I saw these Reality Hand Hooks in person at a museum gift shop earlier this year and fell for them hard. The series, designed by Harry Allen, is inspired by the beauty of everyday objects. Four casts of the his hand provide a unique take on the idea of a shelf, vase, and hook that can be used in any number of ways. Choose from Bestow, C’mere, Grab, and Offer.
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Plover Organic was created to unite playful colors and ethical, sustainable fabrics in a line of 100% organic cotton bedding, pillows, curtains, and tabletop in a range of vibrant patterns. All of Plover’s dye and labor practices conform to the safest environmental and ethical standards. Plover also supports the nonprofit Save the Children, and helps donate blankets to vulnerable children. And in an effort to waste not a single scrap of fabric, they’ve created their One-of-a-Kind collection, which right now includes some gorgeous quilts with new products being added regularly. The Olive Plant napkins below have been in rotation at my place this summer and they’re only getting softer with use.
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I rely on a plethora of good smells to balance out my five pet home, the latest of which is Otherland‘s candles. Founder Abigail Stone noticed a gap in the market between high end overpriced candles and lower priced ones that were dominating the market and set out to fill it with her new line. A master perfumer creates Otherland’s with scent notes ranging from classics like sandalwood to the more unique saffron. I’m especially into their summer collection, which is burning in my living room at this very moment. The three scents – Stone Fruit (plum, peach skin, brown sugar), Matchpoint (tennis ball, cut grass, cucumber), and Freshwater Pearl (sea crystal, salt water, crushed shells) – bring instant summer nostalgia and the 1980s to mind. Photographer Henry Hargreaves to shot the collection which was directly inspired by the wacky geometry, day-glo colors, and zig-zagging angles of the Memphis design movement that we can’t seem to get enough of.
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Janel Foo is an L.A.-based stained-glass artist with a real knack for mixing colors and shapes. She also incorporates different textures into her stained-glass pieces that effects the way sunlight dances across the surface. The *snap* of creating each piece must be so satisfying!
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It’s August, officially the dog days of summer. If you have air conditioning you may think that’s enough, but a fan in the room you spend most time in will really help redistribute all of that cooler air and help save on your electric bill a bit as well. I really love this conceptual Conbox Fan that’s so visually appealing and well designed – it’s controlled by your smartphone and can be broken down for storage during cooler months.
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When push comes to shove I will choose a match over a lighter any day of the week. This pocket-sized Fire Kit comes with strike anywhere matches that can be lit directly on the radial striker machined into the bottom of the canister. The waterproof canister also features a precision knurled cap for grip and is engraved with the message “Fire – Light & Warmth – Strike on bottom”.
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Ice cream may be considered summer’s sweetheart, but on a sweltering day hand me a dish of sorbet please. Dairy is the last thing I want to eat during the dog days of deep summer when I could be digging into a light and flavorful scoop of the aforementioned instead. I’ve never made my own, but these 12 sorbet recipes are calling my name!
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Lightly is further proof that Australia’s design scene is white hot. Since 2005 the shop has been producing considered and functional products inspired by a sense of adventure and resourcefulness. If you appreciate thoughtfully designed homewares make it a point to explore Lightly’s full line.
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I’m really into this take on traditional message boards. This perforated message board is great for notes, shopping lists, to-do lists, or fun word art. Choose your favorite color board and place it in the entrance hall, kitchen, or your kid’s room!
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