13 Mantel Mirrors

 

I’ve had various pieces of statement art sitting atop my mantel in both of the homes I’ve owned, but I’m starting to think that it might be time for a change. Lately I’ve been noticing mantel mirrors more often and I love the way they can make a room feel larger through illusion. My living room is a decent size but my home isn’t terribly wide, so I’ve been considering what shape and style I might incorporate into the space. So far my research has put these thirteen mantel mirrors at the top of the list – which one are you drawn to most?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Geode Puzzles

 

I’ve never come across a puzzle I’d like to frame when complete, but that’s exactly what I’d want to do with these geode puzzles. They’re designed by Nervous System, with algorithmically generated pieces that twist into incredibly distorted shapes, making them all the more difficult to put together.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 High Design Kitchen Finds

Bliss Tea Service

The porcelain Bliss tea service was designed by Odo Fioravanti for Normann Copenhagen. These minimal yet sweet pieces have a quirky charm thanks to their rounded handles and upturned spouts. Each piece sits comfortably in your hand, with a gloss porcelain interior and a matte finish exterior. The set consists of tea cups, mugs, a sugar bowl, a milk jug, and a teapot.

 

Piippu Pot

The Piippu Pot by Kaksikko is a crafted porcelain pot and filter holder which serves two cups of coffee or tea. Designers Salla Luhtasela and Wesley Walters have teamed up to create a beautiful array of objects and furniture for the home with Salla crafting each pot by hand. The set consists of three pieces – filter holder, lid, and pot. Available in a black engobe finish or white gas-fired porcelain.

 

DROP Colander

DROP combines state-ofthe-art functionality with contemporary yet timeless design and color. The ability to pour water into the top of the handle or to rinse salad or berries and allow them to drain when you turn off the tap is unique. The colander is easy to use and store when folded.

 

Hand-Painted Cutting Boards

These hand-painted cherrywood cutting boards with copper hardware come with a white oak hanging puck. Each one is finished in a food safe mineral oil.

 

Cloth

A streamlined, multi-use form that acts as oil jug, creamer, or soy sauce dispenser. The numbered edition is 3D printed porcelain and comes with or without a lid.

 

OIKOS

OIKOS is a table designed for creative working environments and emphasizes the importance of social connection achieved by cooking and eating together. Simply enough, it invites people to gather around it in order to work, eat or cook together.

 

Pour Over Coffee Dripper

 

Pioneer Carafe and Glass Set

The Pioneer set is handcrafted from borosilicate glass and silver plated hammered copper. The design is based around the age old concept of adding silver to water to purify it and prevent bacteria.

 

SKID

Made from 97% wood and 3% alloyed carbon steel, SKID features a unique design that’s handcrafted and manufactured in Magdeburg, Germany.

 

Sucabaruca Coffee Service

The Sucabaruca Coffee Set is rich in cultural and formal references while the main cone-shaped body is reminiscent of Carmencita, the famous character created by Armando Testa in1966 for the tv show Carosello. The lines in the ceramic are meant to emphasize the uniqueness of the pieces which can be stacked and combined in various ways. The finish of the Sucabaruca set, a glossy white, showcases the traditional glaze work of the studio. Kihara, a Japanese porcelain producing company based in Arita, Japan, has been hand-crafting ceramic wares for over 400 years. The set includes pot, filter funnel, and 3 cups.

 

Tea Maker Nº1

When you choose to slow down to prepare a cup of tea manually, you step away from the myriad of distractions that surround you — at least for a short time — to solely focus on “making tea with skill.”

 

Multi-ccino Mug

This borosilicate glass mug invites coffee drinkers to learn, and create, various coffee recipes. Measure ingredients and change the proportions of espresso, milk, and water using the handy indicators printed on the outside of the mug.

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