THE RITUALS

Shaking the House: Seeking Out “Ugliness”

Lladro Little Kitty

By Regina Connell. It’s not just Marie Kondo and Martha Stewart anymore. It seems that these days, everyone’s cottoned onto the idea of a good spring clean. There are even apps that help you with it. Please. Each major culture has a … Continue reading

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Material Inquiry: Salt

Maldon Sea Salt

By Regina Connell. Now obviously, we have a thing for salt here. I’ve always loved it for its shape, meaning, and sheer savoriness, along with the pleasure it gives food—and thus life.  In fact, I’ve been accused of seeing some … Continue reading

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Resolution: Reconsider the Bookstore

Daunt Bookstore in , image via Daunt Books.

By Regina Connell. It’s time we rediscover the bookstore, for real. There’s something magical about them: they’re doorways to discovery, dreaming, new possibilities. They’re not just about expanding your head: they’re about expanding your psyche, your soul, maybe even changing … Continue reading

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Noticed: Design Miami/

By Lee Hun Chung, image courtesy of Seomi International

By Heather Palmer. The ceramic presence at the Design Miami/ show this year confirmed that (love it or hate it) the “trend” of ceramics is still here. Certain markets appear saturated with ceramic work that feels, at times, too similar. … Continue reading

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