Best Bet: Log Carrier

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New Yorkers lucky enough to have a fireplace this winter can spruce it up with this handsome log carrier ($495 at Design Within Reach, 903 Broadway, at 20th St.; 212-477-1155). Fashioned by Italian creative team Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes, the holder envelops timber in the kind of supple hand-stitched leather that makes urban woodsmen go weak in the knees. Even hauling it from deli to hearth is a cinch, thanks to a sturdy poplar base and magnetic fold-down flaps. Plus a flip wall clock and more new stuff in this week's issue. [NYM]