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Silt Collection by VW&BS

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Ancient craft meets contemporary aesthetics in this stackable tableware set $315.00

Multidisciplinary design studio VW+BS uses ancient production methods and materials to create the totally modern-looking Silt Collection, a tableware set made of raw, unglazed purple clay. For millenia, purple clay pots and cups have been used to serve tea in China. "The unglazed material has the effect of softening the taste of the water in the same way as activated charcoal," said the......read more

Espresso Cup by Helen Faulkner

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Cute blue-glazed ceramics from Kilkenny, Ireland $16.00

Irish potter Helen Faulkner makes these adorable ceramic espresso cups at her studio in County Kilkenny. The cups, which we spotted on The New York Times' holiday gift guide, are colored in a cheery blue glaze, the perfect way to brighten up your morning. They are available via Makers & Brothers, a Dublin company that distributes Irish handicrafts. Dimensions: 2.75"D x 1.75"H Made in......read more

Unearthed Clay Paints

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Non-toxic, biodegradable paints available in six earthy pigments $49.00

If there was ever a consumer product that was ripe for a sustainable shift, it's conventional paint. Standard latex house paints are not only energy-intensive to produce, but also come loaded with toxic chemicals that make disposal a nightmare. Enter Unearthed Paints, a company producing biodegradable, natural paints using ancient recipes. Unearthed Clay Paints come in six options that are......read more

Clay Planters

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From Terrain $58.00

Made from durable fiberclay for water and frost-resistance, this sleek planter is lightweight, recyclable, and specially designed so plants can breath and flourish. - Fiberclay - Indoor or outdoor use - Drainage hole included - Imported Small: 11.5”H, 12”W, 12”L, 11”D Medium: 14.5”H, 15”W, 15”L, 14”D Large: 17”H, 18”W, 18”L,......read more

Grizzly Bear "Ready, Able"

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Allison Schulnik directs outstanding vid for Grizzly Bear

Mindbending piece of stop-motion claymation by LA artist Allison Schulnik, set to second single off Grizzly Bear's hit album Veckatimest, released last year. Creating animation this mesmerizing is not easy work, as Schulnik explained in LA Weekly: "I did an average of about 18 frames/second. I think I animated about 8 minutes, cut it down to 4:30. So I sculpted around 9,000 frames.......read more

Atlas Genius, "Trojans"

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A catchy tune gets an amazing claymation treatment courtesy of Tyler Nicolson

"Trojans," the supremely catchy debut single from Aussie brother band Atlas Genius, has been generously outfitted with new video courtesy of Tyler Nicolson. The Montreal-based animator/director, whose excellent "No Noodles" animation recently appeared on SHFT, delivers another charming stop-motion claymation piece. In the vid, a cute old guy hangs with some colored, moving clay blocks. As the......read more

Atelier Dion Colored Clay Mugs

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From Helen Levi $37.00

Drink piping hot coffee in these deliciously colored mugs that have a comfortable round handle. Made using Atelier Dion's signature pigmented clays, these attractive mugs earned them the "Best Booth" award at the West Coast Craft Fair in December 2014. • Available in five colors: Cream (glaze), Charcoal (matte), Rose (matte), Lemon Pie (matte) and Latte (matte) •......read more

Musk's New Tesla Gets Extra Credit

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By Clayton Aldern

Today in break the internet news, the new Tesla P85D — an all-wheel drive version of the Model S — scored a 103 out of 100 in a Consumer Reports evaluation. For those of you keeping track, that’s an improper fraction. (And for those of you who really don’t have anything to do, it’s an improper fraction with a prime number in the numerator, so you......read more

Nesting Bowl Set by Heath Ceramics

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A trio of ruby red nesting bowls from California's clayware kings $85.00

This year, Heath Ceramics rang in the holiday season by reimagining some of its traditional shapes in bright, festive red. The red-glazed dinnerware collection includes this set of three nesting bowls that, if you ask us, add a welcome dose of color to the kitchen any time of year. The trio includes a cereal, dessert, and mini bowl, all crafted at the company's factory in Sausalito, California.......read more

Geo Planter by Kelly Lamb

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LA designer transforms lumps of clay into sexy homes for plants $95.00

Los Angeles-based sculptor and ceramicist Kelly Lamb pays homage to visionary architect Buckminster Fuller with these geodesic half-dome planters. To make each piece, Lamb and her team slip-cast clay in custom molds before firing them in the kiln. Whereas most ceramic pieces have a "foot" on which to stand, Lamb's Geo Planters can sit or hang any which way you please. The satin-glazed planters......read more

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