Christophe Lemaire, a French designer who has worked with some of the greats (Saint Laurent included) and now heads Hermes ready-to-wear department, has been quietly producing his own line of "anti-fashion garments" since 1991. We like his motto: Style before fashion.
Interested in trying metallic paints? We asked members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory for their recommendations and they pointed us to Modern Masters, a line of latex metallics in a huge range of shades.
Silk bedding doesn't have to be synonymous with the Playboy mansion. We've discovered that the humble silky pillowcase—and its unexpected list of skin and hair benefits—can be a quietly luxurious addition to your linens lineup.
This week on Gardenista, Michelle and Erin ask, "What makes a garden grand?" It's not size, necessarily, or wealth, they say. It's more a state of mind, and in this week's Grand Gardens issue they explore that je ne sais quoi that elevates an everyday garden—fancy compost bins included.
Is there something in the air? We recently spotted a blue velvet sofa at The Apartment, Vanessa Traina's new retail concept shop in Soho, and since then we've seen them seemingly everywhere. Here are 10 favorites, ranging from high (make that very high) to low in price.