Guest Picks: A Clear Choice
Made of hand-blown glass, the gorgeous Stamen pendant by Jeremy Pyles for Niche Mode is a study in elegant simplicity. This would look wonderful in a dining room or modern kitchen.
An instant classic, the Louis Ghost arm chair by Philippe Starck cleverly bridges both old and new design, making it versatile enough to work with any decor.
I love this pretty set of three vintage teak-top canisters from AMradio on Etsy. They'd look equally as good storing odds and ends in an office or studio as they would storing food in the kitchen.
The Spectra 5 vase set by designer Cecilie Manz is a brilliant, stackable series of five mouth-blown vases in subtly matching tones. They look equally good used separately or nested together as a unit. They would be great for either the minimalist or maximalist.
This lovely Scandinavian, midcentury, frosted glass carafe would make staying hydrated not only easy, but stylish as well. The top converts into an elegant drinking glass and is great for your desk or bedside table.
Sold as a set of four, the Mind chair in transparent acrylic is perfect for both small spaces and minimalist spaces. Elegant in its simplicity and light in construction, this design would be perfect for setting off a great table in a small room.
Add a note of cheerful color to your table and avoid wasting time vainly shaking an empty container over your morning egg with these mod Pop salt and pepper shakers.
Give your coffee table some Mad Men style with this amazing, vintage Lucite lighter with cigarette storage. It's a conversation piece in itself, even if you don't smoke — use it for lighting candles instead.
Perfect for storing small odds and ends on your desk or dresser, designer Anu Penttinen's Vitriini Box will make even a humble collection of paper clips look stylish. It's designed as part of a mix-and-match system with combinations of glass, wood and metal, so you can custom design your own storage system.
Bring retro style to your dining table with this lovely pair of Tapio Wirkkala glass candleholders from Modish Vintage on Etsy. They have a timeless design that works well with traditional and modern table settings.
Hand-blown in Croatia from laboratory-grade borosilicate glass and accessorized with wood and leather, the heat-resistant and award-winning Chemex coffeemaker not only makes a great cup of coffee, but looks unobtrusively stylish on the kitchen counter too.
This lovely glass fishing float from Vintage Embellishment on Etsy hails from Hokkaido, Japan. It would be perfect as an unusual paperweight for your desk, or simply admired as a decorative object.
I love this seriously groovy, 1970s, large, plastic terrarium from Modish Vintage on Etsy. It would be great to display just on its own or with plants.
Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1930, the sleek design of the Barcelona table will add timeless style to your dining room. Its glass top would work particularly well in a small space, floating lightly in the center of the room.
Made from recycled glass, these clear pebbles not only help keep your floral displays looking good, but would work well for holiday decor too.
This collection of vintage glass bottles from The Vintaquarian on Etsy in interesting shapes — square, triangle and flask — look equally good as a group or displayed separately. They'd be great for a tablescape, flowers or desk odds and ends.
Add some groovy '60s style to your living space with this swinging Suspended Ring chair. Spending some time hanging out in this will leave you feeling like you're in a relaxed and mellow bubble.
Versatile and chic, the Panier side table by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is designed to be either a container basket (great for magazines), or a handy side table (when the lid is added). It's ideal for multipurpose spaces.
Inspired by old-fashioned dairy bottles, the design of this clear glass spice jar has a tight-sealing lid to keep spices fresh. It would look just as nice storing buttons or stamps too.
Add style and focus to your collections with this pretty glass bell jar. It would be lovely on a mantel or shelf or as part of a tablescape.