The Best Curated Gift Guides on Pinterest for 2017

We’re coming down to the final days for holiday shopping. If you’re like a large percentage of people, you’re a last minute gift-giver. These 45 individual gift guides link directly to the products, making it easy to get your holiday shopping done with the touch of a button. Read more

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Modernist Items for the Home from Illustrator Charley Harper

Charley Harper

Charley Harper was an American original. For more than six decades he painted colorful and graphic illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike, from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, until he passed away in 2007, at the age of 84. His work style has a Mid-century Modern meets Art Deco vibe to it and an aesthetic that is timeless. These items make great gifts for bird, animal and art lovers. Read more

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Pantone Chopstix and Hangers? The Mood Food Collection and More New Products by Room Copenhagen for Pantone Universe.

pantone mood food collection

As the Pantone Universe product lines continue to grow, more options for color lovers permeate the marketplace. In partnership with Pantone, Room Copenhagen has developed a new collection of colorful products, The Mood Food Collection. The new items are for food prep, food service and home organization. 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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New Sport Plates For Interactive Food Fun By Designer Boguslaw Sliwiński.

You may have seen his wonderful and whimsical Transportation Plates (shown at the end of this post) on some other design blogs such as Dezeen. Now, in addition to those, designer Boguslaw Sliwiński has come up with five new designs that feature a silhouette of a man in various athletic positions, giving the illusion of interacting with food placed on the plate. The five sports: football, skydiving, diving, tug of war and weightlifting are whimsical, but still stylish and will delight children and adults alike.

The method of application is extremely durable and resistant to washing in dishwashers or using in the microwave. This durability is guaranteed by the firing ceramic components in the furnace at a temperature of 800 °C.

Sport9 (Skydiving):

Sport4 (Soccer/Football):

Sport5 (Diving):

Sport7 (Weightlifting):

Sport8 (Tug o’ War):

Also worth noting is his Face On plate:

His various Face On plates (several different designs) can be purchased here at Art Syndicate

And if you never saw the Transportation Plates, those are shown below:

The Transportation Plates can be purchased here at Art Syndicate

To order any of the new Sport plates (each measuring 26 cm in diameter) you have to contact the designer directly.

Phone order: +48 502 946 920
email: sale@bsliwinski

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Stay On Coasters for Wine Glasses. Now That’s An Idea That Holds Water.

Stay On Coasters for Wine Glasses

This falls under the “Now, why didn’t I think of that?” category. Mother and daughter fashion and design team from Iceland, Dimmalimm, did and call them “Stay On Coasters.” Cute felt coasters that attach to the bottom of your wine glass, attractively absorbing any condensation the glass may leave on a surface. Read more

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

remembering eva zeisel

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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