Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Afternoon Tea

Claire Coles offers a new approach to stitching on porcelain tea sets, vintage wallpaper, and illustrations. One of my favorite explorations is her collection of stitched tea cups. These sets were created to "evoke a reminiscence to times forgotten, exploring the loss of the British tradition 'afternoon tea'."

The use of traditional textiles in a new and clever way always makes me excited. These pieces are beautiful - the details, the concept - love it! Be sure to check out Claire Coles Design for more amazing work including wallpaper and illustrations.

{via DesignYouTrust}

27 comments:

Jan said...

At first I am like, how in the world did they do that? So very lovely. It is so whimsical and fun.

K.Line said...

Unbelievably beautiful and delicate. Can't imagine they are very practical...

~alison said...

oh, I love them! THey are so beautiful!

erin@designcrisis said...

The "Love Me" cup is so vulnerable... I'd like to bust that out next time the hubby and I get into a tiff.

amy said...

these are great!

ThePeachTree said...

I'm so confused!! But they're GORGEOUS :)

mary said...

These are really beautiful. I'd love to hold one - I'm fascinated with how they did this!

Lauren K said...

Incredible. This are so wonderfully delicate. Great find!

Savvy Mode SG said...

my first thought was how???? but they are very pretty.

naphtali said...

wow! that shocked me a bit at first. Clever creation. I love tea time!

Leanne said...

Forget technology. Lets bring back afternoon tea!

Claire Coles' work is lovely.

please sir said...

Yes they aren't very practical, but oh so pretty!!

Claire, said...

Absolutely adorable!

That Girl Designs said...

Oh Diana, I just went through her website and I'm so impressed. I love her work, especially the wallpaper. I've been trying to figure out how to customize wallpaper to suit my tastes or to introduce a theme to our bedroom, and this gave me some good ideas. Thanks for sharing!

aimee said...

wow! just unbelievable!

SimplyGrove said...

How cute!!!

cindy : quaint said...

perfect for the make believe tea we used to drink as little girls. so pretty.

A Print A Day said...

i wonder if their functional, ie, the holes don't completely go in. extremely pretty pieces, nonetheless.

Chris said...

Ooh, pretty :)

Milena said...

@a print a day - I didn't even think of that! Sheesh.

Songy said...

that's brilliant but how is that possible??

Kirsty said...

Breathtaking.

K. Sundari said...

Oh I want to use these but I dont at the same time. How conflicted! Beautiful!

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

the love one is GREAT!

d i a n a m u s e said...

Well, I'm absolutely fascinated - to say the least. Such delicate, intricate and unusual work.

Jessie Cacciola said...

so cool. :)

::{J}:: said...

Adore these!!!

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