shopping 05.5.03

Russel Wright

You can make the argument that there would be no Philippe Starck if there had been no Russel Wright. In the decades following his death, Mr. Wright's ideas of informal living, enhanced by his designs of appealing, everyday objects, seem more relevant than ever. And thanks to his daughter, Ann, and the Oneida company, there's good news on the Wright stuff.

The designer's Pinch flatware from the 1950s is back, in a slightly updated form, and there is now a Pinch line of glassware. Also due out are Wright Oceana giftware in cast aluminum as well as an aluminum version of the wooden line of serveware. Look for the flatware at Bed Bath & Beyond - a 20-piece set costs $49.99. You can also buy from Oneida's website,

You can make the argument, too, that there would be no Martha Stewart if there had been no Russel Wright. No surprise then that Ms. Stewart has written the foreword to the new compilation of Russel Wright's Menu Cookbook: A Guide to Easier Entertaining, by Ann Wright and Mindy Heiferling, due shortly. Out now is the reissue of the best-selling Mary and Russel Wright's Guide to Easier Living. Both are published by Gibbs Smith.

A sample sale of pillows, throws and accessories from Vizcaya Home is on now through Friday. Pillows and throws were $60-$600, now $40-$350. M, W, Th and F from 10-6, Tu from 10-7. 261 W. 36th [7th/8th] 2nd floor…Women's wear from Philippe Adec & Equipment at 50% off retail ($25-$300) in sizes 2-14 at 209 W. 38th [7th/8th] on May 8-10. Th and Fr 9-7, Sa 11-5, cash only…TSE cashmere is selling below wholesale ($50-$300) from May 7-10. We-Fr 10-7, Sa 10-6. 418 W. 15th [9th/10th]. Cash only…Designer handbags and men and women's sterling silver jewelry from Kieselstein-Cord is below wholesale from $80-$900. Dates are May 8-10, Th and Fr from 10-6:30, Sa 10-4. Cash only. 20 W. 57th [5th/6th] 6th floor.

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