The Best Bet
Swooping lines and organic curves—hallmarks of the Arts and Crafts design movement from the turn of the last century—are on the rise as spare modernity wanes. One current example: the opulent, often utilitarian sculptures of contemporary sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, which are unmistakably modern but recall Art Nouveau in all its sinuous glory. An exhibit of their work, including this “Banbiloba” bronze chair, opens November 16 at Paul Kasmin Gallery (511 W. 27th St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; 212-563-4474).
Early-twentieth-century Turkish Oya silk-needlework necklace with gemstones, by De Vera ($3,450 at De Vera, 1 Crosby St., at Howard St.; 212-625-0838).
One Piece Makes the Look
Freemans now has a store for its bespoke and ready-to-wear suits. A vest alone will create a turn-of-the-century effect, though (suits from $2,013; Freemans Sporting Club, 8 Rivington St., nr. Bowery; 212-673-3209).
What the Modern Muse Wears
A poet-sleeve pointelle dress ($595 at Catherine Malandrino, 468 Broome St., nr. Greene St.; 212-925-6765).
Prints of the Old School
Liberty of London’s cotton lawn fabrics by the yard are a rare find; Purl Patchwork has them for $35 a yard (147 Sullivan St., nr. Prince St.; 212-420-8798).
The Personality Piece
“Cerere” cornelian seashell cameo by Amedeo Scognamiglio ($2,500 at Renaissance Collection, 5 E. 57th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-765-8145).
Four complete interiors by Secessionist architect Josef Hoffmann are on view at the Neue Gallerie now through February 26. A book with these and other Hoffmann interiors is $60 at the gallery’s bookstore (1048 Fifth Ave., at 86th St.; 212-628-6200).
You need two members to sponsor your application for the National Arts Club, but then you can drink under a Tiffany-style skylight (from $650 a year, not including initiation fee; 15 Gramercy Park S., nr. Irving Pl.; 212-475-3424).
The Way to…
“Heatwave” radiator by Joris Laarman for Droog ($5,630 to order at Moss, 146 Greene St., nr. Houston St.; 212-204-7100).
The Tiffany-inspired cake will feed 30 ($250 from JollyBe Bakery; 718-965-1651; by appointment).
This J.M. Piers oval tray can be customized with any monogram, in a variety of colors ($550 as shown, at Pomegranate, 201 E. 74th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-288-4409).
Sip your brew from porcelain Danish landscape mugs by Louise Hindsgavl ($235 at Erie Basin, 388 Van Brunt St., nr. Coffey St., Red Hook, Brooklyn; 718-554-6147).
Red Golden Pheasant ($395 at Evolution, 120 Spring St., nr. Greene St.; 212-343-1114).