[Image via RISD museum gift shop]
Last year I mentioned artist Jill Davis and her luminous hand-blown glass. She creates these wonderful little decanters inspired by the genie's bottle in Arabian Nights. Although intended for perfume, I think the tiny vessels (typically less than four inches tall) are perfect for holding short-stemmed flowers like camellias and gardenias. Truth be told, even weeds look kind of poetic tucked in.
[Photo my own]
Why the redundant post? As part of my ongoing, albeit very sporadic coverage of museum gift shops, I wanted to help spread the word about another retail source for her pieces: RISD Works -- a shop stocked entirely with wares designed and made by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) alumni and faculty -- offers one of her bottles. Details here.
Davis' bottle in picture two is my own Anthro purchase. No compensation received for the mention.