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Collector's Item

Architect and furniture designer Lisa Roberts takes us on a tour of her private lifestyle collection in the new book, Antiques of the Future. Spotlighting utilitarian gadgets (rubber bands, colanders, toothpick holders) that have been recast by architects and industrial designers as working objets d'art, Roberts has assembled design-forward items from the past 25 years that are notable for varied reasons, such as racking up multiple design awards or headlining at museum exhibits around the world. Suggested retail price is $30, available through Stewart, Tabori & Chang. eLink 686

Design Studio

Celebrating 10 years in luxury lighting this year, Barbara Cosgrove takes it to the next level with the introduction of her accessory collection.
Celebrating 10 years in luxury lighting this year, Barbara Cosgrove takes it to the next level with the introduction of her accessory collection. Barbara Cosgrove Studio, which officially launches at market this month, offers a range of the company's signature Nouveau-traditional lifestyle pieces. Luxe mirrored occasional tables, faux animal trophy heads and a lap desk are among the fun and fashionable offerings. eLink 526

Paper, Rock or Scissors

Crash Candle
And then there's fire. Crash Candle's new Snow & Graham candles put paper to the test in the most fashionable way. Every hand-poured, soy wax candle features the modern, iconic graphics of Snow & Graham's luxury papers such as Ravenswood and Vibrant Petal. Each style offers its own complex, blended fragrance designed to elevate, but not overwhelm, the senses. Retail price is $24 each. eLink 684

Fashion-Forward Furniture

Pepper Berry owners Michelle and Matthew Cicero created an upholstered headboard on a whim to match one of their bedding collections — and found themselves fully entrenched in accent furniture
Pepper Berry owners Michelle and Matthew Cicero created an upholstered headboard on a whim to match one of their bedding collections — and found themselves fully entrenched in accent furniture. Now, 70 styles or so later of vintage-hip daybeds, chairs and sofas offered in 150 fabrics, they agree bedding has taken a back seat. "I redefine the classics," Michelle said. "There are so many beautiful designs that have already been made — we take the best of the best and put our own spin on it, like with a great new fabric that makes it current and today." Prices range from $500 for a chair to $3,000 for a sofa. eLink 683

Life Style

Lunt Silversmiths debuts the Oscar de la Renta Home Collection of serveware, flatware, giftware and additional accessories.
Lunt Silversmiths debuts the Oscar de la Renta Home Collection of serveware, flatware, giftware and additional accessories. The Island, City and Country Collections are inspired by de la Renta's residences and designs from his private collection in each home, including an Ikat-patterned picture frame, coral-handled flatware and Deco sterling playing card case and abalone frame. While the collection is primarily metal-based, one of the hallmarks is mixed materials with similar motifs and color themes carried throughout. eLink 687

Soft Touch

Fashion designer Wenlan Chia forays into the home with Twinkle Living, incorporating the fantasy-laden charm, quirky wit and sophisticated styling of her ready-to-wear collection
Fashion designer Wenlan Chia forays into the home with Twinkle Living, incorporating the fantasy-laden charm, quirky wit and sophisticated styling of her ready-to-wear collection. Custom prints, the designer's signature look, stand out in the lineup of area rugs, bedding, decorative pillows and throws. Twinkle's mix-and-match bedding complements whimsical unicorn and fox-patterned cashmere throws, while hand-tufted New Zealand rugs offer playful renderings of organically inspired designs. Prices range from $50 to $500 for soft goods; rugs range from $150 to $5,000. eLink 685

Tracy BullaTracy Bulla | Product Editor
tbulla@homeaccentstoday.com

Native North Carolinian Tracy Bulla has been Home Accents Today's product editor since 2002. As a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism, Tracy's first foray into reporting involved covering the financial markets. This short-lived enterprise resulted in no great loss to the world of finance when it became apparent that the reporter could not balance her own checkbook. Tracy then followed her lifelong passion for fashion into the glamorous world of design where she is continuously in thrall to the lure of beautiful, well-designed objects of desire. Lo, Tracy's pampered Pekingese, shares her appreciation for exquisite style by choosing to only chew up the most expensively embellished Italian shoes.

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