Glassbaby first awed us with a line of opaque and translucent votives that ranged from bright, saturated hues to more serene tones, each constructed using a multi-layered glassblowing process that makes for a thick, sturdy structure and sublime lines of color. They've now perfected a new shape for a stunning line of drinking glasses. A set of these tumblers and a bottle of booze will surely satisfy your favorite tippler, and 10% of the sale of every drinker (and votive) goes to charity.
Sequence Bar Glasses $218.00 - 932.00
Hand-blown and hand-etched, the "Sequence" glass and decanter set by Czech artist Natalia Ognevia for Artel is designed in homage to Viennese glass legend Josef Hoffmann.
Bitmap Blankets $485
Part of the "So Sottsass" display at London's Darkroom shop, Zuzunaga's pixelated Bitmap Blankets are a bold abstraction of a physical place. Each of the three cities, Tokyo, Shanghai and Barcelona, are photographed and compressed, then woven with Merino wool using a jacquard technique.
Perpetual Calendar $120
Counting the days until your next well-deserved vacation is decidedly more fun with Fruitsuper Design's Perpetual Calendar. The handcrafted solid maple structure is accented by porcelain time-keeping beads which indicate the month, day and date. Form and function happily meet in this elegant desktop accessory.
EROTIC A-Z Print $50
A passion for vintage pin-ups led to artist Cassandra Yap's "EROTIC A-Z" alphabet prints, in which each letter features of a spicy photomontage. Printed on thick 315gsm fine art paper, each "naughty letter" is signed by the Singapore-born, London-based artist.
Hand-Woven Marine Rope Mat $349
Austrian-born, NYC-based Sophie Aschauer became fascinated with nautical ropes after a New England sailing trip. Her penchant for the vibrant marine material can be seen in her hand-woven floor mats, each crafted in different sizes and colors from recycled rope.
The AltoAir pour-over coffee filter combines form and function, Made in the UK from 100% stainless steel, AltoAir overcomes the problem of paper filters sticking to the brewer, resulting in inconsistent extraction.
Glass Food Storage $15+
These BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free glass containers come in a variety of sizes and with its own colorful silicone sleeve that uses button tabs to secure on the lid. They’re safe to use in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher, making lunches and leftovers easier and more attractive than ever before.
2 Plate Multidish $182
Maxime Ansiau has squashed the conventions of traditional Delftware in the most graceful way. Her Multidish available at Seletti depicts classic Dutch scenery like countryscapes dotted with windmills on plates linked together in rows of two or more with new functional and decorative implications.
Remain in Balance Lamps $870
Artist Steve Harrington takes a first foray into wood with a totem-like table lamp aptly called "Remain in Balance." Anthropomorphically illustrated building blocks stacked in a dynamic tower lend a sense of geometric evenness to the room.
byAMT + Mimot
Leather & Copper Strap Basket $279
The Leather & Copper Strap Basket from Alissia Melka-Teichroew of byAMT and Thomas Im of Mimot is a merger of creative minds. Designed in collaboration after each artist admired the other's work at neighboring tradeshow booths, the object features novel materials in a traditional basket weaving technique. Leather, copper rivets and copper wire combine to make a special carrier built to become more beautiful with age.
Part hammock and part suspended sleeping bag, Fatboy's Headdemock makes you feel like you're lying on a gigantic pillow for your al fresco (or indoor) siesta. Non-woven mesh—available in a wide variety of colors—keeps things cool and comfortable.
Make Smith Leather Co.
Not Yours Luggage Tags $20
Los Angeles-based Make Smith Leather Co. alludes to our sheep-like tendencies—we know your suitcase is black too—with a handmade luggage tag that adds a subtle touch of handcrafted sass. The next time someone fumbles around to check the bag floating by, they'll chuckle and put it back when they see this leather-embossed announcement: NOT YOURS.
Fındıklı Turkish Towels $20
Handcrafted by a singular artisan in Istanbul, these incredibly soft, striped towels are perfect for the beach or your bathroom. Made with 100% Turkish cotton, the towel’s oversized silhouette offers a modern update on an Old-World luxury.
Frozen Peas Ice Cube Mould $15
Suck UK smartly looked at nature to devise the perfect ice ball-maker. Crafting a jumbo-sized pea-in-a-pod design, the designer's Frozen Peas make it easy to squeeze out a giant ball of ice, which melts 80% slower than cubed ice, for cold, strong drinks.
A Little Lark
Moon Pillow $48
Put the moon at your fingertips with this cushy, 22-inch replica of the fullest lunar phase in all its glory. The photographic print shows off the craters and the oh-so-mighty Sea of Tranquility in a comfy pillow handmade in Portland by A Little Lark's Christy Nyboer.