I’m a huge lover of candles and I also like beautiful candle holders, they can be amazing decorative objects. Doing Goods Phoenix brass candle holder is probably the most beautiful candle holder I’ve ever seen. Handmade in India, it can hold two candles but it can easily seem an ornament because it looks like a statuette.
Object of Desire
I looove everything by L’Object so when I saw this bookend I immediately fell in love. Isn’t it beautiful? Gosh, I would like to have the whole collection designed by L’Objetc and Lito (I love Lito jewelry, too), it’s so gorgeous.
I could choose every pieces of the collection just randomly, but for this post I chose this bookend, I think you can use it also as a decorative object and place it wherever you want.
I have a thing for butterflies, whether they be insects or butterfly-shaped objects/prints so when I saw this side table, named “Mariposa”, which means butterfly in Spanish, I thought it was a true object of desire.
I also have a thing for brass and marble (or glass) pieces of furniture, they are so chic and immediately elevate a room. In the case of this side table, the butterflies are the cherry on the cake.
I don’t know if you ever go to Maisons du Monde just to take a stroll inside the store and look at what’s new but every time I do, I’d buy 80% of the items on display. Same when I browse the site. I just saw these ceramic busts and I like them so much.
I love busts, they immediately add chicness to every corner of a house. Whether you place them on a shelf, on a coffee table, even in the bathroom, they always provide a (neo-) classic touch.
You can place these ceramic busts everywhere and easily move them since they weigh 1,28 kg (about 2,8 pounds) and their height is 23 cm (about 9 inches). I think they would look great on a vanity table.
You probably saw prints like this one, named “The Damaged Duchess”, many times. I did and I’ve always liked them. They make me think of “Marie Antoinette” by Sofia Coppola and they’re such a cool way to decorate a wall.
I found this print on PRINCEandREBEL, an Etsy shop that you should visit because there’re many other cool handmade prints available. The frame is part of the print, so you’ll need a very simple frame to hang it on the wall.
I think I should write a post about cool wall art because I’m so into it.
The first time I saw Oliver Gal’s wall art was on Pinterest when I noticed a beautiful print. I was looking for a chandelier (a real one) when I found this beautiful printed one. I’ve never heard about Oliver Gal at that time so I thought the print was made by a man. Then I found out Oliver Gal is an artist company founded by Lola Sánchez and Ana Gal, which are sisters and artists themselves.
This chandelier print immediately caught my attention because it’s such a dramatic piece, so eye-catching. I particularly like this red version, but there’re more beautiful colors available. And you can choose among five sizes. Every piece is signed by the artist and arrives ready to be hanged. This is totally a decor game changer!
I’ve always had a thing for edgy homeware and I usually like items that make many people turn up their nose. Seletti always manages to create beautiful pieces with an interesting, unexpected twist. I particularly like The Gun, a handcraft porcelain candle-holder from the Flower Attitude collection.
Designed by Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, the collection is made of pieces that can make you think about something not particularly pleasing. In fact, Flower Attitude includes the spontoon, the chainsaw, the saw and the axe, which I immediately connect to serial killers (in films) and violence. But they’re all decorated with delicate flowers. Porcelain magnet flowers are also part of this collection, in case you don’t like serial killers weapons!
Is there anything more romantic than a love letter? Probably not. So there’s a lot of romanticism in this Anthropologie wall art, made with old French envelops (they’re from the 19th century).
Twelve old envelops where you can read the addressees (I’m sure there’s no violation of privacy!) kept in a pine wood frame that looks vintage, what a beautiful way to decor a wall!
I’m thinking about doing something similar, but with concert tickets. I know concert tickets are not as romantic as love letters but a ticket can contain beautiful memory, so it’s always something to treasure.
This wall art can be a source of inspiration, anyway. At flea/vintage markets you can easily find old envelops, cards, scores and photos and framing them is a beautiful way to preserve them and a very affordable way to create a unique piece of wall art.
I’ve been thinking about a new category of posts for a while because sometimes I see objects that I like but that don’t fit a particular category of the blog.
Object of Desire is basically a different version of Fashion Crush. So, instead of posting garments and accessories I saw and loved, I’ll post other objects. I’d like this site to be a place where you can find beautiful, interesting and useful things. Because I also believe in usefulness and comfort. Something beautiful but impractical is not for me, if it’s for daily life.
The first Object of Desire is a lamp. I immediately loved Flos IC Lights T, designed by Michael Anastassiades. I saw it on Instagram and it immediately caught my eye. IC Lights T is actually available in three versions: T1 High, T1 Low and T2. T1 High is definitely my favorite one. It’s so elegant. It reminds of the moon!
You can buy Flos IC Lights T lamps here.
Photos via Flos.com