Welcome to the latest installment of Sitting Pretty Quick Hits, a monthly digest of eye-catching furniture, home goods, objects, art, et al. If you’re looking to read some quick blurbs about design and maybe pick up something new (or old) for your home, this column is definitely for you. Quick Hits is sent out on the last week of every month.
Smith and Goat is a London-based studio doing very interesting things with concrete. This candle holder is made from pigment dyed concrete, featuring a pitch-perfect blend of swirling, earthy tones.
This is a 1970s-era walnut armoire from Young MFG Co that toes the line between weirdo brutalism and cozy mid-century. It's a winner either way.
It takes a lot to make a watering can look good enough to show off when it's not in use and that is precisely what Beam have done here. Plus, it's made of stainless steel and totally rust-proof.
Designed by Charles Pollock in 1963 and inspired by a single line, this timeless chair has been bouncing around in my head non-stop for the last two months. The vintage leather productions are top-notch but the contemporary editions featuring some winning fabric colors, whether it's this low-key "mocha" or the much more vibrant "tangerine."
The Italian fashion house Marni offers a small selection of home goods, all chock-full of the label's bright color palette. A woven basket has never looked so funky.
A compact cafe set—two chairs and a table—that can be easily folded and stored away when not in use.
A soothing and distinct tonal take on the checkerboard trend.
A four-drawer dresser designed by Kai Kristiansen, one of the pioneers of what would be known as Danish modernism, for Feldballes in the 1960s.
Designed by the red-hot interior designer Colin King for Menu, this dramatic candle holder looks just as good in use as it does sitting on its own.
A minimalist clock that nods to the industrialism of the 1940s without looking dated.
Sometimes a fashion label delivers a top-tier chair.