If you wake up every morning and your tired decor lets out a warning, it’s time for you to be saved by the bell.
Ring for Suzu, the latest ceramic collection created by designer (and Me&Ro co-founder) Michele Quan in her Williamsburg studio.
Impermanence, interconnection, lyrics, poetry, and Buddhist teachings inspire the colorful adornments. Start simple with dip-glazed round jinglers or earthenware pinch bells on hemp. White porcelain spheres with color-coordinated top ropes and tassels ring Japanese; more elaborate options include bells with porcelain bones and garlands of striped, croquet ballesque chimes.
Quan suggests grouping the ringers on tree branches, but they also make beautiful mobiles when hung solo in your apartment. Her oversize skulls, banks, and jewels — with hand-painted symbols, text, and images (cherry blossom outlines, bright dots) — are great if you’re not feeling musical.
Either way, Quan hits all the right notes.
Photo: Courtesy of Michele Quan