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Light Packer

Tocca’s travel candle case comes with three candles packaged in a suede-lined leather box, complete with matches. After the candles have burned, use the box for jewelry. In six colors ($180).

Jeffrey New York
449 W. 14th Street, 212-206-1272 .

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue, 212-753-4000.

The Write Stuff

A.T. Cross’s Matrix Pen is the ultimate multitasker: It’s a red ballpoint, blue ballpoint, fountain pen, and PDA stylus all in one. $80 at Joon Grand Central.

Joon Grand Central
Grand Central Terminal, 212-949-1700

Claim Yours

At baggage claim, everyone’s black wheelie bag looks the same—until you snap on one of these bright plastic tags, which you can spot a mile away. They’re waterproof, inkproof, and fireproof, in eight colors with a choice of 37 images. $9 at the Museum of American Folk Art.

Museum of American Folk Art

45 W. 53rd Street, 212-265-1040, Ext. 124
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Brown-Bagging It

Weekend wayfarers have a new cool place to stash their stuff: Gap’s big canvas tote with leather trim and pockets galore. $54 at the Gap.

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A la Mod

Verner Panton’s signature patterns live on in a new sheet collection by Signoria di Firenze. Onion, shown here, is a super-groovy pattern in 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton. From $75 for pillowcases to $348 for a reversible duvet cover, at ABC Carpet & Home.

ABC Carpet & Home
888 Broadway at 19th St., 212-473-3000

Cocktail Shaker

Temple St. Clair’s stunning gold Bubble Collection ring comes in your choice of six stones (green peridot shown here) and makes for fabulous cocktail-party conversation ($3,500).

Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Avenue, 212-753-7300

Michael Eigan
1200 Madison Avenue, 212-996-0281

Hot Rubber

Rubber home accessories have been all the rage in Europe, and now America finally has a chic collection, too, by Bo. They’re food-safe and great for everything from kids’ rooms to dining on boats. Bowls are $12–$24 and vases $20.

Butter & Eggs
83 W. Broadway, 212-676-0235

Talk to the Hand

They say a simple puppet can turn a kid’s frown upside-down in no time. We love this felt lion—and the many other animal friends in his puppet family ($27).

Little Folk Art
159 Duane Street, 212-267-1500

Environment 337
337 Smith Street, Brooklyn, 718-522-1767