Esther Derkx Improved Crockery

You don't have to have gone the way of shabby chic to go vintage floral. Netherlander Esther Derkx gives yesteryear's dishware a spiffed up modern spin by screen printing images of dancers and athletes onto individual pieces. Each person in motion is chosen to complement the shape and design of the found crockery, resulting in a functional, one of a kind find. Though the screen printing requires quite a bit of embodied energy, my guess is that it's less than would be needed for an equally stylish brand new serving dish. In the States, her stuff is available at I.D. Chicago. Continue reading below to see more pics. :: Esther Derkx