Design the suite of your dreams with heirloom quality beds, benches and bedside tables built to last and to suit. Handcrafted from brass, cast iron or steel, pieces are available in traditional, contemporary or transitional styles in an array of fabulous finishes, as shown here on sample bedposts. Bella Prezza Originals, 2852 Magazine St., 897-1861.
A Classic Renewed
Named for Scottish architect Robert Adam, the “Adam-style” iron sconce is a product of 20th-century Italy. The central urn motif surrounded by decorative scrolls and garlands reflects Adam’s interpretation of neoclassical design. Piranesi Antiques,
2104 Magazine St., 523-2000.
How Do You Spell Style?
Just ask local artist and photographer Amy Marquis. She scoured New Orleans and discovered a hidden alphabet in the world around her. From architectural landmarks to city streets to elements of nature, each letter brings the spirit of the Big Easy to life. Framin’ Place & Gallery, 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie,
885-3311, or go to www.nolalphabet.com.
Running Hot or Cold
Scalding or freezing are two words that will never again describe your bathwater. Waterworks’ innovative thermostatic valve mixes hot and cold water to perfection and maintains it for everyday use. Part of the elegant Etoile collection, the valve trim with cross handle is available in chrome, nickel, or brushed nickel, and is created in a timeless European style. Waterworks, 800/899-6757, or go to www.waterworks.com.
2008 Aid To Artisans Calendar
Award-winning photographer Edward Addeo captures the work and stories of artisans from around the world in this stunning, full-color 2008 calendar. Sales of the calendar benefit Aid to Artisans, an international nonprofit organization that works with craftspeople in developing countries to preserve artistic traditions and cultural vitality while providing sustainable economic and social benefits in an environmentally sensitive and culturally respectful manner. Aid To Artisans, 860/947-3344, or go to www.aidtoartisans.org.
Wrap yourself in textural splendor with brightly colored Shanghai throws woven with thick, sumptuous yarns. Available in Orient-inspired colors such as mandarin, wasabi and cornflower, these spicy throws will keep things hot on a cold winter night. Company C, 800/818-8288, or go to www.companyc.com.
Cheeses look picture-perfect when presented in a rustic style reminiscent of Old Mexico. Handcrafted by Jan Barboglio, the glass dome is mouth-blown and the iron plate is hand-cut, fashioned and forged. For a finishing touch, Barboglio signs and stamps the plate which is accompanied by proverb or poem honoring her Mexican heritage. The Lazy Bug, 3307 Severn Ave., Metairie, 455-1444.
Daniel Rode’s Vertigo desk is ergonomic in form and born from the designer’s fascination with the human body. Produced by Roche-Bobois, the sleek and sophisticated piece is produced using a range of unconventional solutions that make use of ductile materials—putting Vertigo at the very forefront of interior design. Roche-Bobois, 800/972-8375, or go to www.roche-bobois.com.