Home & Design
Strikingly beautiful and unusual selects for the domestic artisan.
By Jorge S. Arango
German-born, Hamptons-raised designer Maximilian Eicke created the sculptural Ghost glassware collection to coincide with the August reopening of his shop, Max ID NY, in Sag Harbor. The tumblers and highballs in pink, green, blue, and other shades of colored glass look like something out of Czech cubism. $96/pair; maxidnystore.com
A new collection of variously sized, colored, and shaped trays from Antwerp, Belgium-based Ethnicraft are essential for holiday entertaining. Each of designer Dawn Schweitzer’s geometric or abstract patterns is silk-screened onto glass and set within a wood frame. $119–$430; ethnicraft.com
A new candle by the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence emits its famous floral Fresia scent. Started by Dominican monks, the 13th-century apothecary opened to the public in 1621 and so prized was its output that it quickly became favored by the Duke of Tuscany. $75; buy.smnovella.com
The Cascas tea trolley by ETEL is made of the Brazilian furniture firm’s own FSC-certified Brazilian ironwood and an engineered material of upcycled post-consumer waste. The trolley and entire ETEL International Collection are a collaboration with design sensation Patricia Urquiola. From $7,620; etel.design
Honoring the art of written correspondence, the Dempsey & Carroll Write Away Collection includes five 3-ply correspondence cards with hand-painted borders, five matching paper envelopes, and one goatskin leather envelope-shaped clutch. Pen your letters with the state-of-the-art Cross Tech Pro, a ballpoint and rechargeable stylus in one. $105 and $190, respectively; dempseyandcarroll.com, cross.com
Collaborating with French Limoges porcelain house Marie Daâge, New York–based designer Jonathan Hansen created Ciels Bleus, a line of hand-painted dinnerware and accessories featuring sky and cloud designs inspired by the ceilings of Renaissance and Baroque churches throughout Italy. $175–$1,850; modaoperandi.com
The Ines guest towel from Bella Notte Linens is designed, cut, sewn, and small-batch dyed (with low-impact, non-toxic dyes) in Northern California. Made of sustainably sourced medium-weight linen, it is embroidered with designs inspired by Moroccan textiles and is available in 16 custom-dyed colors. $110; bellanottelinens.com
Husband-and-wife team Lara and Moses Nadel began their careers as designers of jewelry and handbags, respectively. Among the sought-after items from their fashion accessories and home goods label Moses Nadel is this fringed leather wall pocket, a groovy filing solution to any home office. All products are produced in Sea Cliff, New York. $1,185; mosesnadel.com
A coffee-table trifecta: the monograph Liaigre Creation ($75; rizzoliusa.com) details the famous Parisian studio’s astonishing work after the great Christian Liaigre, who died this year, passed the baton to Frauke Meyer in 2016. California Homes II ($85; imagespublishing.com) is a follow-up to Studio William Hefner’s first book and features more elegantly simple homes characterized by luxurious detail. Marrakech Flair ($95; assouline.com) illustrates why the hypnotic “Red City” has lured celebrities such as Yves Saint Laurent, Talitha Getty, and Mick Jagger.
Designs by Slovenia-born Lara Bohinc of Bohinc Studio are in demand right now for their curvaceous and bold yet feminine take on furnishings, accessories, and lighting. The Ion series started with the Jupiter vase, a galvanized steel vase cradled in 3D-milled Carrara marble and evoking the rings of its namesake planet. $6,010; bohincstudio.com