As the cofounder of Sight Unseen, Jill Singer knows a thing or two about scanning the design world for hyped pieces and soon-to-be classics. She’s even filled her East Hampton, New York, home with a cool mix of high-low furniture from big-box stores and indie designers, ranging from IKEA to Human Home.
In our constant quest to get inside her head, we asked Singer to shop her current favorite finds from major retailers and—because she’s the ultimate resource on what’s cool right now—indie brands, too. Here are her high-low picks.
From Big-Box Stores
This piece reminds me of a sculpture by one of the 1960s California Light and Space artists, like Peter Alexander or Vasa Mihich. It’s also the perfect shade of cobalt blue.
These blobby vases by Copenhagen’s Wang & Soderstrom are 3-D printed in ceramic, but for a digital design they’re quite warm and friendly. I love when brands make objects with a strong concept behind them that aren’t just conventionally pretty.
I’d been searching forever for Bitossi wine goblets, which have a similarly stocky shape but seem to be permanently out of stock. Then I found these, and they’re cheaper and they also stack?! Indispensable.
Usually I’m proselytizing about how to use products made for adults in a kids’ setting. But Crate & Kids consistently makes colorful and subtly geometric rugs that would fit just as well in a chic living room as they would a nursery.
Double the Fun
Just a perfect encapsulation of the “chubby” trend, but one that still feels really timeless.
From Indie Designers
Ray of Light
I love the super-saturated types of marble my friend Gabriela is using for the catchalls in her new line.
A melting clock is as old as Dalí, but this one feels particularly modern. The designer is still a student in Sweden, if you can believe it.
Let It Glow
Sean Gerstley is one of my favorite up-and-coming ceramists, and these candlesticks are a nice way to support his work even if you can’t afford his larger furniture pieces. When you’re thinking about breaking up a shelf or credenza with styling items, these are great because they’re shaped like nothing else.
I imagine holding this nubby mug would be a delightfully tactile experience.
The legs on this table, made from extruded ceramic, look like painted brushstrokes, and this incredibly deep navy hue feels very fresh right now.
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