J. Fleet’s artful, earth-toned lacquer trays, bowls and wine boxes not only make ideal serveware pieces — they also work well as stylish room accents. Many feature botanical themes of buds and flowers; we also love the whimsical animal motifs (such as the trio of happy-looking elephants emblazoned on the large tray). Painstaking work (15 layers of lacquer!) gives the pieces a beautiful depth and shine; they’re all made according to traditional artisanal techniques. Founder Emily Rubin Persons was struck by Vietnam’s beautiful lacquerware products during her travels through Asia; in 1995 she decided to marry the ancient art to her own, contemporary designs — and J. Fleet was born.
Make these artisan-made, luxurious linens an entertaining mainstay this season. Festive colors and playful patterns add winking panache while the solid-color options give your table a sophisticated twist.
Set the table for winter with these essentials — their warm, sophisticated style will make you forget how chilly it is outside.
This 30-year-old-plus company consists of design lovers who travel the world looking for objects that are anything but cookie-cutter. As proof, look to this collection of vases, jars, and decorative accessories. The pieces may range from traditional to modern, but each one possesses a lighthearted, ever-so-slightly beachy vibe marked by organic-inspired shapes, uncommon details, and eye-catching finishes.
You might just think of a tray as a mundane object used to hold things. We encourage a rethink. This collection goes way beyond function: Distinguished by color, texture, and sculptural lines, the items on offer here are the best of the best we’ve got.