| Summer is over: It may still
be sunny, but as far as half-day Fridays go buh-bye!
Denial will work for a while, though, and one item sure to carry you
through to cashmere sweater weather is this Singing Bird Doormat by
Denis Santachiara ($295). The mat is made of natural coconut (think
tropics!), and when stepped on, the bird chirps to announce your guest's
arrival. It's a little corny, but it's just so darn cute we had to
spread the word. If the bird drives you crazy, you can always remove
W. 53rd St.
Between Fifth and Sixth Aves.