Love’s Baby Soft Was Just the Beginning

Image Time in a bottle: Young girls examine some scents.CreditWestend 61/Getty Images First came mini-me designer clothing and handbags. Then the wee fancy jewelry (Van Cleef Sweet Alhambra, anyone?). Now you can buy a bottle of high-end perfume marketed especially to little girls, and maybe to some nonconforming boys (remember Jenna Lyons painting her son’s…

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Front Burner: Never Butter a Muffin Tin Again

Oh, the baking! For parties, it’s often best to make small bites to serve as hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Silpat, the French company that produces nonstick baking mats and molds, has just introduced a collection for baking diminutive muffins, loaves, madeleines and Bundts, along with regular-size muffins. They’re made from food-grade silicone mesh (no greasing…

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Of a Kind: An Oyster Plate Collection That Started With Martin Scorsese

Robin Standefer, who (with husband Stephen Alesch) founded the Manhattan interior design company Roman and Williams (their projects include New York City’s High Line Hotel and Upland restaurant), first encountered Victorian oyster plates as a 29-year-old consultant on Martin Scorsese’s 1993 film “The Age of Innocence.” Her job was locating Gilded Age table settings, and…

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