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November 19, 2012

Modern takes on many meanings besides being contemporary or new age—sometimes modern simply means being different. Variety is what makes life interesting, and the same should apply when it comes to designing any room. To make it easier, we've curated our picks for eye-catching statement pieces that are bound to stand out.

Glass Pitcher & Cup Set by Esque Studio

To keep water at hand, Esque has handcrafted these charmingly off-kilter cup and pitcher sets. Ideal for a bedside table, desktop or dinner party; they're a bright choice for a perfect pour.

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Alexandra Rug by Gandia Blasco

This folklore-inspired rug is handmade in the style of Moroccan textiles and features three traditional techniques—embroidery, weaving, and decorative knotting. Proving that thrice is nice, this is a multi-faceted statement piece.

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Mini Block Lamp by Design Stockholm

A smaller version of a design classic, this lamp plays with contrasts: What looks like a cool block of ice heats up when the light is switched on. The Block Lamp has won numerous awards and is part of MoMA’s permanent collection.

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Copper Grid Vases designed by Jaime Hayon for Gaia & Gino

Designed by world-renowned designer Jaime Hayon and inspired by the dynamic cultural influences of Turkey, London, and Islam, these copper grid vases are contemporary in design despite their rich and rustic colors. Use these to display fresh flowers, or let them stand out as eye-catching focal pieces.

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Silver Grid Vase by Gaia & Gino

Inspired by medieval armors, helmets, and fencing masks, these silver grid vases reflect the grandiose history of Britain and the story of its knights. Stylish and beautiful, these metallic vases can be used to hold your favorite kind of flowers or function as striking decorative pieces.

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White Noise Dish Four Piece Set by INKdish

Featuring white-on-white geometric patterns with gilded flourishes, this four-piece dinner set from artist and designer Alyson Fox brings playful style to your homemade meal. Make some noise with this dish set!

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Manual Espresso Maker by Damoken

You don't need electricity to brew great espresso. The Presso manual coffee maker lets you brew quality espresso using nothing but water, ground beans and (a little) brute strength. Energy efficient and completely recyclable, it’s the old-fashioned future of coffee.

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Chain Dinner Plate by Jason Miller

Designer Jason Miller adorned the dinnerware (which also comes in dessert size) with a jewelry motif, adding a touch of class to your tabletop.

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Glass Pitcher & Cup Set by Esque Studio

To keep water at hand, Esque has handcrafted these charmingly off-kilter cup and pitcher sets. Ideal for a bedside table, desktop or dinner party; they're a bright choice for a perfect pour.

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