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Best Bets - Week of September 8, 2003

Cool pillows, nifty candles, and a pair of camera-binoculars you'll want to swipe from your kids.


Votive Support
Do designer candles make you roll your eyes? Kenneth Turner’s sleek new leather votives just might make you see the light. In brown ostrich ($108) and black nappa ($130).

Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Ave.; 212-753-7300

Sharp Shooter
How’s this for a dangerous combination: a binocular that’s also a 35-mm. camera. Kids (or adults!) can use the telephoto lens to zoom in on the action ($15)

National Geographic Society

Wet Bar
A sassy new bath-and-body line from the people behind Kiss My Face, Sudz features yummy soaps ($6), body washes packaged in what looks like a squirt bottle ($8), even liquid hand soaps ($7)

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Pillow Talk
After a decade of designing ceramics, the duo behind KleinReid is showing its softer side with a new collection of embroidered pillows ($125 to $130).

Clay Pot
162 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn; (718-788-6564)

High Strung
The new must-have tennis racquet is Babolat’s Aerotour, with a frame based on an airplane wing ($189).

Mason’s Tennis Mart
56 E. 53rd St.; 212-755-5805

Hip To Be Square
Fans of fashion illustration will love Echo’s new silk scarf ($58).

Lord & Taylor
424 Fifth Ave.; (212-391-3344)

Strike A Cord
Isaac Mizrahi’s new collection for Target includes this pink corduroy blazer. Also available in black ($28).

135-05 Twentieth Ave.; Queens

Write Clearly
Omas’s Vision, a completely transparent fountain pen, comes with a piston or cartridge system, both with eighteen-karat-gold nib ($250).

Fountain Pen Hospital
10 Warren St; 212-964-0580

Art Class
For your budding Picasso, we suggest this adorable, easy-to-clean smock by Icky Baby ($26).

City Cricket
215 W. 10th St.; 212-242-2258

Doggie Bag
Billy Bag is a line of (what else?) bags, named after a dog. Billy’s friend Belinda, a bulldog, graces this new style ($120).

268 Elizabeth St.; 212-431-7866

Metal To The Petal
Kate Cusack puts zippers to new use in these cool flower pins, in eight colors ($70).

Marissa Alperin Studio
25 State St.; 718-243-2326

Photographed by James Worrell.