Sunday, April 22, 2012

nathalie lete

Nathalie lete was born in 1964. She lives and works in paris. She works in many ways, mixing different techniques and mediums, illustration, ceramics, textile and painting… She is inspired by her travels, but also by the mixing of vintage toys and old engravings of flowers and animals. Her work is colourful, naive and poetic, sometimes strange, to the point of tending towards art brut. Her world is nurtured by popular and folk art. She produces children’s and graphic’s books, knitted and stuffed toys, glass pictures, patterned dishes, but also postcards,ceramic sculptures, silkscreen printed t-shirts, rugs and jewels in limited edition… both for herself and for commissions.

i have adored everything about nathalie lete and her whimsical illustrations since the first time i saw them when i worked at Anthropologie.  i have a good bit of her dinnerware and picked up 2 more pieces to add to my ever-growing collection.  they are nice and heavy and oh-so special!  i just want to have all nathalie lete plates and get rid of everything else *lol*   

owl plate $24

hummingbird dinner plate $24

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