When your living room needs a talking point: 12 new unusual objects that will make your abode stand out, from a gravity-defying teapot to a playful modern tapestry

It has an Alpine antiqued look and heritage brass pulls, but the drawers on this solid ash dresser have one very contemporary feature: they’re soft-closing.

Limen Teapot
A two-way teapot has a forward-leaning and upward-facing tilt, thanks to its uniquely shaped base. The “Limen” is inspired, the firm says, by human gesture; tilting to the upright position “is a polite way to ask for a refill.”

The stable bench is a hallmark of Swiss taverns and farms, which Seitz has adapted into a nail-free table for hallways or bedrooms.

Recycled cork (for no skidding), two stoneware bowls and a three-height adjustment feature: this may be the most Euro-chic dog dish around.

Wall Street Journal Magazine: 12 Quirky Pieces for the Home

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