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Webby Hogan sneakers, Paul Smith watches, and custom-fitted ties.

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Down to the Wire

Lalique’s Fleur collection double-leaf necklace is seductively strung on an almost invisible wire. In clear, sapphire, mauve, red, and green; $360 at Lalique.

Lalique
712 Madison Avenue, near 63rd Street, 800-214-2738.






Dry With a Twist

Make tub time less traumatic with Raffia’s cute kids’ towels. Choose from giraffe (shown) or duck appliqué, in washcloth ($14), hand towel, bath towel ($18 each), bath mat ($45), and shower curtain ($82), all at Gracious Home.

Gracious Home
1217 Third Avenue, at 70th Street, 212-988-8990
1992 Broadway, at 67th Street, 212-231-7800





Watch Yourself

Add Paul Smith to the already burgeoning list of designers who want to make sure we’re on time. His new line of watches is, true to form, quirky and classic. Choose among four styles, ranging from automatic to quartz movement, in leather or stainless bands. From $380 to $719.

Paul Smith

108 Fifth Avenue, at 16th Street, 212-627-9770





Fresh Ideas

David Stark and Avi Adler, famous for their floral masterpieces, have produced fabulous events for boldfaced names worldwide. Their first book, Wild Flowers: Projects and Inspirations (Clarkson Potter; $25), is filled with fun floral (and other) projects that even the most fumbling person can handle.

Henri Bendel
712 Fifth Avenue, at 55th Street; 212-247-1100
Buy it online at www.amazon.com.





Fit To Be Tied

For men who resort to origami-like techniques to make their ties hang at the right length, we have one word: custom. Asprey’s new bespoke service lets men choose the length and width of their neckwear as well as fabric, pattern, and color; $195 at Asprey.

Asprey
725 Fifth Avenue, at 56th Street; 212-688-1811 or 800-883-2777






Web of Intrigue

Ragno means “spider” in Italian; it’s also the name of this cool men’s sneaker by Hogan with weblike leather trim. Water-resistant and available in six colors. Even Peter Parker would love it; $345 at Hogan.

Hogan
134 Spring Street, 212-343-3039





Pretty in Pink

Big news on spring’s runways, pastels are also everywhere in home furnishings. We love these chic ceramic vases ($59 to $62) at Living on Smith.

Living on Smith
289 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn; 718-222-8546







Work the Plastic

The curvaceous Calla chair, designed by William Sawaya for Heller, was a big hit at the Milan furniture fair two years ago and has just hit our shores. This stackable beauty comes in white or black plastic and is $90 at the Terence Conran Shop.

Terence Conran Shop
407 East 59th Street; 212-755-9079



Photographed by Aimee Herring.


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