What’s a handmade home without color? Here are some modern artist who are infusing their handmade goods with fantastic hues, perfect for your inner spaces. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
When I first saw these handmade shelves, I honestly didn’t know what they were. At first glance, I thought they were wall art. And really, isn’t that what well-designed shelving should be? Chiaozza is a collaborative studio was founded in by Terri Chiao and Adam Frezza in 2012. Combining Terri’s architectural background and Adam’s background in fine arts, this talented duo have created some really exciting shelving.
Here’s what Terri and Adam say about their current series called ‘A-Frames’:
“This A-Frame is one in a series of playful geometric shelves designed and made by CHIAOZZA. The series “A-Frames” explores color, shape and display in the form of functional art objects. Hand-cut using simple wooden joinery, their components slot together and can be hung on a nail. They are ideal for displaying collections of small objects and curios, yet are beautiful on their own as art objects themselves. The shelves are inspired by a Danish folk design from the island of Amager, near Copenhagen, and are cut with traditional woodworking saws. Shapes include variations on triangles, parallelograms, circles, and letter forms.”
I’ve been thinking of ways and places that you would place these beautiful shelves. For instance, I could easily see them in a nursery. With the colors available, you could pick one based on the specific gender of the newborn or you could pick one that is gender neutral. Of course, they would work in any space and would look great no matter what your design esthetic is. Where would you put one?
Talk about gorgeous! Using only natural in materials (beech wood, non-toxic paints with zero VOCs and food safe non-toxic film) Nicole Porter has made name for herself with her incredible collection. If you are looking for colorful table settings, you’ve come to the right place.
Nicole has been featured all over the place. She was just at the NYIGF and was the lead image used on Designwire, Interior Design’s daily blog. Isn’t it nice to see handmakers getting some love? She was also on a little blog run by someone you might have heard of. Can’t think of her name. Oh wait, I remember: MARTHA STEWART. Yeah Nicole we agree, 2013 has started off quite nicely for you.
Besides her crazy-cool plates, platters and bowls, Nicole also carries these fab spoons with a band of gold and her lovely textiles. I have to say that, while I love all three napkins below, that middle one, called Brown Gradient are just my cup of tea. But those Hipster Glasses napkins are running a close second.
This shop just makes me happy. Objets Mécaniques creates handmade wonders in their Montreal studio and describes itself as a a ‘slow-design’ laboratory. Each piece is meticulously crafted to be both beautiful and eternally useful. Here are a few treasures on display in their shop. Last November, I featured their cutting boards, today it’s great finds for the outdoors and some really amazing furniture.
Looking for some fresh planters for your garden? Perhaps you could try one of Objets Mécaniques’ cedar planters. They come in two sizes and are perfect for herbs and other greens. Love the touch of milk paint. If you are an apartment dweller, these are just the right size for your balcony. Because you should have to have a house to have a garden, right?
What a beauty this headboard is! Made of walnut, they hid useful shelves that are only seen from a side view. The rich color is a winner in my book. Just in case you need more storage, these lovely night tables are coming soon. Who says you can’t have a handmade bedroom? With Objets Mécaniques, you absolutely can.