It’s amazing how many stylish people have plain white dishes (it always makes us think of Diana Vreeland’s observation that people who eat white bread have no dreams). As we see it, every meal is an opportunity to express oneself, so why hold back? That’s what we love about Paul Timman’s tattoo-patterned dinnerware.
By day, Timman is a tattoo artist with a clientele that sounds like the cast of a Hollywood blockbuster: Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore and Ben Affleck have all been on the receiving end of his creations. In his spare time, this world-renowned expert in tribal and Japanese tattoos translates his designs onto porcelain for Ink Dish, a tableware manufacturer that’s dedicated to bringing cutting-edge art to mealtimes.
The floral Tattoo Lotus pattern is a less obvious reference to body art, with turquoise lotus and chrysanthemum motifs. These flowers have their origins in Asian art and are based on the signature sleeve designs that Timman inks onto his clients’s arms. We also offer Irezumi patterned dinnerware from Paul Timman.
from Hollywood, CA