This unique tole vitrine is just as lovely as the pieces it displays. Its filigree mounts and etched glass are among the delicate details of note for this 19th-century English piece. Dunleith Designs & Antiques LLC, 1804 Magazine St., 272-0879, or go to www.dunleithdesigns.com.
Shake It Up
Turn on the Sinatra, pour a martini, and pull up a chair — a vintage side chair circa 1940. Purchased from a Miami estate, this paprika-colored piece with its playful chinoiserie upholstery adds a bit of a punch to both traditional and modern interiors. Perch., 2844 Magazine St., 899-2122, or go to www.perch-home.com.
Traditional but with an air of whimsy, this three-light fixture features a regal crown atop its bubble-shaped globe. To best suit your space, choose among three fabulous finishes: antique burnished brass, antique white or rust.
Shop of the Two Sisters, 1800 Magazine St., 525-2747, or go to www.shopofthetwosisters.com.
Part of the L’Objet Evoca Collection, these candlesticks are inspired by organic elements that meld to form a dazzling contemporary ensemble. Each 16-inch candlestick boasts hand-gilded bamboo accents and is created from hand-shaped brass plated with 24-karat gold. Friend & Co. Fine Jewelers, 7713 Maple St., 866-5433, or go to www.l-objet.com.
It’s not your ordinary rag rug. Part preppy, part retro, this
6-by-9 rug is made from recycled men’s bow ties in an array of patterns and colors. Bare feet get a treat atop its silky plush piles. The Art of Fishing, 5519 Magazine St., 891-4370, or go to www.artoffishing.net.
George Rodrigue Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1970-2007 (Abrams Publishing, $50)
Through June 8, the New Orleans Museum of Art will present a 40-year retrospective of the work of one of Louisiana’s most famous contemporary artists, George Rodrigue. Although a catalogue has not been produced exclusively for the exhibit, the most recent published compilation of the artist’s works, titled George Rodrigue Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1970-2007, will be on the shelves of NOMA’s Museum Shop just in time for the exhibit featuring nearly 200 paintings, sculptures and prints.
Like Father, Like Daughter
The apple didn’t fall far from the tree for Santa Monica style-setter Fred Segal. This spring his daughter Nina and her longtime friend Ashleigh Cohen launched NASH, an eclectic jewelry collection. Each piece in their assortment of earrings, bangles and necklaces combines antique and vintage charms with funky, modern elements. NASH, 310/458-8820, or go to www.shopbluegenes.com.
Unlike claw-foot tubs or whirlpools, a sleek corner bathtub enlarges the perception of a bathroom. Its diamond shape hugs the corner of the room to use every inch of space, allowing better flow and additional furnishings. Neptune’s Zen line, Ferguson Enterprises, 901 S. LaBarre Road, Suite 904, Metairie, 849-3060, or go to www.neptuneb.com.