west elm is finally here and includes a divine mix of tabletop and textiles, as well as a newly launched west elm Kitchen range. The collection features three collaborators including David Stark (Mediterranean inspired entertaining), Lourdes Sanchez (pillows and prints) and Stray Dog Designs (paper-mache accessories and lighting). Whilst I do love their new kitchen range and Sanchez's sea life inspired pillows, especially the whale design, it's David Stark's work that stands out for me. I like Stark's philosophy of taking ordinary items and turning them into extraordinary pieces and was interested to learn that he is a classically trained painter. This skill is apparent in his watercolour tableware, which sits alongside the flowers he made from canvas. What stands out for you from west elm's summer 2011 collection?
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