helsinki is the world design capital 2012 and it is also the headquarters of arabia finland who founded thier factory in 1873. to celebrate they have produced a series of new mugs called 'hometown'. finnish designer miira zukale has drawn inspiration from the city of helsinki, capturing its atmosphere, architecture, nature and features to produce four different mugs park, sea, block, and downtown.
Tattoo Lotus is the latest collaboration between legendary ink-man Paul Timman and Ink Dish. The floral imagery of chrysanthemums and lotus flowers is taken from Paul's iconic sleeve designs. Outlined florals echo the stencils the artist uses on his clients' arms. The stylized flowers are Asian in origin and have become a staple of modern tattoo design.
Ink Dish - Irezumi Mug. For Paul Timman, art and tattooing are a perfect mix. Paul is one of the leading tattoo artists in the world and recognized as a specialist in tribal and traditional Japanese designs. Now Paul is coming full circle to his start in glass and inking his world renowned designs on porcelain. Paul's Irezumi dinnerware was #2 in the 2009 Metropolitan Home's Design 100. $14 each for these lovely Koi mugs. Send me one for my Birthday in August!! :)