Clint Engel -- Furniture Today, August 31, 2010
Alexa Lixfeld These handmade rice bowls are matte on the outside and glazed on the inside. They come in three sizes and eight colors ($92 to $168).
Altru Eight fragrances perfume the home as either soy-blend candles in hammered copper vessels, oil diffusers in hand-blown glass, or aromatic incense with copper detailing ($20 to $65).
Artisan House Red steel circles in various sizes converge and intertwine to create the multidimensional Contingent wall decor design ($499).
Asian Art Imports Available in several sizes and made from woven rattan in either white or black, the Sea Urchin light fixture can function as a pendant or can be attached to a wall ($380 to $1,000).
Alain Saint Joanis The Prestige five-piece flatware set features lacquered handles and silver- plated design ($2,000).
Arcadia Home The Pearl frame is made from recycled cotton and comes in either 4x6 or 8x10 sizes ($30 to $46).
Authentic Models The Coast Guard Patrol spotlight is a replica of a Navy spotlight from the 1930s. It is handcrafted from brass, heavy aluminum, bridle leather, rosewood and industrial glass ($590).
Armen Living Ultra-modern styling rendered in wood and glass makes the Soho side table stand out ($275).
Barrick Design and Fire & Light Glass The two companies collaborated to offer candle and candleholder sets in six brilliant jewel-tone colors. The candles are made from translucent, unscented wax with a crackle pattern, while the holders are hand-molded from 90% recycled glass ($59)
Casa Fiora The Blox Slate bedding ensemble uses Joe Ruggiero-designed Sunbrella fabrics to make a queen button- closure duvet, tailored boxpleat bedskirt, coverlet, decorative shams and pillows designed to be stain- and fade-resistant ($3,758, queen)
Chilewich The Croc placemat is made from jacquard-woven vinyl in dark and light silver (also available in bronze/black). The alternate color dominates on the opposite side ($15)
Cal Lighting Sensuous lines, a French blue finish and a beveled oval mirror capture the eye in the Carbonia Oval mirror.
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Canetti Design Group Featuring two slabs of clear acrylic held together with small powerful magnets, the Magnet frame protects pictures without the distraction of a frame. Available in six sizes
Caron Miller Collection A table runner ($42) and a set of four napkins ($38) in crushed rayon Shimmer fabric are machine-washable and available in several rich colors.
Circa Asia A concave square shape and eco-friendly bamboo construction define this set of four plates ($59).
Daniel Bellow Porcelain Porcelain Belloware tabletop pieces are hand-thrown in Massachusetts and come in two styles and three glazes. The designs are non-toxic, and dishwasher- and microwave-safe ($35 to $64).
Designs Abroad Hand-dyed polycarbonate disks spring out around a central light, creating a colorful halo. The Xploff lamp sits on a stainless steel rod and hydrostone base.
Et Al Designs Artisan-crafted Holiday Beeswax candles feature hand-embellishing with wax appliqués ($12 to $42).
G.L. Bowron Made from fine Australian and New Zealand sheepskins, the Bowron Bean Bag chair's interior has a supportive structure and round bead filler. It comes in several colors including orange, twilight and ivory
Ethoshopper Handmade in Peru by Ceramica Seminario for Ethoshopper, this museum-quality ceramic vase comes in three sizes ($150 to $300).
Classy Art Wholesalers Embossed, a giclee on canvas, is stretched and gallery-wrapped over a 2-inch stretcher bar. The central design appears embossed and gilded with gold leaf ($199).
Daniel Stuart Studio The Walnut Creek bedding ensemble includes a duvet cover and two shams with blue mist ribbons over a neutral cotton field ($350). The collection boasts several complementary accent pillows and a dust ruffle, and the accent ribbon is also available in pewter, gold or lilac.
Gaia & Gino Skyscraper vases are made from nine crystal towers of different heights hand-glued together The vases are available in three sizes and in blue or clear ($135 to $200).
Dinah Coops Design A Japanese-inspired brushwork design called Touki is hand silkscreened on Paperstone to create "tablemats" which can function as placemats or trivets ($35). Paperstone is a stone-like substance made in Washington out of recycled paper and petrol-free resin.
Gravity Ranch Designs Koi float on celadon-stained glass, bordered with lead-free solder and embellished with turquoise, chrysoprase and moss agate beads ($85).
Crestview Collection The simple body style of these ceramic vases contrasts with a complex multi-layer aged turquoise finish ($15 to $17).
Danica Design Candles A soy and beeswax blend with a sumptuous Maine Balsam Fir scent is cradled in a gently tapered glass jar ($16).
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