Friday, August 29, 2008

Concrete Conundrum.

We've been landscaping.

What looked like this:

Now looks like this:

On the upper area where there is currently sand, we want to do something like this:

Big, simple plain slabs of concrete...even bigger than above, with gravel and plants between them. (and more plants than above) The sand is already in place for pouring it.

We can't seem to find anyone that could do a small concrete job like this, and do it well.

Any suggestions?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cool Art: Heather Knight Ceramics

Up until recently, I haven't really been a big Etsy freak. I think it is the site navigation that somehow turns me off. But recently, I stumbled upon the work of Heather Knight at elementclaystudio, and I've been a bit obsessed.

Her work, in mostly unglazed porcelain, pretty much rocks my world. I love the wild, weird, organic shapes and simple (or nonexistent) palette.

I've trolled her site for a month or more now. Today, I woke up, poured some coffee, and bit. The large urchin bowl to be exact. At $65 for handmade porcelain that clearly took hours to build, it is a steal.

It was a hard decision because I am also really loving the fungi micro-sculpture. I may indulge in it yet.