1. Have you seen Anna Spiro's (i.e. she of the renown Absolutely Beautiful Things blog) new website, Black and Spiro, yet? It's absolutely gorgeous! This pic is from her new site. She is one very, very talented interior designer.
2. Cloisonne jars - a relatively new fixation for me. Look at these beauties...
I wish I could find (and afford) something like these tea jars in the picture.
According to Mezai, cloisonne is "a process which begins with a copper base, upon which the design framework takes shape using fine filigree ribbons. Upon this a coloured porcelain inlay is meticulously placed, slowly revealing the artist's design. The fusion of materials transforms into a vibrant and detailed collection of boxes, tea jars and vases."
(Image: Black and Spiro)