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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Gift Guide - Ceramics: Barnaby Barford

Barnaby Barford is a London-based artist and designer whose body of work ranges from manipulations and reinterpretations of existing ceramic sculptures to clever pillows stuffed with conversation suggestions. The Solitaire Olive Plate makes a beautiful hors d'oeuvres platter, and also includes instructions on how to play a game of solitaire using the snacks. Designed in collaboration with Andre Klausér, and available from the MOMA design store for $45.

Also clever are the Stamp Cups, designed in conjunction with Valeria Miglioli. Using the inevitable stain left behind by drinking coffee or tea, the Stamp Cup turns the stain into a cute floral pattern. Available as a set of two for $55 from Greener Grass Design.

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