Using an actual pig for a piggy bank is so inside the box. Me, I'm getting a Rhino bank.
Kooroo animals may be making the coolest things in Kansas right now. With a small collection of locally made ceramic piggy banks in shapes like camels, buffalos, and lions, Kooroo is looking to add a little fun and quirkiness to your day. Piggy banks not your thing? Make sure you check out their letterpress too.
Up until yesterday if you would have asked me where to get good mid century modern tile, I would have said Heath Ceramics was the only place. But that was yesterday. Now I've got my eye on Clayhaus. They may be the new kid on the block, but they have a very strong line up of modern tiles. The influence of early modernists is apparent in everything from their Bauhaus inspired name down to their fantastic color palette. Icing on the cake for me is the fact that it is all done by a small husband wife team. I love supporting the little guys.
Yep, I just checked and it's been confirmed. These ceramic vases from artist Wendy Jung are indeed the coolest things on the planet. They're available in two sizes as a hanging vase or wall mounted - and are surprisingly affordable considering they're handmade and one-of-a-kind.
Over the years, Perch has been adding to and expanding their beautiful ceramics line and the most recent addition is a collection hand-poured soy candles. I love that they have the same bright colors and playful style that you've come to expect, not to mention the fact that you can reuse them as pots once the candle is used up. Pretty fantastic, I say. Check out all the available colors and styles here.
Pigeon Toe Ceramics is at it again with a new line of products for Fall. One standout is this ceramic and cedar wood birdhouse. The hand-thrown porcelain base is topped with a handcrafted, locally harvested, sustainably-sourced wood, paneled for visual interest and weather treated. Oh, and an 18 inch, vegetable-dyed, braided leather cord is attached for easy hanging. Fancy!
This weeks way back when is in honor of the amazing Eva Zeisel. Born in Hungary in 1906, Eva is well know for her work with ceramics. She was the first woman to have a one woman show at MoMA and continues to design at age 103. She gave a lovely talk at TED at age 92 that is definitely worth a watch as well.