March 2, 2010

Something Very NewNew from the NewNew for March

March has come in like a lion, and The {NewNew} York Etsy Team is "roaring" to go! This month, The {NewNew} Blog will be offering fabulous giveaways TWICE A WEEK from many of its talented members. From unique ceramics to glamorous jewelry to incredible paintings...each post will bring you a chance to win a {NewNew} item from some of the best Etsy shops in New York! Please share these amazing contests with others, and please visit this blog often for updates!

We kick off this Month of Giveaway Madness by featuring well known {NewNew} member MAY LUK a Brooklyn based ceramic artist who creates a line called TAKE ME HOMEWARE.
May Luk's shop is full of handmade, curiously decorated, functional pottery items including attractive contemporary slipware, adorned with art inspired by antique advertising and illustrations.
May Luk has this to say about herself: "I started to get my hands into clay when living in London, I studied ceramics at Kensington & Chelsea College and Glasgow School of Art. I loved the medium, the combination of art and science, hours of experimentation mixing glaze and colors, each resulting piece a series of creative decisions and technical endeavors. I found it an ideal way to use my background in illustration, producing pieces that have an emphasis on image making and graphic decorations."
The wares are white stoneware or porcelain clay. They are fired to cone 8 - 1272°C [2320°F] in an electric kiln. The glazes are food and dishwasher safe and lead-free.
All the ceramics in May Luk's shop are artistic and unique. They are not mass-produced by automatic machines and big corporations. They will enhance your domestic environment, impress your friends and increase the deliciousness of your food.
May Luk sometimes collaborates with another {NewNew} member, Cakehouse.
who produces second hand textiles repurposed as hand printed home accessories.

What better way to set a fresh and exciting Spring table than with items from May Luk's shop? AND GUESS WHAT? YOU CAN WIN THESE TWO GREAT PIECES!
A pair of his and her ditsy bowls for holding all your precious things. These will make a beautiful addition to your home.

HERE'S HOW TO WIN
Make sure you are a current follower of this blog. Visit May Luk's shop and take a look at all of her beautiful work. Then come back here and post below in comments and let us know what your favorite item is. You may comment one time only, but if you tweet or blog about this giveaway you get an extra entry, so mention that in your comment! CONTEST ENDS MARCH 7. Sorry- US entries only.

Good Luck!

74 comments:

Diane said...

I love everything, MayLuk, but for the sake of being decisive, my favorite is the Brooklyn Chinoiserie platter. Just blogged & twittered about it!
http://etsyfavorites.tumblr.com/
http://twitter.com/tiderdesign

my coney said...

love the simplicity of the magritte plate - so elegant!

KnitKnit said...

I'm a big fan of May's work, and I'm actually eating a splendid cookie off of her dove plate right now! It's one of my faves, but I'm going to say that her "Love Isn't" plate is my favorite because of its inspiration - from a funny love poem recited at her wedding - very open and honest. Here's the link for anyone interested: http://www.takemehomeware.com/love/

Suzanne@threepeats said...

Brooklyn's in da house! May's work is all gorgeous but because I am a born and bred Brooklynite, my favorite piece is the Parachute Jump Vase.

I just tweeted about the giveaway too.
http://twitter.com/threepeats

Tara Hope said...

I love "MiMi got a new playlist". what a fun piece! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Karina said...

I love May's work! My favorite is the Coney Island Parachute vase - so classic and beautiful!

Simone said...

Oh and aren't those nine cakes cupcakes on the plate? Yum

Vivian said...

Love the dove dish!

MySassyGlass said...

The Love platter is my favorite!

I am going to go tweet this :) http://twitter.com/mysassyglass

Susan (MySassyGlass)

Carapace said...

I really like the Dove Dish- weird shaped dishes make me happy!

And I'm happy to be a follower of this blog, too!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

rue renee said...

The Alpha Plate and Alpha Platter are definitely my faves. They are so tactile looking - I want to get my hands on them!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40890181

-Megan (RueRenee)

MaryAnne LoVerme said...

My favorite is the Magritte nicked my bicycle plate! And I tweeted about it! http://twitter.com/wabisabibklyn

go May!

Ang said...

I love the LOVE platter! Thanks so much!

ang
ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

~ Cee ~ said...

My favorite item is the Love platter. So wonderful!
ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

Stephanie said...

I love the Love platter :)

suddenlyspoo@gmail.com

Leslie R. said...

I love the Dove Dish and the Alpha Plate.

Amber said...

The Mimi Stoneware Dinner Plate in Pink is my favorite!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Lauren Marsh said...

Urban Birdwatching 101 is b-e-a-utiful!

CinnamonAndSass said...

I love this platter! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40744108

katiecitrowske at hotmail dot com

A Creative Dream... said...

I love the "Secret Garden" plate...inspired by the Hunter's Moon...anything inspired by the moon is more than special!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love the LOVE platter. Beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jingle said...

I really love this Mini Stonewhere Dinner Plate!!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41873827

Kim said...

I adore the moon glow heart plate! Although these are all very beautiful! I also added her to my favorite shop list! The work is just lovely!

sandyandcosmo said...

I love the Magritte Nicked my Bike plate!

Marci said...

I love the Urban Birdwatching 101 bowl: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41836053.
Love this shop!
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Mrs.O said...

Such awesome items! Favorite is Magritte Nicked My Bike Plate.

Mrs.O said...

I'm also a follower of this blog!

CathyH said...

Everything is really awesome. I like the Magritte Nicked My Bike plate

cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

CallMePretty411@yahoo.com said...

The "Love Platter" is my favorite by far. Beautiful!!

Jen K said...

The green Ody bowl is so cute

Splendid Things said...

Great shop! Great giveaway! It's a tie between Urban Birdwatching 101 and Victorian Cyclist Bowl. Thanks! Jeanette at thealldays(at)msn.com

lisanne said...

Just love the love platter.

gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

Christina said...

Love everything. Reminds me of some dishes my parents had when I was a kid. I really like the Dove collection.

New follower.

Anonymous said...

I love the Moon Glow Heart Plate -- perfect for sweet treats. Thanks.

Dee
dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

Amy said...

New follower.

I like the Urban Birdwatching or Coney Island Parachute Vase. Both so cute!!

Martin - Adornments NYC said...

I love May's work, but my favorite is the Brooklyn Chinoiserie line.

I tweeted this giveaway:
http://twitter.com/AdornmentsNYC

Metalicious said...

oooh, my favorite has been for a looong time: Mimi got a new playlist! Whooo hooo!

Jolee said...

I'm completely in love with the Brooklyn Chinoiserie Platter. Divine.

DEBIJOT said...

I like the Ody Platter Peach - follower

Dan said...

Wow. I love the Moon Glow Alpha Bowl. It's stunning. Plus, I have a two-year old just learning her ABC's, so it makes me think of her!

clickonportal said...

The love platter is just so lovable, I'd like that. Also followed your blog!

ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

Her work is just stunning! My fav is the Coney Island Parachute vase: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34741869

Thanks!

Sandie
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

TiLT said...

Great shop...my fave today after peeking around was the Margaritte Nicked My Bike (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35810698)

I also blogged about the giveaway here:http://tiltsgiveawayfinds.blogspot.com/2010/03/may-luk-ends-3710.html

Maya Swedowsky said...

My favorate is the Magritte Nicked by Bike plate. so cute! I also tweeted http://twitter.com/mswedowsky

puffpastryshop said...

I am a follower, and I love the Victorian Cyclist Bowl!

Your Secret Admiral said...

I like the Ody Platter: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41836154 I can tell from the photo alone that those cupcakes must taste extra delicious on that plate.

Shelby said...

I My favorite item is the love platter! :)

M said...

I love the Secret Garden plates!

mDOTkurokoATgmailDOTcom

Toni at Satin Stitchery said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. MayLuk's shop rocks, but I think I like Brooklyn Chinoiserie Platter the best.
I've also posted it on my FB fan page at
http://www.facebook.com/SatinStitchery

katie said...

A HIPPIE CHICK AT HEART...I LOVE THE "LOVE" PLATTER!!!!!
IM NEW....AM JUST LEARNING TO BLOG ETC....
sstrkate@gmail.com

HeartFelt 4 Kids said...

That was a very hard choice to narrow down, but I like this very much.. Bird Watching 101

Angela said...

I am a follower and adore the Mimi Got a New Playlist platter. The Alphamoon bowl is pretty sweet too!
veniceangel@hotmail.com

vvb32 reads said...

love the whimsy feel to these. the dove dish is real sweeeeet!

Toystory said...

I really enjoy this type of art, as a "owner/user" not as someone who could do it myself! I like the Moon Glow Heart Plate.

Marie said...

May is incredibly talented. I like the Moon Glow Alpha Platter for it's simplicity and elegance.

nfmgirl said...

I like the simplicity of the Dove Dish! I'm a new follower.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Tiffany said...

That is way to hard picking one...So, Victorian Bicycle Dinner Set (gets 2 beautiful pieces)!

What a great shop.

♥ Tiffany Patterson

christel said...

Following already.

I like the Mimi Got a New Playlist

Josh and Juli said...

I love this stuff. Never seen it before. thank you for introducing me to MayLuk's work. I think the love plate is so beautiful

mia said...

love the ody and urban bird watching collection. nothing you can find in the stores

AmbreRose said...

This is one of the cutest shops! I love all the different pieces. I really like the Alpha Plate, great conversation starter. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

nlue said...

the love platter or the secret garden 8" plates-- they're both so cute!!

and i mentioned you on my blog :)
nlue.blogspot.com

moxylyn said...

That's a tough call. I love the "You Sew Girl" bowls. I love the antique sewing machine! I also love this giveaway set here.. with the little corset.

I'm also a follower :)

very married said...

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

I live in Brooklyn so I love the
Brooklyn Chinoiserie Party Set - but i think the giveaway set is my favorite!

Emily said...

I am a follower! I love the Hot and Saucy bowls

emily.p.britt[at]gmail[dot]com

luna_magic8 said...

Love it all but the moon glow alpha platter is my favorite

Henria O. said...

Beautiful table ware! My favorite pieces: Dove Dish, Moon Glow Alpha Heart Plate, Moon Glow Alpha Platter, and Secret Garden 8 Inch Plate.
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

jen said...
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jen said...

Very hard for me to pick a favorite, they're all so cool! I think I like the Dove plate best though!

Tweeted about your entry here: http://twitter.com/myjenaissance/statuses/10118872513

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Cabootique said...

So unique! Mimi Stoneware Dinner Plate in Pink is so pretty.

carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

RJ said...

I am so impressed with May Luk's beautiful art! It's so hard to pick a favorite! Urban Birdwatching 101 platter is my choice.

rjwhiggins@aol.com

Jackie said...

Ohhhh boy I love that secret garden plate! Such awesome stuff!


jadeorchid07.etsy.com

Jackie said...

Oh and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jadeorchid07

jadeorchid07.etsy.com

caity said...

I love the Alpha Plate