While these cheerful chopsticks made it into our print roundup of March must-haves, I wish we could have included Paola Navone’s entire spring/summer collection for Crate & Barrel.
Inspired by the “curious shapes and personalities” of Mediterranean fish; mixed black-and-white patterns, like polka dots and plaid, splashed with aqua and watermelon-red; and the “energy” of a vibrant picnic, the internationally acclaimed, Italian-born architect, designer, and art director (among many other creative titles) brings her global aesthetic and joyful approach to entertaining to these exclusive outdoor living pieces.
Outfit your next impromptu gathering with my favorites from the Paola Navone Collection, available at Crate & Barrel’s location in The Westchester mall.
I’d line up bite-sized appetizers or sushi on this fish-shaped aluminum tray. ($49.95)
How cool is this whimsical/artsy serving bowl? ($39.95)
“Takeout” boxes perfect for picnics or cookout leftovers ($12.95-$14.95)
Flip the boxes above upside-down, and voilà: string lights festive enough for a backyard party. ($69.95)
Or, dine in the shade before dark at this company-ready table with canopy. ($2,628)
So—is it summer yet?