Friday, May 30, 2008

favorite shop friday: esther coombs

So you want to have a tea party. And tea parties mean little sandwiches, tiny pastries, tea bags, and, of course, most importantly, tea cups. Enter Esther Coombs.

Esther finds dainty tea cups and transforms them into urban treasures with her modern sketches:

She'll also supply you with a cake stand for all your cucumber sandwiches and petits fours that is as delicate and beautiful as it is modern and edgy:

I'm in love with her work! Now I can be feminine, old-fashioned and dainty (which, let's face it, is so much fun sometimes) while I drink my tea without losing any of my urban modern independence.

If you love her work, too, and are going to be in London next week, you can get a first-hand look at more of Ether's wonderful work at Pulse at Earls Court (a trade fair for homes) in London on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of June. Or if you're not lucky enough to be in London next week, then go check out her work at her website - - or her shop -


Cicada Studio said...

How unique! I'm in awe of sketching skills. Makes a brilliant transformation.

Victoria said...

What an amazing marriage of two loves!
The sketches done on the pale green, and on the pale blue sets, gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

Wow... great stuff. Amazing how detailed this is considering how small these cups can be.

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