The Goods: Hot Buys
New in stores across the West.
Pack It Up Watch your back, maple leaves: the saturated hues of the new line of Baggu canvas backpacks ($44) give fall foliage a run for its money. Fill the simple packs (in vibrant colours like poppy, clay and goldenrod) with a Thermos of black tea and some homemade cookies and you’ve got everything you need for a perfect autumn picnic. baggu.com
Breaking the Mould The Eames moulded chair hasn’t changed much since its inception in 1948, but 3D veneer technology is messing with success in the best way possible. Herman Miller’s new wood version (from $669) of the Eames classic design is gorgeous in white ash, walnut or santos palisander. hermanmiller.com
Lean Back We always thought a recliner with clean modern lines was the unicorn of furniture—a beautiful, mythical creature—and then we saw EQ3’s Lawrence chair ($999). Cushy enough for late-night rec room lounging, simple enough to suit your minimalist palette. eq3.com
Into the Fold The Geo blanket (from $225) by Talents Design may appear to be covered in sharp angles and folds, but it’s an optical illusion—the geometric pattern (inspired by origami) is just a silk print on soft cotton fabric. talentsdesign.com
Inspired Living If you need an interior design fix before the next issue of Western Living, Interiors Now (from $40) peeks inside big-city lofts and renovated schoolhouses with beautiful photos and designer tips galore. taschen.com
Paper Tiger The Moooi Paper Table Patchwork coffee table ($3,648) pairs a classic shape with playful hues to impressively walk the tightrope between elegance and quirk. The components of the smartly designed table—finished with colourful lacquered paper—slot together easily, with no screws to misplace mid-assembly. moooi.com