The February issue of Chatelaine on newsstands now has a couple pages dedicated to the trends we're seeing right now. (There are in fact a even more on Chatelaine.com). Personally, I love writing about trends. It's always exciting to talk about what is new and making everyone look twice.
Once a month I thought I would delve into a trends story here - whatever I see picking up speed out there in the ether.
Like January's find - ceramics.
These beautifully textured bowls are by Janaki Larsen, a Canadian potter based in Vancouver. They're available at Marche St. George (which looks like a really amazing cafe/store. Is it West Coasters?) I'd love a huge stack of these on my open shelves.
These mugs designed by Japanese artist Takashi Endo look like they would make morning coffee that much better. He prefers a thinness and textural quality to his work. His work is available at Analogue Life.
This tall, sculptural jug designed by artist Steve Leaning is finished in a semi-matt blur glaze. The form is so simple and elegant and I love the way the handle looks like it was just gently attached to the body of the vessel.
These mugs and pitcher are by Canadian ceramicist Filipa Pimentel. Her work is inspired by the ocean which you can see more clearly in some of her other pieces in this line. Filipa's work is available at the Likely General in Toronto and at Bluebird Shop.
Finally if you're interested in this contemporary vase by Japanese artist Kouichi Uchida you better act fast. There is only one left. Available at Mjolk in Toronto.
And before we go, I'm happy to announce that Sara is the winner of the Cloud Cashmere Griffin. Sara is not afraid to wear ski goggles to work along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa to keep her mascara in tact! We hope this keeps you warm as well!