Humans have always been jealous of birds, mainly due to their ability to fly, stand on telephone wires, and decorate their homes entirely with discarded bits of twine. Attempt to out-do avian decorators with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of home goods, textiles, and accessories at Interiors in Balance.
Interiors in Balance outfits domiciles with an array of lavish home goods, textiles, and accessories forged by artisans from countries all over the globe including Italy, Denmark, India, and Thailand. A Pañpuri botany ambiance candle ($60) bathes surrounds in flickering light and fragrant aromas, setting the mood for a relaxing evening or fragrant shadow-puppet show. With roots in 13th–18th century Thai royal courts, a piece of handmade, hand-painted Benjarong porcelain ($100) sports densely decorated and intricately detailed planes dappled with traditional Thai motifs including flora and fauna. Shoppers can also preserve the modesty of bare pillows with Jim Thompson cushion covers ($75 each), or protect shoulders from the cold legs of hitchhiking piggybackers with a plain cashmere shawl ($100).