“under the influence, the asian influence”
there’s something intoxicating about our newest items from japan, indonesia + china
originally from japan yuko uchida makes fine porcelain bisque small plates + bowls in the usa – linen + burlap
when chinese artist Bo Jia came to the usa he was crushed by what the term “made in china” meant. he returned to china and purchased the kilns in Jingdezhen where the imperial china was once made. celebrating the traditions of chinese porcelain and paying homage to past lifestyle’s master potters create these beautiful, simple pieces based on Bo’s designs – the result are these new wares imbued with the luster of eternity
blue vessel from henan province
from carved limestone vessels to teak root bowls – birds nest lights – mango wood bowls – floor mirrors – a unique selection of items from indonesia
we love to cook, we love to entertain -
we launched into fall with a golden menu + a ‘hearty mix’ of plates, bowls + servers from the shop: roasted chicken with balsalmic onion jam, sauteed swiss chard and smoked eggplant risotto
northwoods gourmet girl balsalmic onion jam added just the right amount of richness to the thyme + butter basted chicken…and brought back memories of our most recent trip to Five Islands Farm in Georgetown Maine
surely not quite as delicious as anything from Hugo’s in Portland Maine (afterall we are just home chefs….) – but doesn’t the stone plate from Alison Evan’s Hugo Line look spectacular with the orange + green?
the star of the evening – the smoked eggplant risotto – recipe from yotam ottolenghi’s plenty – our new favorite
SWIVEL CHAIRS are great for media + reading rooms – Verellen has a range of swivel styles – all them them chic and comfortable
due soon: blown glass pendant lights, tabletop from all of our favorite artisans (it’s the harvest season – time to entertain), stone vessels from indonesdia, personal accessories and gifts
mid summer – hot new items
great GRATE tables – reclaimed grills, balustrades + grates with artisan made iron bases
custom sizes available- dramatic – as glorious in cotton as it is in hide
we are segueing into a ‘the grey area’ – loving the addition of more grey in the mix with natural, flax, ebony and the bronzy and copper metallics
Alison Evans is a ceramicist from Maine. Her first collection of tableware was inspired by the sea – her shapes, colors and unique crystalline glazes are astoundlying beautiful. A E Ceramics is comprised of 3 wonderful, warm and super nice people – Alison, her husband Chris and their friend Anthony. We are delighted to carry Alison’s original sea-inspired collection as well as to present some of her new pieces from the Hugo Collection.
Meet Alison at our Boston Design Week event MAKERS + SHAKERS – design, inspiration + craftmanship in the americas – tuesday, march 25th from 5:30pm to 9pm.
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