Small black Utensilo: Vitra sells these iconic catch-alls, designed by Dorothee Becker in the late 1960s, for $275. A limited-edition chrome version retails for $725. We love the way this organizer turns your odds and ends into objets d’art.
charming matching coffee service (shown here to the right).
Fifties society portrait: We love the robin’s-egg blue background, the stiff taffeta skirt, and the raven-haired subject with her Elizabeth Taylor pincurls. As enamored as we are of this portrait, we’d want to see more photos before bidding.
Sprouting Hawaiian coconut palm: Ever since we saw a sprouting coconut in a copper bowl on a dining table at Room and Board’s Manhattan showroom, we’ve wanted one of our own. These make striking, slightly exotic centerpieces.
Published: Feb 17, 2006