Renowned artistic genius, and mother, Eva Zeisel turns 103 today... 103! and she is STILL bringing inspired designs to the world. can you imagine? blows me away. Her sleek modern style has an expressive playful twist that makes my heart go all a flutter. love it. If that isn't incredible enough her life story is unbelievable (she was actually imprisoned for 16 months by Stalin, 12 of which were spent in solitary confinement). As an artist juggling motherhood myself, she is an inspiration. Even in her 80's she ventured into a whole new career: furniture design. The coffee table she designed at the ripe young age of 87 has been on my wish list for years.
Eva's timeless work is on display at the MoMA, the Met, and the V&A, and you can purchase her creations through Crate and Barrel, DWR, and many more. To learn more about her, check out the charming interview on NPR, her talk at TED, and the new documentary Throwing Curves—Eva Zeisel (view a trailer here).
what will you be doing at 103?