In times of uncertainty, we often seek out safe havens of solidity and permanence. Dollars are scarcer and so we wish to spend them more wisely, investing in items of enduring value and timeless elegance. No one would do without the creature comforts we've come to expect in our kitchens and baths, but everyone delights in materials that transcend trends and fleeting fancies of style. That simple black dress, cut just right and paired with grandmother's strand of pearls. Classic, lovely, and thoroughly modern all at the same time.