by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo courtesy of Crate and Barrel
Sometimes something is so perfect you just get excited about it's perfection. Form and function converge in a daily essential, taking something that can be mundane, and elevating it to a design statement. The Jax Glasses, a Crate and Barrel exclusive, are made by Kronos, the Polish glass company that makes the whisper thin glass tumblers that I have from Conran's (that are also Martha Stewart's favorite glasses she used to carry way back when in her catalog). There is something so clean and fresh about the Jax, with it's subtle outward curve and thin, thin walls. From lemonade to Gin and Tonics, this glass will go the distance in style. At $1.95 a glass, how can you resist?


by Marisa Marcantonio

Kids rooms can be even cuter with the launch of Jonathan Adler Junior and The New Traditionalists, a furniture company also doing nursery pieces. The new JA collection was launched at the Gift Show, and it is just adorable. Also in the mix is Oly with adult chairs on a tiny scale and Little Nest and their mod repro cuties.

Playing off classic 70'spillows and wall art come with stylized animals and fruits

Smoochy giraffes in needlepoint

A bookcase chock a block with pillows and animals

Pinks and blues in sophisticated accessories. Greek Key for the kids, sure!

JA Junior Chair in hot pink with a white frame.

JA Junior Sofa with bolster pillows in a soothing light blue would be a great spot to watch movies.

Oly just launched a charming assortment of miniature versions of their big people chairs. Adding a sophisticated element to a bedroom or playroom, the chairs are pretty and well designed. They will surely be passed down in years to come.The Petite Bird Armchair with carved birds perching on the frame.

The Petite Belle Lounge Chair with its old Hollywood feel.

The Petite Pierre Chair is a little club chair for a little man.

The Petite Hannah Chair with carved details adds French flair.

The Little Bert is a replica of the 1952 Child's Chair by Harry Bertoia from Little Nest.

The Yolk, a child sized version of the Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen from 1958.

Play Ball, the mini version of The Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio from 1963.

The Cygnet Chair is a small version of The Swan by Arne Jacobsen from 1958.

Madrid, the baby Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe from 1927.

Kartell's now iconic Louis Ghost gets mini with the Lou Lou from Conrans at ABC Carpet and Home.

The Savannah Changer from The New Traditionalists in rich colors with chic pulls can transition to young adulthood. Handmade with hand rubbed finishes, the line is made in New England.

The Savannah Crib with a touch of green and tapered leg looks sophisticated chic. High quality with nice finishes is their hallmark. And it looks good.

Their Regency Crib with a circle detail and curved lines brings big people furniture to the nursery.