Sourcebook: Brass

01/26/2015  

I recently shared my favorites for copper, but lately, I have found myself equally enamored with all things brass. Beautiful, classic and enduring, here are some of my brass picks for in and around the home. XXJKE

 

Kitchen, Dining, & Bar

For the table, I love this hand-forged brass serving setcoffee/tea scoop and ladle, all from Spartan Shop. Also great: these brass cylinder salt and pepper shakers from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, and these brass chopstick rests, a collaboration between designer Oji Masanori and 115-year old Japanese foundry Futagami.

And in the kitchen and bar, I adore this Japanese aged brass knife block from Nickey Kehoe, this brass crest bottle opener from Fort Standard, these round glass bottles with brass stoppers from Arteriors Home, and this perimeter tray in walnut, brass and white marble, also from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. 

I love trivets – especially in unexpected materials – and there are some great brass options out there, including these Japanese star trivetsgalaxy trivets, and these trivets with modern detailing

  

Home & Office

Around the home, I love this simple brass ball incense holder, this weighty but elegant solid brass incense holder, and this Tom Dixon Candle in a brass vessel.

And for the office, I like this solid brass bookend, these gorgeous hand-folded rectangular brass tins from SyuRo, these brass stationary trays, and these brass label plates from Midori.

Also for the office: this beautiful solid brass pen and all brass pencil case from Kaufmann Mercantile, this simple brass pencil sharpener and adjustable brass pencil sharpener, both from Dux, these brass and steel scissors, this brass container, and these brass hued small and large clips from Danish design house HAY, which could easily double for use in both the office or kitchen.

For other everyday objects, I like this simple yet elegant handmade brass money clip and hand formed brass key ring, as well as this brass key ring compass, all from Kaufmann Mercantile. And as the perfect vessel: this Moroccan brass dish from Nickey Kehoe.

And lastly, for indoor and outdoor use, this brass plant mister chic solid brass hanging planter. XXJKE