Thursday, June 19, 2008

To buy or not to buy.

The creative and ingenious Sarah Cihat of Rehabilitated Dishware is featured in a NYT article today along with several of her dishware picks. Her own line of dishware features ceramics found in thrift stores that she redesigns and reglazes with her own whimsical and quirky designs and new colors. You can see some of her designs here. The philosophy behind Rehabilitated Dishware is that "each piece represents a rejection of more brand new products filling shelves and storage closets." I find it slightly ironic, therefore, that someone who wants to make a "subtle statement of the importance of recycling and the renewed value of unwanted things" would be featured in a shopping column about brand new dishware. I'm including Sarah's picks here as eye candy to show what's being done in dishware design today and also highlight the choice we have, when making even the seemingly most mundane decisions (like buying dishware, for example), to reuse and, to use Sarah's phrase, rehabilitate.

[photos from the New York Times]

1 comment:

Market Publique said...

I have those ittala plates, and I think they are awesome. Dishwasher and even oven safe, and a classic look if you get the white ones or navy ones and then just add a few owl pieces to coordinate!
- Market Publique