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Simple stoneware by Mleko Living

Simple stoneware by Mleko Living

I do love simple, hand-crafted ceramics, and today you’re in for a treat. I want to introduce you to Mleko Living, a Kraków-based design studio with a mission to simplify and improve our everyday lives. The studio was founded in 2017 by Katarzyna Goluszka and Michal Zaluski after they developed a mutual interest in architecture, aesthetics and design while living in different European cities. They have just launched a lovely, new collection of stoneware products for daily use titled Canvas. The lookbook you can see below is beautifully fresh and simple, highlighting the beauty of the material and clean design. Natural and relaxed, the images show the pieces in use, with gently creased linen, ringed coffee stains and delicate greenery. Very spring-like – it really is like a breath of fresh air! They say, ‘The objects act as a plain canvas, which we paint upon. The pieces bring ease and harmony into our everyday life and leave us room for assigning meaning and value.’ The collection is handmade in a family-run ceramic factory in southern Poland and comprises a bowl, flowerpot, vase, carafe and mug. …

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Styling the Seasons: June

It seems like ages since I’ve done a Styling the Seasons post, I sadly missed out May’s – something about getting a book finished and then going on holiday made May breeze past in a blink of an eye (!) – but I’m back with these beauteous peonies for one of my favourite months! So, what does June mean for me? Well, I’m still desperately trying to cling onto the calm and tranquility from my holiday in Malaysia – we spent two weeks relaxing and recharging after a stressful few months, and as work and city life begins to pick up again, I’m trying to keep in mind those moments of peace, when the hardest decision we had to make was where to lay our towels, and where the sound of the sea could gently lull us to sleep. Hence the calm and lightness in the images here, I’ve simply styled my dining table with a lovely soft French linen table cloth to give it a summery feel. Alongside is a soothing cup of tea, because there’s nothing …