angus & celeste & keats

I found these pretty things while poking around the 'nets the other day and they are making me think. I am thinking a) I'd like to own some, and b) is it crazy to have little vases shipped across the globe from Australia? These vases are the work of Keir Angus MacDonald and Asha Celeste Cato, who form the design firm Angus & Celeste of Melbourne, Australia. Do you love them as much as I do? Would you have them shipped across the globe? On their bio page, Angus & Celeste quote the line "A thing of beauty is a joy forever."  This sounded familiar to me. It is the opening line of John Keats's poem "Endymion". As if these two hadn't already won me over with their vases, throw in a little Keats and I'm hooked. So here's more of both for you to enjoy.

I don't think I could pick a favourite of these. One of each please.

I particularly love a vase that is just a beautiful sans flowers. All of these qualify.

And now for a lovely taste of "Endymion" by John Keats 


A thing of beauty is a joy for ever;
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.


all photos: angus & celeste