A ceramic trivet from the Australian retailer, Country Road. Pretty yellow.
Must Say this is a sumptuous number 6, screened onto a porcelain plate at Do, the shop at Tokyo’s Hotel Claska.
The plus sign-shaped slot on this piggy bank caught my attention. The matte white and abstracted form are quite fine, too.
A new twist on a traditional rosary: wooden beads strung on a leather cord, from Méchant Design.
If Steve Jobs had gone into the air purification business, he may have come up the Chikuno Cube, an air purifier made from something called “activated bamboo charcoal powder and clay minerals.”
Carting along a reusable shopping bag for the inevitable impulse purchase can be a bulky, unsightly proposition. For $10, this stylish carryall from J.Crew, which can be stuffed into its accompanying pocket-size pouch, may just be the answer.
Any artistic practice that calls itself Snarkitecture can’t be expected to have a wholesome worldview, and the Brooklyn-based team behind the name is particularly drawn to imperfections. Broken Ornament, made from gypsum cement, may raise a few eyebrows around the Christmas tree, but there’s no denying its wabi-sabi allure.
Can something as prosaic as chalk be given a more glamorous makeover? With packaging this lovely, yes.
This would be just the first aid box to induce an urgent shopping trip for gauze and bandages.