Maison des Perles

Japanese needlework artist Môko Kobayashi renders haute couture embroidery playfully accessible

While haute couture has, in recent years, moved toward displaying the textural qualities of embellishment through abstraction, Maison des Perles brooches, pins and necklaces are largely representational. Founding artist Môko Kobayashi uses classical haute couture embroidery techniques to create playful accessories that shimmer and enchant. Kobayashi approaches her subjects with a penetrating attention to detail. Each bead is reminiscent of a pixel; every one critical …

Painted Bowling Set

Kids will be endlessly entertained by this beautiful painted bowling set from Landscape Products, which works as well in the yard as it does in the living room. Crafted from unfinished elm with pops of paint on each pin, this gorgeous set comes with a softly jingling rattan ball, and it stores in a handy burlap bag for a pared down take on a timeless …