Flip, West Elm, Porthault and More

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Courtesy of West Elm

Pass the Egg Rolls
Get these vibrant plates when your favorite catalog, West Elm, opens in 3-D this month in Mockingbird Station. Flower-shaped dish in poinsettia glaze, $19 for a set of four, Toyko square plate, $24 for four, and square dinner plate, $32 for four, at West Elm.

Photography by Elizabeth Lavin

Turn, Turn , Turn

Flip is more than a new Bishop Arts home decor shop. It’s also owner Kevin Brailsford’s spirited retail philosophy. “I’m always intrigued by stores that change,” he says, “and home stores always seem too static—they don’t flip their goods like fashion.” Open since May, Flip’s merchandise will change seasonally along with the store’s look. Gone are the acid green vases and fresh white pillows from summer; in their places are etched floral urns and botanical-printed platters in moody autumn hues. “I call the look an overgrown, forgotten park in Paris,” Brailsford explains.  dinner plate, $32 for four, at West Elm.

Tiger Beat
A vintage 1960s Porthault pattern, “Tiger,” has resurfaced this fall in a becoming shade of brown. At D. Porthault.
Courtesy of D. Porthault

Courtesy of Collage 20th Century Classics

Bid on This

Snag this stunning 1945 Finn Juhl “NV-45” three-seater, manufactured by Niels Vodder, at the Dallas Modern Expo sale. For first dibs on this and other quality mid-century modern furniture and accessories, go to the preview night party on Oct. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. The expo and official sale, aka an excellent source for 20th century mod, continues on Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will have finds from top local and national vendors.

The Scoop

Mecox Gardens, Southampton’s bastion of WASPy East Coast home furnishings chic, opens a boutique on Cole Avenue in early October. Former floral stylist Tyler Sweatman is slated to be the new manager. (More to come in our next issue.) A phoenix emerging from the ashes of its December fire, The Copper Lamp has reopened with a cache of china, flatware, and crystal, plus a few new lines, including Jay Strongwater, Raynaud, and the botanical designs of Anna Weatherly. Viking Cooking School at the Milestone Culinary Arts Center has been under renovation and shrouded in mystery for almost a year. Newly reopened, the center has dropped its product line and now boasts a demonstration theater for chef lectures, an outdoor kitchen and patio, an in-house sommelier, and vintner dinners. A water tasting bar is on its way.

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