A Piece of Vintage Fabric From an Indian Market Inspired These Charming Lamps
And the Cabana x OKA collection was born.
Published Mar 24, 2023 1:00 AM
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What do you get when two creative minds fuse their mutual appreciation for color, patterns, and travel? In this case, an impossibly charming lighting collection. The personality-filled collaboration between OKA’s cofounder and creative director, Sue Jones, and Cabana’s editor in chief, Martina Mondadori, beautifully showcases a marriage of Indian and English design through three block-printed lampshades and a hand-turned wood table lamp base offered in four colorways. Fun fact: the Arabesque Lampshade was inspired by a single piece of embroidered fabric that Jones happened upon in a market in India. Expect herringbone-style stitching inspired by traditional techniques, pastel motifs that mimic Venetian wall frescoes, and a paisley block print finished with contrasting trims and linings. Now the question is, how will you mix and match? —Kenya Foy, staff writer
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From the people who brought us the aperitif Haus comes a new drinks project: Ami Ami. Has boxed wine ever looked so good? While the packaging is inspired by 1920s Campari ads and designed by Los Angeles– and Montreal-based studio Wedge, it’s not just for looks: It has less of a carbon footprint, is recyclable, and keeps the goods fresh for up to six weeks. The wines are made from fruit sourced in France’s Languedoc region, and you’ll get 100% Syrah in the Vin Rouge and a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay in the Vin Blanc. Plus the graphic boxes are cute enough to leave out on your bar or gift to a host.
House of Hackney is considering its latest collection, Superbloom, “flower power for the next generation,” as the company describes it. Just what our spring-seeking selves are in the market for. Traditional florals are reimagined through fringed lampshades, printed velvet cushions, candleholders that look like giant violets, and many more whimsical wares.
Seeking a reason to meditate more? Look no further than architect and interior designer Vincent Van Duysen and Jacques founder Gregg Cohenca’s collection of mindful movement objects. Aimed at “promoting longevity and introspection,” the minimalist Meditation Chair, Side Table, Block, Bo Stick, Sand Bag, and Blanket may look like modern art at first glance, but the designs are as functional as they are striking.
Spring may have sprung in the Northeast, but it’s still ski season in Montana. At the Montage Big Sky, you can end a day on the slopes with a glass of Veuve Clicquot and caviar-topped smoked potato dip at La Grande Après at Backcast. Sure, there are epic mountain views, but make sure to peep Italian artist Paola Paranetto’s one-of-a-kind bottle-shaped sculptures, too.