The decline of smoking has largely eradicated a as soon as-frequent accent from many houses: the match striker. But candles and firewood nonetheless should be lit, so a brand new wave of small producers has been giving the device renewed consideration.
Sure, you can use a paper matchbox. But a properly-designed match holder with a tough floor for lighting strike-wherever matches is “so much prettier,” stated Michelle Nussbaumer, an inside designer in Dallas. “I love them on a cocktail table.”
Ms. Nussbaumer collects classic spherical strikers, product of crystal or wooden with a silver ring on the high, and covets these made by Asprey. “You see them at flea markets all the time,” she stated. “Almost every room in my house has one or two.”
Of course, not everybody is aware of how one can use them.
“I don’t think the younger generation even knows what a match striker is,” she stated. “They might take a match out and not realize you can strike it on the side.”
Cast-iron match striker by Josh Owen
$30 at Areaware: 800-783-5683 or areaware.com
Smoked Glass Match Cloche
Storage container by Skeem Design with striker strip on the back
$28 at Bespoke Post: 888-565-6762 or bespokepost.com
Utility Can Match Striker
Glazed stoneware match striker
$42 at Farmhouse Pottery: 802-457-7486 or farmhousepottery.com
Sliding Match Safe
Steel match safe with knurled-brass knob for striking
$32 at Best Made Co.: 888-708-7824 or bestmadeco.com
Brass Match Strikers
Knurled match strikers by JFM Machine Studio
From $150 at Anyon: 415-829-2758 or anyondesign.com
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