Friday, February 21, 2014

in great clay company:
martha stewart american made market

gleena spouted bowls (lower left) are in such fantastic clay company, Frances Palmer and Rae Dunn! Please click here to view the full home decor collection curated by Martha Stewart.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

my mom’s table

is always full of gleena. so nice to see it in use when I come to visit, paired with mom’s beautiful linen tablecloths, just the right small spoon for the salt cellar, and of course her delicious food.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

should i make my own backsplash tiles...

My kitchen backsplash currently looks like this (just the adhesive left over from when I tore down the plastic crap that was there):
(tea pot by Judy Jackson) many friends like the yellow distressed look, but I am getting a bit tired of it, and have been thinking of getting nice gray-blue tiles, kind of like these from Heath:

and then I realized that I make a glaze for my plates that is oh so similar:
so why don’t I make my own backsplash tiles? in my spare time? I’ll try... because I really like the way the numbers look stamped in. Handmade tiles with stamped in numbers...hmmmm

Monday, February 10, 2014

where does color inspiration come from...

naturally dyed eggs via Martha Stewart
Lake Nakuru found on oddee
Ljusslinga Happy Lights found on darling things
bowls found on amai
pastel paint jars found on vtwonen
bookshelves found on est magazine
tear sheet of ribbons found via genevieve’s flickr
side tables from red
yarn found on quince & co.
macaroons photo by Nicky Walsh

Thursday, February 6, 2014

despite the super bowl, the nor'easter, the ice storm...

Despite hiked up flight and hotel rates and jammed traffic for the Super Bowl on Saturday/Sunday, the Nor'easter that hit on Monday, the ice storm that hit on Wednesday, the NY NOW Show was really fun. This is because a lot of my current retailers came to visit, and a lot of new stores came to add gleena to their collections. And because I was surrounded by kind, talented, and inspiring artists up and down the isles. I am grateful, though exhausted.
gleena booth 9145, small but functional. the noodle bowls were a hit, and even got made into knitting bowls upon a customer’s suggestion:
knitting needles and yarn from loopy mango, also an exhibitor at the show.
glass wall sculpture by lbk studio
graphic prints by cedar mountain
dragon fruit pin by glitter limes
pendants by pyrrha
night lights by whimsy home
new sake cups and beachstone bowl from gleena
bronze sculptural vessels by branch
large hand-blown glass bowls by sandpiper studio
metal three dimensional letterforms by gauge nyc
chain link fence transformed by the Nor’easter
pendant by Eric Silva
glasses reclaimed from bottles by Nanda Soderberg
tree branches decorated by the ice storm
and then it’s time to go home. see you this summer, for the heat wave.