Ceramics by-louise: Just Use The Container It Came In

Ceramics by-louise: Just Use The Container It Came In

Abby Stone
Sep 10, 2009

Our house is pretty casual. People help themselves to glasses, butter's plopped on a plate, the milk's served in the carton, we think there's extra ice in the freezer. It'd be nice to have those few extra touches — butter on a dish, milk in a pitcher — but without a dishwasher, we'd just as soon avoid the extra washing up. Plus, it seems you always have to keep tabs on things when you'd rather be having fun (especially the pitchers, which never seem to hold more than a drop). Argh! So you say, forget it. These are friends, after all...

Enter these ceramics by Louise Graham of by-louise, whose clever handmade additions solve the problem in an elegant yet whimsical way. Nicknamed "added value," they up the usefulness of the original containers, transforming them from utilitarian to company-ready. The milk spout fits into a plastic jug, the handle into a carton of butter, the cups from cardboard egg cartons sit on little stools. Problem solved.

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