The King of Convivial Home Décor, Jonathan Adler, can add a new job to his already brimming resume: Accessories designer. Yes, the mad potter (Viagra pill jar, anyone?) is entering the fashion realm with aplomb, compliments of his new collection of handbags, scarves, neckties, socks and small leather goods. And in keeping with what works for the home goods guru, the collection is all in good fun.

Birkins and Kelly handbags aside, Hermès dishes out (pun intended) some of the world’s most coveted fine china. And the French Maison’s recently launched thoroughly modern tableware collection, Rallye 24, is certain to rev up one’s engines compliments of its racetrack (yes, a racetrack) inspiration and graphic design. The Hermès’ emblematic anchor chain got a facelift and is playfully reworked as a motor speedway with its straight lines and oval corners. Vroom!

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If you’re a fan of Phil Collins (I mean, who isn’t unequivocally obsessed with “Sussudio” or “In the Air Tonight”?), one need only visit Orianne Collins.  The jewelry and fine gifts boutique boasts Reuge Music Boxes which play custom designed melodies by the Genesis front man himself.

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Fourth of July, family barbecues, pool parties—it's outdoor party season. And just as you'd dress up your LBD with a fetching statement necklace and arm party, it's time to spruce up the yard with home accents sure to grab your guests' attention. A stop in at Team 7 in the Miami Design District for MissoniHome's latest collection is just what you need to make the grass a little greener in your big backyard.

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How many fashion/design/art districts in the world can boast a nationally-celebrated senior high school on their doorstep. Not too many. The Miami Design District is the home to the Design and Architecture Senior High School (called DASH), ranked by US News and World Report as the 15th best public high school in the nation (2009) and the 16th best last year.

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