Cool Hunting spent some time with Ceramicist Helen Levi at her Brooklyn studio and discussed the creative process and the challenges of a young artist turning a hobby into a profession.
With a diverse line of goods, Levi’s work is imaginative and charming, using creative methods to enhance an age-old medium. With a strong focus on collaboration, she made dinnerware for NY Sushi Ko and has done custom work with Of A Kind and several others, yet Levi is always looking for something new. Pick your favorite items in her web shop here.
Before Agatha Christie became the world’s best-selling mystery writer, toxic compounds were, for a time, part of her everyday life.
For most of the First World War (1914–1918), Christie worked in a hospital as a nurse and later mixing medicines, as she recalled in her autobiography. “It was while I working in the dispensary that I first conceived of writing a detective story,” wrote Christie (1890–1976).