November 2014 Notebook

SEW FINE

These one-of-a-kind, intricate quilts are the handiwork of artist Kimberly Rado, owner of Starry Night Hollow in Solana Beach, CA. The designs, which take Rado up to one month to complete depending on the size and amount of detail, feature an array of custom characteristics, including hand painting, beading, embroidery or hand appliqué. starrynighthollow.com —K.D.

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SNAP SHOT

Fashion meets function with camera straps from Sarah Frances Kuhn. The chic, durable, handmade accessory features a chain woven with a leather cord that comes in a variety of colors and sizes, depending on the weight of the camera, and is sure to bring smiles. sarahfranceskuhn.com —L.B.

 

SUNKEN TREASURE

Drom Fragrances and The Bermuda Perfumery introduce Mary Celestia, a recreation of a 150-year-old perfume found in a shipwreck near Bermuda. The original floral-citrus fragrance, housed in bottles (seen here) created by perfume manufacturer Piesse & Lubin in London in the 1800s, went down with the Mary Celestia ship during the Civil War. drom.com; lilibermuda.com —C.R.

 

 

ROLLING STONES

Elegance with an edge perfectly describes the Turquoise Skull Mix Wrap Bracelet by Chan Luu. Featuring turquoise semi-precious stones and light azore Swarovski elements, the bracelet is also adorned with five miniature sterling silver skulls that are hand-woven onto a brown leather band. chanluu.com —L.B.

 

CLUTCH AND GO

Australian-based designer Samantha Willis—whose jewelry appeared in the Sex and the City movie and who received applause from The New York Times—introduces Fate’s Venture Clutch. The accessory boasts woven satin and three turquoise stones set in burnished gold. samanthawillis.com —K.H.

 

Dress Rehearsal

Take a fashion odyssey with Diane von Furstenberg as she celebrates 40 years as a fashion icon with Journey of a Dress (Rizzoli, October 2014). The visually breathtaking book by Von Furstenberg follows her career and designs, like the famous wrap dress. —L.B.

 

OFF THE CHAIN

Eyeglasses are more than just practical—they’re a fashion statement—and the L. Erickson Daphanie Eyeglass Chain elevates the chic factor. The chains feature a sleek metal link bejeweled with Swarovski elements, and are available with different colored crystals including emerald (seen here), rose and amethyst. franceluxe.com —C.R.

 

AIR SUPPLY

A new artisanal line of room sprays from Denver apothecary Fig+Yarrow help freshen up surroundings in a snap. Infused with lemongrass and geranium, juniper and sage, and lavender and thyme, the Atmosphere Mists are a breath of fresh air. figandyarrow.com —K.D.

 

Winter's Glow

’Tis the season to fill salons or homes with festively scented candles. On cue, Diptyque unveils its Winter Collection 2014, featuring Épice, Hiver and Résine votives in Qubo Gas-inspired vessels that inspire thoughts of white horizons and fireside warmth. diptyqueparis.com —K.D.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: CHIWUN SMITH FOR THE BERMUDA PERFUMERY (SUNKEN TREASURE)

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