These New Table Linens Take Me Back to Sipping Limoncello and Snacking on Olives in Italy
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Published Mar 10, 2023 1:00 AM
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Our days are punctuated by scouting new talent, attending market appointments, and scrolling Instagram in an effort to unearth the products, people, and news you actually need to know. Here’s what we Slacked one another about this week.
The Main Event: La Minervetta x Lisa Corti
Last fall I had the opportunity to visit Sorrento, Italy, and stay at La Minervetta, the amazing vision of set designer and architect Marco di Luca. What was once his grandfather’s restaurant was passed down to him, which he expanded into the most charming cliffside hotel. Di Luca’s mother had always been a fan of Lisa Corti, so he furnished the property with the designer’s homewares.
To celebrate that long-standing friendship—and the 60th anniversary of Lisa Corti—the brand collaborated with the hotel to launch a collection of tabletop, bedding, pillows, and more. Drawing on the colors and graphic shapes of the surroundings and some of Corti’s iconic motifs like the dahlia, the collection is as bold and vibrant as you’d expect. I brought some of the placemats and napkins home, and using them takes me right back to sipping my limoncello and snacking on olives. —Kate Berry, chief content officer
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The Fresh Fragrance: Boy Smells Room Spray
You might know and love Boy Smells for its candles, and this week the brand has added some flameless fun into the mix with its first foray into room sprays. The collection of six scents includes its greatest hits: Hinoki Fantôme, LES, Ash, Cameo, Cedar Stack, and Slow Burn. And the packaging? A chic black-tinted glass bottle with a round lid. It’s giving potion bottle, which is reason enough to snag one.
The Party Flex: East Fork’s New Colors
As a way of saying farewell to winter’s glossy, moody hues, East Fork welcomed Piglet and Butter to its glaze assortment this week. Perfectly complementing the brand’s brighter options, like Eggshell and Panna Cotta, the new colors encourage shoppers to mix and match.
The Soft Launch: Charlap Hyman & Herrero x Patterson Flynn
Patterson Flynn’s latest collection marks the rug and textile brand’s third collaboration with design firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero. Drawing inspiration from Madeleine Castaing’s carpets, Gio Ponti’s ceramics, Cecil Beaton’s set designs, and astrological charts, the whimsical array of hand-knotted silk and wool rugs is both unlike anything we’ve ever seen and rooted in familiar icons.
The Glow Getter: MoMA’s George Sowden Lighting Collection
It feels like every day new products hit MoMA Design Store’s site, but a particularly noteworthy collection with British designer and Memphis Group founder George Sowden is currently stealing the show. The line of 10 lamps was actually inspired by a silicone prototype and brings with it a heavy dose of personality and playfulness.