A Thing or Twos
For Two’s Company owner Bobbie Gottlieb, changing seasons are a great excuse to swap accessories in her Rye home.
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bud in your eye
This spherical glass vase has a circular opening on its side, perfect for the solitary bloom. “I love bunches of flowers,” Gottlieb says, “but I also appreciate the simplicity of a single blossom. When it’s on its own, every part of it becomes important.”
The oldest of Gottlieb’s eight grandchildren presented her with this photo book after she took him on a trip to Italy. Shortly after their return, the resourceful young man compiled his photographs, added text, and self-published this book.
This living-room display includes a bell from Nepal, one from Bhutan, and another from Thailand, all made with metals chosen for their resonance. “People who’ve made bells for a long time won’t tell you what they use,” she says. “They keep it a secret.”
Photography by John O'Donnell