ARMANI-CLAD PAD

Italian designer Giorgio Armani takes his cutting-edge ideas from runway to home. Two new stores, aptly named Armani Casa, have opened — one in Los Angeles and one in New York — with the fashion-conscious homebody in mind. Already a hit in Europe, the upscale shops sell everything from teakettles, tableware, and toiletries to lights, linens, and lacquered bowls. For more information, check out www.armanicasa.com.