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C, E at Spring St.; 1 at Houston St.
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Brazilian designer Carlos Sobral started making jewelry from recycled tires in the sixties; by the seventies he had transitioned into resin and was hawking his playful wares from a small card table in Paris. Today, the celebrated jewelry designer has created collections for high-end labels like Karl Lagerfeld. This dual-level boutique marks his sixteenth outpost in the world, outfitted with a mod all-white interior that offsets his swirled, candy-colored earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and clutches ($40 to $500). The prolific designer creates eight new collections a year. The Flash Gordon collection is made of recycled bits of circuit boards trapped in amber resin; the Art Deco line is named after various famed works of architecture, like the Chrysler; and the Zen watch—a signature piece that Sobral offers in multiple styles—presents a timepiece with no hands or gears. A resin-and-pewter table in the center of the space displays black resin fish, coins, hearts, and butterflies beneath a clear glass top, and similar resin trinkets near the counter are finished with beading and ribbon to serve as key chains. The second floor houses offbeat home accents, like a toilet seat cover inlaid with beads or a set of rainbow-colored pet bowls.