Friday, June 30, 2006

finished work

Just a little taste. More to come.

more work in progress

The first photo is bisque ware on the top and bottom shelf, and upside down glazed pieces in the middle, with decals on their bottoms waiting to be fired on. The second photo is bisque ware.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

lovely prints

These are Marni, Spring 2006.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


For those who haven't seen it, this is the thesis project Alissa and I did together in our final year of Industrial Design at OCAD, two years ago. It is called hold. It is a collection of dinnerware with a hollow section to insulate your hand so you can hold your food comfortably.

our new crest

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Ernst Haeckel

These jellyfish illustrations are from Art Forms in Nature, an incredible book by the German Scientist Ernst Haeckel which was published in 1904.

dries van noten prints

These prints, which were inspired by antique Ottoman textiles, are from Dries Van Noten's fall 2006 line.


As a prelude to upcoming images of coe&waito's own little porcelain birds, here is a lovely bird by nymphenburg.


This german porcelain company produces mind blowingly exquisite things, such as the Hella Jongarius animal dishes I posted earlier, as well as quite a lot of designs by one of my other favourite designers, Ted Muehling. Here are just a few examples of his work:

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Camila Prada

These cute s+p shakers were featured on design*sponge last month. They are designed by Camila Prada and manufactured by thorsten van elten.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

vintage scandinavian ceramics

I found a link to this Japanese site 'flaska online' on the print and pattern blog. They have an incredible selection of vintage Scandinavian ceramics. Here are some of my favourites. Cute shapes and inspiring graphics.

Hella's animals

These are by Hella Jongarius for Nymphenburg.


Something I'm very interested in at the moment are 'wunderkammer' or 'cabinets of curiosities'. These were collections of natural specimins and artifacts amassed by wealthy gentlemen in the 17th century, and were the precursor to modern natural history museums. These cabinets or rooms were filled with fantastic objects such as shells, preserved animals and birds, fossils, and man-made artifacts. These collections mixed fact with fiction, and combined the beautiful and grotesque.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

work in progress

We have been busy little bees in the studio, preparing for the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition next month. We will have more photos of our work soon, and more info about the show as well. Here is an image of some rough greenware (dry, but not wiped or fired) and a peek into our kiln after firing a bisque.

bird wings and zeppelins

These feathery headpieces are from Alexander McQueen's Fall 2006 collection. I also love the airplane headpiece.

All this flying stuff reminds me of the current exhibit at the Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation (one of the galleries I work at part time). Part of the exhibiton 'Predators and Prey' is a room of historical photographs of Zeppelins, and views from Zeppelins, taken around the world. There is also a series of press photos from the Hindenburg disaster. They are fascinating. The whole show is really great. Anyone in Toronto should check it out. The gallery is only open Saturdays from 12-5pm. The exhibition will be running for about a year.

Alexander McQueen photos are from

lovely creatures

These fantastic figurines are made by Royal Crown Derby.