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By Marni Elyse Katz | Globe Correspondent

Longtime favorite Bank in the Form of a Pig by Harry Allen, cast of resin and marble in the natural form of a swine that died of natural causes, is now available in a limited-edition saturated cobalt hue. $195 at Abacus Gallery, 44 Exchange St., Portland, Maine, 207-772-4880,

Based on beeswax candles hand-turned on a lathe in the Northwest, these “Totem” candles by Areaware cast in paraffin wax provide a sculptural statement reminiscent of traditional woodcarving. From $12 at Abodeon, 1731 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge,

Shakers are so passé. Set out
artisanal Himalayan and Celtic
salts (or basic white, if you
prefer) in charming vessels
with tiny spoons like
this “Gingko” salt cellar
by Table Art. $48 at
Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill,
46 Charles St., Boston,


Inspiration for the “Doll Head” cup and saucer by ENDEceramics struck when Polish ceramicist Natalia Gruszecka stumbled upon discarded plaster molds once used to make the porcelain doll heads. $50 at December Thieves, 88 Charles St., Boston, 617-982-6802,

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If the coffee doesn’t rouse you,
the highly polished copper-mirror
finish of this “Brew” cafetiere by English design star Tom Dixon will inject a bright spot into your morning. $210 at Design Within Reach, 1045 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-576-3690,

The “Galaxy Globe” mobile designed by Kaja Skytte, a graduate of Denmark’s Aarhus School of Architecture, offers pleasing on-trend geometric shapes handcrafted from brass and marble. $150 at Ouimillie, 121 Charles St., Boston, 617-982-7962,

“Dimpled” bud vases by Rhode Island-based Tracy Glover Studio add small spots of translucent color anywhere, especially sunny windowsills. Thanks to the uneven finish, vases can be set on their sides. $150 each at Society of Arts and Crafts, 100 Pier 4 Boulevard,
Suite 200, Boston, 617-266-1810,

Marni Elyse Katz blogs about design at Send comments to