The Best Bet
Judging by spring’s runways, bracelets are the new brooches: Designers are stacking them from elbow to wrist. That could be all the excuse you need to pony up for a vintage Art Deco design. After all, it’ll only appreciate. Last year, a 1927 Cartier diamond bracelet from Doris Duke’s estate sold at Christie’s for over $1.2 million. Upper East Side vintage-jewelry boutique Stephen Russell currently has twenty Art Deco bracelets, including this Cartier made of platinum, diamond, and carved-rock crystal ($150,000; 212-570-6900 or stephenrussell.com).
(1)This botanical print is one of a treasure trove of dead stock from the fifties, recently discovered in a warehouse in France and available through Desiron. Comes ready to hang (mounted on dowels) in a choice of nine patterns ($340; 212-353-2600).
(2) Styled for the halcyon days of Wimbledon, this James men’s tennis shoe by Coach is the anti-cool retro sneaker ($150; coach.com for store locations).
(3) DiDi’s vertically mounted wall hook system should fit the most cluttered apartment ($105 for two at Property; 917-237-0123 or propertyfurniture.com).
(4) Faux fruit’s rotten reputation is often deserved, but Penkridge Ceramics might change all that with incredibly realistic semi-porcelain pieces, like these horse chestnuts ($138 to $260; 888-266-1737).
(5) Russel Wright’s recently reissued spun aluminum vases deserve as much attention as his ceramics ($160 to $275 at the MoMA Design Store; 212-767-1050 or 646-613-1367; momastore.org).