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potterseedPotterseed  is a new line of garden-inspired ceramics from two South African potteries: One specializes in delicate flowers, the other makes dishes painted in vivid, abstract patterns. Their website is still a work in process, but you will find more photos and information on their Facebook page. Judging from the reaction to the beautiful photo in January’s Elle Decor they are on their way to a successful collaboration.

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I am embarrassed to say, I had to look up the meaning of FAUX BOIS…false wood. According to Elle Decor…it is suddenly hip and showing up in glamourous new guises and in a range of unlikely colors…like this indigo FAUX BOIS from Duralee. Take this link for more faux inspiration…Elle Decor Trend Alert.

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Melamine is part of polymer’s ancestry…not sure if it is a cousin once or twice removed…or maybe a great aunt… Whatever…look no further than French Bull when you are in need of color inspiration.  FRENCH BULL’s debut in January of 2002 marked the return of melamine but with a modern spin. The classic material known for it’s durability and striking color was given a makeover boasting the bold pop culture signature style of designer Jackie Shapiro. After graduating from Parson’s School of Design majoring in fashion, Jackie landed in Italy, working for Milan’s innovative fashion house, Fiorucci. It was here where she began breathing life into familiar images with her graphic style grounded in color and steeped in imagination. A return to New York sparked a freelance career that led to the creation of her own children’s fashion collection, under the “IZZY” label, featured in top stores such as Henri Bendel’s, Saks and Fred Segal.” 

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Angela Missoni lists her favorite things in the October Veranda. The list would not be complete without a few items from the family design team. My original search was for the featured plate. Love the black and white ikat pattern…a ‘we can do this’ pattern. During the search I stumbled across another stunning pattern. It was a WOW moment!!!

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The featured dinnerware from The Conran Shop would make a wonderful collection of canes. Conran is a collection of…’stuff’. It may be a good resource for a gift or home item. Love some of the whimsy…ie. the bird cage lamp.

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The sun is shining, the temp is above freezing and spring fever is lurking around every corner. This colorful design from Romero Britto is perfect for a spring-like day. “His original artwork, dubbed the art of healing, brings together bright colors and playful themes with compositional elements of cubism. Brittos work provides art lovers around the world with an open-minded and optimistic view of life.”

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“The idea for French Bull came about by a desire to create homeware products for design conscious consumers at accessible prices.”

I think the description from The French Bull Story tells it all. The creator of French Bull is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design. She worked at one of the fashion houses in Milan, and then decided to create the French Bull line featuring her background in graphics.


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