Get cultured

Object Factory, running at the Gardiner Museum until Sept 7th, is a must see exhibit. Featuring ceramics from a laundry list of big name artists and designers - like Cindy Sherman and Ettore Sottass  - they also have some lesser known, but no less cool, work on display too from edgy young firms like Industreal. Another one to check: The Ornamental Inheritance pieces by studio Jo Meesters, which takes vintage trad blue & white pieces and sanblasts them to create intricate urban landscapes. Take a look at the pic below, which riffs on a 17th century Dutch still life vibe.