Joanna

With spring (finally) here and warmer temps on the horizon, now’s a good time to start thinking about potting plants and adding more greenery to your home. If you’re looking for handsome, yet simple planter options, look no further than these leather adorned terra cotta pots from Love Dart. Described as “the plain terra cotta pot transformed,” the designs feature diagonal cross-stitching on full grain leather. With details like contrasting waxed Irish linen thread and three shades of leather, they make for a great gift for a friend—or yourself. And it’s an especially nice that each is made to order and stitched by hand.

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Captivating and astounding, right? These photographs are by New York-based Bing Wright, and feature reflections of sunsets in shattered mirrors. The series, called Broken Mirror/Evening Sky, was exhibited in the Paula Cooper Gallery. Each piece measures 4-by-six feet, making them incredibly striking. Imagine how completely different the viewing experience is at that large scale, versus on a computer screen. I’d love a chance to see these in person.

{ Images via Bing Wright }

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Fashion’s beloved “It Girl,” Garance Doré recently collaborated with another favorite, Rifle Paper Co. Photographer, illustrator, and author, Garance’s whimsical aesthetic and refined sensibilities are a great addition to the world of specialty stationery. The collection features some really charming items, ranging from French-adorned cards to quirky notepads and pocket notebooks. Staying true to her first love, this collaboration also showcases Garance’s lively, evocative, and sweet fashion illustrations. As a stationery hoarder, it’s hard to pick a favorite!

{ Images via Garance Doré and Rifle Paper Co }

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Valek Rolling Pins

by Joanna on April 14, 2014

Polish designer Zuzia Zuber creates these quirky, clever laser-engraved rolling pins for her Etsy shop, Valek. As an avid baker, she was not satisfied with the decorative rolling pins available on the market. So she purchased a laser engraver and sought to make her own. Thanks to tons of testing—and presumably eating—Zuzia has designed a rolling pin that is perfect for making cookie decorating a breeze. The pins emboss the dough with adorable patterns. With an array to choose from—ahem, cats—it’s really hard to select a favorite.

{ Images via Valek }

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Paper & Clay

by Joanna on April 8, 2014

Paper & Clay is one of those ceramic lines that is all about special details: the quirky loop of a teacup handle, the casual slope of a spout, and the proportional play of layered glazes. These handmade ceramic pieces are “inspired by the flawless and simple design of the Scandinavian region,” but made in a Memphis studio by artist Brit McDaniel. I especially love her pieces that are simpler in color with an almost dipped aesthetic.

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