For 20 years, Christina Kim, the owner of the Los Angelesbased company Dosa, has designed clothes and housewares (including her signature leather pouf). But she'd never worked in clay before she met Robin Petravic and Cathy Bailey of Heath Ceramics. "We thought we'd be an interesting combo, because we have the same philosophy," Kim says, one with a pared-down aesthetic. The result of their collaboration is a tea set. "We wanted to create colors that felt magical—like moon glow on skin, with a bit of iridescence," Kim says. The tea set comes in two versions, one dark and one light; each cup is a slightly different shape and shade, evoking the waxing and waning of the moon ($260 for four cups and a tray; 415-332-3732 or heathceramics.com). What's next for Dosa and Heath? Dinnerware for the legendary restaurant Chez Panisse, which will debut on New Year's Eve. The new plates will doubtless share the Asian-inspired style of these designs.
Curvaceous vase Translucent red gourd vase by Robert Kuo for McGuire, inspired by 18th-century Peking-glassmaking techniques. DETAILS $1,420; 800-662-4847 or kohlerinteriors.com.
Modernist sake cups Sterling silver cups, one with a silk tassel, by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. DETAILS $325 each; 800-843-3269 or tiffany.com.