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Week of October 6, 2003

Jewelry that's more about the bang than the bling, cashmere hoodies for the guys, and more.

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Paper Chase
Never thought you’d see the words mod and découpage used together? Neither did we, until we saw the new designs from the MacBeth Collection. Our favorite item is this caddy, as good for dorms as for desks ($48).

Karen Alexis
490 Amsterdam Ave.
212-769-9550





Bowled Over
This reversible bowl is made of two layers of plastic in contrasting colors—how you fold it determines which color shows. Choose from red-blue, red-yellow, or yellow-blue ($25).

Mxyplyzyk
125 Greenwich Ave.
212-989-4300





Grate Expectations
It’s the Cadillac of cheese graters—Williams-Sonoma’s stainless-steel number with a gorgeous olive-wood box to capture the shavings ($29)

Williams-Sonoma
Call 800-541-2233.

Or, check out williams-sonoma.com.





Baby Steps
Who cares if your kid can’t walk yet? These Chuck Taylor–esque leather high-tops are supercool ($42).

Barneys New York
600 Madison Ave.
212-826-8900

Also available at petitpatapon.com.





Press Type
The GelGems ABC set lets your kids go crazy putting letters on windows, shower doors, and almost every other surface. But unlike crayons, GelGems are easy to remove ($29.95).

Lee’s Art Shop
220 W. 57th St.
212-247-0110





Picture This
You’re shopping for a frame but forgot to bring the picture that’s supposed to go in it. Sound familiar? Vilmain’s photo stand will fit any size snapshot. Just slip it in and voilà! ($20)

The Clay Pot
162 Seventh Ave.
718-788-6564





Just a ’Shmere
These soft and snuggly cashmere zip-front hoodies for men, in three colors ($229).

Club Monaco
699 Fifth Ave.
888-580-5084





Deep Thoughts
Everyday Artifact’s new Treasures copper and porcelain boxes have a surprise inside—a set of symbols or words that get your message across. We hear it’s become a popular way to present an engagement ring ($23.95).

Popover’s Plums
555 Amsterdam Ave.
212-496-9648

Everyday Artifact
Check out everydayartifact.com for more information.





Draw a Bead
Sue Rosengard’s jewelry is more about bang for the buck than bling. This simple-but-sophisticated necklace with a laser-cut sterling-silver bead is just ($45).

Terra Cotta
259 W. 4th St.
212-243-1952





Getting Loopy
The shag-rug trend isn’t just for wood-paneled basements. These, by DKNY Life, are for the bathroom. They have big, fun loops, come in nine colors, and are $50.

Bloomingdale’s
1000 Third Ave.
212-705-2000

Macy’s
151 W. 34th St.
212-695-4400

Photographed by Eric Piasecki.


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