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1. Like his paintings, Josef Albers’s 1926–27 nesting tables play one vibrant hue against another ($2,100 at MoMA Design Store, 44 W. 53rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-767-1050).

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2. The Stelton vacuum jug won Denmark’s highest design award in 2007—30 years after it first livened up the breakfast table ($94 at Abitare, 309 Henry St., nr. State St., Brooklyn Heights; 718-797-3555).

3. Each piece of the Juniper wooden utensil set is carved by hand ($18 at Kiosk, 95 Spring St., nr. Broadway; 212-226-8601).

4. Frank Gehry’s 1972 Wiggle chair transforms an everyday material—cardboard—into something spectacular ($985 at the Vitra Store, 29 Ninth Ave., at 13th St; 212-463-5700).

5. In 1923, this table lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld and Carl Jucker was a rebuke to Edwardian decorative excess ($925 at MoMA Design Store).

6. Josef Hartwig’s 1923 chess set reduces pieces to their elemental shapes ($340 for pieces, $230 for board at MoMA Design Store).

7. Anni Albers designed these Chenille Stripe textiles for Maharam in 1946 ($105 per yard at Moroso, 146 Greene St., nr. Houston St.; 212-334-7222).

8. Kaj Franck’s 1958 Kartio glassware dispensed with handles and stems, letting color serve as the only ornament ($70 at Conran, 407 E. 59th St., at First Ave.; 866-755-9079).

9. Cecilie Manz’s Essay table updates the industrial trestle table in wood (from $5,566 at Suite NY, 625 Madison Ave., nr. 59th St.; 212-421-3300).

10. The 1957 Tulip chair was Eero Saarinen’s solution to the “slum of legs” cluttering our living rooms (from $1,112 at Knoll, 76 Ninth Ave., nr. 16th St., eleventh fl.; 212-343-4000).

11. CB2’s Marta glasses do exactly what they need to do (serve drinks) with a minimum of material and expense ($1.50–$2.50 at CB2, 451 Broadway, nr. Grand St.; 212-219-1454).

12. Eero Saarinen’s 1948 Womb chair let sitters assume the fetal position in a fiberglass shell ($3,454 at Knoll).

13. Muji’s take on the humble toilet brush ($11.95 at Muji, 455 Broadway, nr. Grand St.; 212-334-2002).

14. Eva Zeisel—still designing at 102!—created this Classic Century china in 1952 ($69.95 for a five-piece set at Crate and Barrel, 611 Broadway, at Houston St.; 212-780-0004).

Jeffrey Moore (left) Chauncey Street and Rockaway Avenue, Bed-Stuy. According to witnesses, on May 29, 2007, Moore was run over (twice) by his girlfriend Jeanine Harrington. She was indicted on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon (her Nissan Pathfinder).

Derek Lake Houston Street and La Guardia Place. On June 26, 2006, Lake reportedly skidded on a steel construction plate and was crushed underneath the wheels of a passing truck.

Elijah Armand Wrancher (left) Springfield Boulevard and 130th Avenue, Springfield Gardens. On August 28, 2007, 12-year-old Wrancher attempted to ride his bicycle while holding onto a moving truck. He lost his grip and fell under the truck’s rear wheel.

David Smith Sixth Avenue and 36th Street. On December 5, 2007, Smith was biking up Sixth Avenue when the passenger-side door of a parked pickup truck opened unexpectedly. He was knocked into the path of an oncoming truck.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

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