Think outside the box (of chocolates): Here’s a roundup of what our editors are hoping to get for Valentine’s Day.
Above: The crocheted wool Hot Pink Hairy Pillow is $253 from A Détacher.
Above: Dosa’s Colorful Garland of Hearts are inspired by the milagros sold in front of Basilica de la Soledad in Oaxaca, Mexico; $72 for a six-foot strand at Alder & Co.
Above: Lindsey Adelman’s glass and concrete Pink Heavy Light is $2,500.
Above: A collection of photographs by Mark Steinmetz taken in Paris between 1985 and 2011 in Paris in My Time; $75 at La Garçonne.
Above: The fastest way to an aesthete’s heart? Anything from Ted Muehling, including his silver egg vase; contact the NYC Ted Muehling store directly for ordering information.
Above: The 5 1/4 inch Heart-Shaped Cereal Bowl is $36 from JD Wolfe Pottery on Etsy.
Above: From Austin, Texas, perfumer Roux St. James, the limited edition Hotel Saint Cecilia Perfume evokes the landscape of the Hotel Saint Cecilia. “The scent of sweet tea white roses, cultivated from the hotel’s garden, along with grass, wood, and musk, blended in honor of the hotel’s namesake patron of music and poetry, predominate”; $100. See the grounds that inspired the fragrance at Landscape Architect Visit: The Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, TX.
Above: The made-in-India Domi Classic Pajama Set in 100 percent cotton voile is $147.
Above: Over on Gardenista, Lindsey Taylor test-drove a couple of bunches of roses from The Bouqs in Venice, California, and called them The Best $50 Valentine’s Day Roses You Can Order Online (plus they arrive in “great packaging that’s tasteful and not embarrassing”).
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on February 11, 2014, as part of our Love in the Afternoon issue.