Illuminate with "Aluminate" from designer Vikki Smyth. These cool and colorful hurricane style candle holders can be used inside or outside and straight or tilted thanks to an angled end. The Aluminate metal tubes fit over votives and add real ambiance anywhere. A while back we featured Sushi-Ushi from the Ultimate Spread collection by Vikki that made even the most awesome Sushi and finger foods look more delectable thanks to their colorful and shapely characteristics. See more from Vikki Smyth here.
Ikat fabrics are hot this year and they being used for everything from these decorative throw pillows from Explore Tessera to lamp shades, table runners, and accent chairs and ottomans. Ikat means "to bind" and it has come to describe a very ancient tie-dyeing and weaving technique. Handcrafted in Uzbekistan, these vibrant cotton-silk Ikat throw pillows make a colorful statement while adding pizzazz to any design scheme. See more of the decorative throw pillow collection from exploretessera.com
Both of these contemporary clocks for the desk come from Nava Design and use numbers to make an artistic statement. Whether we choose to believe it or not, numbers always have us "coming and going" whether it's trying to catch a flight, rush home to see the kids or figure out when the work day ends. The first model pictured shows the numbers all jumbled on the bottom and is fittingly called the "Jetlag Clock". The other version is called "Time Square Mini Numeri". Each clock retails for $120 HERE.
Next time you are cooking a romantic dinner for two, accentuate the atmosphere by some soft lighting. A candlelit dinner may be a cliche but it always work. We particularly liked the Ghost Candelabra which is a contemporary take on the traditional candle stick. Designed by Innermost, the Candelabra's highlight is its etched acrylic panels that also contain glass candle holder inserts. You can buy it from Pure Modern for $79.25.
If you are more "new school" then you might be looking for a trolley or bar serving cart that is not the typical two-level on wheels version. This piece called "Toto" features a design that is more like a cube and departs from the two level prototypes. A nice feature on the serving cart are the storage sections which offer better security from something "falling off the cart" in case one has too many drinks. More information: here.
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Vessel Architectural Pottery creates those visually captivating elements that add shape and function to any environment inside or outside. Here is a sampling of their planters, large vases, and even a set of book ends. See the entire collection of planters and creative elements from Vessel USA
I haven't seen many different jewelry storage ideas aside from the typical boxes and cabinets seen at department stores. This cool jewelry tree is made of aluminum and offers a great spot to store your favorite things that you wear every day. It stands 24 cm high and is perfect for a bathroom counter or a dresser. Price: £39.99 available: here.
An umbrella stand is one of those home accessories that often escapes our attention as an area of need. If you are in a rainy city then by all means they can home in handy. This simple model is called Elic and is made of plastic. It was designed by Tony Lanzilloe and Carlo Martinengo. It is available in black, white, red and gray here.