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June 2017 - Houston

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A love of blue and white was instilled in Aerin Lauder by her stylish grandmother Estée Lauder, who was a great collector of delft plates. Also inherited, Estée's knack for effortless entertaining — don't underestimate the element of surprise, says Aerin, such as putting Swedish fish in a beautiful. Lauder's new collaboration with Williams Sonoma, via her home brand Aerin, celebrates her decorating and entertaining heritage, guided by the aesthetic of her Palm Beach home. A dinnerware collection includes a riff on those delft plates, designed to mix with pretty white scalloped- edge plates and blue water goblets and blue-speckled highball glasses. Design offerings include chinoiserie and coastal-inspired pillows, bedding, hand-painted cachepots, chandeliers and table lamps. $10 to $3,780, at Williams Sonoma, williams-sonoma. com. Anne Lee Phillips Aerin's Sea Blue dinnerware Aerin Lauder and her new tabletop collection for Williams Sonoma 58 Why Don't You Put SWEDISH FISH in a Beautiful BOWL Stay SHARP KATE ZIMMERMAN Frazada textiles at Sarah Sharp Sarah Sharp clutch, handmade in Houston from Peruvian textiles P eruvian fair-trade textiles hand-woven using ancient Quechuan techniques, find new life as home accessories in a new collection from native Houstonian Sarah Sharp Leatherwood, granddaughter of decorator Sarah Sharp Farish. As a former corps member of Teach for America, Leatherwood (who has degrees in textiles and apparel design and elementary education from University of Texas) was teaching English as a second language in Peru when she fell in love with the country and its goods. She frequently travels back (follow her on instagram @shopsarahsharp) to stock up on textiles and frazadas, which her in- house seamstresses transform into colorful and textural pillows, rugs, dog beds, and clutches. Custom orders are available. Giving back is important to Leatherwood, who donates a percentage of sales to one of three organizations: Project Corason, an afternoon community center in rural Cusco, Peru; Sight into Sound, a Houston nonprofit that enriches the lives of the hearing impaired; and Altivas Canvas Children's Project, a grassroots mission that helps underprivileged Peruvian children. Sarah Sharp, 3000 Weslayan, Suite 280, 713.393.7969, by appointment only, Inquiries and custom orders, orders@ Anne Lee Phillips O ne of the art shows of 2016 that stands out is "Sears," a surreal pop-up that took place one Sunday in December at the old Sears downtown. The characters were destined for collectors' radar, including a Houston- based trio: Core Fellow Kenneth Tam, conceptual realist painter Gao Hang, and photographer Christopher Olivier. The organizer, The Second Bedroom, and curator/owner/director Jeff Miles won us over months earlier when we met at his '60s-era Montrose townhouse-as-white cube. News of Miles decamping to L.A. Surreal at SEARS for a new law gig — he recently clerked for a Houston federal judge — let a little air out of our local scene. But he plans to stay connected to Houston: He'll curate an exhibition here in September — "air traffic control," in an hangar — and exhibit again at Texas Contemporary. He and his bride, Susan Sutton — former Menil curator and recent Ballroom Marfa director — are opening a gallery on the west side of L.A., Softspace. Rumor has it Marfa is also in the curatorial works around August. thesecondbedroom. gallery. Catherine D. Anspon The Second Bedroom crew at Sears downtown: Laramie Justice, Rajab Ali Sayed, Gao Hang, Traci Koenig The Second Bedroom's Jeff Miles JEFFREY CHEONG MAX BURKHALTER ART + DECORATION

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