Guest curator: Better Living Through Design

Posted on November 22, 2010 | 0 Comments
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We’re happy to welcome Katie Hagar, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Better Living Through Design, as guest curator today. She has been a product and textile designer, an art restoration specialist, and an interior designer/merchandiser. Her interests are focused on finding well designed items that improve daily life as well as reading fiction and making stuff. Katie lives in a late 18th century flat in London.

Find her on Twitter @bltd.

Useful Towel
by Bailey Doesn’t Bark

This white cotton tea towel would be pretty handy in the kitchen, with conversions and measurements within reach whenever you might need it.

Licht _ (short ver.)
by soo kwon

Wow. I love this lamp. The angled base gives it the right amount of edginess and the red would definitely make a statement in any room. And $160 is one heck of a deal.

Prairie campfire
by Maandag Meubels

This might just be the best outdoor accessory I’ve seen this year. The asterisk shape makes sure your logs are well placed. Made from Corten steel, which means it’ll last forever. Smart.

Arctic Snuggler Infinity Cowl
by Nina Ramone

It’s getting coooold here in London, so anything warm looking with some style gets added to my list. I like the thickness of these cowls by Nina Ramone and how you can wear them a variety of different ways.

Arms&Craft Vase
by KRASZNAI ceramics

These ceramic pieces by KRASZNAI are delightful in a slightly creepy way. I suppose you have to get past the disembodied doll arms and see the piece for its overall charm. I love this vase most of all.

Nine Billion Names of God
by Paper Whistle

I’m such a sucker for inexpensive art; if I had my way, I’d fill almost every wall in my house with all sorts of paintings, prints, and photographs. This mixed media collage by Brandi Strickland is right up my alley.


This laser-cut aluminum stool from Hale is pretty sleek. It would fit right into any minimal kitchen area.

I love you more than tote
by paperwhite studio

I’ve posted this on BLTD before, but it has to be mentioned again. Plus, you can never have too many totes… the Tshirt is pretty great too.

Number & Alphabet Pendants
by Albeit Jewelry

I love the proportion of these and the way the numbers and letters are attached to the chain. A few layered together would look really interesting, though it’d sure make a good sized dent in your pocketbook.

Heavy Guy Chandelier XL

By far, this is one of my favorite chandeliers. Not only is it huge and quite elegant, it’s really very affordable. It also comes in white, which is a nice option.