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Best Bets Daily: Wednesday

Get the Conch

Posted May 11, 2005
Who hasn’t combed the beach hoping for “the big find” of a gigantic conch shell? I’ve even bought those damn shells and lugged them home (they’re heavy) only to find that when I get them home, they’re a tad disappointing. Beautiful? Absolutely. Useful? Not really. They’ve all ended up in storage. These puppies, however, are most definitely useful—they’re bookends. They’re useful not in a tacky way, but in a pretty damn cool cast-iron way that will stand up to the heftiest of art books. At $40 they’re a great hostess gift for you perennial Hamptons houseguests.

$40 at Restoration Hardware, 935 Broadway, at 22nd St., 212-260-9479;

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