With a career that spanned 50+ years, Ward Bennett’s eye for elegance and minimal style was (and remains) undeniable. Known as a designer and artist who helped define an era, Bennett worked with clients including Sasaki, Japan, Chase, David Rockefeller, Tiffany & Co, and more—creating everything from furniture to flatware, jewelry to textiles. This lovely hardcover book explores his work across 280 pages and 300 illustrations—some of which have never been published.
This white kettle from Tokyo-based designer Makoto Koizumi’s “Kaico” series is subtle and stylish. Made from enamel-coated steel, it features a beechwood handle and maple knob, altogether creating an attractive but warm contrast. This lovely piece holds 49 fluid ounces. The “Kaico” series also boasts a butter warmer, saucepan and more.
If the new year has gotten off on the wrong foot and you’re already feeling overwhelmed, aromatherapy can make a difference in transforming your headspace. Vitruvi’s pre-blended essential oil bottles are slightly easier than mixing a bunch of separate ingredients yourself, and each blend has its own inspired mood or place. The Quiet blend (ylang ylang, geranium, amyris, clary sage) is great for recharging your mental batteries.
Made from 100% viscose, this Lanvin button-down looks—at first—like a corny Hawaiin shirt, but gaze a little longer and you’ll see it’s a Jurassic-themed delight. Covered in prehistoric creatures, the shirt features a patch pocket and split seams—adding a little sophistication to the playful design.
With an 18-ounce capacity, Harold Import Company’s Penguin Shaped Cocktail Shaker makes for a whimsical, arguably elegant way to mix a drink. Drinks aren’t supposed to be boring, so bar tools shouldn’t either and this stainless steel shaker does everything one needs it to and more.
Evoking the untouchable desert plant, Cartier’s Cactus de Cartier ring uses emeralds and carnelians to build an imaginative design. The 18K gold piece gets a brilliant-cut diamond punctuation point on top. It’s a work of pure imagination from the luxury house and it doesn’t look the same from any two vantage points.
With around 30 hours of burn time, this candle from Maison Margiela is floral-forward, warm and alluring. With notes of patchouli, iris, orange, pear and white musk, the scent has been crafted to evoke a lazy Sunday morning. This candle will fill a room with a soft, clean fragrance as it burns.