House & Home

Fire tables are red hot, creating a cozy ambiance with the flip of a switch

Fire pits are a natural addition to many backyard landscapes, but the fire table makes it easier than ever to enjoy the ambiance of firelight with the flip of a switch. Most fire tables sold locally are “chat height,” which is approximately 24 inches tall, for sitting comfortably around and staying awhile as the evening cools.

House & Home

Personalized lockers are all the rage in middle schools

Locker decorating has exploded from a homemade undertaking into a commercial industry during the past few years, where products like slam-resistant pink pencil cups, beaded lighting fixtures and “curtains” of sparkly plastic flowers are sold widely at discount and office supply stores, specialty stores and card shops.

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Asiatica owner Elizabeth Wilson offers unique textiles and more

Elizabeth Wilson’s Asiatica, a shop known for one-of-a-kind garments made from vintage kimonos and other unusual fabrics, also carries elegant housewares and unique gifts. Wilson is particularly proud of the shop’s role over the years as an incubator of new talent, as well as its unrivaled archive of antique kimono fabrics.

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