Iris van Herpen Designs for Nature

ImageFriezes created by the Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen wrap the newly renovated Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands.CreditDmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times LEIDEN, the Netherlands — The imposing red stone edifice rises from an otherwise empty area in this old Dutch city like a mesa in the American West, bound —…

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Andrew Tarlow Opens a Wine Shop

Andrew Tarlow, the Brooklyn restaurateur, should think about making or selling cheese to go with his bread company, She Wolf, and his newly opened Williamsburg wine shop, Stranger Wines. As with most small niche wine shops these days, the terms “natural” and “organic” are front and center, along with orange wines from many countries. “We…

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Own the Dishes From Masa’s Table

Favor, a company that specializes in items for home and apparel, carries pieces that were selected for the restaurants owned by the chef Masayoshi Takayama, and now several of those items are available to the public through Favor’s sibling brand, Industry West. Handsome yet utilitarian, some dishes are glazed white, others are in matte-finish black…

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Autumn Chocolates From Maine

Kate McAleer, a chocolate maker, opened Maine’s first bean-to-bar chocolate company two years ago in a former ice factory in Rockland; she is now selling her often seasonal confections online. The fall collection features bonbons with fillings like Maine maple-vanilla, pecan pie truffle, cranberry-orange, Maine blueberry jam and Maine apple cider caramel, all made with…

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