In a parallel universe, there’s a version of me living in a super-modern loft apartment somewhere in Denmark. You know, the kind where the interior decor is all white, with hits of colour here and there and no. clutter. anywhere.
Since I can’t make that my reality right now, instead I’m going to covet the work of Zoe Garred. Her line of beautifully simple and elegant “pools”, sold under the Fleet banner, is lovely. From the Fleet website:
Pools is a complete ceramic tableware collection consisting of vessels and lids that can be used in many combinations for multiple purposes.
Click here for a short stop-motion video of some of the uses that Zoe considers for her multi-functional pools and I’m sure you’ll think of more of your own!
3 weeks ago, the new Shell lamp was launched, shown below. I love it’s warm glow through the porcelain, and the low profile. Even if you don’t live in that Danish loft I dream of (or, okay, maybe a wicked warehouse conversion in Vancouver or Toronto!), wouldn’t these be fabulous as floor lights? Or tucked into a shelf for cosy mood lighting?
A visit to the Fleet Objects Facebook page led to a pleasant surprise – Zoe has a new jewellery line in the works, planned to launch later this month! I look forward to seeing more of what’s ahead – the sneak peek looks gorgeous!
P.S. Fleet Objects will be at the Make It show in Vancouver this weekend – more details in the post below :)
A few weeks ago, I sent my brother and his fiance on a mission. There was a craft show in another town that I wanted to attend, (but couldn’t) and they were conveniently going to be in that very town, on that very day. So they happily became our C+H street team and off they went with instructions to “gather information on anything that you think is cool”. They had a great time, and soon reported back that they had found some really neat stuff. One of their favorites were these beautiful pieces from Sculpted Light. When I went online to see what they were talking about, I was pretty impressed too!
Joanne begins by making her own tissue-thin paper using unique fibers from plants like forsythia and hollyhocks. This gives her paper beautiful texture and depth. Then she shapes them into stunning free-form sculptures using reeds, and finishes them off by attaching a light inside. The result: gorgeous sculptural pieces that glow warmly from the inside out.
A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Joanne uses organic materials and found objects like leaves and feathers in her work. My favorite piece (called “Orchestra”) looks like this when sitting on a table or shelf:
Or it can be mounted on the wall and look a little something like this:
Awesome, right? And if you are looking for something to make your holiday greetings stand out from the crowd, look no further! Sculpted Light has these fantastic holiday lantern cards that will definitely *not* end up in the recycling on boxing day:
These pieces combine the best of art and functionality, and give a warm, earthy glow that is truly unique.
You can see more from Sculpted Light on Joanne’s Cargoh store, her Etsy shop, Facebook, Twitter, or the Sculpted Light website.
Let there be light!