Amid a surplus of faux-antique fixtures, this steel Cage Fuel pendant lamp is a refreshingly modern option ($149 at CB2, 451 Broadway, nr. Grand St.; 212-219-1454).
Mountainous stacks of reading material become instantly more appealing when organized on the Skyline magazine rack ($100 at Crate & Barrel, 650 Madison Ave., nr. 60th St.; 212-308-0011).
Boil eggs, blanch veggies, steam shellfish, and drain food in a neat bundle with the compact silicone Food Pod ($15.75 at Bowery Kitchen Supplies, Chelsea Market, 88 Tenth Ave., nr. 15th St.; 212-376-4982).