Basalt is Seattle-based company that produces designer fragrances and skin care products. They must have a pretty amazing design department, because their packaging is good enough to sell anything. In fact, we ordered one of their sweet mint lip balms without even having a chance to smell it first. There's something about the paint tube design that is totally irresistible. In fact, it kind of makes us want to squeeze the whole thing out and start dabbing it with paintbrushes.

Their whole line is based on this art supply theme and their candles, for example, come in these adorable little paint tins, all adorned with immaculate labelling and typography. They're a fairly young company, having only started last year, so their stockists are currently only in North America. However, you can, of course, order online. And we can attest that aside from looking good, their products smell pretty damn good, too.