Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vintage Ceramic Collection

I always intrested in ceramic for home decor, some collection are unique and collectible. Iam so inspired by ceramic vintage collection from europe. But what exactly ceramic is?

Well, according Wikipedia, a ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling.[1] Ceramic materials may have a crystalline or partly crystalline structure, or may be amorphous (e.g., a glass). Because most common ceramics are crystalline, the definition of ceramic is often restricted to inorganic crystalline materials, as opposed to the non-crystalline glasses.
The earliest ceramics were pottery objects made from clay, either by itself or mixed with other materials, hardened in fire. Later ceramics were glazed and fired to create a colored, smooth surface. Ceramics now include domestic, industrial and building products and art objects. In the 20th century, new ceramic materials were developed for use in advanced ceramic engineering; for example, in semiconductors.
The word ceramic comes from the Greek word "κεραμικός" (keramikos), "of pottery" or "for pottery",[2] from "κέραμος" (keramos), "potter's clay, tile, pottery"[3] which is said to derive from the Indo-European word *cheros (unattested), meaning heat.[4][5] The earliest mention on the word "ceramic" is the Mycenaean Greek ke-ra-me-we, "workers of ceramics", written in Linear b syllabic script.[6] Ceramic may be used as an adjective describing a material, product or process; or as a singular noun, or, more commonly, as a plural noun, ceramics.[7]

Types of ceramic products

For convenience, ceramic products are usually divided into four sectors; these are shown below with some examples:

Classification of technical ceramics

Technical ceramics can also be classified into three distinct material categories:
Each one of these classes can develop unique material properties because ceramics tend to be crystalline.

Here are some great example for Vintage Ceramic from Europe.

AldoLondi for Bittossi "Rimini Blu" Sculptures plus Rarity: Marcello Fantoni Beautiful 1950s Italian Modernist Vase

German Mid-Century Pop Art Vase Enemble /Polar/ with huge Floor Vase Duemler & Breiden 70s

Vibrant Hutschenreuther 70s Ceramic Collection

Stunning 1960s Fat Lava Vase Collection with thrilling "Horses" Floor Vase

All the ceramic collection above are selling at Ebay by German Modernist start this week. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Nature Shabby chic Inspiration

Nature is one of the best inspiration for home decor, check this shabby chic furniture and wallpaper. To get shabby chic furniture look, you can repaint your old furniture and add some inspiration picture into it. Just like what Yabette do! With this deco tree dresser. Isnt it pretty?! For more info about her collections you go to her website. Her collections more than just furniture, you can find her vintage fashions, jewelry and home decor collections too.
Dont be afraid to try new things in the end you will be surprise with the final result! Here are some best example that  inspired me alot.  

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