Tom Dixon's marble mortar and brass pestle with a cast iron core brings back the stone age, promising to cure impoverished senses by coaxing fresh herbs and spices to release their delicate flavors.
Leff Amsterdam's Metlev35 Wall Clock, made of colored glass and aluminum, should help you spring forward in style.
The head-turning Vogeli Bird Feeder by Vasse and Peg Vaught for the MoMA Store is made of hand-tooled copper in Virginia. Its delicate, lotus-like trough offers shade and sustenance to feathered visitors.
Want a light? The chromed surface of the Queue Metal Stick Lighter by Tsubota Pearl for Molla Space captures the flickering aspect of flames. Find it in the Dwell store.
The soft gold sheen of Marcel Wanders' Skygarden pendant for Flos exudes warmth even when the lights are out. Available through the Dwell store, the pendant light has a white plaster photo-etched frieze inside of its shade.
A solid brass cream jug by British designer Tom Dixon is the gold standard of creamers, whether or not you take milk with your tea.
Raw concrete balances the brass elements of David Taylor's suite of Considered Objects. Taylor's vase, mirror and dish are solid pieces of design.