The French New Year's ban on smoking in public, including bars, clubs, restaurants and cafés (with an 11th-hour concession allowing smokers to light up on the city's terrasses) has produced a slew of trendy no-smoking objets -- from no-smoking necklaces and T-shirts to No Smoking signs and lung-shaped ashtrays for the increasingly non-smoking French home...
Elle Décoration has a "No Smoking Shopping Déco" round-up on their website for aspiring and design-conscious quitters that includes objects like this new No Smoking piggy bank from designer Assia Quetin at PA Design.
With a motivational message in English and French, the Tirelire Arrêter de fumer is €21 via French online design shop Absolument Design.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com