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Bug books . . .

. . . Playboy corkscrews, and your picture on a tote

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Heavyweight Crew
Forget baby tees -- most women need T-shirts that fit grown-up bodies. These from Lilla P come in ten colors, with either three-quarter-length or long sleeves and your choice of crew, scoop, or V-neck. All are pre-shrunk ($28 to $35).
SAADA
1159 Second Avenue, at 61st Street/212-223-3505

Photo Op
Your first solo show: For the next six months, Anya Hindmarch will take any photograph you bring her and put it on a tote ($225) or evening bag ($195). Prints are best, but Polaroids and jpegs will also do. Work takes about nine weeks.
ANYA HINDMARCH
29 East 60th Street/212-750-3974
115 Greene Street/212-343-8147
www.beabag.com

Royal Screw-Up
Playboy's corkscrew is one of the best reasons we've seen to graduate from Bud to Bordeaux, but the bunny-shaped top will open a beer bottle when you're reliving your frat days. And this is one bunny you won't have to hide when mom comes over ($18).
NICE HOUSE
117 Perry Street/212-675-7509

Puppy Love
Little Fido's sprouting razor-sharp teeth, and you're getting battle scars. You could just give him a bone to chew on, but this puppet's cuter -- and sufficiently padded to protect your fingers during his snippiest moments ($9).
FETCH
43 Greenwich Avenue/212-352-8591

Beetle Mania
Bugs on your coffee table aren't necessarily a bad thing. The proof: Living Jewels: The Natural Design of Beetles. The book has 108 critter pictures, all shot on white backgrounds to emphasize the amazing colors ($39.95).
BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC CAFE
461 Park Avenue, at 57th Street/212-980-6785
NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
East 200th Street and Webster Boulevard, the Bronx/718-817-8700
CRAWFORD DOYLE BOOKSELLER
1082 Madison Avenue, near 81st Street/212-288-6300

Tray Facile
This tray-and-glasses set, designed by Yves Behar, solves the tipsy hostess's perennial problem -- how to get the drinks from the bar to the coffee table. The glasses are suspended in snug slots en route, and when you put them down, the tray drops to the table. In two sizes, small (for shot glasses, $80) and large (pictured, $120).
TOTEM
71 Franklin Street/212-925-5506/www.totem.com

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