Hand Painted Ceramics – Asleep From Day

Normally Fridays are all about pretty paper artwork, but I recently came across these adorable hand painted and illustrated ceramics from Asleep From Day and couldn’t resist sharing.  I’m completely smitten with the mugs in particular, but the vases, candle holders, and platters are just as fantastic.  Here are a few of my favorites!

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Check out more right here!

Photo Credits: Asleep From Day

NYIGF January 2012, Part 6

For the final post from the January 2012 NYIGF, I’m focusing in on a few interior design exhibitors at the show.  I happily stumbled into the booth of Cose Nuove, which specializes in Scandinavian design – from eco-friendly dishtowels to textiles to mugs and votives.  So pretty!

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Cose Nuove

I can never resist the bright colors and patterns at Jonathan Adler – and while it might see random, the two things that really caught my eye this year were some new fun bath towels and shower curtains!

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Designer Christen Maxwell isn’t exclusively about interior design – she creates some truly lovely tote bags and clutches – but I absolutely loved her new pillow patterns and designs.  I’m particularly smitten with the watercolor houndstooth pattern and the pillows with neon piping.

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Christen Maxwell

Well, that’s it from the January 2012 NYIGF!  Do you have any particular favorites from the show?

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Pigeon Toe + Shanna Murray

I adore these stacking vessels – a collaboration between Pigeon Toe ceramics and illustrator Shanna Murray.  They would be so cute together as salt and pepper cellars, vessels for sauce, or even for votives.

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Available right here.

Photo Credits: Pigeon Toe

{today I love… holiday decals by Shanna Murray}

It’s always a bit of a challenge to decorate for the holidays in our narrow DC apartment – we don’t have a mantle and barely have enough room for a Christmas tree!  These holiday decals from Shanna Murray are perfect for our little space.  I already have a couple of Shanna’s decals in our bedroom, and I’d love to put one of the holiday designs in our entryway and another in our living room window.  So pretty!

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p.s. Shanna also has a lovely collection of holiday cards (including a fun neon and kraft paper card!)…

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Check out more in Shanna’s shop right here!

Photo Credits: Shanna Murray

Jason’s Modern Nursery Alphabet Blocks

We’re starting today off with something a little different – this very cool alphabet installation that designer Jason Gomez created for his daughter’s nursery.  Jason and his wife didn’t know the gender of their baby, Jason wanted to keep the color palette neutral while incorporating lots of pattern and interesting letter shapes.  The result is very cool – and something that his baby girl will enjoy for years to come!

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From JasonThis is somewhat a big project for a small person that is now the love of our lives in our new family.  I decided to create a custom alphabet painting for our first baby girl Alena to hang in her room.  Since we didn’t want to know the gender of our baby until she was born I wanted to keep the colors neutral to work for either a boy or a girl but to keep it bright and fun.

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Since I love typography I wanted to showcase various type styles for each letter form along with some simple colorful shapes and patterns.  It was a labor of love for me, incorporating various sizes of wood canvases and various types of mediums from house paint to acrylic and paint pens.  In the end the overall piece measured up to 67″ wide to 32″ high, a big bold colorful piece for our beautiful little girl.

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Thanks Jason!

Photo Credits: Jason Gomez