it quietly and perfectly warms and froths in just seconds.   […]

Is this what we might call…

 . …the skull-inary arts? (!) Artist’s Statement:  {Currently, I use ceramics as my material in my method of expression, incorporating various decorative styles, patterns, and symbolic forms as my principal axis in creating my works.  The decorative styles and forms I allude to and incorporate in my works each contain a story based on historical […]

Noa = movement and light

Absolutely love these beautiful pieces by Maria de Haan, Noa Ceramics.    ~Functional art at its best! Noa is a feminine Hebrew name, derived from a root that means “movement”. Noa is also Arabic, with the meaning of “light”. Maria makes functional tableware with Eastern influences inspired from her travels abroad. Using antique Indian stamps to decorate her work […]

Artisan Feature – Brocchi Workshop

Hand-hammered cache pots, (80 euro*) Brocchi workshop, Siena  Laura and Alessandro Brocchi are the great grandchildren of coppersmith, Giuseppe Brocchi and hail from a long line of master forgers.  Though they continue to specialize in the tradition of copper-forging passed down through their family for the last 200 years, they now also work with all metals ranging from […]

Design Daily – Chandelier by Deborah Thomas

 Deborah Thomas, A triangular chandelier, c 1983, Frame is built up of glass segments arranged around eight Halogen bulbs 137cm wide x 69cm high (54″ wide x 27″ high) Estimate: £1,500 – 2,000 Deborah Thomas has designed for various theatre and dance companies including Hesitate and Demonstrate. She has exhibited widely including a commission for […]

Source Sharing – A Must Have: The Little Black…

…Broom?(!) Yes.  That’s right.  I’m excited about a broom I found, not a little black dress. I have to say, this is typical of me and I know my daughter would concur.  While I love clothes as much as the next girl…it isn’t uncommon for me to head out in search of an outfit, only to […]