This vase by Haruki Senda, which is designed to hold a single flower, is actually more like an outline of a vase. The flower almost seems to float in air. The vase is made of laminated bamboo and a glass tube. It's 10 inches tall.
$55.00, MoMA Store
There's nothing like a zebra print rug to give your living room a little va-va-voom, and this one is pretty reasonably priced. The five-foot by seven-foot cotton rug really makes bright furniture pop. It's way cooler than a real zebra rug, which to me always end up looking like an animal died on the floor.
$68.00, Urban Outfitters
I don't seem to have the ability to grow or care for any types of plants (I even killed my lucky bamboo!), but I really like the idea of this. You get three cute little white pots, a water tray, soil, and seeds to grow chamomile, lavender, and lemon balm. Very soothing scents. If you can keep the plants alive, it'd be a nice thing to keep at your desk or in your bedroom.
$42.00, Red Envelope
Ibride designs cool serving trays that make for nifty wall art. One of my coworkers put one up on her office bookshelves instead of paperwork. (I approve.) I really like this Diane design with its green color scheme and flowers. It measures 16 inches by 10.5 inches. To check out other Ibride tray styles, click here.
$65.00, Velocity Art & Design
These pillow covers from PataPri are so cute. I love the cheery blue and orange apple pattern. I guess I just like apples in general (except for the Red Delicious, which always seem to be mushy these days). These 16-inch linen pillow covers are hand-silkscreened by Chicago artist Yuko Uemura.
Wow, these are a way prettier way to organize your periodicals than my usual stack- the- magazines- on- any- available- surface method. These magazine holders, which come in four dainty Thomas Paul patterns, make your collection of gossip rags look super chic.
$16.00 each, Velocity Art and Design
These little 3.5-inch-tall vases, which come in yellow or green, are so cute. Though you can't put long-stemmed roses in them, they'd look very cheery with a handful of daisies. They're a nice compact size for a desk or bathroom sink.
On sale for $22.00, Red Envelope
I like the baroque/mod look of this simple black side table. It's got these funky baroque-style legs that kind of contrast the a more square modern frame. Plus, it has a handy little shelf for storing books, magazines, or a few snacks for munching on while you watch TV.
I was reading a piece in this month's issue of Domino about how objects inspired by nature (think coral and tortoise shells) make great decorations. I agree. I think these blue shells would add a punch of color to a bookshelf or side table. Each shell is about four inches wide.
$18.00, CS Post & Co.
Looky, it's like your very own blue-light special. It's a night light that charges itself during the day on sunlight and the glow of your incandescent bulbs. I like the way it's designed to look like a lightbulb encased in a cube of glass. It would look cool on the nightstand.