The Effect: Summer Blues


Is there anything better than the sight of a body of water on a hot summer day ? Especially a really pretty one ? In the throws of summer in New York, we pulled together some places we wish we could currently escape to.  Since jetting off to these far flung spots is a distant dream, some of our favorite objects will have to help take us there (mentally). 

Swimming Pool designed by Claesson Koivisto Run Photograph by Åke E:son Lindman

Working out of her studio in the countryside of Pordenone where she was born, Paola Paronetto creates her handmade pieces, working in porcelain and paper clay. These pieces have an otherworldly texture and feel to them.

Beautiful photogrpahs from Luigi Ghirri in his native Italy

Made in Italy from high-quality borosilicate glass, the tall jug is formed and fired by hand, combining traditional production techniques and contemporary style.

Swimming Pool designed by Claesson Koivisto Run Photograph by Åke E:son Lindman

Hand-blown borosilicate glass bowl with blue detail from French husband/wife team Laurence Brabant Editions.

From Copenhagen based creative studio Frama’s apothecary collection, 1917 is an interpretation of the classical Chypre from 1917. Wooden notes of Moss and Grass from the Mediterranean Cypriot flora create a deep, mysterious character.

Private House in Canete, Peru designed by Barclay Crousse, Photograph by JP Crousse 

Home in Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca

 A sculptural and classic stainless steel pitcher with a basket-weave handle is perfect for ice cold water or a batch of cocktails al fresco. 

An infinity pool at a cliftop house designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos in Alicante, Spain 2012 Photogrpah by Diego Opazo

An indoor pool in the 741-foot-tall Melbourne Tower by Elenberg Fraser. Photograph by Elenberg Fraser and Pointilism.

One of a kind vase in a rich blue from Catskills based Clair Catillaz of Clam Lab.

Corbusier Pool Building © Pixabay