Waris Ahluwalia, jewelry designer
I like Olde Good Things for everything, but especially lampposts and doorknobs. 5 E. 16th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-989-8814.
Madeleine Mendonca will make you want to put curtains in every room. By appointment; firstname.lastname@example.org.
For my special bookbinding projects, Judith Ivory always comes through. She turns books into works of art. 25 E. 4th St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-677-1015.
Sara and Jim, the founders of Glass Past, have an incredible selection of antique Italian glass from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By appointment; glasspast.com.
Going to Mood Designer Fabrics is like falling down the rabbit hole. You’ll find every trim, button, and accessory you could possibly need—and many you don’t but can’t resist. 225 W. 37th St., nr. Seventh Ave., third fl.; 212-730-5003.
Jawed at Excel Framing has framed everything for me, from photographs to jewelry. 38 Third Ave., nr. 10th St.; 212-982-8080.
Jacques Carcanagues was one of the first dealers to bring Asian antiques to New York. He has everything you could possibly need to make your place more Zen. 21 Greene St., nr. Canal St.; 212-925-8110.