Pottery with Personality from Asheville’s East Fork

Creative Director Connie Matisse on seasonal collections, function and color

“In Asheville, you can throw a rock in any direction and hit a potter,” says Connie Matisse, Creative Director of East Fork—ceramics producers unlike any other. Nestled into North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the city itself harbors crafts and craftspeople alike. East Fork has tapped into this craft, the various firing techniques, as well as the region’s various clays. But their mission isn’t just appealing …

Must-Touch Porcelain Tableware by Piaule

A handmade, slightly asymmetrical set for one

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 bath towel, made from 100% Japanese-milled cotton. And now for Product Two, they offer a seriously refined tableware set—designed to let the pieces speak for themselves—featuring a natural …

Diesel Living + Seletti Love Space and Machines

Taking the boredom out of tableware, one plate at a time

Diesel Living‘s continuous collaboration with fellow Italians, design company Seletti, have resulted in fun (with undercurrents of dark and industrial) tableware that sparks wonder in the everyday ritual of eating. “Cosmic Diner” saw salt and pepper grinders shaped like ’60s and ’70s rockets, glasses blown and tinted to evoke meteorites, and mesmerizing planet and moon porcelain plates akin to wall artwork. The mechanics-inspired “Machine” includes …

Slurp Cups by Studio Arhoj

The Copenhagen studio's experiments in glazing make "dripping" porcelain wares for happy drinking

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 with his whimsical pieces that bring a smile to the face. New fresh-out-of-the-kiln pieces dreamed up this fall/winter season take inspiration from colorful 1970s high-fire glazes, vintage …

Denver and Liely Whisky Glass

A hand-blown design from Australia worthy of the best sipping spirits

There is an art to the consumption of alcohol and, for centuries, glass-blowers and designers have attempted to create the perfect drinking vessel. Melbourne-based Denver & Liely‘s new whisky glass unites the two most respected forms of bourbon, rye and scotch drinkware: the tumbler and the snifter. More than a beautiful, uncommon piece of design, these glasses genuinely channel the full character of whisky, for …