Friday, July 20

Inspired: Moon Balls and Secret Poems

   In the sixties, while trimming the top of one of her closed forms, Toshiko Takaezu accidentally dropped a piece of clay into the interior. She could not retrieve it. After the pot was fired, she discovered that this errant bit of clay added the dimension of sound to her vessel. She liked this and was inspired to wrap small wads of clay in paper and purposely enclose them within the inner space of her works, thus making sound an important part of each piece.

   She is also rumored to have left poems inside her enclosed forms, poems that cannot be read until the pot is broken. It almost doesn’t matter if she actually did this or not, the notion of it, the mystery, intrigues.
-text via the BiblioPotter

Sunday, July 15


Roman Alonso's, the creative director of Commune, LA apartment because cool people live in cool apartments. Duh.

photography: Amy Neunsinger, published in House Beautiful in 2010 via The Design Traveller

Wednesday, July 11

Recent Favorites: July 2012

I'm back..I didn't even last a month. I caved and bought a VPN yesterday. Internet access granted, in your face communist china.