Beirut-based industrial designer Karen Chekerdjian produces individually handcrafted items that she designs and has fabricated by local Lebanese artisans. This circular brass piece, with an etched star pattern, holds a single tea candle. $50 each from Giftlab.
Another Masanori Oji-designed tabletop piece we love is this butter case made of Japanese maple, which is part of the ‘Kakudo’ (meaning ‘angle’ in Japanese) series of tableware fabricated in Hokkaido. $125 at Giftlab.