Category Archives: ceramics

fading beauty

finally it’s weekend time! I had some fun the other day playing around with a new camera…the Canon EOS M from Orms Direct. With the quality of a digital SLR camera in a super compact body, I am so impressed with the stunning clarity and ‘user-friendliness’ of the camera. It has the practical scene intelligent setting for those days when I’m not feeling particularly intelligent, and an effortless touch-screen for versatile shooting. No, this is not the camera for professionals, I’m well aware. But, if you want a light-weight, compact camera with incredible clarity, then this is a good choice!

hydrangea My hydrangeas are concluding their summer season with an elegant finale, so I thought I’d take some time to test this camera & capture this fading floral beauty in my studio…

fading-beauty vase-hydrangeas hydrangea-collage sculptural-white-vases these small sculptural vases are new from the Studio.W collection at Woolworths, their Scandi-style really catching my eye.

table-top scented-candle create a special scented atmosphere in your home with a beautiful scented Lothantique candle from Fuego Lifestyle, my friend Shannon’s company which imports the most gorgeous luxury home, body & fragrance products. Such bliss!

quote-washi Georgia O’Keeffe’s unique way of painting flowers is highlighted by a favourite quote, and below, my talented artist friend Grace Kotze‘s bold artwork adds a burst of colour against my monochromatic chevron wall… tablescape hydrangea-ampersand painting washi-tape bird book-table yet-to-come

 have a wonderful weekend!

styling & photography by Megan of Dressed By Style

a little bird told me…

visi-ceramics1 The inspirational Visi magazine, always a forerunner on the design scene, has once again stood out from the crowd. This time in a recent project with ceramicist Mervyn Gers. Inviting their readers to submit designs for their own personalised dinner service, Visi’s panel of judges chose Marion Allen’s designs as the winner. Inspired by vintage postcards and birds in her garden, this interior designer created beautifully rendered, hand-drawn sketches which were translated into a bespoke crockery set.    visi-ceramics5

“The exquisitely unique hand-drawn elements and subtle introduction of background depth made the design stand out among the rest,” says ceramicist Mervyn Gers, whose studio team worked with Marion’s design elements to create ceramic ink decals which were printed onto the crockery. Personally, I really enjoy the simple two-colour designs which are both unique & sophisticated.  visi-ceramics4 visi-ceramics3 visi-ceramics2

Mervyn Gers specialises in creating bespoke ranges for cooking schools, restaurants, shops and individuals.

all images from Visi