Hot List 10.3.14

1. Too-stinking-cute Claudia Pearson serving platters feature images of dachshunds living the good life, by a Brooklyn artist whose work has been featured in The New Yorker. $16 each. West Elm, The Fashion Mall, 317-844-4970, westelm.com
2. Skip the drugstore spinner and pick up better-looking “Spencer” readers at See Eyewear, one of The Fashion Mall’s newest boutiques. $69 each. See Eyewear, The Fashion Mall, 317-975-6900, seeeyewear.com
3. Part cape, part sweater (swape?), White & Warren’s swingy cashmere turtleneck makes us dream of crisp fall afternoons. $440. 14 Districts Weekend, Carmel City Center, 736 Hanover Pl., Carmel, 317-805-1857, shop14districts.com
4. For all its cool Danish-design inflections and pared-down simplicity, what we love most about the teak “Moda Reader’s Table” is the clever side shelf. $225 (custom order only). Chatham Home, 517 E. Walnut St., 317-917-8550, chathamhomeindy.com
5. Don’t bike? No one will know the difference when you tote Basil’s “Bloom” cycle-friendly carry-all onto an airplane instead. $79.99. Bikes on Mass Ave., 634 Massachusetts Ave., 317-622-7988, bikesonmassave.com

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.