I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this ceramic collection by Elephant Ceramics. Not only am I feasting my eyes on the photography, but also the textures, colors, and just the brilliant intensity of some of these images. Wow. And by the flawless styling skills, should have guessed that the collection is designed by the home design editor/interior and tabletop prop stylist, Michele Michael. I love the backstory behind Elephant Ceramics… it all started when Michele went searching for tabletop items for her prop house in Manhattan. We've all been there, hunting for that one particular shape and color. Everywhere she looked was of no avail, so she decided to design and make her own. How's that for an inspiration to start a new venture?! The texture you see in her ceramics is of traditional homespun linen, such a simple idea, but look how beautiful it is. Perhaps it's her painterly approach that makes her collection looks so genuine. You see, I love brush strokes, I think there's such emotion to them. And to see that emotion coming through in her work is just mesmerizing to me. Only a handmade object could have this organic quality – each is unique, all on its own.