There’s nothing short or stout about Janus et Cie’s immaculate, whimsical decorative teapot. Inspired by the beauty and complexity of Japanese gardens, the ever-chic furniture design company dreamed up Flourish, a ceramic vessel draped in floral and foliate forms. The teapot rests under a glass case, an exquisite, perpetually blooming landscape. Good luck finding matching cups.
Garrett Eckbo’s designs integrate indoor and outdoor living, providing “maximum pleasure with limited maintenance,” says Charles A. Birnbaum, president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation.
The centuries-old patio at the Barcelona, Spain, apartment of economist Peter Fehlbaum and his family strikes an exquisite balance—classic architectural bones, modernist touches, and a healthy dose of quirk. Fehlbaum’s playful sense of humor—he describes his style as “jive”—and his impeccable taste combine to form an area ripe for outdoor entertaining.
Blueware collection is a series of ceramic pieces by designers at Studio Glithero. Inspired by a long tradition of blue-and-white pottery (Dutch Delftware, Chinese porcelain, British Jasperware), the London-based studio applied a more modern technique: they used cyanotyping, a proto-photographic process, to capture images on ceramic tiles and vases.
As a floral designer and stylist, I’m always on the lookout for inspiration for my work. I never pass up an opportunity to find new ideas for arrangements or interiors; I’m constantly combing through New York’s green markets and devouring classic books and films. So when I traveled to Amsterdam, Netherlands, last fall, I tore myself away from the city’s famed flowers and gardens and visited the collection of Dutch Master still lifes at the famed Rijksmuseum.
The year is 1634, and you live in Holland. If social status is any concern, you're looking to acquire the country's most conspicuous symbol of wealth: a tulip bulb. This is no small thing; during Holland's great tulip speculation, the most prized bulbs were worth more than the most expensive houses in Amsterdam. But that's not enough. You can't very well stick your botanic gold in any old glass jar—you'll need a special way to showcase your new luxury flowers.