Once reserved for hunting lodges in the Adirondacks or the occasional Colorado ski-resort taproom, antlers are now easy to find in even the most cosmopolitan locales. Paris-based fashion designer Rick Owens uses them in his new furniture line, and Williams-Sonoma Home has crafted them into decorative platters for its holiday tabletop collection. It makes sense that Ralph Lauren would also take to these rustic accessories, fashioning them into candelabra for his eponymous home collection (Channing Stag five-light candelabrum in brass, $1,995).
Named after a river in southwestern France near Alain Ducasse's birthplace, the chef's new New York City restaurant, Adour, will finally open in January in the St. Regis Hotel. The space, designed by David Rockwell, will feature an interactive bar where guests can access information about each wine featured on the wine list through tasting notes projected onto the bar's surface.
Take a whiff of the hottest trend in fragrances: apothecary-style storefronts where scents are home-brewed. Le Labo in New York City's Nolita sells pure essences like Santal 26 ($125). Even more obscure is Englishman Richard Howard's Arcania Apothecary, where bespoke scents (starting at $500) can be made from Indian cardamom and Indonesian sandalwood.