21 Wonders From the Future of Decor

The Architectural Digest Show—running from Friday through Sunday in NYC—will make you wish you had a huge house and unlimited funds with which to decorate it. From crazy range hoods to beautiful woodworking to outdoor showers, the show floor has just about everything you could imagine adorning your home with. Here are some of the best things we saw.


This venus fly trap sculpture is actually a venus fly trap urinal created by San Francisco Artist Clark Sorensen.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


These flowers are urinals, too!

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


John Liston's ring lamp is made from glass light tubes from an old building. He has enough material to make seven of them.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


Liston also designed these funky, skeletal seats.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


There are probably a hundred or so blown glass eyes on this open sign from Thomas Long.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


How bad do you want an outdoor shower? You probably need a pool first. This one—from a Dutch company called Jee-O—has Swarovski crystals in the head.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


Speaking of an outdoor shower, you definitely want a living plant wall to go next to it. Not pictured is a wine fridge that connects to it.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


The 3D paintings from Toronto artist Heather Kocsis deceive you. When you gaze at them head on, they look like real landscapes.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


But when you peer from another angle, you realize they're made of wood and paint and they're literally jumping off the canvas.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


Look closely. Though it looks abstract, this piece is actually a mixed-media map of New York City.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


Gorgeously crafted woodwork is timeless. This bench is from David Stine, who also showcased equally lovely tables and chairs.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


Here's a wood and concrete turntable that's neat enough to make you want to take up DJing. Not that you should.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


Imagine one of those wooden personal massagers, but for your butt. That's this stool.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


And the interesting table it goes with.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


Smeg's eye-popping fridges somehow have an aesthetic that's both retro and classic at the same time.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


Would you have guessed that this is a range hood? You could pretty much ask that about every one of the hoods from Italian company Best.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


If you lived in NYC, you'd want one of these ventless fireplaces. They're the only ones officially approved by the New York City Fire Department and the city's Department of Buildings, and they run on packs of sterno-type alcohol fuel cartridges.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


Aren't you amazed by this dramatic glass and iron spiral staircase?

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


You don't have to be young enough to hang around a schoolyard playground to appreciate these giant jax.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


The combination of materials on the chandelier you're looking at is pretty great. And they're exactly what you'd guess—plumbing pipes and crystal.

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


Carpet samples? Yawn. But have you ever seen such enticing slices of shag?

21 Wonders From the Future of Decor


Photos by Nick Stango