Conceptual art can be a treat.
Baked by Melissa Cupcakes
What: Channel your inner artist sweetly. Pick a canvas size (from ten-by-ten to 50-by-50), then virtually create your masterpiece by placing any of the eighteen flavors in a pattern you like.
Why: Purchase your design ($70-$1,500) for your next large and delicious gathering or lend your brilliance to the gallery to inspire future artists.
Where: Online at bakedbymelissa.com.
Mary Meyer Summer ’11
What: The effortlessly cool Southern Cali designer presents a limited-edition collection ($78-$158) of printed tanks, tees, scarves, and more with a Gothic hippie vibe.
Why: Belt the Block Biggie for a nifty shift and cover up swimsuits with the Ocean tank.
Where: Online at marymeyerclothing.com.
American Fashion Travel
What: Peruse the scrapbook-style tome ($45) filled with memorabilia, pictures, and musings from well-known designers and tastemakers.
Why: Vera Wang’s most desired destination and Yigal Azrouël’s dream hotel.
Where: Online at assouline.com.
What: All the goods to accent yourself with. Tomorrow the online luxury trunk show kicks off resort season with Marc Jacobs accessories.
Why: The first 500 DailyCandy readers to sign up bypass the usual application and gain access to a revolving selection of designers, including Narciso Rodriguez, Missoni, and Proenza Schouler.
Where: Online at modaoperandi.com.
Ochre Store Housewares
What: Textiles, glassware, wooden utensils, pillows, baskets, and more from the tasteful retailer who started in London and moved to NYC exude refined elegance.
Why: The gold-brushed ceramic bowls are delicately decadent.
Where: Online at ochrestore.com.
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