Take Your Kitchen Counter For An Artful Spin

Since its 2009 launch, Sight Unseen has been a satisfying online resource offering up an insider's look at design, art, fashion and other creative trades, and the imaginative minds that drive them. Now with the recent debut of an online retail space, a well-tailored selection from the site's highlighted design objects are actually within grasp.

Founded by Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer, two veteran editors from I.D. Magazine, the site doesn't just praise and uphold well-designed objects—it shows you the craft and artistry, as well as the inspiration and innovation behind them, which makes owning some of these one-of-a-kind pieces feel that much more exceptional.

Below are three favorite picks for the kitchen and/or dining room.

Hexagon and pentagon stone trivets by Fort Makers.

Cypress wood cutting boards in geometric shapes by designer Jonah Takagi.

Also by Takagi, this scrap lamps combine brass, wood, and poured concrete for a cool tabletop fixture.