Staff -- Interior Design, 5/31/2011 12:06:00 PM
Gaia & Gino
Usher in spring with these sleek ceramic Bloom bowls, awash in abstract florals and hand finished to achieve subtle variations. The 10 patterns in the collection are based on paintings by edgy Turkish architect Emir Uras. Through Wabnitz Editions, 614-818-1446; wabnitzeditions.com.
Whip up striking centerpieces with the Blossom fruit bowl,
architect Elena Manferdini's contemporary riff on Arts and Crafts handiwork. The stylized floral pattern, rendered in 18/10 stainless-steel openwork, is offered in white epoxy-resin and natural finishes. 212-941-7300; alessi.com.
The cheeky potter collaborated with the iconic Higgins Glass Studio on a series of mobiles in Midcentury modern shapes. The handmade, enamel-fused glass pieces blend catchy colors and crisp geometries; strung on midgauge piano wire, each measures 18 by 21 inches with a 9-inch drop. 800-963-0891; jonathanadler.com.
Judy Ross Textiles
Made in three spring-y color schemes, the Streamer accent pillow is hand embroidered in New Zealand wool on a cotton-canvas backing. Each 18-inch square comes with an insert that's 95 percent feather and 5 percent down. 212-842-1705; judyrosstextiles.com.
The Power Lines shopper's energetic motif is based on a design by artist Randy Twaddle. Inside the commodious tote's stain- and bacteria-resistant polyester shell is a built-in moisture barrier that ensures no wayward liquids stray. Offered in Electric, Glow, Fire, Storm, and Buzz. 800-879-7866; cryptonfabric.com.
Drape it over a chair-or yourself-on a chilly night: The T.E. updates the classic serape yet maintains its earthy, colorful comfort. Woven of 84 percent merino wool and 16 percent cotton, the blanket comes in a variety of hues and two sizes: 55 by 71 inches and 102 by 110 inches. 917-237-0123; propertyfurniture.com.
Tracy Glover Objects and Lighting
Beaded curtains from the Swinging Sixties on steroids, Suspended Jewels arranges glass orbs along stainless-steel chain. The units are handblown to order and can be specified up to 7 inches in diameter and 12 inches long. Select from several shapes (globe, teardrop, lozenge, marquise, onion) in solids and/or patterns (stripes, lace, bubbles) and a hoard of pleasing hues. 401-724-1100; tracygloverstudio.com.
Miranda Watkins Design
Ditch the candelabra for the streamlined Stack Candlelight holders, with multicolored interlocking cylinders of anodized aluminum. The elements of the three sets (each featuring unique shapes) can be connected and arranged at your whim. In five hues: acid yellow, turquoise blue, warm gold, deep gray, and black. 44-207-928-9206; mirandawatkins.com.
A dizzying explosion of flowers, stems, and leaves, Naturofantastic is equal parts rococo and Surrealist: functional object cum fanciful artwork. Designed by Marco Antonio Noguerón, the porcelain centerpiece is offered in golden, turquoise, and white. 866-552-3767; lladro.com.
Crafted in India, the upbeat Tuscan Stripe pillow with not-quite-straight lines is hand embroidered in New Zealand wool on canvas. Featuring a cushy down insert, it measures 16 by 20 inches. kimparker.tv.
Mexican artist Karla de Lara mined tender memories in creating the painterly Childhood collection of decorative objects. The 50 ceramic pieces feature poetic likenesses of youthful playthings-a doll, a toy train, a tractor-perfect for perking up a tabletop or anchoring a tableau. Handmade by craftsmen in Tonalá, Mexico, the mini sculptures incorporate pigmented glass and acrylic paint. 877-744-5547; phillipscollection.com.