A real-quick round-up from the frontline.

Raise your glass

The kind of pieces your mum might have pulled over for on road trips in the ’80s, blown glassware is on the up and up. We’ve seen an influx of glass artists offering objects that are beautiful and useful; think a tumbler for your bedside table, or to use as part of a playful table setting. The shadows such items cast when the light hits them is quite something too. 

MAIN IMAGE Le Sirenuse mirror, $1725, lucymontgomery.com. ABOVE Shard tumbler by Keith Grinter, $50, crushes.co.nz. Watercolour tumbler by Kate Mitchell Glass, $45, paperplanestore.com. Face vessel by Neal Drobnis, $59, dandiestore.co.nz.

The wiggles

A couple of years ago, the Ultrafragola mirror/lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1970 started popping up in celebrities’ selfies and experienced a surge in popularity. The upshot of that now is all sorts of functional objects being reinterpreted in wavy form, subverting the idea of what they should look like. They’re great for adding personality without worrying about permanence. 

ABOVE Wave pitcher by Sophie Lou Jacobsen, $280, dandiestore.co.nz. Dancing Duo candlesticks, $339, fourth-st.com.  Johanna bath sheet, $110, shopbaina.com.

Second nature

In this day and age, shopping secondhand is a no-brainer as a fun and a sustainable way to find pieces like these and any number of one-of-a-kind others. Online, dealers such as Auckland-based @MrHomebody are taking to social media to offer a curated take on their pre-loved wares, which also presents an excellent opportunity to educate yourself on what’s what, as do international sites like 1stdibs.com.

ABOVE Vintage coffee table, $249, instagram.com/mrhomebody.

 

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