The newest batch of charms from Body Confidence - bigger and better than ever. This collection features a number of charms at a larger scale, an articulated tongue, a level of detail never before seen - see it for yourself! As always - each charm comes with a written card - a poem, a wish, a direction - imbuing each figure with a purpose.
Nur Ceramics is the project of Dina Nur Satti - a ceramics practice based in Brooklyn, but with roots in Sudan, Somalia, France and Kenya. Satti's practice functions as a container - a vessel through which she explores collective transitions, cultural storytelling, and communal rituals. In her hands, these ceramic vessels carry more than meets the eye. This collection builds on her Ritual Bowls - a family of elevated dishes.
A new collection of tiny bottles - inspired by ancient Chinese bottles used to hold powdered tobacco during most of the 17th century, these vessels work just as well for any tiny thing!
This collection of paper roses (and one bleeding heart!) - is proof that loves blooms eternal. Fake flowers have a complicated and long lineage, they arrived immediately following the invention of paper in China around 100 BC - and the practice spread from there. Artificial flowers maintain a rare high brow/low lowbrow balancing act - plastic bouquets and ancient golden wreaths make for strange (but delicious) bedfellows.
We are thrilled to welcome to welcome the work of Hiroyo Masuko to the family - an artist working in Yokohama, Japan. Through an ancient practice known as Tsuiki - this work is made using only a hammer! In Japanese, “tsuiki,” is the art of using a metal hammer (tsui) to raise (ki) a sheet of copper metal. It is an ancient craft - one that elevates everyday objects, in turn elevating every day.
At long last, cutting boards are back in stock! These professional grade, plastic cutting boards are made from reused materials - and work for both food prep and presentation. Explore them, and the rest of the Fredericks & Mae collection!
A few months ago, in an earlier season of quarantine, we asked Lucy Pelletier to join us on a "Zoom Studio Visit". The three of us assembled - floating heads in floating squares - unnerved by the digital but happy to be there. Lucy carried us around her studio pausing in front of various shelves of work while Jolie and I peered through respective Zoom windows shouting "slow down!", "good lord!" and generally panicking. The work we saw was brimming with grace - objects at once stately and humble, kind and dignified. The great great (great great?) grandchildren of Mesopotamian artifacts and American Folk Art - with a healthy dash of Calder, this work is a joy to behold.
Hand written notes carry a kind of gravity that can be intimidating - they are so permanent, so formal, so... intimate. Like a home made meal, or a custom drawing - hand written notes are gifts of time and attention.
In May of 2018 we opened our first brick and mortar shop in Brooklyn. Here we curate an ever changing array of artists and designers. Pay us a visit, or explore the shop.