Chic choices


[1] Settle in with a hot drink and perhaps spark a conversation along the way with illy’s sustainArt 2 service. The special-edition collection renews illy’s commitment to supporting coffee-producing countries and emerging artists, showcasing the work of artists from coffee-growing regions including Colombia (Felipe Arturo), El Salvador (Ernesto Bautista), Ethiopia (Wanja Kimani) and Brazil (Marcelo Moscheta). Available as a set of four espresso ($155) or cappuccino ($175) cups and saucers.

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[2] Italian-based SMEG, noted for its 1950s retro-look appliances designed in collaboration with leading architects, satisfies the taste for both form and function. Integrating the latest technologies, the SMEG Blender ($249.95) whirrs away as you blend up drinks or crush ice, while the SMEG Stand Mixer ($459.99) encourages kitchen time creating everything from homemade cookie dough to fresh pasta.

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[3/4/5] Feeling the urge to spruce up your surroundings for the new year? Founded in 2000 by Constance Posse, the Los Angeles-based, American-made Posse Furniture — with a showroom in New York  — has plenty of options. Selections catching our eye include, opposite page, the Chesterfield Sofa in antique hand-rubbed leather ($10,200); the Hudson Valley Side Table in black crackled lacquer with Chinoiserie finish ($5,600), left; and the funky Atli Nordic Chair in camel velvet, above ($3,800).

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