For his danielhulsbergen.com.vases, Netherlands-based designer Daniel has combined two old-time, traditional Dutch crafts to modern effect. The base is a chipped-and-battered Delft Blue vase. It’s with a wicker spout to give it a new life. Price upon request. Through
Italian designer crateandbarrel.com.
Chilean studio Made In madeinmimbre.com.
The aesthetic issue with most tech toys is simple: they tend to be cold looking
and kind of ugly. French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has added a welcome bit of warmth to
Lexon’s hybrid radio and MP3
amplifier by encasing the hard plastic shell in a caned, all-natural rattan.
Available starting in September, through lexon-design.com.
The Family Love Tree is an Australian furniture firm that takes timeless
rattan and wicker furniture and makes it whimsical. The Toulouse headboard,
which is available in twin, double, queen and king sizes, gives a classic,
hand-made wood form a jolt of energy with bright colours such as mint, aqua and
pastel pink. From $495. Through thefamilylovetree.com.au.
Although it’s meant for indoors, Ralph Lauren’s Joshua Tree dining chair has
a summery, patio feel. The oversized woven chords are made from natural elte.com.