About this project
The Efeet Collection is about dreams. As a social entrepreneur I think a lot about social objects and social ideas and I truly believe in the power of dreams. Dreams that both fill our lives with the wonder of possibility and keep us joyful by imagining new worlds around us.
HERE'S WHAT BLOGGERS AND MAGAZINES ARE SAYING:
Dylan Kendall gives her stoneware a leg (or two) to stand on! In her broad-bellied pieces, whimsical design meets clean-lined minimalism to remind us that play is not just for kids. This adorable piece brings imagination and entertainment to the table!
Ever wonder what would happen if you closed your eyes for a moment only to open them and find yourself in another world? A place of magic where the adventure of dining begins with dishware that stands on its own. Have fun!
Dylan Kendall, philanthropist behind Hollywood Arts, just launched her first collection of ceramics called Efeet. Isn’t it adorable?
The Efeet collection by social entrepreneur Dylan Kendall is the first of several new lines designed to make our homes happy places. Bowls, coffee sets and vases are whimsically perched on human feet, coming alive on our tables.ICON-EYE
In my mid-30s I thought of a way to reach the over 18 homeless and foster care youth. I used arts and music. I fought against naysayers but I knew if I didn't speak to them all hope of ending homelessness would be futile. And it worked. Hollywood Arts grew reaching hundreds of kids living on the streets, helping them master basic skills while serving the most fundamental purpose possible--giving them something to believe in--themselves--and their dreams. (see photos at the bottom of page)
Now I'm returning to clay! I launched the Efeet Collection in October of 2011 on the blogoshpere and the line sold out immediately which was both surprising and thrilling! A few weeks ago, I decided to run a Kickstarter campaign to help me make more bowls...and it worked!
I decided to run a second Kickstarter campaign so I can add new items to the line. This new campaign helps me introduce salt & pepper shakers, coffee mugs and candle holders and allows you to still add the bowls to your orders!
Also I've decided to upload candids of the items in use in the UPDATES section...taken at my home in Silverlake, Los Angeles. This is how we use our bowls!
NEW ITEMS to the EFEET COLLECTION! *(photographs are of the samples)
I think this is the perfect bowl! Perfect for pasta, soup (ah...soup), stir-fry and of course cereal! Perfect for a meal on the couch or for a family of four! Pair it up with the coffee mugs for a joyful start to the day! 6.5" diameter
COFFEE MUGS!* available in orange and white
A fantastic way to wake up with a little laughter and play! Turn grumpy mornings into happy ones! Good company for the morning paper!
SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS!*
Let your condiments shake it up! Salt and Pepper have never had more fun!
CANDLE HOLDERS! Bring a little joyful warmth to your rooms! *Holds standard 3" pillar candle
Perfect for snacks, fruit, granola and ice cream (and who knew? its become our go-to salsa bowl)! Its happiness in a happy bowl! Pair it up with the coffee mug for a romantic evening of warm apple pie and Irish Coffee! ! 4" in diameter
A ceramist by trade, I grew up playing dirty and what fun it was! I hope the Efeet Collection encourages us all to find the kid inside, play a little dirty and live joyfully! The tees are produced on super soft cotton--100% American made -- good for the soul and for the body! (women's t- available in XS, S, M, L and mens t- available in S, M, L, and XL....please let me know!)
I'm a ceramist, a foster mother, an animal rescuer, a social entrepreneur. I was a ceramist in my 20s and had three galleries working with me. But I gave it all up in my late 20s after a pretty intense brush with poverty right outside my studio door in Oakland, CA. I literally said: Enough! and packed up the studio to transfer to UCLA. I earned my Bachelors degree at 30 and my Masters at 32. Not long after I founded Hollywood Arts, the only educational facility in the country to use arts, music and performance-based education to mainstream homeless youth over the age of 18. Hollywood Arts grew successfully and after five years I was able to return to ceramics....I spent 10 years in public service working towards change. Hollywood Arts, and every young person who came to the agency, is important to me and will always benefit from whatever else I do in my life.
EARLY EFEET INSPIRATION!
Kiino Villand for his amazing photography, Adam Egypt Mortimer for the rockin' kitten video, Ron Moon for the rockin' pasta video, Jeffery Hepker for the kitten soundtrack and Wes Hambright for the second joyful score!:) Talent I'm happy to vouch for!
Yes! lucky me! I manufacture at the exact same place as Crate & Barrel and West Elm! My work looks just like the beautiful dishes those guys produce which I love (only more fun- between us) :) - its makes my items cost me more to produce, but totally worth it to have perfect quality!
Yes! all the items are made in stoneware and can be used in a dishwasher or microwave :)
Actually the answer is no...I spent months (almost a year) engineering these so they have a good low center of gravity (meaning with ceramics I had to keep building, casting samples etc).
All the items are completely grounded including the mug which has a very natural and comfortable landing point from when you put it down after using it to take a sip.
I understand thats hard to get in the photo but truthfully these are more secure than a wine glass because the material is denser (stoneware) and the center of gravity is only one inch off the ground (in the case of the mugs)
yes! I'm happy to work with you to combine products (2 shakers and 2 bowls for example)- email me and I'll make it work for you!
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