A collaborative studio exploring the intersection between function and fun expression, Studio Minko creates unbelievably cool objects for the home. Jasmine Gutbrod and Nikako Kanamoto are the creative duo behind the brand, breaking the mould when it comes to contemporary ceramics. They began working together while still studying at Rhode Island School of Design in 2016 and now their line spans soap dishes, planters, vessels and furniture. The surprising texture each piece boasts mirrors that of '70s shag carpets and natural lichens, and looks as if it would be soft and squishy to touch.
Studio Minko is available to buy via Raquel Cayre's online shop Open Source, the furniture adviser and collector's project seeking to spotlight emerging artists and designers.
Wrap Loves #14
Bijou by Fidèle Editions
Sitting somewhere between an art book and a fanzine, ‘Bijou’ is a gorgeous publication made entirely on a risograph printer by Parisian studio Fidèle. The images within are reproductions of paintings made by the artist Idir Davaine between December 2019 and December 2020, reinterpreted for the page with a focus on the richest of colour combinations. The publication made in collaboration with 3FPJ Editions is essentially an experiment in the riso technique and what it can achieve, with up to eight layers of colour being used per image and a whopping 65 litres of ink used across the project.
Get your hands on a copy here.
More Love drinking glasses
These glasses are guaranteed to jazz up any drink you wish to decant into them. They're part of the More Love range, Kentaro Okawara's online store which sells products that feature his charming characters and playful patterns. The Japanese illustrator’s doodles of crescent moons, anthropomorphised flowers and broken hearts have been screen printed onto each glass and each set comes packed as a pair so you can share the joy with your favourite drinking buddy.
Shop them, plus plenty more of Kentaro's homeware products here.
Geoffroy Pithon exhibition
This gorgeous snap documents French artist and designer Geoffroy Pithon's current solo show 'Cabine', on display now at L'Espal in France. The result of a three week artist residency, the exhibition is made up of a collection of huge pieces of painted paper, draped across the space like hanging fabric. Geoffroy hopes visitors feel as if they're walking within a painting, immersing themselves in a sea of colour and shape. We're digging out our passports pronto so we can visit.
The exhibition runs until Sat 27 Nov at L'Espal in France. More details here.
Paboy Bojang cushions
These plush squares of fun are made by homeware social enterprise brand, In Casa by Paboy which was founded during the first Covid-lockdown in Spring of 2020 by Paboy Bojang. Originally from The Gambia, Paboy is currently seeking asylum in Italy where he sews his colourful cushion covers, using 100% Italian cotton sourced from local suppliers in his neighbourhood in Naples. He learned how to sew at thirteen, when he was sent to work in his uncle's tailor shop in Serrekunda, developing an eye for interesting fabrics and colour combinations. Candy cane hues and checkerboard prints are now his go-to, paired with delicate ruffled edges in matching colours.
Paboy has recently created an exclusive range for Paul Smith, which can be found here.