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Ghost Candle Holder
Copenhagen's Studio Arhoj are masters at combining minimal design with cute characters to create homewares you actually want on display. Spooky but sweet, their ghost candle-holders are hand-cast and glazed in transparent porcelain and add warm light...
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Studio Visit: Industrial Designer Mark Braun
"Let's say that I'm very close to messy," industrial designer Mark Braun says as we enter his Treptow, Berlin studio. "But it helps with my work." While the three-room space contains fascinating items aplenty (be that tools, inspirational knickknacks...
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Studio Visit: Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics
When we visit ceramic artist Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics Echo Park studio, he explains how his obsession with coffee led him to ceramics, then coffee and back to ceramics. The culmination of Kim's passions manifested when he combined the two, most...
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Studio Visit: Reiko Kaneko
At the softly sun-bathed studio of ceramics designer Reiko Kaneko, working with glaze is one big experiment. Occasionally, her steady process of trial and error includes herself, such as the first time she worked with a toxic raw lacquer and accidentally...
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CH Global Spin: Japanese Ceramics
by Karen Day In Japan, tea is a serious subject. As we learned by participating in Tom Sachs’ artistic take on the traditional tea ceremony at New York's Noguchi Museum this year, the concept of chanoyu dates back to the 9th century, adheres to...
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Smiley Face Cup
There might not be a more cheerful way to drink your coffee each morning than out of this smiley face cup. Crafted from non-toxic, locally sourced materials, it's also food and oven safe. Available in four sizes (from four to 16 ounces), each vessel...
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Must-Touch Porcelain Tableware by Piaule
Piaule launched with an ambitious idea: release thoughtfully considered homewares, one at a time—and make them so well that there's no need to offer a selection of "choices." The online brand has already perfected the ultra-lightweight, quick-drying...
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Bump Mug
Handmade just outside of Portland by The Pursuits of Happiness, the lumpy but lovely "Bump Mug" features porcelain protrusions that are painted with 22k gold, so it's a little bit fancy too. Crafted from white porcelain and glazed to a shiny delight...
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Monkey Pot
London-based artist Charlotte Mei handcrafts ceramic characters that are very cute, but avoid being saccharine—and are also always functional. From toast-shaped plates with rosy cheeks to little worm sculptures, many of her creations are limited edition...
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Ceramic Match Striker
Much more easy on the eyes than the go-to neon orange disposable lighter is this ceramic match-holder handmade by LA-based artist couple Kat Hutter and Roger Lee from their collaborative homewares line, Kat and Roger. Drag a "strike anywhere" match...
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Ceramic Lamb Butter Dish
Yes, butter can taste even better—when it's guarded by a hand-sculpted lamb. This glazed green M Crow & Co butter dish is made in Philadelphia in a production workshop run by Tyler Hays (founder of luxe furniture studio BDDW). If it's sold out online...
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Colectivo 1050° Ceramics
“For designers, problems are possibilities: the source for innovation,” says Kythzia Barrera. The problem? The rapid disappearance of Oaxacan pottery workshops and with it, the eradication of traditional Mexican clay-making processes that stem back...
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Entler's Two- and Three-Headed Lamps
First impressions of Entler's cast stoneware lamps: organic and weird, yet completely charming. The curved necks evoke a curious creature (or maybe even modern-day humans, craning over our phones) and the Shorty Lamp goes one step further to resemble...
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Studio van Broekhoven + Olivier van Herpt: Solid Vibrations
The "Solid Vibration" project is an ongoing collaboration between Eindhoven, The Netherlands-based sound laboratory Studio van Broekhoven and industrial designer Olivier van Herpt, who built a custom ceramic printer where the extruding clay is...
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Altered Antique Ceramic Plate + David Bowie
For fans of Ziggy Stardust, this antique floral dinner plate is embellished with David Bowie's face. Charming and colorful, the blend of kitsch and Bowie's now-retro superfuture character is a delightful juxtaposition—one to look at, rather than eat...
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KWAMBIO's Customizable Design Objects
Oftentimes, the aesthetic quality of 3D-printed objects means—no matter how useful—the products are ultimately unattractive. Of course, much progress has been made over the last few years, and the varying levels of amateur and professional work...
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Ceramic Vessel
A collaboration between CH favorite, LA-based Ben Medansky and Shop Cooper Hewitt, this speckled ceramic vessel can be used as a mug, catch-all or a vase. The eye-catching piece—like much of Medansky's work—blends natural, organic touches with bright...
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Bikini Plate
This handmade earthenware "Bikini 2" plate by London-based Amy Worrall will brighten any gloomy day. Measuring approximately 9.5 inches, it's hand-glazed and depicts three bronzed babes posing away on the beach. The shades-wearing women will have...
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Spora Ceiling Planter
This ceramic and leather Spora ceiling planter—made by Brooklyn-based design studio Light + Ladder—adds elegance to any apartment while freeing up floor space. Sturdy vegetable-tanned leather straps secure a matte stoneware vessel, which is perfect...
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Pleasure Point Bong
Seeking an elevated 420 experience, Summerland creates ceramic “stonerware” that puts balmy skies and dreamy beach vibes into bong form. Designed and hand-produced in Northern California, their Pleasure Point bong is made from cone five ceramic—which...
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ArtShack Brooklyn
Encouraging kids to put down their phones and get creative, Brooklyn-based program ArtShack extends elementary learning outside of the classroom. The after-school program, founded by artist and educator McKendree Key and product designer Dany Rose...
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Beech Hall: Inspired by Egypt
Two's a company, and three's an art collective for the newly formed Beech Hall. Former art school dormmates Danielle Kroll (illustrator and textile designer), Bev Beaulieu (jewelry and 3D CAD designer) and Wade Keller (art director and product...
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Ceramic Selfie
London-based artist Charlotte Mei is responsible for sweet and playful earthenware creations, and even personalizes several—from plates and toast tiles to these ceramic selfies. Simply send a photo of your loved one to Mei and she will created a cute...
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Slurp Cups by Studio Arhoj
First started in Tokyo and now based in Islands Brygge, Copenhagen, Studio Arhoj caught our eye some time ago with their unusual orb-shaped coin bank. Playing with clay and glaze, founder Anders Arhoj balances Japanese and Scandinavian elements...
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Tetra's Aesthetically Elevated Smoke Shop
With a continued legal embrace of marijuana—not to mention cigars and the plentiful array of other herbal, smokeable plants—it's about time someone set to selecting beautiful, well-designed smoking accessories. Launching today, Tetra and its founders...
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