New Classic compiles a warehouse worth of retail and wholesale cookware, knives, and tableware as well as home furnishings from cabinets to chandeliers. Its expansive showroom abounds with houseware from Versace, Armani, and Swarovski to enable keeping up with the Joneses and their gold-leaf washing machine. The shop's overseas agents and buyers in Europe and Asia scout the globe to maintain a unique selection of housewares and gifts.
To reach the heights of advanced cookery, one needs the right cutlery. Cook Room makes sure chefs, no matter if they operate out of the home or a professional kitchen, work with the best tools to ply their trade. They carry pots and pans of every variety, featuring some forged from stainless steel, some coated in non-stick Teflon, and some built to withstand the intense heat of an oven. They round out their selection of cooking gear with flatware—such as the 78-piece Carl Weill set—and knife sets that feature blades ideal for paring fruit, deboning ducks, or slicing effortlessly through air molecules.
A lot of people suffer from down allergies. But even those people could likely sleep on bedding from Canadian Down & Feather Company, whose designs use fill that's been cleaned with an antimicrobial process that makes them hypoallergenic. And depending on the product, there are plenty of other advanced design elements, including box construction to ensure even down distribution, baffle "walls" that boost fluffiness, and up to 400 thread count to keep down and the secrets you've whispered into them from escaping. These extra touches aren't surprising, considering the company is led by a team with more than a century of experience with down and feather products. And those who are still hesitant to try down could opt for duvets and pillows filled with gel microfiber.
The image experts at Rapid Photo help their customers capture new photos, update old media to modern formats, and transform images into custom creations. Teams of on-staff photographers snap shots at special events, and video and photo digitization helps keep memories accessible until a future when they can upload directly into dreams. In addition to the staff's many talents, which also include passport photo photography, the shop's specialty services can transport cherished moments to mugs and T-shirts for greater visibility.
Stacaro whips unembellished homes into elegant, refined shape with a vast array of European furniture, decor, and accessories, all of which exude an air of Old World charm. Flighty novels stay put in their upright and locked position with a set of nickel bookends ($79), and the glow of an antique lantern ($75) drives away darkness and makes people feel like old-timey prospectors. The chic hands of a brasserie clock ($45) circumnavigate the numbered expanse with continental aplomb, and a Tonga chair ($199) serves as a restful perch for bodies weary of standing. A Logix mirror ($299) outfits onlookers with a pellucid plane upon which to primp, preen, and practice positive affirmations before fighting a bear.