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Best Bets


Battle of the Bands
Alessi’s new watch collection includes pieces by Aldo Rossi, Achille Castiglioni, Piero Lissoni, Stefano Pirovano (shown here), and Ron Arad, $70 to $199 at MoMA Design Store (646-613-1367).

Shooting Star
Leica’s new 32-megapixel D-Lux digital camera is one of the sleekest we’ve seen. It comes with a leather case in your choice of five colors—and, of course, the company’s famously sharp lens—for $900 (800-222-0118 for stores).

On the Table
Folding metal tables with vintage-esque laminated tops are $40 at Urban Outfitters (800-282-2200 for stores).

X Marks the Spot
Beach towel by Steven Sclaroff for Waterworks, $65 (212-966-0605;

Mat Class
Koko Company’s plastic floor mats are $27 to $45 at Nest (718-965-3491).

Blow Fish
Inflatable, three-foot-long “trophy” marlin is $26 at Nancy Nancy (718-789-5262).

To Have and to Hold
Island Coolers in three bright colors are $2.95 each at Crate & Barrel (212-308-0011; 212-780-0004).

Fashion Picks
Toothpicks with shells are $11 for a pack of 50 at Jan de Luz (212-343-9911).

Cushion Effect
Shag ottomans in lime green, yellow, and off-white are $65 each at Mxyplyzyk (212-989-4300).

Elements of Style
Beach in a Bag includes beach mat, wet sack for suits, zipper pouch, and hard-plastic carry capsule; it’s $16.99 at Target (

Catch of the Day
Set of four plastic plates (green, yellow, pink, and blue) is $12 at William Wayne (212-288-9243; 212-533-4711).

Photographed by Nedjeljko Matura