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GRASS ACT

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Sod-gray-diagonal-large_45fece97-c690-4a01-82f3-73c281b8fbe8_1024x1024-1A dish rack that takes its form from a patch of grass isn’t exactly novel, and if it goes for a cool $160, it better have something else going for it. That something is, in the case of Sod, a drying rack from Austin’s design shop Finell, a long, skinny profile that’s either ingenious or utterly useless, and a stainless steel tray that matches its pale grey flexible blades. Arty drinkware not include.Sod-gray-detail-web-large_9fa805e2-b69a-4106-a7e1-fc839df6487e_1024x1024-1Sod_gray-context_d6c07f24-cb5f-4df8-ba2e-34bc8461e9dc_1024x1024-2

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OIL SLEEK

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Alessi is tantalizing its admirers with a sneak peak at a leafy green new olive oil taster/dispenser designed by architect Marta Sansoni. Details are scarce, but with a bottle design as preposterously luscious as this, who needs details?

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A CLEAN SINK

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Bulgarian architect Victor Vasilev must have been channeling Donald Judd when he conceived of Kub, his gasp-inducing bathroom sink design. How he manages to get weighty extra-clear glass vessels to slice into–and cantilever from–solid carrera marble (without crashing to the floor in smithereens) is anyone’s guess. And, to be sure, no one would welcome the task of keeping the precious things clean. But if minimalism is what’s called for, Vasilev knows how to deliver–clearly.

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FLASHY

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Bicycle handlebar grips were the inspiration for these LED torches (flashlights) designed by the British designer Alexander Taylor. And Yves Klein blue (and a variety of other vibrant hues) will stand out nicely in a sea of generic tools.

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RED FLAIR

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This hand-crafted steel floor lamp by the French manufacturer Jielde┬áis worthy of a slot on any design enthusiast’s bucket list. It’s on mine, in any case.

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ABOUT FACE

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A case for hanging on to your house phone would be Jasper Morrison’s design for the Swiss brand Punkt, which is comprised of a cradle that holds the phone in face-up position, allowing for dialing without picking up the phone. Oh, and yes, it’s beautiful.