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Well-Covered: The painterly trees of the Woods paper by cole & Son is an easy way to bring the outdoors inside. the hotz family chose to use
it in their kitchen. $178/roll at Walnut Wallpaper,
Aside Table: It’s slightly off-putting and definitely incongruous, to have a small garden gnome as a side table in a any modern living room-and that’s exactly why Chris chose the Atilla stool by Phillippe Starck for Kartel
Lit Up: Designed by marcel Wanders for Flos, the iconoclastic Zeppelin lamp is fantastical, fresh, and completely unexpected. A traditional classic steel chandelier with fake candles is covered in a contemporary resin sheath, while a
Sweet Seat A streamlined form brings easy elegance to the living room, with a hint of old-style craft in the splayed legs and hand-sewn quilting on the back cushions of the Kennedee Couch by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrana Frau.
Bowled Over Kinetic, minimalist, and whimsical, the Blow Up basket by the talented Campana brothers for Alessi is an exploded centerpiece of steel rods seemingly forever captured in motion. $186 at Hive Modern,
Recommended Reading What is wabi sabi? “It is a beauty of things unconventional,” writes design philosopher leonard Koren in Wabi Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, a beautiful little book of ima
Keeping Time The lacquered metal tarabay cuckoo clock by Diamantini & Domeniconi is an update on the most traditional of forms. Pared down to the essentials—clock, bird, and silhouette—it’s a playful, practical piece. From
Namesake Chair Eero Saarinen created a style icon with the tulip chair for Knoll in 1956. With its seat perched on a single long, lean stem and a back that curves around the body, it’s a perfect marriage of function and form.