For the past 40 years, LSA International has explored the limits of handmade glass, creating colorful contemporary barware, tableware, and interior goods that are a joy to use and a wonder to behold. Simple, elegant shapes in stunning hues are the British company’s strength, with most items designed by the prolific Monika Lubkowska-Jonas. LSA has recently added porcelain objects to its repertoire, and several of its pieces are displayed in the permanent collection of London’s Geffrye Museum and featured in New York’s MoMA design shop.
Add a kick to cocktail hour with these contemporary tumblers, champagne flutes, goblets and carafes designed by British artist Monika Lubkowska-Jonas. Each is handmade, with the hues painted on the glasses’ surface then fired in an oven to seal them in. Equally stunning are LSA’s vases, including Miro — a glowing matte orb composed of three layers of glass — and Maiko, which sports a handcrafted granite effect overlaid with black.
Trust us: You’ll want to toast this collection of stemware, tableware and bar essentials. Take your pick of tumblers from Eva Solo and martini glasses from Kim Seybert. Or perhaps a graceful, practical decanter is more your style. We have them aplenty, from Riedel’s gravity-defying Tyrol to Vellum’s pewter-and-crystal options. Also on offer are corkscrews and wine fridges, as well as ice buckets and mini keg beer dispensers.
There’s something for everyone at this blowout sale, which features selections from more than 50 top bedding, furniture, kitchenware, stationery and textile companies. Choose from storied names like ABC Carpet & Home, Barclay Butera and Sferra, or sample newcomers like Aviva Stanoff and Artecnica. If it has to do with luxury living, you’ll find it here.
Take your bedroom back in time while keeping it entirely current; bring in retro accents and accessories for a look that references the past without being kitschy. The key to successfully incorporating retro design is the mix: Start by choosing a focal element like Judy Ross’ “Sunflowers Rug” or a bright-red Ligne Roset “Kendo” round table (which looks like a giant cherry candy) in medium-density fiberboard. Then add clean-lined accessories like Vitrocolor’s Glass Jars, in a range of colors from chocolate to fuchsia, with cork stoppers; and Missoni Home’s square, bright-striped “Johnson” pillow. Curated by the editors at ShelterPop.com, this selection reflects that site's motto: Happy homes make happy people.