Over the past week, we’ve stumbled on some very cool housewares with all the qualities we value: simple, well-designed, enduring, and good value. Our favorite is a charming geometric textile made of pieced Tyvek by Woodnotes that can be used as curtains, partitions, and table decorations.“Flake consists of snow flake like pieces which are joined together simply by slipping the point of a flake through the hole of another flake. You can create a compact or a net like, loose surface. Three-dimensional forms are also possible.” (Woodnotes also makes a variation on the pattern called Flowers.) We love that we can work with the material ourselves, vary the texture and size, fool around, see where it takes us. We’re thinking room divider…or a pleasingly revealing shower curtain.
…The Ikea lamp uses energy-efficient LED‘s instead of regular bulbs. We think it’s especially great in white:
We’ve been looking for some minimalist rectangular planters and found them in the new CB2 catalogue. Made of galvanized steel, they range in size from an 8-inch square ($9.95) to a 31.5 Wx10.75″Dx15.75″H rectangle (59,95).
…West Elm has some great looking black-iron framed mirrors in a 30″ round ($149) and 36″x24″ rectangle ($129)
We also like their dramatic 30″w x 1.75″d x 72″h long rectangle in brushed nickel: