Scot Meacham Wood Launches Vintage Barware Collection

Scot Meacham Wood Launches Vintage Barware Collection

Colleague and pal Scot Meecham Wood continues to expand his tartan-trimmed empire with a new website for his design services as well as a growing variety of wares in his home collection. These wares include a wide selection of vintage…

The Three-Button, Bow-Tied Armoire Bar

The Three-Button, Bow-Tied Armoire Bar

Last week I attended the Architectural Digest home and design show here in New York. It was a bit disappointing, so I’m just going to run one photo of this rather clever creation by a couple of young furniture makers…

Boutet De Monvel Auction At Sotheby's

Boutet De Monvel Auction At Sotheby’s

Ah, April in Paris. That’s where you’ll want to be in a couple of months when Sotheby’s auctions off a major collection of the works of the elegant Boutet de Monvel. The collection was preserved by his descendants in his…

Make Your Home Smell Like Tartan

Make Your Home Smell Like Tartan

Scot Meacham Wood’s burgeoning empire now includes a perfectly scented candle for the holidays. $45 for 60 hours of burn time and a refined, outdoorsy scent.    

Element Of Style: Ancesserie's Bow Tie Stationery

Element Of Style: Ancesserie’s Bow Tie Stationery

Recently I received a note of introduction by a company called Ancesserie. That the note came electronically shoudn’t be seen as a self-contradiction. Ancesserie, you see, makes stationery on 19th-century letterpresses. Based in South Carolina, the company’s founding is pretty…

Seersucker For The Home

Seersucker For The Home

Today is National Seersucker Day, and here are some items for the home (preferably your second, and located near a body of water). Above, whale throw pillow, $60. Below, hammock by Houzz, $195: Shower curtain at JC Penney, $25:  …

Gentleman's Accessories Auction At Paddle8

Gentleman’s Accessories Auction At Paddle8

If you’ve got a few thousand dollars of discretionary income lying about with nothing to burn it on, check out the gentleman’s accessories collection at the auction site Paddle8. There’s a 1928 “smoking compendium” (above). And a servant to hold…

The $3 Million Road-Going Yacht

The $3 Million Road-Going Yacht

  This week Billionaire.com reported on the best luxury mobile homes, including the Marchi Mobile Elemment Palazzo, which will set you back a cool $3 million. Well worth it, though, to arrive in style on your road trip to Miami.

Linley's Gentleman's Chair

Linley’s Gentleman’s Chair

This month the David Linley brand sent out an email plugging its “gentleman’s chair.” Depending on your definition of the word, you may find the furniture less than gentlemanly. The model pictured here, however, can certainly convey the impression of…

Gilt's Bachelor Pad Essentials

Gilt’s Bachelor Pad Essentials

Yesterday Gilt Groupe sent out an email promoting its “bachelor pad essentials.” The collection includes dozens of items all in the same midcentury vein, and are on sale through tomorrow. Here are a few items that caught my eye.  

Collecting Vintage Menswear Posters

Collecting Vintage Menswear Posters

Yesterday I was going through some of my old writings (thinking how they might make for an amusing volume of bedside reading), when I stumbled across an article, completely forgotten, that I did for The Rake a few years ago….

The Mantiques Of Nicholas Brawer

The Mantiques Of Nicholas Brawer

On East 72nd Street in New York, right next door to Ralph Lauren’s Rhinelander flagship emporium, rests the shop of Nicholas Brawer. Brawer offers an extremely refined selection of antiques geared towards men, especially those with sporting and military interests….