Functional Objects for The Home

After stumbling upon these stone-like ceramic vases from 101 Copenhagen last month, I realized it had been a moment since we spotlit beautiful pieces for the natural home. While wellness has more to do with good nutrition and preventative health insights than anything, we’d argue that a warm and appealing space can go a long way toward making us feel calm and happy every day — the whole goal of this wellness stuff, right?

Here are a few gorgeous pieces that’ll have you living well at home in no time…

courant leather chargerCourant Catch Wireless Leather Charger | You’ve arranged your office or living room furniture just so, but a tangle of tech has it weighed down? Courant makes brilliant leather charging stations that elevate any space in the home in an elegant way. We love this simple strip version that can charge two phones at one time, but their single charging station with a built-in catchall is also pretty genius.

WOLF & MIU White Quindio Vespre Pour Over Coffee Maker | You didn’t need a new coffee maker….until now. We can’t resist the idea of making the perfect cup of Canyon Coffee or a chagaccino in this countertop stunner. The walnut and ceramic pour over set also comes in black and makes a stunning addition to any home or office kitchen.

101 COPENHAGEN Grey Small Submarine Vase | While possibly impractical as vases go, this stone-like vase from 101 Copenhagen is a beautiful object unto itself. Add it to any space without interrupting it’s flow. If you love having natural things like shells, stones, driftwood and branches around the house, this hand-glazed piece will help you take things to the next level.

101 COPENHAGEN Grey Mini Guggenheim Vase | One more vase from this design team, because we couldn’t help ourselves. In dark grey or black, and a variety of sizes, there is an organic appeal to these deeply Japandi pieces we cannot resist. Explore the brand’s full collection. 

OYOY Hoop Mill Grinder in Dark | Many of us put thoughtful effort into designing our spaces, only to have them overriden with everyday objects that don’t match the vibe. One solution is to source design-rich versions of the things we keep on our counters every day. This salt or pepper grinder could be mistaken for a work of art, but couldn’t be more practical on counters and tables.

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The Ceramic Tray | Slipping a ceramic tray from this old ‘objects in the office’ story into the mix here. Whether it’s your desk, your vanity or your bedside table, slipping a beautiful tray beneath your mess of functional products can create an instant sense of order, even if it’s just psychological. You can shop for small trays like this one in just about any good kitchen store. They come in wood, ceramic, marble or glass — usually intended for appetizers or crudite, but perfect for your eye cream and ear buds too.

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Material Kitchen Round Bowl + Half Plate | Material Kitchen has been slowly expanding their capsule of well-designed kitchen goods and we love them all, but the ceramics really surprised us. The natural Korean clay blend pieces are all made by Soil Baker craftsmen and worthy of dining on, as they’re intended, or for using to store odds and ends around the house. Their new mini Bap Bowl looks just as good filled with snacks as it does a sweet catchall on an entryway table.

Get more home inspiration by exploring our design picks and home visits here. 

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