Curbsides just got a lot more chic with Heath Ceramics' new line of handcrafted house numbers.
These lightweight, three-dimensional clay tiles ($38 each) are only up to six inches tall, but they pack a big design punch. No surprise, since the brightly colored numbers are based on the designs of Mid-Century Modern masters Richard Neutra and Charles and Ray Eames.
Though these designers created iconic architecture and furniture, they never made typefaces, so contemporary graphics firm House Industries developed them using the designers' archives as inspiration. Now, Heath creates the stylish-yet-durable digits in their Sausalito workshop.
Skinny Neutra tiles come in black or white, while curvy, stencil-inspired Eames tiles are available in mix-and-match black, bright yellow or paprika. (We especially like how the yellow jumps off our house front.)
Numbers can be mounted on tracks made from salvaged teak and stainless steel ($42). And of course, installation is as easy as 1, 2, 3--making it a snap to add pizzazz to an area of home design that's too often overlooked.