custom timberland boots A DANDY DESK SET
Award winning local designer Mark Weisbeck has created a special collection for Sainberg and Co., a leading manufacturer of fine desk accessories.
In celebration of its centennial year, the company commissioned Weisbeck, whose sophisticated desk and office accessories are recognized internationally, to design the executive grouping.
The Centennial Collection blends leather and mahogany and includes a choice of four desk pads, letter trays, calendar, memo tray, a leather desktop clock, picture frame, bookends, wastepaper basket and more. The collection is the company’s top of the line offering.
Weisbeck, who won the prestigious Institute of Business Designers Product Design Award for desk accessories several years ago, continues to create custom desk sets and is working on his second commission for Estee Lauder. His desktop products also are featured in the Museum of Modern Art design catalog.
Liz Now, Wow! Fashion reporters who visited the Liz Claiborne Accessories showroom in New York earlier this month got a peek at what’s new for fall.
Moccasin leather handbags, oversized shawls, man tailored shoes and riding hats with feathers from the Country Manor collection offer a softened, haberdashery look. Neoclassic print scarves with gold scrolls and soft wool hats accented with satin trim and crest buttons from the City Chic grouping complement the dandy influences expected to be strong for fall.
There even are accessories designed to coordinate with the company’s active andbodywear collection.
Perhaps the company’s newest looks can be found in the Wilderness Bound group. This collection includes oil tanned saddle, nubuck and braided belts; heathered yarn socks; lug sole moccasins; Timberland ish black, lace up boots; buffalo wool wraps; outdoor scene shawls; wool berets with blanket stitching, and fringed suede bow barrettes.
The brown leather, woven belt bag is as they like to say in the fashion world to die for.
And Finally. “Other designers do clothes. I do life.”
in Elle Decor magazine
Attention, Lauren Lovers Ralph Lauren, whose popular fragrance was introduced 15 years ago, has expanded Lauren offerings to include bath and body products.
Now women can pamper themselves with Lauren Gentle Hair and Body Wash; Lauren Anti Perspirant/Deodorant; Lauren Perfumed Body Oil Spray, and Lauren Gentle Exfoliating Foam. Prices range from $12.50 to $35.
Passing on Plastic After taking a second look at the traditional plastic laundry basket, Arizona entrepreneur Tom Goth designed a new way to sort and tote laundry.
The BetterBasket is a rectangular open weave basket with three compartments and four strap handles. The compartments provide for pre sorting dirty laundry or separating clothing by type or family member.
It also features an inner pocket for keys or change a plus for those who use coin operated facilities and is available in six colors.
Its creator recommends it for storing recyclables, toys and sporting gear. It’s available for $18.75 plus shipping and handling through Clearview Corp., 8485 E. McDonald Drive, Suite 367, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85250.
Note: Compartmentalized, commercial style carts on wheels also are available for home use. Hold Everything offers a three compartment cotton duck bag that hooks onto a steel frame. Although the wheeled device is not designed for hauling clean clothes upstairs, it’s handy for laundry room sorting.