Actress Diane Keaton has partnered with Bed, Bath & Beyond to create K by Keaton, a stoneware tabletop collection. Notorious for flipping houses, Keaton has moved over to design and created playful typographic plates (prints with words like "yum" and "bite") and earth-colored dinnerware.
The affordable collection includes individual items beginning at about $5 each up to about $60 for a 12-piece set.
Mother of two Keaton spoke to The New York Times yesterday saying her inspiration for the line comes from her own family life.
"My life is such that I have these old dishes that I eat off with my kids. I’ve broken them, and all that. What’s come of all this is I like sturdy. I want something I feel will last and has some weight to it and is very simple," said Keaton, who added that she has been collecting pottery, especially Catalina Pottery, for years.
Keaton, who has a passion for architecture, comes to the table with well-earned credentials as a tastemaker. She is on the board of the Los Angeles Conservancy, which protect and restores historic houses. Keaton was active in the project to save the Ennis House in the Hollywood Hills designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Also, in 2007 she co-wrote California Romantica which profiles beautiful Spanish Colonial and Mission-Style houses including Keaton’s former home in Beverly Hills which she restored with noted designer Stephen Shadley.
K by Keaton is available on the Bed, Bath and Beyond online site and in selected stores.