Wood that Works
From rich woods like maple, walnut and oak, Fort Worth woodworker Andrew Bradfield creates art that enriches, interacts and enhances living spaces. Bradfield is a self-taught sculptor and furniture-maker. He often works with native woods like live oak and pecan, and he creates each piece, from benches and bowls to cutting boards and cabinetry, in his Fort Worth studio. Bowls and vessels range from $145 to $210, cutting boards are $130, centerpiece-sized bowls are $190-$210 and the keepsake box pictured is $200. Bradfield Designs, https://bradfield-designs.com. Find a wide selection of Bradfield’s pieces at The Side Shop.
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Entrepreneur Sterling McDavid may be from Fort Worth, but her perspective spans the globe. In 2015, the former financial analyst founded the Starling Project to provide solar energy to under-resourced countries. The project has raised more than $100,000 so far, which has funded solar panels for communities in Chad. The Starling Project candle line includes four sophisticated scents, including blends of juniper and saffron and orange flower with amber. Candles are made in Brooklyn, N.Y., from hand-poured soy and American-made glass vessels and cotton wicks, and they are designed to provide up to 60 hours of illumination. $55 each, www.starlingproject.org.
Cups with Class
Espresso aficionados will delight in the new installment of the illy Art Collection, which invites renowned artists to collaborate with the Italian coffee company on exclusive covet-worthy cup designs. This year, illy has partnered with Pucci to highlight the Florentine fashion house’s “Cities of the World” designs. The charming renderings were all inspired by hand-drawn scarf prints and include London, Rome, Milan, New York, Paris and Pucci’s hometown of Florence, which is illustrated by a 1957 design by the house’s founder, the Marquis Emilio Pucci. Cup sets come in three sizes: espresso ($55 for two, $150 for six), cappuccino ($55 for two, $175 for six) and mug ($55 for two), www.illyusa.com.
Fit to a T
Add a splash of seasonal color to any room while helping the environment with the nature-inspired Eco Fir Tree reversible throw. This generously sized throw is designed and made in the USA. It incorporates recycled polyester yarn and also cotton yarn that’s completely recycled from its previous use: in T-shirts. Turning old Ts into soft, durable yarn saves space in landfills, and it’s done without adding chemicals or dyes. $175, www.in2green.com.
Candlesticks for a Cause
Artisans in Guadalajara, Mexico, worked with rare Mexican marble to create these simple yet elegant brass-accented candlesticks. They’re part of a collection of fair trade home goods and furnishings sold by The Citizenry, a Dallas-based business founded by Carly Nance and Rachel Bentley that supports indigenous crafts and reinvests 10 percent of all its proceeds into its partner artisan communities. $195, www.the-citizenry.com.
Each custom “Windows of the White House” mirror is a historically accurate home accent that truly represents a perfect union. Based on the exterior windows of the president’s home, each mirror incorporates expertise from across the country, including an architect in Washington, D.C., who drafted the replica drawings and Chicago-based craftspeople who created the plaster castings. The moldings and mirror components are made here in Fort Worth by the craftspeople at Hull Historical. $1,500, www.hullhistorical.com.
Innovative ceramicist Waylande Gregory was renowned for his monumental art deco sculptures and his glazing techniques, many of which involved processes he invented. Gregory also created ceramic pieces and table settings for Tiffany & Co., Neiman Marcus and other luxury retailers. Although he died in 1971, his great-grand nephew has kept his name alive with Waylande Gregory Studios. Each modern ceramic piece is handmade by Peruvian artisans using matte glazes and 22-karat gold. The bowl is $270, the box is $240, Wright at Home.
Storytelling through embroidery is the theme of every Coral & Tusk design, from tea towels and tablecloths to stockings, ornaments and pillows. From her studio in Brooklyn, textile designer Stephanie Housley creates her charming designs first as pencil drawings, then uses a computer to direct a machine embroidery process, which is then meticulously hand-finished. Tea towels are $42 each, P.S. The Letter.
Fort Worth-based Amy Young is an abstract impressionist painter who explores such themes as the passage of time, impermanence and weathering through her work. The self-taught artist is inspired by graffiti and has a clear mastery of color, blending and texture. Her canvases come in a variety of sizes, and most are rimmed with wide wooden frames to allow them to either hang on a wall or stand on a table or a shelf. Works shown are “White Series I,” $700, and “Riptide,” $500, House Essential.
Rooms to View
Step inside some of the world’s most amazing hotel rooms without leaving your living room with the new Assouline coffee table tome, Room With a View. The photo-filled book is available on its own or as part of a spectacular limited-edition boxed gift set that includes a pair of Leica Ultravid Colorline binoculars. The book alone is $50, the gift set is $950; both available by special order through Prim & Proper Gifts.
Where to Shop
4696 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Prim & Proper Gifts
3550 W. Seventh St.
P.S. The Letter
5136 Camp Bowie Blvd.
The Side Shop
4119 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 131
Wright at Home
4818 Camp Bowie Blvd.