New Orleans-Inspired: KREWE du Optic Eyewear
Part entrepreneurial endeavor, part love letter to his hometown, Stirling Barrett's KREWE du Optic was founded three years ago in New Orleans, after Barrett's time away from home for art school refueled his love of the city's uniqueness. He tells...
North Drinkware's California Half Dome Pint Glass
A little over a year since their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for a Mt Hood Pint Glass captured 5,620 backers' attention, Oregon-based glassware company North Drinkware returns with a brand new product: the California Half Dome Pint Glass...
Mido Eyewear Show 2016
While you might not have heard of it, Italy's Mido Eyewear Show is the leading event for eyewear professionals. It's an exhibition during which major international brands present their new styles and innovations for prescription specs and sunglasses...
Interview: Tom Dixon
In the bustle of his SoHo, NYC showroom, among geometric homewares and personality-packed light fixtures, we sat down with the affable visionary Tom Dixon to talk about the future. The designer was present to preview his Spring 2016 collection—an array...
Belgian-born, Czech Republic-based designer Anna Torfs consistently make stunning glassware pieces that will be the envy of anybody who catches a glimpse. The Traam Vase is a certain favorite—it's bold and dynamic, and changes along with the lighting...
Made from durable borosilicate, the Papa Pipe from Purr Glass promises to deliver deep, billowing puffs for years to come. The seven-inch-tall pipe features a slitted showerhead percolator, deep push bowl design, left carb hole and a fixed stem, packing...
St Louis Sunglasses
KREWE du Optic makes specs and sunglasses generally inspired by founder Stirling Barrett's passion for his hometown of New Orleans. Our pick from the brand for this winter happens to cite another city, however. The St Louis style shades ($215) come...
Life Measured Pitcher
Brooklyn-based industrial design studio Visibility and food design publication MOLD have collaborated on a borosilicate glass pitcher that's more than just pretty to look at. Whether using it as a wine carafe, a mixing bowl or something else altogether...
Amy Winehouse Glasses
Inspired by the late singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, Chilli Beans exclusive licensed collection pays homage to her style with cat-eye glasses that blend the classic '50s shape with modern twists. Made from premium acetate, the glasses come in three...
Grey Spike Bowl
These sculptural glass bowls—propped on three small legs—are created by Beacon, NY-based design studio Hudson Beach Glass. With a range of sizes in striking smokey grey, there's a bowl for every occasion.
New York-based lighting designer Bec Brittain plays with unexpected colors and materials for brazen sculptural fixtures that become the (literal) highlight of the spaces they inhabit. Her Vise light, named after the grip, has geometric "claws" that...
The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100
In 1915, the Coca-Cola Company distributed a brief to bottle makers across the US. The request was to craft a bottle so distinct that it could be recognized by hand in the dark—that its essence would remain visible even when shattered. Root Glass Company...
Terra Hydro Terrarium
These copper edged glass terrariums crafted by a designer duo from Ichikawa, Japan exhibit the beauty of the entire plant. With one compartment to hold the water and another to suspend the plant, this unique vase allows you to observe both the succulent...
Warby Parker Basso Collection
Building on their reputation for pushing boundaries in the eyewear game, NYC-based Warby Parker launches a new line that employs a production technique previously unused in the space. The Basso Collection is named for the Italian sculpting technique...
Mountain-Inspired North Drinkware
Straddling both premium hand-crafted value and advanced technological innovation, the Oregon Pint Glass from North Drinkware offers a drinking vessel worthy of all those tasty Pacific Northwest craft beers. Launching on Kickstarter today, this handblown...
Ruutu Vases by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Iittala
Celebrated designers (and brothers) Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been working side by side since 1999 (when they launched their own eponymous design firm), collaborating with many of the top design manufacturers on projects ranging from small...
Official Whisky Tasting Glasses
Scottish Glencairn Company partnered with glassware brand Stolzle to create a long-overdue glass to maximize the whiskey tasting and drinking experience. Industry experts engineered a graceful goblet with a slender flute for a proper nosing that mimics...
100 Points Champagne Glasses
A collaboration with esteemed wine critic James Suckling and world renowned crystal maker Lalique, these glasses are made with the intention of serving champagne by the best means possible. Designed in a neo-classical style with engraved ribbing in...
Glass Mink Necklaces
Organically shaped, recycled, milky-white beads are strung on adjustable cords with gold cylinder "slinks" in Cape Town-based PICHULIK's Glass Mink Necklaces—a simple but strong look.
Luxury Wood Dugout Kit
Discreet and elegant, the Luxury Wood Dugout Kit by Denver's Elevate Accessories brings subtle sophistication to smoking devices. The handcrafted, tritone wood dugout comes with built-in tobacco storage and an accompanying glass one-hitter with a wild...
If you're looking to ice your spirits without watering them down, this silicon mold produces a diagonal, ski-slope like slice of ice that simply won't over-dilute a drink. It's ideal for chilling whiskey and letting it open over time as ice slowly...
Czech Designer Tadeáš Podracký
Tadeáš Podracký completed his studies at the glass studio of the Prague Academy of Arts and Design (UMPRUM) under the leadership of great Czech designer and artist Rony Plesl earlier this year. And he's already garnered attention with a number of...
Royal College of Art alums Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby may be best known for designing the 2012 Olympic torch, but the industry vets—who teamed up in 1998—have a diverse portfolio of bespoke objects. One such is Lanterne Marine, a hand-blown sculptural...
Perfectly preserved, this handsome paperweight captures the graceful structure and magical whimsy of a dandelion, one of nature's most useful flowers.