Wooden-bead light strings are usually rough around the edges. I like the approach taken with these Bright Beads because it's more art than craft. Each piece, made of FSC-certified timber, is finely hand-carved and finished; the forms, too, are more interesting than basic spheres and cubes. marzdesigns.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.