We've been taking a long, hard look at ourselves this week while researching mirrors, glass, and all things reflective. You know what? We like what we see!
Vanity aside, we saw countless mirrors recently at Maison & Objet and decided to take the plunge and step through the looking glass to find the most interesting and beautiful ways to peer at your own reflection.
We're in love with these geometric mirrors from Hay and can see these easy shapes working in many, many interiors. From the modern vanity mirror lightly leaning against the wall to the lithe hexagonal hall mirror, we're on board with each of these iterations.
There's something about the way the mirrored shapes flow effortlessly into the coloured bases to create a seamless plate of reflective beauty that makes these pieces look both striking and understated at the same time.
Like a crystal explosion, these striking Miroir Froissé pieces from artist Mathias Kiss blur the lines between art and design to create works that feel glamorous and dangerous, fractured and cohesive, and impulsive and calculated.
We're fans of his other work at Attilalou Gallery too, particularly the Golden Snake installation that uses gilded plaster moulding to create deconstructed serpentine forms that slither around a gallery space - this work also reminds us of the recent haute couture Wearable Art collection from Viktor and Rolf that we loved earlier this year.
We spotted these beautiful 2112 mirrors from Atipico at Maison et Objet this month and love the simple detailing that elevates their basic forms to something a little more special while still being subtle and easy to live with.
The cut diamond lines of these pieces give a luxe edge to an otherwise featureless form and the rose tinted glass is a nice option that feels both old and new, almost as if it'll become a wonderful antique find in 100 years.
Mirrored surfaces can be an inventive way to introduce some light and shine to an interior and we're big fans of these crate-inspired pieces that bring a glam-industrial dimension to the usual mirrored sideboards and vanities.
The burnished finish to these pieces from Antique Mirror mean it's much easier to keep them looking great while their relaxed and almost throwaway forms lend themselves to a variety of uses. A simple crate used as a floating shelf is the winner for us.
These laser-cut mirrored tiles from Heliot & Co make us very happy. It's such a joy to see these geometric patterns cut into a variety of coloured glass to create designs that feel a little deco while still being fresh and contemporary.
Although they'd work perfectly in a hotel, we can see these tiles used in a beautifully appointed apartment, perhaps even as a way to create an illusion of space without falling into the trap of swathes of plate-glass mirrors everywhere. The rest of their patterned tiles and wall treatments are well worth a look.