Perusing ICFF 2019 in NYC

When I first attended ICFF about a bajillion* years ago, I remember it being SOOO epic; so unattainable. This year, I had a totally different experience. It seemed edited & intimate; fresh, yet livable. Not that there wasn’t editorial-worthy content, it just wasn’t quite as outlandish (or pervasive) as years past. I didn’t feel like the products were designed for an exclusive, haughty club, but rather, just designed to be kinda great. And they were.

*Technically, 1996 is slightly less than a bajillion years ago. Only just….



Clay in Play

I’m enchanted by these little clay treasures by “AITCH“, an illustrator in Bucharest, Romania.

Inspired by my travels, naturalistic illustrations, Naive Art, childhood memories, legends and folklore, I create colorful watercolor artworks on paper, characters cut out of wood, painted murals and intricate patterns and illustrations for clients allover the world.


Etsy Al Fresco

Etsy isn’t usually the first place that comes to mind when I’m thinking about furnishing my patio. But, it turns out there are some pretty cool things to be had! (as always, click to shop!)

Kentucky Stick Chairs – Folding Patio Chair, $247.50
Real Simple Wood – Chunky Garden Bench, $475
Justin Gray Design – Outdoor Concrete Bench Planter, $1495
Handsome Industries – Outdoor Porch Swing, $1200
Goodtimes LT – Table + 2 Lounge Chairs, $400
Asian Gallery – Live Edge Table + 3 Chairs, $3800
MidCentury Woodshop – Reclaimed Redwood Adirondack Chair, $1675
Revival Supply Co. Walnut Bench, $900
Matheson Woodwork – Custom Adirondack Chairs, $600
Swing Tables – Swing Table with Planter Box, $8050
Petrified Design – Nodo Outdoor Chair, $520


Amazing Vase


Loving these hanging vases by Nicolette Johnson, a ceramic artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Working primarily in stoneware using wheel throwing and hand-building techniques, Nicolette applies clean, modernist lines and colours to reimagined ancient forms. With a background in photographic art and social documentary, Nicolette began studying ceramics in 2015 and is currently continuing her practice-led exploration into functional and sculptural ceramic artworks. Nicolette hand-makes each one of her pieces in small batches in her undercroft studio, beneath their Queenslander home.


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