I guess I started a “four favorites” series without planning to. This seems like something I can actually keep up with!
Beautiful, understated goods I’ve been coveting lately from my favorite housewares shop, Nalata Nalata. Their attention to refined details and care for the people and stories behind the products they sell is inspiring.
To say I appreciate ceramics would be a serious understatement. From sculptural to functional, I treasure it all. Recently I downsized my collection but that hasn’t stopped me from thinking about adding in more practical ceramics, particularly in the kitchen. I’ve been on the hunt for a set of plates to allow us to have more guests over in the future, and nothing has appealed to me quite like the work of North Carolina based East Fork Pottery. I love the rich earth tones and slim, modern design of East Fork’s table and house wares collection. There’s an art to having what is essential without depriving yourself of what is beautiful, and East Fork Pottery has accomplished that gracefully.
East Fork Line is simple and fundamental. Unadorned, the work is distilled to its essential elements: form and function. It is durable and timeless, resistant to fashion and trends. — East Fork Pottery
One of my favorite things about this collection is how complementary it is in shape, from the serving bowls to the tumblers and vases. I could easily integrate it with our current collection to harmonize together beautifully, whether set at the dinner table or displayed on open shelving in our elemental but modern kitchen. These pieces create such a winsome, inviting scene that’s perfect for sharing with others.
My favorites are the dinner plates and shallow serving bowls in grey, incense burner in white, and the unglazed urchin. I can’t stop thinking about how stunning they’d look contrasted with the brass kitchen accessories also in East Fork’s shop, handmade in Japan by Ruka Kikuchi. Metal and clay are always a winning pair.