Friday Favorites 1/13/2012

Kara Lashley, Contributing Editor
Pint-sized furniture aficionados (and their parents) will love this table and chair by Hans J. Wegner, recently reissued by Carl Hansen & Son. Unable to find a christening gift for Peter, the son of friend and fellow designer Børge Mogensen, Wegner decided to make one himself, crafting the petite set in 1944. Available in untreated maple or birch, Peter’s Table and Chair is bound to inspire an appreciation for Danish design in even the tiniest tykes.

Photo courtesy of Carl Hansen & Son

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor
As you all know from my post on Wednesday, I have been sick with a terrible cold and ear infection, and I was looking to the world of design for a bit of comfort. Yesterday my inbox yielded this snappy hot water bottle from Jonathan Adler as if on cue. Now you know it’s got to be hip and hipster-acceptable to snuggle up with a hot water bottle if JA has designed it. He’s elevated the inexpensive drugstore item to something covetable by knitting it into its own cashmere snuggie with a giant peace symbol on the front. Oh stylish comfort!

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Jared Ainscough, Assistant Art Director
I am a form-follows-function guy, so I usually have an aversion to interior design elements that serve no purpose. An exception: these moss-covered globes from The Drawing Room in Cos Cob, Conn. They are organic and floral and a little bit strange. Most importantly, they serve no function whatsoever besides starting an interesting conversation.

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