Best Bet: His and Hers Flower Vases

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Roses are red, violets are blue, so it was only a matter of time before someone — in this case, cheeky Crate & Barrel spinoff CB2 — dreamed up a duo of flower vases playing off the global symbols for male and female. The pauper-friendly, 3-D vases stand eight inches tall and five inches wide, and are rendered in a soft matte-white porcelain. The wall-hung holders blend seamlessly into urban environs and don't even take up counter space — a big plus if you're living in tight quarters. Fill them with flowers as the CB2 gods intended, or nail one near your desk and use it as a pencil holder. (You remember pencils, right?)

CB2 Un Homme/Une Femme vases, $6.95 each at CB2 or online.