The Best Bet
Let others fight over who has the biggest flat screen. No television comes close to this small Epson MovieMate DVD projector, which beams razor-sharp images onto an 80-inch pull-up screen. The fifteen-pound box comes with a 40-watt subwoofer, built-in speakers that emulate surround sound, and a zoom lens that allows a full-size image to be projected from only six and a half feet. And you can plug your TV into it. That makes the MovieMate perfect for New York apartments—and memorable Oscar parties ($1,199 at Hammacher Schlemmer, 147 E. 57th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-421-9000).
Preventing Those Toe-Chiller Moments
Make your mattress more winter-friendly. Sunbeam has a collection of heated mattress pads; this one is 100 percent cotton and has ten warming settings ($235 to $285 at Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., at Broadway; 212-695-4400).
Vintage Design for Aged Spirits
Forget the knockoffs: Original Carl Rotter crystal tumblers are mouth blown, then patterns in a layer of colored glass are carved at a spinning stone wheel. The result? A more original way to sip your single malt ($110 to $375 at Art et Maison, 31 N. Moore St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-226-3665).
Casual, But Not Just for Fridays
Yoko Devereaux blazers are made of fine-knit fleece, which looks surprisingly sophisticated, thanks to designer Andy Salzer’s stylish cuts. With the pants, it’s the most comfortable suit around (blazer, $215, pants, $182, at Yoko Devereaux, 338 Broadway, nr. Keap St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-302-1450).
A No-Brainer Thermometer
The Timex Accu-Curve is easy to place, thanks to a curved design that finds the “hot spot” under the tongue, and easy to read, thanks to an extra-large digital display with night-light ($18.75 at CVS, 540 Amsterdam Ave., at 86th St.; 212-712-2821).
A Cool Breeze That’s Beneficial
Skyn’s Arctic Face Mist is a minty cocktail of anti-inflammatory ingredients like white bark and green-tea extracts that diminish the irritability that winter winds provoke ($35 for four ounces at Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave., nr. 56th St.; 212-247-1100).