Launching in February at Bloomingdales and his boutiques, fashion designer Oscar de la Renta's 100-piece tableware collection is inspired by his Punta Cana vacation home. Carved teak flatware and bowls, saturated colors, and silver plate sea life are meant to bring some island flair to any table. To that effect serving pieces come with some of De la Renta's favorite recipes.
In other news, Facebook launches graph search, and rare paintings are showing up at Goodwills across the country. See the headlines after the jump.
• Oscar de la Renta's Tropical-Inspired Line of Home Accessories | Architectural Digest
• Facebook Announcement: Social Giant Launches Graph Search | Fast Company
• Rare Italian painting unearthed at Virginia Goodwill store | LA Times
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