For their fourth collaboration together, streetwear lifestyle label Stüssy and Copenhagen-based homeware brand Tekla have introduced a beautiful new lime green that I’m loving. What I appreciate about Tekla is their choices around color palettes. They’re always finding these surprising tones of color that are left of center, like the most interesting version you’ve seen. This lime color is a perfect example. Maybe it’s just me but these remind me of the color of glow in the dark stars that I would put up on the ceiling of my bedroom when I was a teenager, core memory unlocked here.
My desire for new plates and serving ware is insatiable. I’m one of those people who love a mismatched, hodgepodge arrangement of dishes and glasses, picking up random pieces to add to my eclectic collection. A uniform match-y match-y set of dishes seems so bland to me, bordering on anal-retentive. Thus, when I was introduced to the ceramics and homeware of Henry Holland Studio, immediately I knew I had found someone with a similar view on how-to stock a kitchen.
The studio, obviously, led by Henry Holland, came about during the pandemic:
“Intended as a creative outlet, as he took a break from fashion, he stumbled across his interpretation of the nerikomi technique, while sat at his kitchen table during lockdown, when government restrictions meant he was no longer able to attend lessons at his local Hackney pottery studio.”
What’s interesting to me his the use of nerikomi, which in this case is a contemporary version of the practice. The bold color combinations are interesting, and I love how they feel like they’re derived from elements of nature. They also create a fun check pattern that’s warped and wobbly. It’s like many of the check patterns I see here in Spain, though perhaps seen through a distorted lens.