CH Omakase 2017: Fferrone Design Albers Vase + Rare Presenter Set

Two exclusive homeware items from one of our favorite Chicago-based designers

Color is a big influence on this year’s Omakase collection. With that in mind, we asked Chicago-based multidisciplinary designer Felicia Ferrone, a longtime CH collaborator and founder of Fferrone Design (note that her last name has one F, the brand name has two Fs), to create something colorful and transformative. The result was a two-piece vase, which creates a third color where the pieces nest. …

Piaule’s Minimalist Ceramic Vessels

Mindfully made pieces, crafted painstakingly in the USA

Only one set of dishware—a ceramic bowl and a plate—brings me joy daily. They were handmade for Piaule, an online-only brand that is painstakingly perfecting homewares one at a time; and as a testament to their work, I’ve never felt the need to own any more bowls or plates. Piaule works so painstakingly, in fact, that it’s been about a year since their last release: …

“Arse Vase” for Charity Positive East

London-based artist Fredrik Andersson has created—in collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy—a limited edition vase which will help raise funds for the HIV awareness charity Positive East. Just 100 Arse Vases have been made (by hand), in a few different colorways, in order to represent various derrieres, and Andersson tells It’s Nice That, the project was important because “In recent years, I have realized that as an artist …

Chad Wentzel’s Mystical Tabletop Designs

Colorful and sparkly artworks that will brighten any home

In a sea of design objects and decorating pieces, Detroit-based artist Chad Wentzel‘s creations truly stand out. The psychedelic vessels are meticulously crafted using colorful string and crystals, but each piece is much more than the spectacular, sparkly result. Wentzel (who was born in the Pacific Northwest but lived a long stint in NYC) puts a lot of time and energy into his creations—these are …

“Growth” at Design Pavilion, Astor Place Plaza

Unconventional planters are featured in this outdoor exhibition during NYCxDesign

During the hubbub of NYCxDesign, it’s delightful to unexpectedly walk into a public exhibition in a convenient outdoor location. It’s even more fun when it concerns something as accessible (in price and concept) as planters and vases. Under the Design Pavillon at Astor Place Plaza, “Growth” showcases some beautiful work from designers who take plant holders to the next level. Organized and curated by American …