Silk Lantern

From Wing on Wo & Co—the oldest continuously operating store in NYC’s Chinatown and the last one to specialize in Chinese porcelain—comes a series of luscious silk lanterns. Ranging from intricately and decadently detailed with pom poms, to block colors including pastel lime, orange and more, these lanterns enliven any room. Prices range from $25 to $50.

Ancient Celtic Turnip Carvings Paved the Way for Jack-O’-Lanterns

Samhain (which means “summer’s end” in Gaelic) is the ancient pagan festival that ushered in the beginning of winter and the Celtic new year. It also evolved into All Hallow’s Eve, and then Halloween. Centuries ago, it was believed that the veil between life and death was at its thinnest during the transition from October to November, allowing visits from spirits. To ward off unwelcome …

Ghost Candle Holder

Copenhagen’s Studio Arhoj are masters at combining minimal design with cute characters to create homewares you actually want on display. Spooky but sweet, their ghost candle-holders are hand-cast and glazed in transparent porcelain and add warm light to any room. (Note, they aren’t safe for kids because the porcelain gets super-hot if you leave a candle burning inside.) Price is in Euros.