Dreamy, dreamy Heath Ceramics.
I was lucky enough to acquire a few of the cappuccino cups Heath made just for Blue Bottle Coffee. They're beautifully crafted, & quite sturdy of course, but after a year in a busy cafe there are bound to be some casualties. Each of the four above has a tiny injury: a fissure, a chipped handle. Their beauty is undiminished, and the candle-holders of my dreams were born.
I fell for Heath when Blue Bottle opened their cafe in San Francisco's Ferry Building and I was commissioned to embroider a few signs- a thrilling & daunting task. I am a huge fan of Blue Bottle's aesthetic. Though my years at Miette taught me to embrace the pretty, my style definitely tends towards the Scandinavian/clean/modern/kinda masculine.
Grey, white, wood.
So. For the life of me I could not sew that freakin' cappuccino cup & saucer. The latte mug & paper to-go cup went pretty well, but when I got to the cap I realized I had nooooo idea how to render something so curvy and three-dimensional. There were many, many ripped-out stitches, and plenty of pouting. Eventually we came to an understanding, and like an ornery puppy, the cappuccino cup had become my favorite.
And now I have one of my very own, neither chipped nor cracked, despite the fact that I use it every day and am world-renowned for my breaking skills.
Very impressive, Heath.