Best Bet: Fred Humidifier


Fall allergies are starting to kick in, and moisture-sucking radiators will soon follow, which means it’s time to haul out that drab gray humidifier. Or not. You could upgrade to Fred, the Swiss-designed humidifier from Stadler Form ($130 at Bobby Berk Home, 59 Crosby St., nr. Spring St.; 212-925-3635), which wards off seasonal congestion and parched skin, and looks like a cast member of Wall-E. Despite its streamlined appearance, Fred comes equipped with two steam levels, a knob for adjusting the humidity, and an automatic shut-off feature, so you can switch it on before bed. Plus, museum-dwelling art reproduced for your apartment, Fresh's latest tinted lip balm, and more in this week's issue. [NYM]