Here at Clever, we’re all about finding the good stuff—unexpected decorating ideas, day-brightening accents and furnishings, news you need to know—and then delivering that info directly to you. Here’s a roundup of five things that stopped us in our tracks this week that we wanted to be sure you don’t miss.
Yield’s New Homewares Are for Table-Lovers You might already know about Yield’s sleek hand-spun planters, which can be mounted on the wall or set in plant stands. But with a new homewares line, the Florida-based design house is entering the larger-scale furniture game. The standouts are definitely the coffee tables: two-tiered from glass and brass, or with a curved cross base made out of recycled materials. dezeen.com
An IKEA Recall You’ll Want to Know About We admit to generally being devoted IKEA shoppers—just look at how much good stuff is in their online shop—but we had to pass along this warning: If you have their $35 Calypso flush mount lighting fixture, take it back to the store immediately! The item has been recalled for detaching from its base and crashing to the floor. Scary. fastcompany.com
A House Designed by the Director of Call Me by Your Name With its bass wall coverings and emerald stone bath, this isn’t exactly a relatable residence, but that’s very much okay with us because it’s such a stunner. Think super-saturated colors like turquoise and terra-cotta—there’s an all-yellow kitchen that’ll make you never want to use white paint again—making this former silk mill on Lake Como our inspo for the whole season. nytimes.com
The Vivacious L.A. Home of Two Beloved Designers Ever since we saw the Consort cofounders on the cover of last month’s Domino magazine, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the digital version of the story to go live (you know, for Pinterest boards!). The dark-walled, bright-accented space does not disappoint—we’d like to live on that floor pillow in the living room, please and thanks. domino.com
The Best-Ever Small Appliances for a Minimalist Kitchen New at the MoMA design story is a line of all-white, minimally designed small appliances: a hand mixer, toaster, blender, rice cooker, and kettle. A far cry from the bulky chrome fixtures that grace every countertop in the country, these would actually work with a playful, contemporary design scheme. store.moma.org