Oshibe means stamen in Japanese which is where my inspiration came from. But Oshibe is also inspired by other optimistic elements of life: eggs, plants, light and the moon. This is a playful interactive lighting sculpture. When you put eggs on stamens, Oshibe plays tender ambient sounds and lights up. Each stamen plays a different sound. The sounds change according to the number and position of the eggs. Designer: tomomisayuda.com
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Two unique sets of curvaceous porcelain vase trios. A group of three white hand-glazed forms that are curved to fit together when arranged. Designer: Eva Zeisel and Klein Reid.
The Boda Nova Joy series now includes carafes to match each glass. The design of the carafe is based on the gentle lines of the tumbler, but narrows at its top to form a neck that is easy to grasp. The carafe holds a full liter and is equally suited to serving fruit juice, light punch or wine. The patterns on the carafes are as bold and clear as those on the tumblers and create colorful compositions. Joy is the ideal spring gift, whatever the celebration. Like the tumblers, the new carafes are gift-packed in colorful, stylish tubes.
To avoid burning one’s fingers when lighting a tea-light the candleholder has a special “loop” mechanism. A weight in the candleholder makes the holder automatically revolve and locate itself in the correct position. The candleholder is held by two side springs that makes it simple to remove from the glass by using a pointed object to press the metal connector. The outer glass rests on a stainless steel tray. Georg Jensen
The Pink Punk tall vase is a hand-made vase made of translucent acrylic in an aluminium frame wrapped with real leather. With its translucent character, the vase displays the stems of flowers in an interesting way. It is a limited edition, only 500 pieces, with each one having a serial number. The Pink Punk tall vase, which uses acrylic for a translucent effect, was the finale of her first collection to be exhibited abroad. “If the vase is made of transparent glass, you’ll see the water get murky after a few days. The acrylic vase, however, hides that unsightly liquid and gives a sexy silhouette of a slender twig,” she explains. Designed by Sani Saksuwan.