Cover/Here We Go P.41 Three Dots black tee, $46, exclusively at Bloomingdale's; 800-555-7467.

ASK VAL P.124 As mentioned in text: Almay Line Smoothing Makeup, $14, drugstores. Maybelline New York Pure Foundation, $6.50, drugstores. Prescriptives Flawless Skin Total Protection Pressed Powder, $30, Macy's, Bloomingdale's; www.prescriptives.com. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Makeup SPF 15, $40, and Makeup Brush, $24, department stores, Macy's East; www.dillards.com.

Turquoise & Silver P.133 Silver-on-glass vases, medium, $182, and large, $250, Adam Aaronson; www.swallowglass.com. Resin bowl, $75, Dinosaur Designs; 212-680-3523. Silver-plated bowl, $110, Zanetto for Reed & Barton; 800-343-1383. Walnut cheese boards: small, $68, and large, $155; and cheese spreaders, $15 each, all Clio; 212-966-8991; www.clio-home.com. Silver leaf, $135, Tamara Hensick, Jane de Lys, Brentwood, CA; 310-471-2373. Napkins, $41 each, Anichini; 800-553-5309; www.anichini.com. P.134 1. Silver-plated bird, $32 for two, Andrea by Sadek, Petit Pois, NYC; 212-319-1066. 2 & 3. Beaded bracelet, $25, and silver cuff, $29, Coldwater Creek; 800-787-9196; www.coldwatercreek.com. 4. Resin cup, $42, Dinosaur Designs; 212-680-3523. 5 & 6. Turquoise eggs, $15 each, and 16-inch strand of turquoise beads, $44, the Evolution Store; 212-343-1114; www.theevolutionstore.com. 7. Glass paperweight, $34, Glasshouse de Sivignon; www.swallowglass.com. 8. Silver nest, $29, Roost; www.swallowglass.com. P.136 1. Glasses, $250, Selima Optique; 212-352-1640. 2. Stainless steel fly pins, $17 each, Donata Paruccini, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, NYC; 212-849-8355. 3. Silver starfish, $75, Ruzzetti & Gow; 212-327-4281; www.ruzzettiandgow.com. 4. Platinum and aquamarine cuff links, $360, Montblanc; 800-995-4810; www.montblanc.com. 5. Ceramic plate, $29, Kotobuki; www.swallowglass.com. 6. Pewter wishbone, $5, Swallow Gallery; www.swallowglass.com. 7. Semiprecious necklace, $139, Ria Charisse; www.swallowglass.com. 8. 1950s Mexican pillbox, $65, Tudor Rose Antiques; 212-677-5239. 9. Turquoise fountain pen ink cartridges, $4, the Conran Shop; 866-755-9079. 10. Shell notecards, by special order, and rabbit notecards, $40 for eight, Mrs. John L. Strong, Barneys New York; 212-826-8900. 11. Antique sterling letter opener, $225, Tudor Rose Antiques; 212-677-5239. 12. Ribbon (item 1150-15-24), $2.50 per yard, Mokuba; 212-869-8900. 13. Leather envelope purse, $156, Vivre; 800-411-6515; www.vivre.com. 14. Silver fountain pen, $735, Montblanc; 800-995-4810; www.montblanc.com. 15. Bird gift tags, $1 each, Sesame Letterpress; www.buyolympia.com; www.greenergrassdesign.com. 16. Aqua cards and envelopes, $18 for ten, Crane & Company, Kate's Paperie; 800-809-9880. 17. Antique sari-covered album, $350, Xylem, Soolip, West Hollywood, CA; 310-360-0545. Wallpaper, the Alpha Workshops; 212-594-7320. P.138 Pure Turquoise perfume, $350, Ralph Lauren; www.polo.com. Travel photo case, $880, Monica Rich Kosann, Neiman Marcus. Carved turquoise dog, $50, Swallow Gallery; www.swallowglass.com. Sterling basket-weave bangles, $460 each, Bottega Veneta; 877-362-1715; www.bottegaveneta.com. Watch, $158, Sundance Catalog; 800-422-2770; www.sundancecatalog.com. Leather travel jewelry tray, $665, Smythson of Bond Street; 866-769-8476; www.smythson.com. Hammered silver tray, $125, Roost; www.iconinteriorstyle.com. P.140 Turquoise porcelain bowl, $55, Gordon Foster; 212-980-5780; www.gordonfoster.com. Fish charm chopsticks with rests, $125 for set of six, Vivre; 800-411-6515; www.vivre.com. Silver swirl ceramic plate, $250, and turquoise dinner plate, $95, Gordon Foster; 212-980-5780; www.gordonfoster.com. Linen napkin, $41, Anichini; 800-553-5309. Wallpaper, Gramercy; 800-332-3384.