Tasking seven online publications (including yours truly) with sourcing new housewares, the New York Times today highlighted 32 new products — from marble soda cans to modern beveled mirrors — and the people who picked them. Props to our participating colleagues, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Hollister Hovey, Moco Loco, Peak of Chic and UnBeige for their picks. See ours below.
The Dancing Belly chair (above) is as much plaything as it is seating. It's $2,300 from Establishment.
According to Andi, one half of the glassblowing duo that makes up Esque, these hand-blown glass eyes (above left) look astonishingly real. Aside from their creepiness, we like the endless potential they create for bad puns (or helping out a crippled giant). They're $500 each from Esque.
Maybe it's the political climate or maybe it's scientific advancements like the Cern accelerator, either way Newgate's space-age design as applied to this Bubble Clock feels somehow relevant. It's £50 from Hiccup Gifts.
Jonathan Adler's Squirrel Ring Box (above left), with its secret acorn box, is a textbook example of the designer's witty takes on '70s decor. It's $120 from Jonathan Adler.
Marrying the richness of natural materials with VoIP technology, Hulger's Walnut and brass "Pappa" phone (above right) is a luxurious way to K.I.T. It's $300 from Hulger.