The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today, Day 1

Sight Unseen is on the ground at the Milan Furniture Fair this week and we’ll be bringing you loads and loads of coverage later this week! But until our rounds there are done, we’ll be featuring quick hits from some of our favorite things that caught our eye. First up: Ferrosecco, a collection of powder-coated steel vases and cups by Italian designer Federica Elmo, which we spotted at Ladies & Gentlemen, a show in the 5Vie area of Milan curated by Secondome and PS and featuring tons of SU faves like Studiopepe and Giorgia Zanellato. Love these pics, which are like mash-up of Meta Flora and Barbara Kasten.
minimalist design incense holders

27 Incense Burners That Double As Art Objects

A few years ago, we noticed an uptick in the number of incense burners being produced by small-scale makers, and produced this little nothing of a story. Fast-forward two years, and that uptick has suddenly become a deluge — like jewelry once was, incense burners have become an indispensable part of a designers’ small goods line-up, as well as a place to experiment with form and materials. The rise in popularity of incense has gone hand in hand with an explosion in the world of ceramics (since incense burners can, by definition, only be made from a certain number of materials, including clay). But it all comes back to the recent popularity of cleansing rituals in general, be they part of a greater wellness trend or simply a way to reclaim some shred of sanity in these troubled times. Even better, these minimalist takes look stylish even when not in use. Breathe deep and scroll through to find where to find — and buy — our favorites right now.