Clear Thinking

Transparent acrylics are back—in the kitchen, lighting and even chairs. Don’t you just love what you see?

1. Shake things up
Watch the Peugeot grinding mechanism do its thing on the pretty little peppercorns in this clear pepper mill.
Peugeot Pepper Mill, 15 inches tall, $78
Crate and Barrel
101 Clayton Lane

2. Lead-in
Both modern and traditional, this acrylic and antique-brass pendant has matching sconces and can even be used in covered outdoor spaces.
Haskell Chandelier, $4,800

3. Do the twist
A perfect “object” for a library shelf or coffee table, this acrylic accessory comes in a variety of colors, from clear to Technicolor.
Wrap Object, $215

4. Rack ’em
See what you’re reading with this clean-lined, modern and handsome (but light) magazine rack.
Versa Magazine Rack, $475

5. Rounding up
This Ceci Thompson-designed chair is formed from a single piece of molded acrylic, with exposed brass hardware and a neutral cushion.
Antonio Acrylic Chair, $439