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Picks of the Week

Some of the best—and most fun—new products our editors are seeing the week of April 4

From the Editors of Traditional Home

Suzanne Tucker’s “Riviera” Collection for Michael Taylor Designs

While the weather forecast may be vacillating, warm summer days are truly upon us. Vamp up your al fresco living space with pieces from the “Riviera” collection designed by Suzanne Tucker for Michael Taylor Designs. Using Taylor’s iconic “California Look” as provenance, Tucker seamlessly builds upon his principles to create her first outdoor collection that pays homage to the polished, laissez-faire lifestyle of Santa Barbara, otherwise known as “The Riviera of the West." Featuring a unique combination of teak and powder-coated aluminum frame, each piece is developed to withstand the prevailing yet unpredictable outdoor conditions.

Liberty London for Paperless Post

 

Even a company whose name suggests the opposite cannot nor will not deny the intrinsic value of quality paper stationery. Paperless Post, the pioneer in personalized electronic communication, has long transcended from its electronic roots with collaborations with prominent stationers and designers to offer customizable designs for everyday use or milestone events. And this week marks the launch of its newest partnership with Liberty London—an exclusive collection of 100 invitations, greetings, and wedding suites that feature the classic floral prints of Liberty’s renowned textile archive.

Zak + Fox Vintage Rug Collection

Navigated by a sense of exploration, Zak + Fox’s printed and woven textile designs conjure a little bit of adventure in all of us. In search of something more, New York-based designer Zak Profera and his charming, four-legged business partner, a Shiba Inu named Shinji, were compelled to complement their travel-inspired offerings with a distinctive collection of vintage rugs. Originating from Iran and Turkey, each one-of-a-kind rug is hand-selected for its unique character and spirit. “I love a sense of age and appreciate a good patina on things,” Profera says. “I strive to evoke that in our textiles.”

Simon Pearce’s “Ludlow” Collection

Dating back to the 18th century, craftsmen relied on wooden molds for glass making, forging a relationship between the two natural materials. For Simon Pearce, who is known for their refined handmade glassware, this tradition has been kept. Newest to the offerings comes the “Ludlow” collection, a handsome accoutrement of whiskey glasses, decanters, and an ice bucket. Each artisanal piece features walnut accents to complement its hand-blown glass counterpart—a true balancing act.

Urban Electric Co.’s “Hull” Pendant

Inspired by the traditional nautical onion lantern and its proliferation throughout New England, Urban Electric Co., the Charleston, South Carolina-based lighting manufacturer, has given this maritime staple a modern update. Designed by creative director Michael Amato, the lustrous “Hull” pendant is available in clear, etched, or opal glass, and has nearly a dozen different finish options. And with its damp rating, it can be used in sheltered outdoor spaces.  

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