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Inspiration: Seashell Shapes

When the Oregon couple behind The Pursuits of Happiness told us they were releasing a pipe modeled after a seashell, we weren't terribly surprised — shell shapes have been in the air this year, a likely consequence of the overlap between two of design and fashion's biggest ongoing obsessions: organic forms and '80s Golden Girls vibes. Check out some of our favorite examples of the trend below, including the aforementioned Pursuits pipe, which is now available for purchase on Tetra.

The Del Mar Pipe by The Pursuits of Happiness, $95 at

Seashell Totem vase by Los Objetos Decorativos, 100 Euros at

Shell Brooch and Pendant by Sophie Buhai, currently sold out

5321 table lamp by Paavo Tynell for Gubi, 509 Euros at

Vintage glass shell bookends, $120 at