We Love Knotwork LA’s Garden Dish Catchalls

Because handmade ceramics are more popular than ever.

Looking for the best way to decorate your home without spending lots of money on renovations? Look no further than ceramics and detail pieces.

While small and relatively cheap, a few statement pieces placed on key surfaces can make even the most drab spaces look brand new– and this Spring, ceramics and vessels are projected to be as trendy as ever,¬†with outlets like the New York Times¬†continuing to point out that handmade ceramics are “totems of good taste.

Earlier this year, Vogue even went so far as to proclaim that “Pottery Is The Next Big Mindfulness Trend.” We tend to agree. Whereas detail-oriented designers of past eras doted over name-brand kitchen and design fixtures as signifiers of good taste, now, it appears that when it comes to interior design elements, bespoke is better.

Linda Hsiao, the industrial designer behind Knotwork LA, creates her ceramics concepts as “an outlet to identify the work we do in our spare time, it began as evenings and weekends spent in the shop and studio, precious pieces of wood saved from other projects or found while hiking, ideas that came to us in the middle of the night, and a desire to create beautiful, useful things.”

Inspired by natural materials like wood and ceramic, each piece is made by hand– and we particularly love her Garden Dish Catchalls, both in theme and function. Harkening to both the fact that people are increasingly interested in products that are handmade, these nature-inspired catchalls have an asymmetric, imperfect quality that many (millenials, in particular) find endearing.

The 5″ x 5″ stoneware slabs are good for holding jewelry, incense, bobby pins, and food (yes– they are safe for that). With their delicate leaf porcelain inlays and thin glaze, they also pair nicely with the artist’s beautiful abstract planters. (For those of you looking for drainage plates for boutique vases, these are great option, though they are obviously designed for use in isolation.)

We particularly like the idea of buying a set of different sizes for use with different pots, or as holding vessels for succulents that haven’t yet rooted.

Line them on a window sill, fill them with small knick-knacks that don’t really have a place elsewhere, or use them to organize a desk or boudoir. The possibilities are at your discretion. We’re obsessed!

More info about Knotwork LA and other works can be found here.

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