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Bite Studios

The London- and Stockholm-based brand Bite Studios (which stands for “by independent thinkers for environmental progress”) specializes in modern classics, produced sustainably with longevity in mind. Wool blazers, silk blouses, and smart outerwear are nice complements to the house’s organic cotton and cashmere tees, which have made it a bit of a thing. (Try the Signature, a short-sleeved, slightly boxy style, and see what we mean.) This time of year, we are tempted to snuggle up in pants and sweaters, but occasionally the right kind of dress is in order, and Bite’s long-sleeved maxi is just the ticket. Made of ribbed, machine-washable viscose, it slips on easily, and the body-con top acts as a thermal layer to ensure warmth in even the coldest of climates (Sweden, for example). Feel free to layer on a cardigan and some shearling-lined boots and hit the elements in style. ($423, —Ashley Baker


Sophie Buhai

Since debuting her namesake jewelry line, eight years ago, Sophie Buhai has gradually begun to introduce striking curios (think: tasseled key chains, modernist spoons) to her meticulously conceived collection of sterling-silver and gold-vermeil hoop earrings, bangle bracelets, and pendant necklaces. One such object is Resort 2023’s coquille-shaped hand mirror, which was inspired by Buhai’s grandmother, who always kept a compact within reach to reapply her lipstick at the end of a meal. Hand-carved in Los Angeles from onyx stone, Buhai’s sculptural take (complete with shell-like ridges) offers, as the designer notes, “a subtle touch of elegance”—whether it’s accenting a tabletop at home or pulled out of an evening bag post-martinis and steak at Musso & Frank. ($2,800; —Zoe Ruffner



Opened in 2010 in a charming former mansion, Rosetta is best, and rightfully, known as one of Mexico City’s top restaurants. However, the deliciousness of the cabbage-and-pistachio tacos or the steak tartare al pastor should not overshadow the beautiful ceramics on which they are served. In a small room attached to the restaurant, Rosetta has started selling the handmade housewares they use. You cannot actually enter the shop. Instead, you look inside from the street through a massive open window. Rosetta has eschewed an online outpost, but they will ship your mugs and bowls around the world if you stop by in person. ( —Jensen Davis


By Pariah

Disillusioned by fast fashion, London-based designer Sophie Howard knew she wanted to do things differently with her own brand. While working in the publicity department at Armani, Howard took a silversmithing course. Then, in 2016, she launched By Pariah, a semi-fine-jewelry brand that uses only raw, untouched materials and recycled metals. (A.K.A. a bounty of hand-carved stone, solid gold, and gold vermeil.) Her pieces are modern, reasonably priced, and wearable—take the whimsical Essential Gem Stacking Ring, which is carved out of a single piece of moss-green agate and has a 14-karat-gold band running through its center. And while her work is undeniably contemporary, it feels more timeless than trend-driven—able to be passed down to future generations. ($389, —Bridget Arsenault


Thomas Keller x Joya

Visiting the French Laundry, chef Thomas Keller’s flagship restaurant in Yountville, California, is not an everyday affair. But now aficionados can experience a regular whiff of the renowned restaurant, thanks to Keller’s new collection of candles. Created in collaboration with Joya, Frederick Bouchardy’s Brooklyn-based fragrance house, the French Laundry candle includes notes of bay leaf, caviar, and tuberose, nodding both to Keller’s menu and the natural world of Napa Valley. For those who favor other Keller productions, five restaurants in his stable—Per Se, Bouchon, Ad Hoc, the Surf Club, and La Calenda—have been given the same treatment. It’s a clever gift, especially if the idea is to remind a special someone of a meal shared at one of these far-flung tables. ($60, —Ashley Baker


The Artist’s Studio: A Cultural History

Francisco Goya and Pablo Picasso both painted at night. Diego Velázquez used mirrors to let his subjects monitor works in progress. Leonardo da Vinci worked painstakingly slowly. And Francis Bacon, well, saying he was messy is putting it gently. “I feel at home in this chaos because the chaos suggests images to me,” he once explained. Art critic James Hall creates a visual record of the most significant artists through their workspaces in The Artist’s Studio: A Cultural History. See inside the rooms that gave us everything from Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting to Monet’s Water Lilies. ($39.95, —Clara Molot

Issue No. 183
January 14, 2023
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Issue No. 183
January 14, 2023