Swanky modern design can be intimidating, but the online store Hive provides shoppers with an excellent education. The outgrowth of a Portland, Ore., boutique, this online shop is incredibly comprehensive in the famed designers and iconic designs it carries. The products range from mid-century modern classics to edgy designs from contemporary talents.
You can buy everything from an Eames Plastic Armchair Rocker to a Philippe Starck Juicy Salif fruit squeezer, and each items comes with an extensive write-up about its history and significance. Given, many of the more artful pieces are quite expensive, but there are plenty of great home accessories that will let you indulge your design fetish on a budget. Check out some of my picks from the store by clicking on the photos below.