L’Objet of Desire


I love tools that perform more than one function. I also love things that are beautiful. L’Objet routinely designs stuff I crave, but a necessity for my desk right now is their 14-karat gold-plated African jade magnifying glass letter opener, $125.

Although I’m lucky enough to have perfect vision, reading fine print on cosmetic boxes can be challenging, especially with ingredients like Octyl Methoxycinnamate or Palmitoyl Ogliopeptide…and as for opening letters, well, L’Objet makes handling credit card bills actually bearable.

Plus, the sharp tip of the handle makes a great shank if anyone tries to mess with me. I’ll sleep with it under my pillow for late-night reading, or any other eventuality. So that’s three smart functions in one elegant design. Money well spent.

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