interiors

Sweet Gum Co.

by Joanna on November 12, 2014

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As a fan of one-of-a-kind and handmade design, I was delighted to recently discover Sweet Gum Co., a boutique specializing in Southern-made provisions. The shop is bursting with pieces both vintage and handcrafted, hailing from Tennessee and the South. The real treat here is that each item is selected to carry on the storytelling tradition of the South. Whether it’s a wooden stirring spoon that’s made to use a family recipe or a handbuilt serving bowl full of warm biscuits, these pieces tell a story while also bearing witness to the new stories you create in your home.

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{ Images via Sweet Gum Co. }

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ABJ Glassworks

by Joanna on November 10, 2014

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ABJ Glassworks is a Philly-based designer focusing on whimsical, yet modern creations. Started by Ashley Bram-Johnson, these glass pieces are the result of traditional stained-glass techniques, capturing the “nuances of light throughout the day and the changing seasons.” The effect is really quite lovely.

Bram-Johnson uses eco-friendly materials, such as non-toxic flux and lead-free silver alloy solder. From glass wallhangings to geometric terrariums and planters, it’s safe to say that these pieces are exactly what my home needs.

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{ Images via ABJ Glassworks }

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Meanwhile Curiosities by Epiforma

by Joanna on October 29, 2014

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Epiforma is a recently established Portuguese design studio that aims to tell visual stories across a range of disciplines. It’s not hard to grasp why I’m a big fan of the Meanwhile Curiosities collection. Labeled as “a conceptual representation of time,” the shapes and materials—ranging from metal (steel and aluminum) to solid wood (ash and oak) to stone (granite and marble)—are all about playful exploration. While these functional objects and furniture are engaging, I also love the colors and the styling of the photography.

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{ Images via Epiforma. Photography by Luís Espinheira }

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Recreation Center Ceramics

by Joanna on October 28, 2014

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Talk about a pattern party! Meet Recreation Center. Started by Josephine Heilpern after she graduated from New York’s Cooper Union, Recreation Center is all about functional and fun ceramics. The forms themselves are simple, while the patterns and finishes are totally unique. Heilpern’s background is rich in print and sculpture, and her aesthetic is inspired in part by the Memphis design movement. These pieces are sure to perk up any dining table.

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{ Found via Oh Joy }

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Wallpapers from Black Crow Studio

by Joanna on October 27, 2014

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Wow, just … Wow. These wallpapers and murals by Black Crow Studios make quite the statement, don’t you think? Available as-is or totally customized, these designs are the perfect way to make a statement in your home. I find myself especially drawn to the bold watercolor series and the gemstone series and wish I could wallpaper my bathroom with them. If you’re a renter like me, Black Crow Studios also offers the ability to print their motifs on canvas or fine-art paper for framing, thus minimizing the commitment. Believe me, my interior design wheels are turning.

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{ Images via Black Crow Studios }

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