A LITTLE BIT FRENCH: ASTIER DE VILLATTE IN NYC

by Marisa Marcantonio


Astier de Villatte patterned journals in sophisticated color combinations

Candles and heady incense hit the states at the John Derian booth at the Gift Show

John Derian has long imported the design world's favorite from overseas, Astier de Villatte. Carrying the Parisian line of whimsical white glazed terracotta tabletop in his lower east side curiosity shop has been a success -- the clamor for it just never seems to die down. Now, you can get the entire line of Astier wares from John, as he is representing the line straight from it's Parisian Rue Saint-Honore locale. Take a minute to look at their website, it is one of the kookiest and charming I've seen. MC Escher like graphic patterned notebooks, scented candles, and incense can transport you to the rainy foggy narrow streets of Paris in an instant.