ESSENTIALS

The Surface Essentials

Our must-haves for the week: gold slippers, the ultimate sofa-bed, and more.

Photo courtesy Martiniano.
MARTINIANO GLOVE SHOES, IN GOLD

From $415; select retailers

“I wear these almost every day. Since I’m running on my second pair of black ones, I recently decided to go for the gold. They break up my wardrobe’s black, navy, and white palette nicely, and transition well from day to night.” —Renata Mosci, News Editor

Photo courtesy Braun.
BRAUN CLASSIC TRAVEL ALARM CLOCK

$35; braun-clocks.com

“I keep this tiny clock in my bathroom at home, but wish I had one in every room. It’s discreet and functional, plus it’s one less screen I have to look at it.” —Simonetta Nieto, Designer

Photo courtesy B&B Italia.
B&B ITALIA SAKÉ SOFA-BED

$7,482; bebitalia.com

“I’ve struggled to find a daybed or futon I actually want—or one that’s even well-designed. At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, I came across this new piece by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia. It will make a perfect addition to my apartment’s guest room-slash-office.” —Spencer Bailey, Editor-in-Chief

Photo courtesy White Elephant.
WHITE ELEPHANT, NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS

From $280/night; whiteelephanthotel.com

“I’m a sucker for the classics. The White Elephant is to Nantucket as the Hassler is to Rome: old-school luxury from people who helped define the term. I can think of no better place to spend a week during the summer months.” —Charles Curkin, Director, Surface Studios

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