Up at some ungodly hour, pondering the perfect door handle.
The mind envisions it and by dawn’s break this innocent twilight
musing transforms into a months-long aesthetic obsession.
Spouses, offspring, coworkers, the interior designer’s assistant,
the valet, each one driven batty with this decorative mirage.
The noble quest ends at SA Baxter. The Hudson Valley foundry
produces remarkable, nuanced architectural hardware—the
sort that makes romantics and modernists rejoice in exaltation.
Founder Scott Baxter’s dedication to handcrafted quality, to the
revival of the lost-wax method and to elegance in the intricate,
custom details has elevated the functional into the divine. Pity the
nonbelievers. To the trade, 800 407 4295 sabaxter.com
Wanderlust beckons so sweetly and yet this year’s
travel permits only a brief escapade to the tiki bar. A
disappointing scene, though not entirely without a few
potent and fruity interludes. Distant memories will have
to be savored in this gorgeous sterling silver tableware
courtesy of Italian studio Egizia. From the undeniably
prolific Paola Navone, the Lace collection simmers with
the intricate metallic exoticism of a humid afternoon
bazaar; of ancient architecture silhouetted by the sun;
of intricate textiles and fine needlework. The delicacy
of lace structured for the table. These swirling thoughts
find you sitting outside and transported away, taking
another sip. At select stores, Barneys New York barneys.
com; for information, egizia.it
By 1: 30 p.m., the stay-at-home professional faces a
big decision: A walk to the grocer (sanity) or a shower
(self-respect)? In Italian design magazines, the home/
office environment is a gleaming integration of frosted
surfaces and intuitive mood-detecting technology.
Shelves levitate. Clutter evaporates. Work is sexy. The
Jennings coffee table from Gérard gracefully quiets
the weekly chaos. Imagine this enthralling handmade,
mid-century beauty with the elaborate black crackled
lacquer finish spiriting away all the hardcopy reminders
of your boss. With silver leafed drawer pulls of hand-forged iron, even the act of ignoring spreadsheets is
luxurious. To the trade, 785 434 2777 dessinfournir.com