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As you may have noticed, I am particularly sensitive to the bird theme. I want to hate it because it is so overdone, but when it is done well, I can't help but comment. So Terence Conran, I commend you. I adore his Albion collection for Royal Doulton. His whiteware has no frills but enough ...

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The amount of stuff at the New York International Gift Fair is mind numbing. The thousands of throw pillows, fruit bowls, chandeliers, snow globes, duvets, slinkies, armoires, paperweights, etageres, and bean bags can only mush in your mind after eight hours in the Javitz Center. But the trend spotting couldn't be clearer. And this year, ...

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VIEW MORE PHOTOS Mythology is getting a lot of play this season. Greek keys, Roman soldiers, Trojan horses and Pompeian drawings are a hot trend in home decor. Designers are putting these ancient motifs on everything from dishes and lamps to busts and chests. For examples, see my slideshow.

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