Painted on reclaimed wood collected near construction sites in Lakeview, local artist Jennifer Rodrigue’s oyster paintings celebrate the marvelous mollusk shape to create appetizing artwork that’s always in season.
Julie Neill Designs, 3908 Magazine St., 899-4201, www.jenniferrodrigueart.com.
…And Everything Nice
Local jewelry designer Lauren Eckstein Schonekas is giving vintage jewelry a refreshingly modern look. Featuring lime glass beads and smoky chains connected by two vintage gold-plated pendants, her Sugar and Spice necklace looks sweet paired with a white flouncy blouse or sexy on top of a little black dress.
Construct Jewelry, 812-7675, www.construct-jewelry.com.
Dunn & Sonnier Antiques and Flowers has partnered with Nouvelle Candle Co. for an exclusive candle that looks as lovely as it smells. Poured into a reusable clay cachepot, the candle features a unique blend of notes including gardenia, leather and sweet tobacco.
Dunn & Sonnier Antiques and Flowers, 2138 Magazine St., 524-3235, dunnandsonnierantiques.com.
College football just got classier. Leontine Linens’ 16-ounce flasks with linen cases make the perfect tailgating accessory and are made to order in your choice of colors, fabrics and monogram styles.
Constructed from 18th-century Italian fragments, these down-filled pillows are hand-sewn with metallic threads to bring a bit of Old World charm into today’s home.
St. Romain Interiors, 209 St. John St., Madisonville, 985/845-7411.
(Gibbs Smith, $75)
Manufactured in Venice, Italy, textiles by Fortuny have borne the standard of quality and excellence for a hundred years. In his recently released book, Fortuny Interiors, author Brian Coleman highlights the sumptuous textiles that have been decorating Old World and new-world homes for generations and offers a sneak peek into a host of contemporary condos and historic homes that all wear Fortuny in high style.
During the month of October, Agraria will donate 35 percent of proceeds from all Lemon Verbena beauty products sold on the company’s Web site to aid the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The luxe line – including bath salts, body wash, scented lotion and more – will leave the body invigorated and the heart full.
Agraria Beauty, www.agrariahome.com.
The Josef chest combines aesthetic schools of thought to transcend the constraints of era exclusivity. A sumptuous white overlay references Hellenistic Greek columns and casts a dramatic shadow against rich, swirled mahogany reminiscent of the art deco style.
Councill Furniture, www.councill.com.