The wide-grip pump action on Cayman’s colorful misters requires fewer spritzes per plant ($11.85 at Sprout Home, 44 Grand St., nr. Kent Ave., Williamsburg; 718-388-4440).
With its bright underbelly, the wooden Spectrum pendant is cheery—but sneakily so ($69 at Urban Outfitters, 628 Broadway, nr. Bleecker St.; 212-475-0009).
A low-tech, high-performance clay rice cooker from Japan outdoes stainless-steel pots in the fluffiness department ($165 at Everbrite Mercantile, 351 Van Brunt St., at Wolcott St., Red Hook; 718-522-6121).