Magenta’s New Artist, Bridget Parris

Bridget Parris is an artist who truly loves designing product.  Throughout her long history in Tabletop, Gift and Decorative Accessories, she has held a deep affinity for the capabilities of ceramic material in particular; it is with this in mind … Continue reading

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Rae Dunn’s Bike Collection

Driving around our Berkeley office, and in general a lot of the East Bay, the roads are usually shared with bike commuters.  They range from bike messengers to business professionals all saddled onto the cycle culture which seems to be … Continue reading

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Magenta Online!

Magenta is expanding our online presence!  There are now several ways you can connect with us over the world wide web.  Aside from our main website where you can find and comment on our blog, we can also be found … Continue reading

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Spring Weddings

In between doing our usual work at the Magenta office, we paused to drool over some of the prettiest spring 2012 collections of wedding dresses.  The dress above, by Monique Lhuillier, is my favorite.  The fabric delivers an overall softness … Continue reading

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Rae Dunn by Magenta for Nordstrom

We’re really excited here at the office to see Rae Dunn by Magenta featured in Nordstrom’s online specialty store. Rae Dunn, a California native, has been artfully crafting with clay since 1994 and she has worked with Magenta for many … Continue reading

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Spring in Magenta

   Oh the day that I’ve personally been waiting for all winter: the first day of spring.  Today, after a storm system that has lasted us weeks, the weather in Berkeley feels mild, almost peaceful, perfect for tunes such as … Continue reading

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Jessie Steele and the International Home & Housewares Show

The Magenta office is looking rather lonely these days.  Most of our staff is out the rest of the weekend to attend the International Home and Housewares show, a four-day annual trade show held at the McCormick Place in Chicago.  … Continue reading

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From Whitney’s Studio : Cake Stands

First Cake Stands Cake stands are one of the more challenging pieces to make in clay. When I started making cake stands, back around 2006, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I made my first cake stand set as … Continue reading

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Trends & Inspirations: Fabric, Natural Accents

This week, we’d like to introduce a couple of our favorite style trends and inspirations: Fabric, and Natural Accents. Fabric textures on ceramic décor items introduce a lovely layered look to the home. Magenta designers have taken textures like Denim … Continue reading

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Out With the Old, In With…

So what are your new year’s resolutions? Let’s make this a bit easier: nothing about diet and exercise, since most of us have likely broken those resolutions already. Yet our good intentions do count, so don’t be hard on yourself … Continue reading

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