We're loving the Indigo Chrome Bottle Vase (which, with cork included can also work as a bottle.) Combining speckled clay, ombré striping, and a metallic chrome glaze—every detail is all done by hand from Object + Totem's Philadelphia studio.
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.
The Vessel 3633 designed by the legendary Carl Auböck II and still produced today by Carl Auböck IV in the 7th district of Vienna would be throne for your keys by the front door, or a bit of candy on the table, but we think it stands alone as a superior peice of metalwork, worthy of solitary display.
Portland, Oregon's Esque studio uses recycled glass to make these whimsical water drop–shaped jugs. We appreciate their committment to green design as it extends even further by the forms being processed in an electric furnace powered by wind energy.
Create your own “altered” space with this handcrafted tea light totem. The piece provides a quiet moment of warm contemplation wherever it’s displayed. We suggest grouping a cluster for a dramatic illuminated effect on a mantle or table.
Designer Araya Jensen hand-dips each hand-carved wooden bowl in neon synthetic rubber, so no two bowls are exactly alike. The cheerful result is a tactile, unique piece. We recommend collecting various sizes and displaying them stacked together as shown or as fruit bowls.