Favorite Things

Taking Shape

Whether natural or manmade, certain shapes and forms draw us in and command attention—just like these striking objects.

All in One During the initial COVID-19 lockdown, local artist Chad Jensen found himself isolated with only the tools and materials he had on hand. He began working with plaster as a medium. He says this piece, entitled Semi-Precious, embodies the tension between beauty, fragility, industry and architecture. At 14-inches tall, it is both conspicuous and engaging. $6,000; methodandconcept.com   Firmly Rooted If you really care about your plants, you’ll splurge for a little something special for their living conditions. This Mist Planter from Point comes in three sizes and makes any plant look like it’s ready for its coronation, thanks to a blossoming silhouette that resembles an overflowing fountain. A lacquered aluminum frame is wrapped in round Shintotex weather-resistant fiber weaving for extra durability in outdoor environments. From $761; kbpatiofurniture.com   Childproof Glamour Most precious glass art is susceptible to toddlers, pets and mindless visitors. But the soft resin vases by Gaetano Pesce for Fish Design, like this 14-inch-tall Twin C Vase, are soft to the touch and can survive the aforementioned disasters. Each  piece is handmade and one-of-a-kind. $735; judithliegeoisdesigns.com   Get Around Asymmetrical circles always make for an eye-catching design; and this 52-inch tiered Ventana Cocktail Table from Barclay Butera Carmel Collection takes full advantage. In addition to its unique silhouette, an unobtrusive
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