by Zuri Magers
When looking for home decor, it's always great when you stumble upon an item that is not only a great conversation piece or decorative piece of art, but also serves a practical purpose and makes you smile every time you see it! Not your ordinary looking glass, this whimsical duck mirror seems to belong in Wonderland, with none-other than Alice herself peering in. Designed by inventor and humorist David Dear, this mirror is sure to be a eye-catching addition to any bathroom or dresser. Dear, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, dreams up award winning products that, like this mirror, have a perfect mix of practicality and playfulness. No exception, this oval mirror stands on top of exquisitely detailed, pewter webbed feet that are attached by a practical hinge at the back for easy adjusting. A surprising combination of silly yet elegant design, and simple functionality, I can€™t get enough of this great mirror!Where to Buy: Urban OutfittersPrice: $75Who: Zuzubean was the first to add 'Silver Duck Mirror by David Dear' to the Hive.
by Lisa Topiol
My favorite part of the Marc by Marc Jacobs store is perusing the special items section. There are plenty of cute items in a super affordable price range. For a student like me who's pretty much always on a tight budget it's nice to know that high end designers like Marc Jacobs don't forget about the little people, and still create items that I can snatch up without breaking the bank. Sometimes, all it takes is a little pick-me-up during the week to make everything better. That's why when I found this cracked heart compact mirror from Marc by Marc Jacobs I couldn't help but smile. 5 dollars and an endearing design? Count me in! This mirror will make all your worries disappear with its quirky cartoony design and cute imitation crack on the top. How can you not love these specialty items? Quite honestly, they're adorable.