- Sure, flowers can brighten any room, but a well-chosen vase brings a spot of beauty even when it's empty.
Whether turned out as decorative vases or beautifully put to use as serving ware, glass is one of our favorite materials. Here, a selection of some of our favorite glass products.
Glassblower Tora Urup is part of the 2012 lineup at Danish Crafts, an organization known for spotting up-and-coming talent. Her colored glass dishes hold a single wick.
Hay, the Danish tastemakers whose collection is slowly filtering into the U.S. retail market, offers these wool pillows in 11 shades of Kvadrat's Hallingdal fabric. We love their bright and whimsical design.
A reversible perky polka-dot pattern in jacquard weave graces this jaunty merino wool blanket by Copenhagen textile designer Anne Rosenberg.
A Danish architect translates ornamental motifs from an Iranian mosque into this lightweight pendant made of synthetic paper.
Known for creating pieces that blur the line between functional design and art, designers Andi Kovel and Justin Parker's Slump Vases for Esque are colorful, memorable, and just plain fun to use. The vases come in 12" ($348), 14" ($598), and 18" ($898) sizes, and a range of colors including blue, fuschia, and orange (we are partial to the orange—imagine it holding blooms of varying shades of orange and yellow, or, for contrast, filled with emerald green foliage like salal). Made to order, by hand, in Portland, Oregon.
Sleek, sexy, and understated, Hubert's very grown-up pendant lighting is actually inspired by a children's spinning top toy.