The Best Bet
Once upon a time, digital-camera buyers had to make a trade-off: style vs. power. Not anymore. Fujifilm’s FinePix Z1 hits the sweet spot for amateur shutterbugs, combining sleek looks (it’s 18.6-mm. thick and credit-card-size) with five megapixels of resolution (enough to print an image at 8.5-by-11 inches), a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and a shutter lag of just one hundredth of a second (one tenth is more normal at this price). That means virtually no delay between pressing the button and snapping the picture—and no more shots of your friends with their eyes closed. $399 at B&H Photo (420 Ninth Ave., nr. 33rd St.; 212-502-6250).
A Town-and-Country Sun Hat
Hat Attack’s superwide brimmed straw topper is the perfect blend of city style and beach-level sun protection ($65 at Big Drop, 1044 Madison Ave., nr. 79th St.; 212-794-3200).
How to Tame Paper Piles
These X-shaped rubber bands, part of MoMA’s permanent collection, secure items in two directions ($5 for sixteen at MoMA Design Store, 44 W. 53rd St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-767-1050).
Modernism for Beginners
Start your kids’ style education with these iconic white pine garden chairs, based on a design by Functionalist Dutch designer Gerrit Rietveld, now available in children’s size ($75 at Wave Hill, 249th St. at Independence Ave., Riverdale, the Bronx; 718-549-3200).
Children’s TablewareThat’s Not Too Cute
For austere parents, Tiffany & Co.’s new porcelain cups and plates are an alternative to animal illustrations ($85 for a set at 727 Fifth Ave., at 57th St.; 212-755-8000).
Towelettes for the Road
Summer travel often means ducking into dodgy gas-station bathrooms. Herban Essentials’ all-natural formulas are anti-bacterial—and the four bracing scents are more pleasant than other towelettes, too ($15 for twenty at Flight 001, 96 Greenwich Ave., nr. Jane St.; 212-691-1001).