The illustrate your own story books are the brain child of a lovely, young Parisian publishing house called Supereditions whose books have funny and charming text… but no pictures! This is where your budding artist comes in with their own elaborate illustrations.
"Last night, I was in my bed something very strange happened..."
"Emile is a brave little boy. He’s not afraid of spiders. Even those that are really big and really hairy and have very mean and beady eyes ..."
"A fairy is always elegant and wears magnificient multicouloured dresses ..."
"The other day, at the cafeteria, I had a sausage with broccoli on my plate ..."
The 2016 iittala color "Emerald" will catch eyes with its alluring jewel tone and rich dimension. A modern manifestation of the original Savoy vase, the Kapea (Narrow) is the most slender of the variations. The free-flowing lines of Alvar Aalto's 1936 design are left untouched, but the vase is taken to new heights. Saturated in the alluring jewel tone of the 2016 Emerald color, the 1936 design is as lively as ever. Though the award-winning design's raw beauty seems like an organic occurrence, it requires 7 craftsmen, 12 work stages and 30 hours to create just one of these extraordinary works of art.
A square and a round stack of black porcelain vessels to be used as planters and vases made of textured slabs created by casting wood salvaged from a home that was demolished and reused to create a semi subterranean greenhouse Afterhouse.
They look beautiful displayed empty or planted, individually or in stacks.
Abigail Murray: After graduating from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005, Abigail Murray spent years exhibiting sculpture and installations and participating in residencies around the world. As time went on, her focus changed and she began using her ideas of sculpture into
functional ceramic objects. She creates simple, utilitarian forms in porcelain through a combination of slip casting and hand building techniques. And mixes found and created textures, playing with light,
and exploring ideas of nature, fragility, function,community and food.In addition to her work as a ceramist, Abigail is a partner with the architectural research group ARCHOLAB. She is the instigator and co principal of their current project Afterhouse, converting an irreparably fire damaged home into a semi subterranean greenhouse to grow things like olives and pomegranates without the use of additional energy.
The ALEXANDER GIRARD BLOCKS are a 10-block set that features two graphic puzzles, the 26 letters of the alphabet, and 14 illustrations. Pre-schoolers can identify simple icons such as the sun, snake, or angel, and correspondingly can also begin to spell out these words.
This set of high quality and durable paper blocks comes in a well-designed pull-out box for easy storage. This designer toy is a great aesthetic and educational introduction to Girard’s work—perfect for design-loving adults and creative young children.