Beauty in Polish Ceramics: Ceramika Artystyczna 2013 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

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Traditional handcrafted and handpainted Polish pottery in floral and ornate patterns. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Traditional handcrafted and hand painted Polish pottery in floral and ornate patterns. Detail view of Ceramika Artystyczna ceramic dinner plate. Modern motifs on traditional Polish pottery and ceramic tableware easily coordinate with the more traditional dinner plates in the collection. Design Resources: Ceramika Artystyczna, Distributed in Japan by Yamato,  Interior Lifestyle Tokyo, Messe Frankfurt, Ambiente 2014

Interior Lifestyle Tokyo Design Fair Showcases Glazed Ceramics by Hasami

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Hasami Artist at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo 2013 | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Interior Lifestyle Tokyo, located in the architecturally striking Tokyo Big Site,  is one of the premier annual design fairs showcasing beautiful design ranging from traditional design to ultra modern designs in all areas including interiors, accessories, textiles, tableware and surface materials. Though a small show in comparison to design fairs such as Milan’s I Saloni, Paris’ Maison et Objet and parent … Read More

Rends Design Works: 2013 TALENTS at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

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Rends Design Works Exhibit: Ambiente TALENTS 2013 at Interior Lifestye Tokyo | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Talents Interior Lifestyle Tokyo: Young designers from Rends Design Works illustrate the beauty of connecting Japan’s rich artisan traditions with modern design. My personal favorite was the use of the traditional Tatami Mat (used in flooring and slowly losing its position to more Western materials for floor surfacing) creatively re-imagined and re-purposed to create incredibly comfortable seating material in the … Read More

Olivia Putman Dazzles with Bath Design at Ambiente 2013

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Great design, much like great art, has the ability to touch us in a spiritual manner – to lift our mind, body and soul out of our everyday existence and onto a plane in which we shed our human short-comings, frailties and stresses, and become ethereal creatures filled with joy, peace and love. Great design is transformative, and it can be found in the … Read More

Daisuke Kitagawa Design: 2013 TALENTS at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

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Reflective Pond Candle Holder and Modern Nesting Doll Bowls by Daisuke Kitagawa Design at  TALENTS 2013 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

TALENTS 2013 at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo boasted several talented young designers. Although all of the talents were magnificent and I very much liked all of the exhibits, my favorite was Daisuke Kitawaga Designs. The polished metal reflective “Pond” votive holders and the modern interpretation of the nested “ Doll” (functional as tableware, too) possessed all the elements I seek and … Read More