Please let me just explain that when I discovered the draw-droppingly gorgeous Second Skin Collection, I could’ve cried. I was having a wander over on one of my favourite online home decor and style sites, Studio Oink – do you know them? and stopped in my tracks. Textured tableware – a stylist’s dream, oh my. It’s no wonder then, that they were brought into being by product stylist July Adrichem, based in The Netherlands. They have such a quiet fragility about them, I could spend an age just pouring over these beautiful images that July has so expertly styled. Don’t you just want to reach out and touch them?
Although they have the appearance and texture of ceramics, they’re actually made from a plaster-cotton fibre which have been treated and sealed with a protective layer to guard against moisture and dust, during which she adds in the colour. Moulded from a variety of old and decorative vessels, each piece is unique depending on the way the paste takes to it. These aren’t pieces to use with water but are perfect for uncut fruit and dried flowers. Personally, I’d be over the moon to have a pair of white spoons mounted onto our black wall as a contrast and happily invest in a collection of bowls and plates to add to my ever-expanding prop store-how perfect are they?
The colour range is a delicate, muted palette including Petrol (a trend I’m starting to see coming through for tableware in A/W) Peach, Mint, Charcoal, Sand, Dust and Shadow. Oh the hours I could spend lost inside a creative bubble playing with these, they lend themselves so well to simple styling. Here’s a collection I can’t wait to bring into our home.