Seriously. When I think about why I most want to own a house, it’s so that we can swap out standard doorknobs for hefty ebonized versions and put in old-world pendant lamps. Did I mention an exterior door complete with a ceramic fingerplate (to prevent smudges from messy hands, naturally)? I LOVE THIS STUFF, and can dig around in any architectural salvage spot for hours. There are certainly a ton of good ones around the country (Liz’s Antique Hardware here in Los Angeles, for one), but there’s something about the European stuff that really quickens my heart. And along comes Willow & Stone, which specializes in British-sourced reproduction homewares—along with some antique originals. I love these enamel house numbers from France (though Rob would likely push for the Eames numbers that Heath Ceramics is reproducing), and how pure are these ceramic escutcheons? All these parts would make a pretty rad house.
clockwise, l-r: BRASS VACANT ENGAGED LOCK, $96.94, Willow & Stone; CERAMIC ESCUTCHEON, $3.88, Willow & Stone; EGG BUCKET CUPS (SET OF FOUR), $10.47, Willow & Stone; FRENCH ENAMEL HOUSE NUMBERS, $28.69, Willow & Stone; EBONISED DOOR KNOBS (PAIR), $60.49, Willow & Stone; RENNES PENDANT LIGHT, $69.80, Willow & Stone; GRILL & POT BRUSHES, $5.04, Willow & Stone; TRADITIONAL CERAMIC FINGERPLATE, $12.40, Willow & Stone; COMPOST BIN, $27.92, Willow & Stone; BROMPTON TABLE LAMP, $147.38, Willow & Stone; SOLID BRASS POINTED OCTAGONAL DOOR PULL, $66.70, Willow & Stone; BELFAST LIGHT, $116.35, Willow & Stone.