Sunday, January 30, 2011

for anyone who loves blue

via Solid Frog /copyright Zanotta Design

These blue plaster walls are gorgeous.  For a lover of blue, I could easily live my life in these
rooms.   I'm sure you have noticed my use of the color in my ceramics!

Friday, January 28, 2011

dream kitchen

stylist Lo Bjurulf/copyright Agent Bauer

Seeing this kitchen makes me very, very happy!  I love the use of color.  I'm in the middle of my kitchen renovation and wish I was brave enough to do something this bold and creative!   Perhaps this will inspire me !

Monday, January 24, 2011

food & wine magazine: grey slab

photo by con poulos

Browsing through my February issue of Food & Wine magazine I was amazed to find this gorgeous shot of one of my pieces!  The super talented prop stylist, Alistair Turnbull, styled this photograph.  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

inspiring work: lucie rie

all photos copyright of the artist's estate

I learned recently about Lucie Rie through my friend, and fellow ceramicist, Paula, who is a fan of Lucie's work.  Lucie was born in 1902 in Vienna, and died, at age 93, in London where she lived for 57 years.  She was one of the leading studio potters of the 20th century, earning many awards and recognition during her lifetime.   The work that Lucie produced was quite modern for her time.  She worked exclusively on the wheel.  Having an extensive knowledge of ceramic chemistry she was able to develop many interesting glazes that became her signature.  Her work is truly inspiring!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

noma: time and place in nordic cuisine

                                                                   photo by ditte isager

I received a copy of this delicious new book for Christmas this year.  Noma: Time and Place in  
Nordic Cuisine is a look at the philosophy and creativity of chef Rene Redzepi and his innovative Copenhagen restaurant, Noma.  The book includes many recipes, along with Redzepi's story on developing the cuisine for his restaurant and his committment to finding ingredients of the highest quality.  The photography, by Ditte Isager, is stunning.  I'm dreaming of visiting this restaurant....maybe this year?!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

blue mountains

I came across this charming Mountains Tea Towel from Fine Little Day.  The towel combined with the coffee and teapots brings a smile to my face.