LA-based artist Angela Rossi turns antiquated porcelain plates and other formal dining wares and turns them into modern works of art through clever mixed-media portraits. Our favorite features David Bowie, but music fans can choose from Prince, Janis Joplin, Sid Vicious, Patti Smith and more, in varying shapes and sizes.
Bre & Co’s Origami Sake Set is comprised of 3D-printed ceramic pieces that are hand-finished with a richly saturated, lead-free, dinnerware-safe glaze. The hexagonal shape allows the three cups and bottle—which holds 150 ml of sake—to fit together for easy storage.
Designed out of a desire to create personal retreats of comfort, Emily Diamandis’ luxe lifestyle brand Tabula Rasa sources the world’s finest fibers to create the coziest in clothing and home furnishings. It’s for this reason that Design Within Reach tapped the knitwear expert, and their collaborative Banyan Pillows are a textural work of art. Each is hand-knitted using a contrast of Italian bouclé and a chunky round wool and comes filled with high-quality feathers.
Inspired by the shape of diamond facets, Bre & Co’s porcelain Origami Teapot boasts bold lines and a strong design that holds four cups of tea. The pot is slip-cast using a traditional method, then hand-finished with a raw black glaze by Brooklyn ceramic artist Michio Shimada.
Darkroom’s colorful, hand-dyed cork lids turn the average aluminum storage jar into a sculptural container and keep coffee, tea or weed super fresh.
Cinnamon Projects’ elegant incense burner is inspired by traditional 16th century koh-do ceremonies in Japan, which are thought to remove impurities, refresh the spirit and bring about a moment of peace. “Circa” comes packed in a handsome gift box and includes the solid brass burner and 50-stick set of five scents, each designed for a particular time of day.
Jill Platner discovered her love of metalworking in NYC while attending the Parson’s School of Design, and began creating jewelry as a side project to her sculptural pieces. Her weighty bronze and silver keychains make an ideal gift for Bowie fans or anyone possessing an electric personality.
MagicalButter’s botanical extractor lets you effortlessly enhance butter, oil and more. The machine is a combination of immersion blender with digital thermostat and heating unit which grinds, heats, stirs and steeps your herbal extract. Whether you’re making space cakes or salad dressings, it’s easy to use and a snap to clean up.
British bone china specialist Richard Brendon is known for teacups, coffee mugs and saucers which perfectly blend traditional crafts with modern graphics. The art deco-inspired Arc Tea for One set is hand-painted by artisans in England’s illustrious pottery town of Stoke-on-Trent, and features a striking asymmetrical design in matte black and burnished gold.
Bang & Olufsen is forever on a mission to recreate the sound an artist hears in the recording studio and deliver it to the comfort of your living room. The 91-year-old Danish speaker company has proven themselves through various iterations, from compact to complex, and their most recent product continues that legacy. The beautiful BeoSound 2 offers 360-degree sound performance and best of all, features integrated access to Spotify, Deezer, QPlay and TuneIn while supporting Bluetooth, AirPlay, Google Cast and DLNA.
Crate digging is fun, but not when you’re in the middle of a passionate DJ set. Chicago-based Flipbin solves this problem with a handy aluminum display-and-storage unit designed to keep 33 of your favorite 12-inch records on deck and within easy reach. Each Model 33 is powder-coated for extra strength and made in Illinois.
Designed by Luca Nichetto in collaboration with Lera Moiseeva, Sucabaruca is a ceramic pour-over coffee set created for Canadian design shop Mjölk. The series of conical shapes includes a hand-engraved pot (or decanter) at the base, a large cone as the filter (which fits on top of the pot) and then three rounded cups. The set comes in a three color ways and is a limited edition of 10.
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 the design used by professional tasters the world over.
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 Lalique’s signature frosted crystal.
Designed by RCA grad and UK artist Barnaby Barford as part of Nymphenburg’s porcelain collection, the set of 14 Global Service Plates combine to produce a map of the world. Each set is handcrafted by the master artisans at Nymphenburg, the Munich-based manufacture with over 200 years of history.
Plants adorn almost every desk at CH HQ, and when we came across byAMT’s Strap Planter at ICFF last year we knew we needed to marry our interests. Our signature green hue is painted over the natural leather handle, adding a botanical touch to the the open weave construction. Designed to fit standard 10-inch terra-cotta pots, the planter features copper-plated hardware and is handmade in collaboration with LA-based Mimot Studio in limited quantities in byAMT’s New York City workshop.
The simple and elegantly designed Aether Cone combines the best features of portable home listening into a compact package. With adaptive technology and voice commands the more tunes you play the better the Cone learns your taste, and you can speak your choices instead of fumbling with your smartphone to make a selection.
Bower’s Tipsy paperweight puts the fun in functional. Like an adult—and tiny—version of those pop-up punching bags, knock this desk accessory over when you’re feeling stressed and it’ll spring back to life, keeping your papers dutifully protected. For Cool Hunting, Bower specially created the solid brass and turned maple Tipsy in a subtle gray color way. Available at AmDC’s NYC pop-up, 27 Howard Street.
San Francisco architect and designer Molly McGrath uses a laser cutter to achieve her uniquely colorful, mosaic patterns, which are then printed on 100% cotton, acid-free paper using ethically sourced materials.
For those that take fitness as seriously as they take design, look to German newcomer Hock. Founded in 2009 by Kristof Hock, the eponymous label uses only certifiably sustainable and natural materials for its handsome workout gear, while adhering to a forward-thinking design philosophy. The pragmatism of both leads to equipment you can count on workout after workout, year after year.
Banish the misery of cramped-up nutcracking hands and messy piles of shells from your life with Take2 Design’s Naomi Nutcracker. The process is simple: place the nut under the nifty-looking coil, hold the base with one hand and then ready, aim, fire! The force causes a swift break and any rogue shell remnants remain tidily within the base.
Westkill, the Brooklyn studio of artists Joe Silver and Justin Horowitz, specializes in hand-painted and screen-printed home goods. Their one-of-a-kind clocks add a splash of character to a room or office.
Celebrate the colorful and eccentric with these slip-cast, ceramic banana salt and pepper shakers from whimsical Brooklyn designer Michiko Shimada. Each set is carefully hand-crafted in her studio.
If you love a chopped salad, this is the kitchen tool for you. The knife’s curved, stainless steel blade lets you chop up a bounty of herbs and vegetables at once, creating a cohesive medley that ensures you get a mouthful of each ingredient in every bite.