Surrealistic Plates That Ward Off Evil

Marked by a ubiquitous evil eye, L’Objet’s Lito collection originated during a chance encounter on a Greek island beach.

Part of the excitement of walking along a beach is not knowing what you’ll find along the way. For Elad Yifrach, founder of the blue-chip homeware brand L’Objet, a stroll along the coast of the Greek island Mykonos led to the discovery of a surreal type of evil eye jewelry—worn around the neck of local jeweler Lito Karakostanoglou (who usually goes by her first name only, à la Cher). Yifrach stopped her to ask about it, only to discover Lito had made the accessories herself. A collaboration ensued. The result, aptly titled the Lito collection, includes bookends, candles, paperweights, stationery, and—most practical of all—plates, shown above, all marked by Lito’s signature eyeball. Made of porcelain with resin and 24-karat gold details, each plate sports an ombre effect that makes its uncanny peeper pop. Regardless of how you use it—at the table or propped up on display—it’s nice to have an evil eye around: A talisman that wards off negative energy and promotes good luck never hurt anybody.

(Photos: Courtesy LObjet) 

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