JUNE 30, 2014
Spin Ceramics is a collective of designers and artisans led by artistic director, Gary Wang that creates artistic and delicately cutting-edge porcelain. The pieces are made in Jingdezhen, China’s porcelain capital, using techniques dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Jingdezhen porcelain is described as being “white as jade, thin as paper, and as sweet sounding as a chime.”
Spin Ceramics can be purchased at Wanderloot. Read more at Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/spinceramics/#ixzz1I1exJwAU
Pillow Parade! Wool Kilim from Wanderloot
21 December 2010
Julie Grant Weiss is a world-traveling wanderer who has gathered handcrafted, artisanal pieces from all over the globe. She shares her loot on her recently launched Wanderloot website where you can purchase her limited quantities and one-of-a-kind finds at very reasonable prices.
We’re putting some of her cool kilim pillows on parade!
Find more pillows and other global goods at wanderloot.com
Trend Alert: Online Stores That Sell Stuff From Foreign Countries
Wanderloot: Just launched this week, Wanderloot is dedicated to sourcing hard-to-find off-the-beaten-path homegoods from places including Saigon and Addis Ababa. “In a world of mass manufactured products, it’s inspiring to see the continuation of old world techniques, often in surprising, updated forms,” founder Julie Grant Weiss says in a release. Some of our favorite items—also great for gifting—are the handmade spiral cups ($55), which are so understated and chic; the Bali beach bag ($19), which is simplicity embodied; and this Ethiopian lion and dove rug ($49) which we mostly like because the lion looks really surprised.