LOVE Interactive Sculpture Is A Vase & Candelabra In One

Artist Michael Kalish has released a new limited edition tabletop version of an interactive sculpture he previously created. In his “The Art of Finding Love” the word LOVE is crafted in 3 dimensions in either Poplar Wood or Gold Metal and functions as both a vase and a candle holder, depending upon whether you place it vertically or horizontally on a surface. Read more

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Pretty Painted Porcelain Vessels by Heesoo Lee

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Using porcelain as a three dimensional canvas, South Korean artist Heesoo Lee’s vessels, plates, mugs and vases are decorated with stunning hand-painted trees and flowers. Read more

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The Classic Honeybear In Art and Design. 40 Awesome Items Inspired by The Bear-Shaped Honey Dispensers.

The Classic Honeybear In Art and Design

The classic Bear-shaped honey dispenser which has simply become known as a “honeybear” reportedly dates back to 1957 when Ralph Gamber, future president of the Dutch Gold Honey company, reasoned that “a bear likes honey, why not a bear of honey?” Read more

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The FACETURE Machine and the Unusual Molded Vases, Lamps and End Tables by Phil Cuttence.


The FACETURE series by Phil Cuttance consists of handmade faceted vessels, lightshades and an end table. Each object is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mould. The mould is then manually manipulated to create the each object’s form before each casting, making every piece utterly unique. Read more

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Remembering Eva Zeisel 1906-2012. Her Life and Her Work.

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The world lost a legend on December 30th when Eva Zeisel died at the age of 105. In honor of her passing, I am reprinting a post I wrote on her amazing life and work in April of 2010. Read more

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The Beautiful Vases, Dogs and Cats of Gary Steinborn and his Venice Clay Studio.

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The Venice Clay Studio features the talented ceramic crafts of Los Angeles born artist Gary Steinborn. Inspired by the work of arts and craft factories such as Grueby, Pewabic, Teco and Rookwood, his sculpted animals and artful vases are sensual, modern and appealing. Read more

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The ‘Utter’ Mouth Pot or Vase by Thelermont Hupton.

These fun tabletop vessels are made of fine earthenware and measure 160mm x 100mm tall. The opening is that of a human mouth, compllte with parted lips and teeth.

In the words of the artist:
“The Utter pots, using the form of a mouth, are a literal manifestation of the concept of objects ‘talking’ to the user.

The finished piece is humorous and edgy. The parted lips of the female mouth may even be construed as sexual. They invite us to ponder what the rest of the ‘face’ might look like.

The Utter mouth pot is designed to be used decoratively or functionally as a vessel for flowers, pencils…”

Price: £39
buy the utter mouth pot here

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Antique Vases For Head Bangers and Tableware for Trendy Urbanites.

This certainly ain’t your grandmother’s tableware. Well, okay, it is. Only with Pierre Blanc’s added imagery of trendy pop culture icons and heavy metal bands. Roccocco and baroque china and porcelain plates, trays, amphoras and vases take on an edge not found in the average antique store.

above: The inherently jarring juxtaposition of Metallica on a pale pink and gilded vase is like Meissen-goes-maniacal.

above: Pairing the Pope with a Boombox is something you don’t often see

Pierre also takes antique floral and gilded plates and applies the trendy urban imagery of guns, boomboxes/ghetto blasters, turntables, masked mexican wrestlers and muscle cars:

I can’t forget to mention his hilarious kitschy plates featuring tv and movie icons like Charles Bronson, Dallas’ Booby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) and Fantasy Island’s Mr. Rourke (Ricardo Montalban) and Tatoo (Herve Villachaize):

Pierre sells these pieces and more in his online store at Le Garage, Pierre Blanc.

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