Do you love the eggshell-like ceramic vessel in the living room shown above (from our March/April 2011 issue) as much as we do? We thought so. Interested in a lower-cost alternative? We found one on I.D. Chicago’s website. These papier-mâché nesting bowls by Roost have that rare quality of looking both substantial and light. And the price is right, too.



Tulipano matte-finish ceramic vase

Tulipano matte-finish ceramic vase, 23½ inches tall, $1,178. Luminaire, 301 W. Superior St., 312-664-9582,




Roost Ovo papier-mâché nesting bowls

Roost Ovo papier-mâché nesting bowls, $85 (set of ten, from 1½ to 7½ inches tall) and $205 (set of five, from 6½ to 19½ inches tall).


Photography: (interior) Nathan Kirkman; (Roost) Leonard Gertz