A new nautical-themed picnic set by Hermès brings high style to alfresco dining. The service for four includes stainless steel flatware, a cotton tablecloth in the firm's classic Accostage pattern, and coordinating enameled-steel plates, soup bowls, and cups. The set, which fits inside a striped cotton-toile tote, costs $4,300. 800-441-4488;
The Heavy light by Benjamin Hubert may be made of cast concrete, but it has a delicate look. The pendant comes in white, light gray, and dark gray, with a red or white braided cable. Decode sells three sizes: 4.5" dia. ($500), 6.5" dia. ($570), and 11.5" dia. ($615). 347-971-1064;
Jeffrey Alan Marks has designed a California- inspired collection for Palecek that includes the summery Dunmere side table. The whitewashed wood base is topped with woven abaca rope. Sturdy enough to serve as a stool, the piece measures 22" w. x 20" h. x 20" d. and costs $1,688. 800-274-7730;
Hickory Chair's Alice secretary by Alexa Hampton updates the classic flip-down desk for contemporary living. Outfitted with a dozen small drawers, the top can also be modified to hold a flat-screen television. The 56" h. x 42" w. x 20" d. secretary is $12,300; standard and custom finishes, such as black lacquer with light walnut, shown, are offered. 800-785-4579;
The handwoven Tumbling Water rug by Lauren Ralph Lauren draws on the graphic textile traditions of the American Southwest and Africa. A 5' x 8' flat weave is $650; other sizes are available.
Soane Britain's Opera chair contrasts rich, dark leather with gleaming metal. The 23" w. x 26" d. x 38" h. chair costs $8,850 as shown in polished brass and black goatskin. A smaller version is available, as are a variety of other finishes and leathers. 646-201-9553;
Vermont artisan Devin Burgess looked to the pared-down lines of Scandinavian midcentury design for his handblown Lunar glassware. The 8" h. decanter is $180, and the 4" h. glasses cost $70 each. Cranberry, shown, is one of seven colors. 802-793-3179;
The Small Reflect wall light by O'Lampia Studio pairs a conical sconce with a reflective disk that can be raised and tilted as desired. The brass fixture measures 17" h. x 6.5" w. x 8" d. and costs $975; custom finishes and sizes are available. 212-925-1660;
Marie Daâge's new patterns, Fleurs d'Orient and Oiseaux d'Orient, add a painterly touch to the spring table. The floral dessert plate is $160, and the bird-themed dessert plate and espresso cup-and-saucer set cost $160 and $200, respectively. The dinner plate from her Bamboo series is $115. Available at Gump's, the porcelain dishes can be ordered in 50 colors with gold or platinum trim. 800-284-8677;
The McIntosh McAire audio system streams music wirelessly from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod via Apple's AirPlay technology. The 20" w. x 17" d. x 8" h. unit has built-in speakers and costs $3,000.
Working with South American weavers, Shupaca Alpaca produces home accessories using its h namesake fiber. The 45" x 66" throws, $115 each, include Modern Violet, left, and Fireworks. 619-889-7428;