Ceramics by Shozo Michikawa



A Portrait of my Daughter.

* Here is a portrait that I painted inspired by my daughter Natalie. She's turning 12 this year. What an important age! It was around that age that I experienced the things that impacted me the most in my childhood. Some were very negative and some very positive. This...

I Made a Box for my New House.

* After reading the number 1 book on organization (highly recommended!), I decided that every single thing in our new house will have a designated place. Not just any place, but one that makes life easier on the daily basis. To accomplish this, I'm building some...

Blue and White for Inspiration.

* Today I'm excited to share a collection of white and blue objects. You can never go wrong with white and blue. One of my favorite color combinations. Enjoy! ↓ Available here. ↓ Available here. ↓ Available here. ↓ Available here. ↓ Available here. ↓ Available here. ↓...

Illustrations by Barbara Dziadosz.

* Originally from Poland, Barbara Dziadosz is a freelance illustrator based  in Hamburg. Over the years she has specialized in printmaking and character design. I'm in love with her work. The color palette is so special. To see more of Barbara's art you can visit her...

Wave Book Stand by Kittipoom Songsiri.

* I'm in love with this beautiful sculptural object inspired by The Great Wave of Kanagawa. The piece was created by Kittipoom Songsiri,  an award-winning Thai designer based in Bangkok,Thailand. Isn't it beautiful how everything can be re-invented. I invite you to...

Alba Domingo’s Art.

* Alba Domingo is an illustrator and animator based  in Barcelona. I love looking at her work. I invite you to visit her website and blog to see more of her creations. You can also follow her Facebook page for updates. Images © Alba Domingo ↓

Claude Conover’s Ceramics.

* Born in Pittsburgh and educated at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Claude Conover (1907–1994), worked as a commercial designer for over 30 years before turning full-time to ceramics, the techniques of which he taught himself. Over his lifetime, his work was shown in...

Beautiful Book Covers.

* I found these book covers over here at Sotheby's and I fell in love with them. My idea is to create a decorative book for my coffee table so I needed some inspiration. Now I have plenty of it! Happy Monday and Happy New Year! Images © Sotheby's ↓

Artists & Makers. The Magazine for the New Artisan Economy.

* Interweave launches Artists & Makers! The magazine for the new artisan economy. A couple of week ago I had the pleasure to read Artists & Makers, and I loved it. Artists & Makers is a new publication offering a lively, smart, and contemporary take on the...

A Year for Growth.

* When I was in 4th grade, my favorite teacher did a class project where each student had to take care of a little bean seed until it became a plant. I placed my bean in a small glass container with some cotton and a bit of water. Each day from Monday to Friday we had...

Plaster Casts by Rachel Dein.

* Rachel Dein is a super creative artist based in the UK. Her method of plaster casting captures everyday objects in a unique and delicate way. She makes impressions in wet clay, and then pours plaster directly over it. The clay captures the most intricate details,...

Beautiful Embroidered Pillows.

* If you're on the search for hand embroidered throw pillows, I found a great source on Etsy: Islimi. I ordered one for our new farmhouse and I can't wait to see it in person! If you also need pillow inserts, here is a place to go. Happy Friday! Images © Islimi ↓

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