Pettegolezzi

Music lovers.

Remember when someone professed affection for another with a custom mixed tape? Creating one took effort and dedication, to carefully play the cassette while simultaneously recording on another.

The Haas Brothers' "Beast" collection.

At 29, Los Angeles–based Nikolai and Simon Haas (fraternal twins) have made their shared name by doing custom creative construction. Their “Beast” series is on display at Design Miami until June 22, 2014.

The new Salvatore Ferragamo handbag.

The round-toe, low-heeled pump with grosgrain ribbon and a gold buckle stamped with “Salvatore Ferragamo” has long been a badge of country-club chic. The Vara, as Fiamma Ferragamo (Salvatore’s late daughter) called the model she designed in the late 1970s, remains a wardrobe staple.

French connection.

The Conran Shop, one of London’s preferred concept design boutiques, looks no farther than across the English Channel to inspire its latest in-store collection, “A Season in France.”

Turn style.

SUMMER CYCLES: San Francisco’s Mosi Bicycles rode onto the scene in 2011, introducing updated classic European models as an extension of personal style. The brand is concerned with looking good from handlebar to pedal as much as getting from A to B.

Aleksandra Pollner's porcelain fortune cookies.

Wedge, roll, cut, shape, repeat. That’s the mantra of Seattle-based artist-designer Aleksandra Pollner when she’s forming porcelain fortune cookies before they are kiln-fired.

Classy catch.

Reimagining everyday objects is something that Hermès does all too well—especially with their leather goods, which are unsurpassed in craftsmanship.

Little black book.

Moleskine notebooks have long been a staple for artists and authors past and present; Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh were all devoted fans. Now, oenophiles have their own version: the Wine Passion Moleskine, specially tailored for wine lovers.

Scent of love.

This year, two decades after the classic Trésor fragrance debuted, Lancôme is launching Trésor In Love, a reworking of the original formula.