Centuries of Silver
Sterling silver through the centuries—from a Dutch beaker made for a Van Rensselaer family member in 1598 to a Hanukkah lamp crafted in a Bronx workshop in 1999—are showcased in the New-York Historical Society’s new exhibition, “Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York.” The exhibition is divided into seven sections, including Converging Cultures in Colonial New York, Drinking in Style and Elegant Dining.
Furniture Finger Food
With consumers having to digest so many new products every year, designers Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira offer an alternative experience: the Sapore dei Mobili (furniture tasting) pan. The first collaboration between the two designers, the project was shown during last month’s Salone del Mobile. The pan allows one to bake, play with and then literally consume miniature furniture pieces. saporedeimobile.com/project.html
Southern Living magazine and Ballard Designs have partnered on a tabletop collection that will be available exclusively through Ballard Designs. The line of entertaining essentials consists of coordinating table linens, dinnerware, glassware and serving pieces, such as this marble cake stand. Products start at $15. ballarddesigns.com
New York Design Hunting Debuts
New York magazine is launching a stand-alone magazine on home design this month, to hit newsstands during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. New York Design Hunting will combine features, service journalism and comprehensive listings, and “deliver the gorgeous photography and smart writing that readers expect from New York,” the magazine promises.