Not a hard edge in sight
Feel free to lounge—in Danish comfort. Mid-century Scandinavian design can be harsh, but it also has a softer side. Curved lines. Creamy leather. So let these warm fabrics and neutral colors inspire a relaxed mood. Prop your feet up on a sweater-soft ottoman. Let the fire roar. And let your hand roam, from comfy blankets to come-hither rugs. For a kinder, cozier northern feel, keep the décor Danish.
Less is more—and the Scandinavians wrote the memo. The functional beauty of their furniture even extends to their wardrobe. Its understated colors and simple yet inventive cuts are versatile enough for any occasion. Just add a stroke of lipstick, and you’re ready for an evening out. That’s the beauty of simplicity—it’s the ultimate sophistication. Pare down your style with this uncluttered collection.
Something’s “nice” in the state of Denmark. The food. Free college education. A balanced life. But not everything up north is so warm and cozy. Danish Modern furniture and housewares, for example, tend to be firm and severe. Clean, sharp lines, brushed steel, bold geometric forms. So if your inviting home needs a bit of modern edge, check out this collection of Denmark’s finest.
Imagine driving through the Scandinavian countryside. Sub-arctic air. Snow-covered trees and land for miles. The city rises in the distance—a bustling metropolis, hemmed in by sharp lines and the northern cold. Clothing is cut in this spirit: Scandinavian fashion mirrors its environment—striking, clean-cut, innovative. Eye-catching but always functional. Like a blue suede boot—sturdy and charming in the same step. Be inspired by this collection of chill Scandinavian design.
Before you hit the slopes, hit the books. While there’s no substitute for muscle memory and adrenaline, this selection of antiquarian books and magazines devoted to the glory of alpine skiing should get you in the mood for heading off piste on a back diamond run, or at very least, a hot buttered rum in the chalet. Bombs away! And look out below…
Modesty may be a virtue, but you can’t always be understated. Sometimes you want to show off and shout—and jewelry can be your megaphone. Stand out, even shine, with designer Sarah Magid. Her jewelry is inspired by modern art patterns, New York’s grittier streets, and even her grandmother’s outlandish outfits. And like modern art, her pieces become more and more interesting the longer you look. So treat your eyes (and fingers, wrists or neck) to this bright and brassy collection of detailed designs.
Gemstones don’t just gleam and glimmer. They reflect moments of time—and have been used for far more than fashion for eons. Take the ancient Romans. Their soldiers regularly rubbed a red stone called hematite on their bodies before going into battle. And not out of vanity—they believed the mineral would make them invisible to their foes. These gems won’t grant you magical invisibility, but putting a little sparkle in your life might help you smile through the day’s little battles. Take a shine to this gem of a collection, and add some dazzle to your den.
Men in jewelry? Yes—with a big if. If it’s a sleek silver tie clip peeking out between the lapels of a suit. Or the glint of a cuff link. Or a smart wristwatch. These subtle accents are what make clothes just one part of a more complete, personal portrait. Remember, anyone can buy a nice suit, but a man of taste knows how to mix and match details. Write your own fashion statement with the subtle samples in this sterling collection.
The elegance of contrast. In a season often flooded with garish colors, few combinations rival the classic simplicity of black and white. The holiday tuxedo comes to mind: a crisp white shirt against deep ebony lapels. Now think beyond the closet, to the rest of your home—where bold contrast can enliven a dull room. To give your interiors a modern yet timeless boost, peruse the black and white home goods in this distinguished collection.