What is it about brass? More understated than gold, but still goldish, it makes everything look just a little bit zhuzhed-up. Maybe that’s why we’ve been so fond of the stuff lately (highlighting a brass Kikkerland watering can and Pamela Love pendant, both on sale). It’s also relatively affordable, the ultimate cheap-but-expensive-looking material. Below, our favorite brass things on Amazon.
It’s just smaller than ten inches by six inches — tinier than a letter-size sheet of paper — and perfect for makeup stuff or mail and keys.
For propping up cookbooks in the kitchen or heirloom family dishes.
Make Taboo or Pictionary a zillion times more high-stakes with this vintage-ish hotel bell.
A nice touch whether you’re in a corner office or just got your first set of business cards.
A grown-up change of pace from standard stainless steel.
Exactly the kind of lamp that would let you get away with calling that room with a reading chair your “library.”
A dog stapler from Kikkerland, the ultimate maker of things that look like other things.
We’ve already named this Fisher pen one of the best-reviewed on Amazon.
Make sure you choose a nice-looking light bulb for this (might we suggest a pink one?), as it’ll be completely exposed.
Who knew Zippo made brass lighters? Now, you do.
Charmingly retro, slightly cheesy, and very, very fun. Turn the lid over, and it turns into a coaster for your cup.
We’ve written about a similar Leff Amsterdam clock before — this is its equally handsome cousin, the brass speaker.
Okay, so technically, it’s copper with a brass handle and spout, but that’s quibbling when its classic shape is this appealing.
Decorative brass accents that you affix to a wall or just set on an accent table.
Like a museum display case for even your rinky-dinkiest jewelry.
If you like the look of Umbra’s jewelry tray, you’ll love it as a mirror.
The kind of wastebasket that’ll make you feel bad about throwing anything too dirty in it. It’s 12 inches tall and 10 inches wide in diameter, if you’re wondering.
Slightly patinated and elegantly shaped, this watering can became a favorite when Todd Heibel of Sprout Home introduced it to us.
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