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Best Bets Daily: Wednesday

Tray Cool

Posted February 23, 2005
I've been silhouette-mad since seeing artist Kara Walker's life-size cutouts of plantation scenes at the Whitney Biennial a few years back. I still can't afford any of HER works, but in the meantime, these gorgeous, super-inexpensive plastic trays decorated with silhouettes of swamp scenes and lazy Southern afternoons are more than acceptable surrogates (and they fit a lot better in my apartment). They're perfect for everything from serving cocktails at parties to transporting Chinese takeout for one to the couch.

$20-$30 at Handmade New York, 150A W. 10th St., 212-924-6410,

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