It's the end of the week and a good time to reflect on things; which gives us the perfect excuse and a cheesy pun with which to do a quick rundown of our favourite mirrors of the last year or so...
First up is Commonwealth's geological-looking 'Smolten Mirror' which is poured as a solid block of silicon bronze, to be used as a hand-held, reflective surface that fuses intricate form with precisely polished planes.
More recently, we loved David Derksen's Transcience project, which saw him experimenting with just the thing you don't want on your mirrors - oxidisation - and turning it into something beautiful.
British designer Jake Phipps brought out the magpie in us with his 'Stellar' mirror inspired by the physical attributes of cut diamonds. The mirror’s reflective qualities radiate out with a ring of a whopping 750 individually sized and angled mirrored sections. Which is a whole lot of shiny.
Next, deftly traversing from sharp to fluffy is the 'Plumes' mirror by Olivier Gagnère which was exhibited at Gallerie Kreo as part of the exhibition 'Materials for Consideration' in May. 'Plumes' is entirely handmade by one of the last plumassières working today. Yes Plumassière. Possibly the best job title in existence.
And lastly, something sweet and simple; Big Game's classy and clever Flat Mirrors created from the silvered windshields from iconic cars like the Citröen 2 CV, Renault 4L, Volkwagen Beatle and the lovable little Fiat Panda.