Best Scandinavian Housewares, August 2015

The name means “house,” but Huset showcases contemporary Danish, Swedish, and Finnish objects that are just as appropriate for the office as for the home. You’ll recognize iconic 20th-century designs such as Alvar Aalto’s undulating glass vase and Erik Magnussen’s cylindrical vacuum jug. In addition, the wood-clad storefront carries more contemporary items, including Magisso’s self-cooling black terra-cotta cups, Ferm Living’s graphic towels and throws, HAY’s striped beech rulers and lens-topped maple boxes, and Rice dk’s playful melamine children’s dishes. The prices are as friendly as the staff.