Everyone needs a mirror in the home –even if just to check there’s no more toothpaste on your face after brushing. While most of them are pretty basic rectangles and ovals, there’s no reason to limit yourself to these boring shapes. These cool mirrors can do a lot more than reflect things, they can also show off a bit of your personality.
Perito Moreno Vanity Circle
Light up your room with this strikingly lovely Perito Moreno Vanity Circle by Iris Design Studio. The entire outer edge of the mirror features Pyrex glass shaped like half of a standard light bulb. Inside the mirror, a light source provides power for these faux bulbs that reflect off the mirror, creating a striking light source for the whole room.
The design can be used to decorate any room, but it is particularly well-suited to the bathroom, where optimal light is needed for applying makeup and shaving.
Some people say daily affirmations into the mirror while others writer positive messages to themselves on the mirror. For a simpler, yet more permanent positive message every time you look in the mirror, just grab this Vous mirror from the Art Lebedev Studio.
Alternatively, if you just can’t enough negativity in your life, just try flipping it over instead.
If you really like writing on the mirror, the Keep Calm Board by SOPDS is a great way to put your own spin on the classic British slogan. Just grab a dry erase pen and Keep Calm and…
Who Tall Are You
Kiddie growth charts are so boring after a while. Once your little one grows to about 4’6”, he or she is bound to give you attitude when you want to record his or her height. Switch them over to Suck UK’s Who Tall Are You Mirror though and you might just catch them measuring themselves every time they think they may have grown a centimeter. Plus, you and your adult guests will also enjoy getting to know which celebrities share their stature.
We’ve all wondered what we would look like if we changed our hair a certain way. Nathalie Lété took that natural curiosity and turned it into four delightful mirror designs, Dame, Monsieur, Garçon and Fille. Now you can visualize yourself as a bearded man, a Victorian woman, a posh young boy or a braided little girl just by looking in the mirror.
Know anyone obsessed with Sweeney Todd? Then perhaps they could use this delightful Suck UK Razorblade Mirror bearing his name. It’s still large and clear enough to use as a mirror in the home, but it’s sure to catch a lot more attention than most mirrors with its distinctive shape.
Here’s another mirror with a dark side -Big Game Design Studio’s Scie (French for Saw) is exactly what it sounds like –a mirror that looks just like a circular saw blade.
Old school gamers are certain to recognize the shapes in this delightful Tetris mirror by SOPDS –even if those familiar with the game may get frustrated by the fact that the fully-filled lines haven’t broken down and disappeared yet.
Jump Out Mirror
Sometimes you need a hand mirror –but most of the time you don’t. Rather than finding a handy, safe place to store your hand mirror, wouldn’t it be easier just to put it back in the mirror in your wall? This unique-looking mirror by MicroWorks allows you to do exactly that with the help of a few magnets to keep the external piece safe in its spot.
Many, Many Mirrors
Alternatively, if you love the look of hand mirrors but never see the need to hold them, you might enjoy Ich&Kar’s set of eight hand mirrors that all attach to your wall. That’s not the only great mirror from this talented team of designers; their I Love Me and Rising Star are also quite fantastic.
Madame est Servie
Full-sized, free-standing mirrors can be handy and attractive, but they can also take up a lot of floor space for something that could just as easily be hung on a wall or door. The Madame est Servie by French designer Aïssa Logerot makes your mirror work for its space by also doubling as an ironing board (another useful item that takes up a lot of space when not in use).
Just tip over the mirror to iron your clothes on the pad and then set it straight again to see how your nicely pressed pleats look on your body.
Here’s something every bathroom could use –a mirror with a windshield wiper to clear away the steam. Just one quick swipe on this Suck UK design and your mirror will be back to total visibility.
Miroir en Herbe
Having plants inside your home is a great way to get a little more fresh air inside, add a little color to your home and feel more connected with nature. This Miroir en Herbe by H2o Architects is a delightful option for planting and growing a little flora in your home. Each segment is a growth tray and they can be arranged all together for one solid, sculptural mirror or spread out if you prefer having chic growing spaces scattered along the wall. Either way, the sculptural planters are certain to garner a lot of attention from your guests.
If you want a cool mirror in your home but don’t want to spend a lot, you can always go the DIY route. This Home Talk tutorial can show you how to make a chrysanthemum-inspired mirror with glue, paint and some plastic spoons.