The orderly elegance of Aviva Stanoff's textiles, stationery, and housewares is attributable to Stanoff’s memories of childhood summers spent at her grandfather's Buddhist temple in Japan, as well as her experiences taking Japanese flower arranging and calligraphy classes. The Brooklyn-based designer uses sumptuous materials such as silk dupioni, velvet and satin as bases for her hand-made bed pillows, which feature real flower buds and blooms etched and embossed onto the fabric. Stanoff’s collection includes glass vases (the Collette, a transparent vessel embossed with gold or pewter, is a favorite), engraved wall hangings, hand-beaded clutch purses and — in a unique turn — a line of cashmere clothing for babies. What can’t she design?
Great design comes home
You may have waited until the eleventh hour to snap up your holiday gifts, but who has to know? These chic, last-minute finds will wow everyone on your list, from scented candles and cashmere robes for her to printed socks and leather belts for him to cheeky beer mugs and pop art prints for the home.
Art doesn’t have to be intimidating — or expensive. We’ve put together a wide range of images, from abstract geometrics to urban scenes, that’ll suit any personality (and fit into a tight budget). There are no rules: pick what you love, mix and match styles, and let your wall express your personality.
The ideal foundations for stellar rest