Ilex Studio’s Root-Magnifying Avocado Vase

Observe the beloved plant as it sprouts in both directions

Most vases celebrate everything that sprouts upward (stems, leaves and flowers) but London-based Ilex Studio designs glassware that emphasizes the beauty of what’s below, too. From their debut product, the Acorn Vase, to the elegant new Avocado Vase, the brand encourages appreciation of an entire plant and green growth at home. Both vases act as a visually pleasing incubator, and the plant that stretches from within …

International Women’s Day: Gifts That Give Back

All these excellent products benefit non-binary and women-centric organizations

Eschewing the rosé clichés and heavily branded hijacks of International Women’s Day, we have searched for items that actually support non-binary and women-centric organizations. Sales from all these products offer a percentage to initiatives including Peace Over Violence, National Institute for Reproductive Health, Women’s Prison Association, Planned Parenthood and plenty more. Many of our other favorites (Women in Need, National Center for Transgender Equality, TIME’S …

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. …