A smart topper for social calls: Caron Callahan Bea coat.
Swirly, colorful cups by Balefire.
Pretty pleats: Inge Sempé's Matin table lamp for HAY.
Extravagantly tufted seating, for quirky brothers with chronic hay fever to recline upon: John Derian Bachelor sofa.
Music inspired by painting (specifically, the paintings of Clyfford Still) to inspire discussion: James Romig's Still, performed by Ashley Mack.
A classic with a twist: Marcie McGoldrick's colorful cameo jewelry.
Single-color three-cent stamps to post handwritten correspondence from one sister to another.
A (swanky) place to stash errant, life-altering umbrellas (Fornasetti farfalle umbrella stand).
A family home you could keep forever.
Storage for brainy periodicals, like The Second Shelf: Josef Frank magazine rack by Firma Svenkst (or a set of classic beechwood newspaper holders).
And, of course, a first edition of Howard's End.