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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

So what are the best pieces I've found lately? Take a look!

Somehow I seem to attract the rarer Lisa Larson piece? I'm not complaining though. This Samhällsdebatten sculpture is from 1968 and it was only in production for five years. I guess it's less cuter than her animals which counts for the rareness as well.

Lisa Johansson-Pape's mushroom lamp. The taller of the two versions in beautiful white milky glass. Johansson-Pape is one of the best known Finnish lighting designers of the 20th century. 

A wool wall hanging with gorgeous colours. 

Rörstrand leaf dish by Gunnar Nylund. 

Another Lotte lamp! I'd love to sell this locally, so please get in touch if you're in the Toronto area. The brown glaze is darker around the edges and the shape, as you can see, is very pleasing. 

And my favourite - various reference books. I'm especially excited about the Barbara Hepworth since I really admire her work. Not surprisingly, the 1969 exhibition catalogue for Craft Dimensions Canada has amazing stuff in it.

Best Finds of August

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

I've been getting my hands wet and manicures ruined with refinishing wood lately, here's the newest selection of Jens Quistgaard's designs for Dansk in teak. 

And an absolutely gorgeous rosewood salad bowl with tongs from the Rare Woods line by Dansk. Available in my store

Robin Hopper footed vessel in his signature mocha diffusion technique.
This is one of his signature shapes so I was very excited to find it. It led to a surreal moment at the Gardiner Musem (ceramics museum in Toronto, if you haven't been yet, you should!), where we both exclaimed that the Hopper piece we have at home is so much nicer than the one in the permanent collection. This does not happen nearly as often as it should.

Theo and Susan Harlander plate, ca 1960s. They were one of the most famous couples working in studio ceramics in mid-century Canada. This is one of the earlier works as you can see from the toned down colours. 

To continue with the Canadiana theme - an amazing Lotte lamp that I hadn't seen before. Already in its new home. And then some iittala Arkipelago candlesticks for good measure. 

Roger Guerin art deco lamp base - this is admittedly not what I usually buy but sometimes I'm drawn into a project, in this case trying to figure out who designed it. Kevin from Bit of Butter was generous with his time and knowledge and shared that this is made by the Belgian ceramicist Roger Guerin. The mark, according to Bonhams, dates it to circa 1930. This lamp would look gorgeous in an arts and crafts home. 

Please contact me if you're interested in anything you see on the blog! 

Glass News

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

This will be short and sweet as I'm trying to divide recent finds into coherent blocks so behold - beautiful glass! Finnish glass galore: Oiva Toikka for Nuutajärvi Long-tailed Duck

Tapio Wirkkala Arkipelago candlesticks. Listed here

A menagerie of Kosta Boda glass animals, most of them listed under the glass section in my shop. 

Back from Vacation

Monday, 28 July 2014

Hey there! I took a well-deserved break, went to Europe, came back and enjoyed summer. It hasn't been all vacation, though.

Here's some of my loot from Finland and Estonia, most of it listed in the store. Not surprisingly, it's not easy to find affordable vintage in Helsinki but persistence paid off. And to be honest, it was just as fun to browse and learn.

Pedersen & Hansen round teak mirror on a stand. Available in my store. Much larger than the last one I had

I came back to Canada to find not one, but two Lotte lamps! Aren't they gorgeous? I'm keeping one but can't keep both. Any takers?

And three vases because why would you get one? From left, a La Gardo Tackett design for Schmid Porcelain, Eva Staer-Nielsen for Saxbo and Nils Thorrson for Royal Copenhagen's Marselis line. 

And more lamps! I held on to this Bitossi Rimini Blue one for a while but I'm switching to Lotte so it can be yours!

I always buy what I love but sometimes I don't know exactly what it is that I'm buying. This turned out to be a Navajo Yei Weaving. Beautiful, isn't it? 

It's not all vintage, you know. I couldn't pass up on this Grand Budapest Hotel memorabilia. 

Once More Before I Go

Sunday, 1 June 2014

I know, I know. I was supposed to be gone. But then I had a few more days to shop before my trip. So here they are! First, a Fornasetti coaster that I just couldn't leave behind. SOLD. 

Then, a mystery vase. It's very delicate and I was instantly drawn to it, but I can't seem to figure out who made it. Any advice? 

And last, my favourite purchase for the weekend - A Lisa Larson Jonah and the Whale from the Traffic series. This cutie is quite rare and will be listed in July.