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Photograph courtesy of CB2.com

A staple of seventies and eighties kitchens, this mysterious and sexy medium is slowly creeping back into style in new shapes and forms. Here are some easy ways to incorporate it into your modern décor. Monica Khemsurov


TAMBIEN BARWARE (pictured above)
by CB2 ($3.50 and up)
CB2's Tambien tumblers cost the same as simple drinking glasses, but they have far more character. Their cylindrical shape and weighted bases give them a sleek, cigar-bar look.


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Courtesy of UnicaHome.com

FLORA VASE
by Louise Campbell for Holmegaard ($31 to $86)
The wide base and narrow neck of Danish designer Louise Campbell's Flora let you display flowers with little arranging. They also make it nearly impossible to tip the vase over, even when filled with heavy blooms.


Trio
Photograph courtesy of UnicaHome.com

TRIO
by Camilla Kropp for Iittala ($100)
The stackable bowls and pitcher of Trio—from the modernist-housewares company Iittala—are perfect for last-minute entertaining. The three-piece set classes up everything from coffee (with containers for cream and sugar) to wine (with dishes for olives and their pits).


Styx_table
Photograph courtesy of Classicon.com

STYX TABLE
by Alexander Taylor for ClassiCon (from $1,670)
The Styx coffee table—presumably named for the river, not the band—from the young British furniture-maker Alexander Taylor, goes high-tech industrial with bolted steel legs and the squat stance of a moon lander.


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Photograph courtesy of TheFuturePerfect.com

GLACIER TUMBLERS
by David Wiseman for Artel ($375 each)
Prague-based Artel applies traditional Czech techniques to edgy designs by guests like New Yorker David Wiseman, whose hand-cut Glacier glasses mimic natural ice formations.


Cluster_light
Photograph courtesy of TheFuturePerfect.com

CLUSTER TABLE LIGHT
by Lindsey Adelman ($3,300)
For the Cluster Table Light, New York designer Lindsey Adelman imagined what her trademark handblown bubble lamp would look like if it were immersed in the ocean and took on oddly shaped barnacles and a murky hue.


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