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Just In: Jessica Biales Jewelry Collection Inspired by Matisse Cut-Outs

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Jessica Biales and it won’t be the last. (Check out Jessica Biales’ signet rings and slice rings, which have been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and the Wall Street Journal and were for a time sold at J.Crew). Jessica is a close friend of mine from college, where she was the most refined, urban girl I had ever met. So many years later and her style hasn’t waned.

Jessica’s latest collection is called “Scissors” and was inspired by the Matisse cut-outs in the exhibit at MoMA that ended earlier this month,  Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. You can see examples of Matisse’s cut-outs that influenced her new jewelry collection below. As for Matisse, here is a description paraphrased from the MoMA site about the advent of the cut-outs:

Starting in the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned to paper cut with scissors as his primary medium, which resulted in a new form of art that came to be called a cut-out. Matisse would cut painted sheets into forms of varying shapes and sizes—from the vegetal to the abstract—which he then arranged into lively compositions. 

The Jessica Biales Scissors Collection, inspired by Matisse cut-outs, includes bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces in sterling silver and 18-karat gold.

New York Jewelry Designer Jessica Biales Debuts Matisse Inspired Scissor Collection

Matisse Cut-Outs

Matisse Cut Outs at MoMA Matisse Cut Outs at MoMA

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Get the Look: 30 Modern Candlesticks

I don’t actually light candles all that often (though my boys think it’s fun to have a fancy dinner with candlelight at home), but I seem to always be admiring candlesticks. I should at least make more effort to light candles on Shabbat! No reason (I don’t think) that I couldn’t use some fun, modern candlesticks instead of the traditional silver ones. Here are 30 candlesticks that will inspire me (and you) to add ambience into winter evenings.





1 Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Elizabeth Wood-Trim Candle Holder 

2 Design by Conran Candlestick Holder

3 Pleated Candleholder

4 Totem Votive Set

5 Michael Graves Design Footed Candleholder

6 Valkand Candlestick

7 Areaware Reality by Harry Allen Candle Holder

8 Ladies & Gentlemen Homestead Candlesticks 

9 Jack Candleholder

10 Nappula Candlestick


12 Lightbulb Candleholder

13 Blomus Brushed Stainless Steel Candlestick 

14 Jonathan Adler Candle Holder, Squirrel Candlestick

15 Arteriors Home Ainsworth Candle Holder

16 Orrefors Totem Balance Candlestick

17 Kate Spade New York Jules Point Candlestick

18 Orrefors Aviang Oval Candlestick

19 Ilse Crawford Ilse Candleholder, $140 at The Future Perfect. 

20 Georg Jensen Koppel Candlesticks

21 Iittala Alla Candle Holder

22 Nate Berkus Industrial Inspired Metal Candle Holder 

23 RabLabs Agate Candle Holders

24 Gideon Dagan Adam + Eve Candle Holders

25 Marimekko Loistava Candleholder 

26 Y’A Pas Le Feu Au Lac Les Perles Candleholder

27 Areaware Distorition Candlestick by Paul Loebach

28 Skagerak Dania Candlestick

29 Menu Weight Here Candleholder

30 Ferm Living Wine Bottle Candleholder

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Covet: Magritte Sky Tray

Cloud Tray Magritte MOMA

Magritte Sky Tray
$34, MoMA Store

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Just In: MoMA’s Destination: Design NYC Collection

This spring’s Destination: Design series is MoMA’s eleventh. The Destination: NYC collection features 200 products by both established and up-and-coming designers based in New York City, and all are manufactured in the US. The collection launched in MoMA Design Stores in New York and Japan, and online last week. My picks below. You can also click back to last year’s roundup of items from Destination: Mexico.

MoMA New York Design Collection Home Decor

1 Salt + Pepper Shakers by Diane Ruengsorn, 2008

2 Strap Leather Bowl Basket by Alissia Melka-Teichroew, 2011

3 Quart Table Lamp by Rich Brilliant Willing, 2011

4 Gaia Crystal Cufflinks by Andy Lifschutz, 2012

5 Duo Bookshelf by Ana Linares, 2009

6 Transportation Push Toy by Eden Yaskil, 2011

7 Tilt Stool by Justin Gologorsky, 2012

8 Milking Stool by François Chambard, 2009

9 Bridges of NY Notecards by Karen van Every-Serimony, 2012

10 Rhodium Geometric Post Earring by Alexis Bittar, 2009

11 Gold Leather Bag by Emily Sugihara and Ellen van der Laan, 2011

12 Dorit Candle Holder by Jean Pelle and Oliver Pelle, 2008

13 Worksman Bicycle by Bruce Weinreb, 2013

14 Clawfoot Bowl by Kenjiro Yamakawa, 2011

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

I don’t actually celebrate Valentine’s Day, as it just seems silly to me, but I’m all for love and all for friendship and all for helping you shop for pretty tokens of appreciation. Here are 28 perfect presents to get and give this Valentine’s Day, from $16 to $3,000. (Don’t hesitate to buy for yourself!) xoxo


Valentine's Day Gifts Jewelry Heart Sweater

Valentine's Day Presents Love Ring Pink Red



1 Rose Gold Lips Necklace, $85 at Samantha Faye.

2 Raw Pink Tourmaline Earrings, $98 at Leif.

3 Polly Wales Large Ruby Band, $2,940 at Clay Pot.

4 Limited Edition iPhone Case, $33.60 at Tory Burch.

5 UrbanEars Plattan Headphones, $65 at ICA Store.

6 Giambattista Valli Dress, $1,860 at Moda Operandi.

7 Archer Earrings, $22 at Need Supply Co.

8 Color Fest Tea Towel by Mae Engelgeer, $25 at Leif.

9 Hera Heart with Gold Studs, € 55 at Denz Herz.

10 Y’A Pas Le Feu Au Lac PIK Vase, $95 at Horne.

11 L’Oiseau by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, $195 at ICA Store.

12 Y’a Pas Le Feu Au Lac Les Perles Candlestick, $75 at MoMA.

13 We’re Young at Heart Sweater, $42.99 at ModCloth.

14 This Love Print, $28 at Lekker.

15 Shanghai Vase by Pols Potten, €123,75 at Bijzondermooi.

16 Paloma Picasso Love Band Ring, $150 at Tiffany & Co.

17 Miu Miu Cat Eye Sunglasses, $390 at Net-a-Porter.

18 Heartbreaker Sweater, $79.99 at J.Crew.

19 Shaesby Noir Cocktail Moonstone Ring, $735 at Clay Pot.

20 Loop Leather Keychain, $16 at Leif.

21 Lanvin Suede/Snakeskin Ribbon-Lac Sneakers, $640 at Ssense.

22 Lonely Grape Cut Out Bra, $64 at Bonadrag.

23 Comme des Garçons Play Heart T-Shirt, $135 at Ssense.

24 Powder-Coated Brass Necklace, $70 by Iacoli & McAllister.

25 Bario Neal Reticulated Band w/Diamond, $524 at Bario Neal.

26 Iitala Small Vitriini Box, $79 at Didriks.

27 Paris Jumper, $68 at Miss Selfridge.

28 Red Dawn Bracelet by Holst + Lee, $145 at Holst + Lee.





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