Editor’s Picks Fall/Winter 2015

One of the wonderful things about producing a home and design magazine is that we get to share so many of the interesting, intriguing and often striking items that come across our desks. These picks encompass a wide variety of items and styles—we hope you’ll find something that makes you say, “Wow!”

 

1. DIMENSIONAL DESIGNS

Brit artist Deborah Bowness’ trompe l’oeil work blurs the line that divides art and wallpaper. Her papers are produced with hand-mixed colors, and they are hand cut, screened and packaged. The latest from her studio is the miniatures collection, which takes her artist’s collection—chairs, frocks, lamps and more—and sizes the panels for desktop or wall hanging. $45, deborahbowness.com.

2. BOAT DRINKS

You don’t have to live on the big island to know that the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, and these new plated brass tumblers and shot glasses are perfect for welcoming friends and sharing a cocktail. Small tumblers $29, set of 2 shot glasses $29; large tumblers with metal straw $99, thepineapple.co.

3. YOUR SERVE

This ultra-stylish limited-edition table tennis table from Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams would be a modern focal point for any game room. It blends form and function as seamlessly as it brings together classic walnut veneer and cool stainless steel. $4120, Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 720.214.8060, mgbwhome.com.

 
 

4. ART IN SPACE

The mobiles Alexander Calder created in the 1940s and ’50s grace museums and private collections throughout the world and they are as awe-inspiringly modern today as they were in the middle of the last century. At the behest of the Calder Foundation, Bernardaud has produced a set of fine porcelain plates that give the flavor of Calder’s spatial complexity. Set of 6, $550, bernardaud.com.

 

5. CHEERS

Remember the advent calendars you had as a child? Each day in December would bring the opportunity to open a tiny cardboard door for a bite of chocolate. Well, Drinks by the Dram has updated the concept for adults, offering 14 options for daily boozy treats. Every evening, crack open another door to find a different shot of whisky (or premium whisky), gin (or botanical gin), rum, tequila (or mezcal) and much more. Prices range from $127 for the Naga Chilli Vodka calendar (each day it gets hotter) to $1270 for the old & rare whisky calendar, maverickdrinks.com.

 

6. LUXE LEATHER

Luxury finishes and materials are the hallmark of Celerie Kemble’s collection for Henredon, and the versatile Gin end table is no exception. Its shelves are encased in leather and each rotates for maximum functionality in your room. $3387, henredon.com.

7. GILDED AGE

Michael S. Smith is one of the most revered designers working today. His style blends American modernism with European classics as does his Jasper line of furniture, fabric and accessories. As one of the latest additions to the line, the Halle daybed espouses Smith’s particular brand of debonair with a lacquer finish and 23k gold leaf gilt detailing. Michael S. Smith Jasper collection, to the trade through John Brooks, 601 S. Broadway, Denver, 303.698.9977, johnbrooksinc.com.

 
 

8. LASTING BEAUTY

Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban is often cited as the genius behind the creation of shelters made out of paper tubing that have been used to house people in need from the refugees of the Rwandan civil war in 1994 to the 2010 Haitian earthquake victims. However, it was his more permanent structures—including the “Paper House” made of 110 paper tubes—that comprise his body of work that won him the Pritzker Prize in 2014. “Shigeru Ban” by Philip Jodidio showcases his extraordinary work. $50, taschen.com.