England's Staffordshire region has produced some of the most elegant fine bone china in the world.

Composed simultaneously of organic, earthy metals and a minimalist structural design, the Afterglow lighting collection from Ceccotti has an entirely sculptural appeal.

The twee terrarium has had its day, so let's shove that tired trend aside in favor of something with little more history—the Wardian Case. We first spotted them a couple of years ago, but it seems they're enjoying a surge in popularity these days.

It might not be outdoor season in San Francisco, but the Pic-Nic chair by designer Christian Vivanco makes an al fresco evening seem appropriate no matter the weather.   In creating this poplar-wood chair, Vivanco captured the silhouette of the classic rattan baskets used for outdoor picnics.

Inspired by the rolling bushes of the desert, architect Jean-Jacques Hubert of h2o architects created Tumbleweed, a modular system of 3-dimensional forms meant to support young plants as they climb.

It’s winter in San Francisco, and I know that because of my inexorable and untimely attraction to anything that makes me think of warm, heavy ocean breezes and tropical climes. Artextural’s Merella lounge, made from sinuous strips of laminated rattan, fits the bill.

Skater style gets a modernist upgrade in the newest collection from Vans OTW, which pairs the midcentury panache of a plaid KnollTextiles pattern with the laid-back sneaker designs of the California shoe company.  

San Jose-based Fireclay Tile teamed up with interior and product designer Kelly LaPlante to launch its first designer tile collection on October 18. True to form for the eco-friendly company, the  collection features four tiles made from either recycled materials or handcrafted clay, with natural ceramic glaze colors.

Fun-loving design group Knock Knock in Venice brings the clever to kids toys with its new Clump-o-Lumps—a line of stuffed animals with swappable body parts. With a quick unzip, the three-part snugglies can get mixed and matched to create bizarre new creatures. 

Los Angeles-based e-retailer Lulu & Georgia might have launched a mere month ago, but its roots go deep—all the way back to founder Sara Sugarman’s grandfather and father (Lou and George, respectively). Inspired by her family’s work in interior design, she christened a new company in their honor and has gotten busy sourcing the perfectly boho-glam rugs or side tables that will spice up your house.   

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