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3 design objects to spiff up your home for spring

Let abstract shapes and bold colors be your guide

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A rug with abstract shapes is placed within a cardboard diorama with its shapes appearing to bleed into physical forms outside of it.
These abstract rugs by Cold Picnic were inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1975 film The Passenger.
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Spring is just around the corner, if you can believe it, which means not only rolling up your sleeves for a deep cleaning of your home, but also making room for new items to refresh your space.

Allow us to make a few bold suggestions, if you will?

The Passenger rug collection by Cold Picnic

Bare floors can feel luxurious, especially if they’re made of well-worn hardwood or polished concrete, but you know what’s even better? Plunging your toes into the plush piles of a chic statement rug, like these from Brooklyn studio Cold Picnic.

Inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1975 film The Passenger, the eponymous collection features abstract shapes and color compositions suggested by the Saharan desert landscapes found in the film. Pieces include the Armchair, a mostly blue rug punctuated by oblong shapes and sections in black, red, cream, and mauve; and the Smokestack, which features a tan square in the center of a blue-green swath.

The rugs begin at $135 for the 2’x3’ size and can be ordered on their website.

Balance lamp by Victor Castanera

A graphic rug calls for an equally striking lighting implement to illuminate and complement it—or even stand alone. Designed by Barcelona-based Victor Castanera, the Balance table lamp incorporates three tiers of spheres of varying sizes that create a seesaw effect. Though they appear to be in motion, the globes, two of which are handblown glass and provide the light, are fixed on two steel planks anchored by a marble base.

Balance was designed for Swedish brand Oblure and is available here in black and brass finishes for €1,195, or approximately $1,260.

Trestle bowl by OTHR

OTHR continues to release minimal and sculptural 3D-printed objects. The latest comes by way of Montreal-based designer Zoë Mowat, who has created the Trestle Bowl, a small vessel meant to house items like keys, jewelry, and other small but valuable possessions. The Trestle comes in two sizes, short and tall, and are shaped like a shallow bowl and cup, respectively, with a flat, upright handle that seamlessly connects to the vessel’s sides. It is available in black, white, and celadon for $165. Preorder here.

Courtesy of OTHR