Move these wood strips side to side to align the date in the middle, but beware: They’re a bit wobbly and won’t stay completely parallel when left or right of center.
Pros: It’s short and squat, but this lamp's stubby looks—matte black shade, oiled oak legs, and aqua cord—grew on us. Changing bulbs is a breeze—just reach in from the top. The design also accommodates LEDs, which are often awkwardly sized. Just keep ’em at 75 watts or under.
Cons: This was our favorite lamp of the group. Too bad it takes four weeks to get. Each one is made by hand in Iacoli & McAllister’s two-person Seattle studio
Simple sawhorse table, you say? Not so. The top of this table - a mixture of virgin and recycled aluminum - presses directly into place atop its trestle base with no need for nails or screws. The components can be combined with elements from other pieces in the collection to create new designs.
Both minimal and multipurpose, this simple design is good for both magazines and newspapers, and could also serve as an impromptu fort for the kitty. The stained metal of the sprung-open structure is durable enough to withstand long-term use.
Transparent mouthblown glass brings this pendant light's bulb into clear view, allowing it to illuminate a room without any obstruction.
Hopefully the only tears on one's birthday are tears of joy or these Wall Tears, designed by Andi Kovel for Esque. The teardrop-shape globes are handmade from recycled glass and look just like balloons, though they'll still keep their shape long after the party's over.
I ogled this digitally printed tablecloth at the design store HAY in Copenhagen, and was pleased to discover it's available stateside as well. The design, by Copenhagen-based textile and color designer Margrethe Odgaard for HAY, highlights the crease lines in a folded tablecloth to stunning effect.
Swedish textile studio Designers Eye created this bright wooly blanket with a variety of primary colored plaids. It's long enough to keep both toes and shoulers toasty, and available for purchase in the US from Scandinavian Grace, a fantastic online desitination for a myriad of Scandinavian delights.