Monday, November 15, 2010

Meet Danielle from Reshape Studio and enter to win a cable knit ceramic cup

   Giveaway Closed  
Congratulations to star_momma!
Many thanks to all the participants and a special thanks to Danielle!
Not too long ago, I came across Reshape Studio and immediately loved what I saw.  Danielle Spector, a product designer out of Brooklyn, is the clever and talented artist behind these wonderfully quirky mouth vases. 



 After getting a degree in product design from Parsons School of Design and working as a corporate furniture designer, she realized that she missed getting her hands dirty.  She recently founded Reshape Studio where she now works with clay, mostly slip-casting handmade ceramics, reinterpreting everyday objects in new and unexpected ways.

What inspires your designs? How did you come up with your whimsical mouth vase?

I am usually inspired by things that are kind of whimsical or humorous. Or often times it is all about taking a classically beautiful idea and reinterpreting it in new, or more interesting way.  Some favorite designers are Hella Jongerius or most of what is being made in the design collective Droog.

The 'Mouth / lip Series' project originally started as part of a senior thesis in college on how to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the home, through the use of therapeutic products. For example, if you were germaphobic, the idea of using a cup and saucer with lipstick stains and dirty fingerprint would probably creep you out, right? But through repeated use (exposure therapy) of this cup and saucer, one may become desensitized to the anxiety, and eventually get over their fear of contamination. As time has passed, I realized that this project had more applications than just the therapeutic realm. It has morphed into something funny and unique. Hey, at least the act of pouring tea and milk through a spout that was cast from an actual human mouth should make you chuckle!


Other than on Etsy, how can people find/see your work?

my website: 



What other art form would you like to try/learn?

I would like to explore Jewelry making a little more. I already have some jewelry projects going that involve ceramic, but I would like to learn more about casting and soldering with metals. I also love textile arts like quilting, but have never had the patience to really take on a quilt project myself!


GIVEAWAY

Danielle has generously offered this great cable knit tall cup for this giveaway. 
This tumbler was slip cast with the texture of a cable knit sweater.  It's handmade from high fire stoneware clay, with 14K gold luster edge. Clear crackle glaze on inside and transparent glaze on outside. Food safe. Hand wash, do not microwave due to metallic edge.  Dimensions: 5” tall x 3” wide

Thanks, Danielle!!





Entry details:
Visit Reshape Studio and come back to this post and leave me a comment about your favorite item.  Make sure your comment includes contact information. (1 entry)


4 Additional entries when you:

1) Tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to include @alamodestuff in your tweet so I can keep track. (1 entry)

2) Share this giveaway with your Facebook  friends with @a la mode in the mention (1 entry)

3) Follow this blog.  If you already follow, let me know. That counts, too. (1 entry)

4) Follow Reshape Studio's blog, Twitter, and/or Facebook and let me know. (1 entry) Please let me know if you done any of these to ensure you get your extra entries.
 

Contest ends Friday, November 19, at midnight EST.  One (1) winner will be notified by Monday, November 22.

85 comments:

  1. Very cool pieces! The cup with the lipstick stains is a intersting. I like the pieces with the lips a lot.

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  2. Oooh, Linda, what a fabulous giveaway!

    My favorite piece (it was hard to decide) is the serving bowl.

    I already follow you :-)

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  3. Cable knits are hands down my favorite. They just look so warm and cozy! I like the tall glass the best I think. It's just waiting for some tea. Great giveaway!

    (Follow the blog and tweeted)

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  4. I love the mouth vases!

    (following @ReshapeStudio on twitter [summerrdawnn] and tweeted about the giveaway)

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  5. I love the Ceramic Cable-knit cup with gold edge! :)

    tiger-93[at]cox[dot]net

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  6. I am a follower! :)

    tiger-93[at]cox[dot]net

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  7. I follow Reshape Studio's Twitter!
    I am @BrookiieT on Twitter.

    tiger-93[at]cox[dot]net

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  8. I'm crazy knitter so i love love love those cable knit vases.
    I already follow your blog!

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  9. I visited her shop and while i love the ceramic cable knit cups, i really really love the kissing creamer and sugar. it's going on my christmas list!

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  10. I just love all of the cable knit cups. They are so cute and as a knitting they would be the perfect accessory to nights spent knitting!
    cantrix at gmail dot com

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  11. I love the cable knit serving bowl! That is so cute!!!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  12. My favorite is the cable knit cup being given away!

    bead.eclectic at gmail dot com

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  13. I really love the cable knit cups because I'm a knitter. They are really cool.

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  14. I love the unique edamame pendant! I eat a lot of edamame , this would be fun to wear!
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  15. As I am a knitter I love all the cabled series!

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  16. The kissing creamer and sugar is such a unique set. I love it!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  17. following Reshape Studio on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  18. You had me at Cable Knit!

    The tumbler...the serving dish...the cups. I love (love!) them all.

    jacante at gmail dot com

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  19. Hello! What a lovely giveaway :) Thanks for having it.

    i really like the Cable Knit Ceramic Cup in this size

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61397436/cable-knit-ceramic-cup

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  20. I twitter follow danielle as @missyfivestones

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  21. My favorite item at Reshape Studio is the beautiful cable knit cup. I'm a cable knit fiend, although the kissing cream and sugar are fun and adorable, too!

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  22. My favorite item in the store is definitely the item being given away; the ceramic cable knit cup with gold trim but I love the whimsical nature of the edamame earrings!

    aliciabenedict.info@gmail.com

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  23. I really liked the cable knit serving bowl! The shape was terrific.
    Amazing work all around!
    callieem89 at hotmail dot com

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  24. My favorite item is:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58429603/quirky-ceramic-cylinder-mouth-vase

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  25. I like the Brooklyn Wall Hanging, all the Cable Knit items are totally amazing though
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  26. Following ReShape Studio on Twitter (@glasscastle)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  27. Following ReShapeStudio with GFC (oona)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  28. What a cool store! I love the Cable-knit Ceramic serving bowl, would be great for parties.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  29. I follow reshapestudio on Twitter as dspdavey.

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  30. This is SOO cool! I'd have to say Cable knit ceramic cup is my fav. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  31. I really like the Peeling Edamame porcelain necklace! The two beans together make such a lovely form.

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  32. i like these earrings
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55850327/cute-blue-porcelain-edamame-earrings-for

    tumblemumbo at gmail.com

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  33. i follow this blog .

    tumblemumbo at gmail.com

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  34. following reshape studio's blog .

    thanks

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  35. Awesome ceramics! My favorite is the Cable-knit Ceramic serving bowl

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  36. i follow Reshape Studio on twitter

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  37. and following your blog in Google reader.

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  38. I love Cable-knit Ceramic serving bowl!!! Cutie!!!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Following Reshape Studio's blog!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I like Reshape Studio's on Facebook!

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I like kissing creamer and sugar a lot.

    poppyy.poppyy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  42. I am following your blog via gfc.

    poppyy.poppyy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  43. I really like the cable knit serving bowl. What a original and clever idea.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  44. I just love the cable knit pieces especially the serving bowl.

    productsoftheday@gmail.com

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  45. I am crazy about knitting, especially knitting with cables so this is totally my favorite piece: Cable-knit Ceramic serving bowl. Great work.

    onehotstove AT gmail DOT com

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  46. Honestly, my favorite is the cable knit line. The tumblers are great - I'd love a whole set and the bowl to match!

    PooknflipProductions[at]gmail[dot]com

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  47. I tweeted your giveaway too! (@CassandraPook)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  48. Porcelain tea / coffee pot with mouth spout is my favorite.
    xlacrimax at gmail dot com

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  49. I follow your blog via RSS (google reader).
    xlacrimax at gmail dot com

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  50. Following Reshape Studio's blog.
    xlacrimax at gmail dot com

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  51. Definitely the cable knit, tall ceramic cup. i like the humour in your work...!

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  52. All the items in this shop are great. Thanks for the chance to win something!

    I think this is my favorite item though
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58341602/faux-embroidered-brooklyn-pride-wall
    I love the colour and the scene.
    deidreart(at)live.com

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  53. Following alamode on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway. I am @deidre421

    deidreart(at)live.com

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  54. I love all the cable knit pieces, especially the Cable knit ceramic cup. Perfect for hot drinks on snowy knitting days.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  55. The cable knit ceramics are adorable!!! I love the serving bowl the most, with its lovely organic shape.

    shoushouchic@gmail.com

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  56. My first thought on seeing the mouth pieces was that it was another case of seeing women as just sexualized body parts. It's interesting to know that the motivation behind these pieces was so different, and it completely changes my view of them!

    I really like the cable-knit ceramic pieces, but I especially like the edamame pieces. Edamame's shape interesting and beautiful, but because it is a vegetable, it's not considered appropriate for jewelry. It's great that you ignored that social norm!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  57. this is my favorit item: Cable knit ceramic cup

    boswife @ gmail . com

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  58. I love Danielle's Porcelain tea / coffee pot with mouth spout. It is so cool and unexpected! Love the matching sugar and creamer as well. Thank you!

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  59. I love the cable-knit ceramic serving bowl!

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  60. I love all of the cable knit pieces...the bowl is my favorite!

    picnut1512 at yahoo.com

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  61. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com


    this is my favorite item:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55269355/cable-knit-ceramic-tall-cup

    yup! the one like the giveaway!

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  62. Love lOve LOVE the kissing creamer and sugar!
    Danielle is a super talent!

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  63. I love the Porcelain tea / coffee pot with mouth spout. So creative!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  64. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/5153119163912192

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  65. Follow her on Twitter @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  66. I like the "Ceramic Cable-knit cup with gold edge"

    My email is in my profile.

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  67. http://www.etsy.com/listing/55372286/porcelain-tea-coffee-pot-with-mouth

    i love this tea set, and I am a knitter so the cable tumbler would look great in my house!

    traceyrediker {at} yahoo [dot] com

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  68. My favorite item is really the Cable knit ceramic cup!
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  69. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/my_wunderkammer/status/5358346664157184

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  70. Shared on FB: http://www.facebook.com/wunderfraulein/posts/143435559038673

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  71. Following your blog via GFC.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  72. Following the reshape studio blog via GFC, and the FB page too! My username there is wunderfraulein.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  73. I'm going with the ceramic cable knit cup: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61397436/cable-knit-ceramic-cup

    star_momma at yahoo dot com

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  74. I love the mouth tea pot, and the lipstick stain mugs... so cute!

    fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

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  75. Tweet: http://twitter.com/giveawaygirlie/status/5489484577636352


    fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

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  76. Porcelain tea / coffee pot with mouth spout is gorgeous.

    starinthenitesky (at) aol.com

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  77. Follow reshapes twitter @elphokitty

    starinthenitesky (at) aol.com

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  78. http://twitter.com/#!/elphokitty/status/5678311703318528

    starinthenitesky (at) aol.com

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  79. I love the Quirky ceramic cylinder mouth vase!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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  80. I follow Reshape Studio on twitter, username slowclublover.

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  81. I follow Reshape studios on Twitter- @giveawaygirlie.

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  82. The Giveaway is closed.

    Thank you to all who participated and helped spread the word. A special thank you to Danielle for sponsoring this giveaway. Clearly, we love your stuff!

    Winner will be announced soon.

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