Not long ago, husband-and-wife team Daniel Oates and Dana Brandwein led typically atypical New York City careers: Oates was a well-known sculptor, while Brandwein spent 20 years in the record industry, working alongside artists like AC/DC, Metallica, and Björk. Eventually, though, their professional lives merged as their personal lives had already, and they established DBO Home, their line of premium home goods. Now based in Connecticut, Dana works out of her ceramics studio, while in a nearby barn, Daniel has established his sculpture atelier. Together, they develop their pieces, including the porcelain Battuto vases. The Battutos — the word means “beaten” in Italian — are natural-born showstoppers, with the regal stance of faceted jewel and an unexpected warmth suggestive organic material.