Links We Love, 4/18/12

May 18, 2012
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Art + Botany: Studio Glithero's Blueware Ceramics

January 06, 2012
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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.

One Man's Trash

November 29, 2011
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What meaning can we ascribe to objects that were meant to have none? That’s the question Washington, D.C., porcelain studio Middle Kingdom ( addresses with its new collection of cheerful porcelain vases.

Art + Botany: The Tulip Vase

June 30, 2011
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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.

Found Wood Vases

March 09, 2011
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These wooden vases are sculpted out of pieces of found wood and look almost like giant sharpened pencils. Their organic shapes would be perfect to cluster on a table as a mini-forest for a dinner party.

Prices range from $20 for a small vase to $40 for a large vase, from South of Market.

Gertrude Jekyll Vases

December 21, 2010
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Gertrude Jekyll, by Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
© National Portrait Gallery, London