Light on apartment but heavy on therapy is Sandy Lerner's rustic cabin. As much as we love our urban nests, it's refreshing (or agonizing, depending on your position) to hear about life beyond the city walls.
Our secret fascination (okay, my secret fascination), with both hippies and the Upper East side drew me down the rabbit hole here. The story on Erica Wilson and Vladimir Kagan led to -- where else? -- cool modern furniture and, well, downright adorable needlework.
Wall treatment Q&A for those with a fear of commitment, and for Proust.
This story just made it onto our radar, but only because the H&H people have been a little stingy today, and because Maxwell's in Paris. I think I see him waaay in the background.
Voyage, a new chandelier installed in the departure hall of Kennedy Airport's Terminal 4 last week.
Barbara Barry's new collection for HBF, introduced last week at Neocon.
"Touch Me: Design and Sensation," an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London through Aug. 29.
An orange and pink organdy tablecloth in a floral pattern is 120 inches round and fits a 60-inch round table; $120 at Roberta Freymann, 153 East 70th Street (Third Avenue) or (212) 585-3767.
An orange umbrella (70 inches in diameter) from Thailand is made of wax-coated fabric on a bamboo pole. Also in green, fuchsia, turquoise or red; $135 at Roberta Freymann.
Bamboo folding chairs are $75 each at CITE, 120 Wooster Street (Prince Street) or (212) 431-7272.
The Birzì Lamp by Carlos Forcolini and Giancarlo Fassina for Luceplan is made of silicone and comes in orange or acid green; $78 at the MoMA Design Store, www.momastore.org.
Leaf-shape ceramic plates and bowls come in shades of green. A 17-inch serving plate is $85; a 12-inch dinner plate is $38 and an 8-inch bowl is $38. At Homenature, 6 Main Street, Southampton, N.Y., or (631) 287-6277.
A floral floor cushion (21 inches square) is $40 at www.anthropologie.com or (800) 309-2500.