Brooklyn’s Light & Ladder focuses on two things; pots and hooks. That’s it. And they do it exquisitely!
Simple, organic, understated… that’s how I’d describe these beautiful ceramic pieces by The Netherlands artist, Margriet Kramer. (as always, click to shop!)
So my products are not perfect. Perfection doesn’t suit me, not in my house, not in my lifestyle, not in my ceramic products. Infact: imperfection is beauty to me!
I had the privilege of visiting Antwerp, Belgium in October of this year; a place I’d never been before. It was such a pleasure to explore the city! Very urban and sophisticated in the city center – as you might imagine – but with a certain softness; a cozy, casual lifestyle that was uniquely its own. We also explored garden shops in outlaying areas, which made me yearn for spring before the last leaf of autumn had even fallen… Here’s the first batch of images from my retail excursions:
Need a dose of femininity to layer on to that gallery wall you’ve been meaning to create? Check out the goods from Coco + Ollie. All unframed prints are $20 for 8.5″ x 11″, $25 for 11″ x 14″. (As always, click to shop!)
So, it turns out Amazon – purveyor of all things… well, I guess of all the things ever pretty much – has an “Etsy-like” shop. I hadn’t a clue. It’s got a LONG way to go before it comes even close to the original; the overall quality is spotty and it lacks epic diversity in the assortment. That being said, there are still some pretty awesome nuggets in there…
Each season I select a “Best of Show” from the Atlanta Gift Show. Now, to be clear, there are a bajillion awesome brands to be discovered there, and I’ll be highlighting other favorites in the coming weeks. This season what stood out for me was a brand called Zestt, based in Washington, DC. Founded by Benita Goldblatt and Jess Diehl, childhood friends who held a vision for bringing an approachable aesthetic to home decor. That’s what I loved best: the products are just so livable, yet feel totally updated. Nothing too contrived or over-designed; just easy, democratic pieces that could freshen up anyone’s decor.