I first saw Nemadji Pottery on the fab.com vintage market and immediately fell in love. The colors of the clay have a wonderful water color effect, giving it a very modern feel. Who would have guessed these pieces were made decades ago? If you're looking to purchase Nemadji Pottery for yourself, they can be found all over eBay and etsy!
"Nemadji pottery is that early 20th century invention that somehow got mixed up with a Native American tribe. The Minnesota-based Nemadji pottery company began manufacturing this colorful, swirled pottery in 1929 and promoted it as being “Indian inspired.” Over the years, advertising became truth in the minds of many, leading to mistaken claims over authentic Native American pottery. This set of five vessels contains one confirmed Nemadji, a piece you can now profess to know the truth about."
This dreamy shoot from Rue makes me wish I had my own Oasis to escape to. The warm desert tones remind me that Summer is slipping away, which is quite apparent today in Los Angeles. As I'm looking outside my office window, rain is POURING down!
I just love to look at re-branding projects. We did this a lot when I was in design school- choosing a pre-existing brand to spruce up with a new logo, style guide and application process. It's fascinating to see how much a business can take on an entirely different persona simply by changing the visual branding! An excellent example of this comes from a portfolio found on Behance. It's the work of designer Matt Chase of DC who decided to re-brand the USPS! The colors and graphics give the company an easy-going, friendly and hip aesthetic- without taking away from the fact that this company has been established for over 200 years!! Awesome job...
I can't wait to make one of these book planters... for EVERYONE I know. Such a brilliant idea! Wouldn't these look lovely as a table centerpiece as well? LOVE. Full instructions found HERE.
It's incredible how the use of color can bring a real sense of joy to a home. Perfect example- this home photographed by Peter Carlsson. I just love the subtle hints of turquoise scattered across the bright palette of this charming space. Who could ever possibly be in a bad mood here? :) via House of Turquoise.
I could definitely use a moment of zen in the office today. This neon garden by Etsy shop Wendiland looks like it could do the trick! And it would fit perfectly on my desk- right next to the bajillion stacks of papers. Guess I'll just have to add "get zen garden" to my to-do list...