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 for you.
Quick Hits is sent out on the last week of every month. Subscribe to Sitting Pretty today.
Eric Bonnin has been making simple-yet-decorative ceramics since moving to New York City from Paris in 1994. These pinched vases come in a striking graphite finish and are pitch-perfect for holding summertime flowers.
Los Angeles-based General Admission works with a small family-run factory in Oaxaca on the label's rugs. This one features an off-kilter take on a checkerboard print with a gorgeous shade of ochre.
In Common With teamed up with ceramicist Danny Kaplan on a capsule collection of lighting and the crown jewel is this organic sculptural floor lamp that stands nearly five feet tall. (That brass ball at the top is a functional dimmer switch.)
Look, I'm on SoapTok so you don't have to be and everyone was going wild about this one. I swooped down to my local big-box chain and I can confirm the scent and sleek aluminum container is well worth the seven bucks.
Gunvor Olin-Grönqvist was a Finnish ceramic artist who worked for the homeware company Arabia for nearly 40 years. Her most recognizable designs feature floral motifs, but her abstract patterns are just as eye-catching.
Made of painted steel and tempered glass, the Thierry table from the Italian furniture company Kartell will add a bit of glossy flare to any room.
I apologize for including some plain-looking waffle towels in this month's round-up, but I purchased a set of these a few weeks ago, and these towels are punching well above their price point, and I felt like I had to spread the gospel. They also come in pale sky blue, washed-out purple, and white.
Tomato season will be here before you know it.
The scent profile—vetiver, cypress, and bergamot—is enough to pique interest and the award-winning shape of the paper seals the deal.
Just a friendly reminder that Akari lamps are back in stock after a months-long outage due to some supply chain issues. Yes, the smaller styles are currently in stock, too, but I've always had my eye on this big one.
Lovely use of color and with the right typography this could totally be the cover of some very hip novel set by the Adriatic Sea.