New & Notable is a cultural catchall that highlights interesting new products and projects from our brilliantly creative members of The List. With new releases, events, and goings-on, the below moments indicate the power they have to move the needle in so many realms, including architecture, design, fashion, and art.
What’s New This January, From Our List Members
A 'Drop' of World-Class Cognac from Louis XIII, Flavor Paper’s Collaboration with Duke Riley, Studio Plow’s new e-commerce platform, and more from our List members.
by Jenna Adrian-Diaz
January 30, 2023
Both a wearable accessory and an ode to art de vivre, Louis XIII’s The Drop puts 10mL of world-class cognac from France’s Grande Champagne region at the fingertips of a new generation of connoisseurs. Sold in a set of five, The Drop allows for spontaneity and celebration at a moment’s notice.
The multidisciplinary design studio collaborated with their covetable network of artists and artisans to launch their e-commerce retail concept, fittingly named Haus of Plow. The “collection of unnecessary necessities” includes otherworldly ceramics by Katelia Ceramics (pictured), wood tableware by Skagerak, and more.
During this past year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, the luxury design brand added six new furnishings to its Vladimir Kagan portfolio. Named the Forward Collection and available in Holly Hunt showrooms this spring, the series includes upholstered sofas, a barstool, counter stool, a wooden bench and a coffee table, marking the first entirely new collection since Kagan died in 2016. One piece we can’t stop thinking about: the whiplash curvature of the sculpted wood loveseat above.
Starting now through the end of the winter, the handmade rug purveyor will release a weekly drop of one-of-a-kind vintage Moroccan rugs hand-selected by founder Kristina Williamson. Fans of the brand can keep their eye out for vintage Azilal, Beni Mguild, Beni Ourain, Boujaad, Marmoucha, Taznakht, and Zemmour rugs, among others.
First Sommsation revolutionized the wine tasting experience by championing independent wineries and connecting members with sommeliers. Now, the platform’s newly launched wine marketplace brings that ease to the purchasing process, allowing clients to discover independent vineyards and purchase bottles from previous guided tastings.
Hush has a distinguished track record of creating high-fidelity experiences for discerning clientele. The Brooklyn design firm’s latest, a collaboration with award-winning architecture practice Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, is an interactive brand storytelling hub for secure authentication and authorization provider Okta in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. An interactive experience-based design ethos and amenities like a 100-person event lounge, and a briefing center are visible from street level and allow the company to cultivate recognition among audiences new and familiar.
For its latest artist collaboration, wall coverings purveyor Flavor Paper teamed up with Duke Riley and the Brooklyn Museum to produce the Wall Bait collection. Its depiction of fishing lures made from coastal debris nods to the artist’s current exhibition “Death to the Living, Long Live Trash” and the attention it raises around global marine devastation.