select photos by Sara Essex Bradley
In her new role as Tiffany’s design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof infuses power and energy into the newly released Tiffany T collection. A trained jeweler and silversmith, she masterfully crafts her designs from
18-karat gold – rose, yellow and white – and sterling silver, with a rich mix of options to create a striking, layered look.
Tiffany & Co., 333 Canal St., (504) 434-6002, tiffany.com.
Haute Couture Ateliers: The Artisans of Fashion
(The Vendome Press, $75.00)
France’s leading couture authority Hélène Farnault releases her much anticipated book, Haute Couture Ateliers: The Artisans of Fashion. With a forward by the legendary Hubert de Givenchy, Haute Couture Ateliers takes readers on a tour of fashion’s backstage inhabited not only by exceptional designers but also by lace makers, weavers, embroiderers and many other specialized craftspeople. Exquisite photography details the creative process and ﬁnished pieces and captures the unchanged world of small workshops where artisans still practice ancient trades.
There are imposters, but they cannot compete with the complexity of this original hand-blown knotted sphere. Originating in a small glass art studio in Poland, the one-of-kind objet d’art melds contemporary design with Old World artistry. Display it on a coffee table or bookshelf for a look that’s pleasing yet perplexing.
Source. 2103 Magazine St., (504) 561-7558, sourcenola.com
That sneaky remote control just got downright slithery. Designed by Dransfield and Ross for Tozai Home, the faux-snakeskin universal remote is so display-worthy, you’ll never again find it hiding again beneath the couch or between the cushions.
Abode, 2114 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 266-2135, shopabode.com.
Cocktails in safari-inspired glassware make for one wild night. Marching onto a bar cart near you just in time for fall, C. Wonder’s new Parading Animals collection is available in tumblers or highball glasses, with whimsical animal motifs in glam gilt enamel.
C. Wonder, 333 Canal St., (504) 524-5926, cwonder.com
Bringing Outside In
New from Jo Malone this September, Wood & Sage blends notes of Ambrette seeds and sage with a slight hint of sea salt for a new scent that is both natural and sophisticated. Light with Jo Malone’s classic Lime Basil and Mandarin candle to create a custom earthy aroma or with Nectarine Blossom & Honey for a succulent fruity scent.
Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St., (504) 524-2200, jomalone.com.
Meaning “change me” in Italian, Cambiami sandals offer 24 looks in one pretty pair giving you more room in your closet and suitcase for other essential accessories. You can build atop a black or tan genuine leather sole, and mix-and-match snap-on straps, available in two dozen styles including sassy solids, fun florals and dazzling dots.
Repurposed from a one-of-a-kind Moroccan rug, this handsome bench lends any room a well-traveled aesthetic. Its rich colors and organic texture make it the perfect perch at the foot of the bed or in front of the fireplace. Weathered oak legs are capped with antiqued brass casters so it can easily roam from room to room.
Sofas & Chairs, 4116 Canal St., (504) 486-9622, sofasandchairsnola.com.