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Holiday Gifts: House Keepers

Cheery meets chic in these bright, impeccably designed pieces for the home (whether it's the one you're visiting or the one you live in).


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  • Art Deco-style gold teapot is $930 at ABC Carpet & Home (888 Broadway, at 19th Street; 212-473 3000).

  • Supersoft Spanish shearling throw will warm up the coldest New Year's Eve. Queen-size version is $1,200 at Nicole Farhi (10 East 60th Street; 212-223-8811).

  • Ralph Lauren Home's classic silver-plated champagne bucket gets a timely touch with alligator handles; $525 at Polo Ralph Lauren (867 Madison Avenue, at 72nd Street; 212-606-2100).

  • Wood animal-print salad bowl with servers is $60 and TRAY is $65 at Henri Bendel.

  • The screen may be black-and-white, but the casing would make an iMac envious. A GPX five-and-a-half-inch-screen TV-radio, in your choice of four colors, is $59.99 at Macy's.

  • A pair of Leonardo steel-and-enamel martini glasses is $36 at Property (14 Wooster Street; 917-237-0123).

  • A wilder take on the beanbag chair: Atua calfskin pouf from New Zealand is $1,800 by special order at Gallileo (37 Seventh Avenue; 212-243-1629).

  • Sequined silk chiffon pillows are $300 each at Calvin Klein.

  • Japanese lacquer-coated plastic serving plates are lightweight, festive -- and unbreakable; $30 (small) and $60 (large) at Dimson Homma (20 East 67th Street; 212-439-7950).

  • High design gets a splash of color with Vincent de Rijk's set of ceramic nesting bowls created for MVRDV Architects; $295 at DKNY.

  • Ann Gish bolster pillows in Pucci silk are $185 each at Aero (132 Spring Street; 212-966-1500).

  • The Spiridon crystal-and-iron lantern turns a simple votive candle into a jewel for the table; $78 at Barneys New York.

  • Glass bowl is $60 and a pair of silver-plated lucite salad servers is $100 at Calvin Klein.

  • Ralph Lauren cashmere throws are $650 each at Polo Ralph Lauren.

  • Finally, furniture they can draw on. blackboard table, with a chalk bowl at its center, is $250 and Keith Haring lacquered chair is $85 each at the Terence Conran Shop.

  • A new line of games from graphic-design guru Fabien Baron: 1,000-piece puzzle is $85, handmade dominoes are $944, and playing CARDS are $60 for a pack and $327 for the deluxe double version (pictured) at Troy (138 Greene Street; 212-941-4777).

  • Vintage fifties ceramic vases are $275-$300 at Mobilier (180 Franklin Street; 212-334-6197).

  • An urban essential: The sleek, super-compact Lexon tool kit is $100 at Room (182 Duane Street; 888-420-room).

  • Bright, translucent Proctor Silex iron (also available in blue and pink); $29.99 each at Macy's.

  • Carnevale lacquer tray is $112.50 at Henri Bendel.

  • Red-lacquered rice bowl with a hen-decorated lid and spoon is $170 at Homer (939 Madison Avenue, near 74th Street; 212-744-7705).


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