Friday Favorites 06/14/2013

Kaitlin Madden, Managing and Online Editor

I’ve been obsessed with Dedon’s outdoor furniture collection since the moment I first cracked open their look book. Aside from the fact that the imagery in the catalog rivals a top-notch editorial spread–the theme of their latest version is Tour Du Monde; the company staged the furniture in far-off locations from Kenya to Canada to the Phillipines–the furniture is so inspired that it actually managed to stand out among the scenery. Blame it on my inner child, but the pieces that most caught my eye were the ones that just scream “COOL!” Think teepee-like loungers, Pepto-pink (and Pepto-shaped) swings, and roofed daybeds that could turn any old backyard into the Fontainebleau Hotel. If you’ve got room to fill in your yard, the catalog (which can be ordered online) deserves a look, or head to Showroom in Boston, the exclusive Dedon dealer in the area.

Photos courtesy of Dedon

 

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor

I had my first visit to Cherie Greene Interiors in Westport, Connecticut, this week and fell in love with these porcelain pieces she’s importing from a young arts group called Spin Ceramics in Shanghai. Perfectly white and smooth, I first thought they’d be a great addition to any photo shoot, but now I’m eyeing the pair for bookshelves in my own home. Cherie’s new shop on Post Road right in the heart of town also carries Holland & Sherry and Schumacher fabrics among others as well as furnishings and accessories.

Photo by Stacy Kunstel

Maria LaPiana, Contributing Writer

The rain had stopped, but the grass was still a little wet as my friend Laura and I hopscotched around mud puddles on the second day of the Harwinton (CT) Antiques and Design Show last weekend. The breeze was glorious, but the crowd was sparse, so bargains were plentiful. Friendly dealers with time on their hands were all over our questions, delighted to share the back-stories of this find or that. All in all, it was a perfect browsing day. We especially enjoyed the wonderful works of art offered for sale by Nancy Steinbock Vintage Posters (who is based out of Chestnut Hill, MA), and lingered at her booth for a long time. Every stunning poster Steinbock sells is authentic and in pristine condition (which is why we were told she was set up inside one of the pavilions and not outdoors). From travel and fashion to food, drink, sports, children, circus, fairs and transportation (to name a few themes), her big, bold and colorful wares are worth a look, if not (albeit pricey) buy. Steinbock will be showing again in Harwinton on August 31-Sept. 1, but meanwhile, you can visit her website where you’ll see her current inventory, which includes the following (and oh, so much more).

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