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If you missed the first-ever U.S. retrospective on the work of French ceramic artist Roger Capron last year, now’s your second chance. Guéridon, the gallery that staged the retrospective, came upon a forgotten cache of Capron tiles from 1968, which it used to make these boxes. The four-inch-square tiles are called “Planets” and were inspired by man’s first landing on the moon; 300 boxes are available, in either walnut or mahogany ($79).
359 Lafayette Street/212-677-7740
The ultimate sporty-chic watch has taken a step up in the world. Nike’s popular Triax is now available in metal. Its features include backlighting, 12-/24-hour time display, date display, five alarms, and water resistance to 100 meters, all to the great delight of the business-casual crowd ($175).
6 East 57th Street/212-891-6453
Luisa Cevese’s “Riedizioni” line is an innovative fusion of fabric scraps and plastic. The Milan-based textile designer sources scraps from all over the world, then fashions them into notebooks, purses, bags, and coats. Shown here, her zippered cosmetics bag ($35).
935 Madison Avenue, near 74th Street/212-535-4100
108 Fifth Avenue, at 16th Street/212-627-9770
In the ten years since it was first introduced, Philippe Starck’s juicer for Alessi has achieved iconic status. And now, to celebrate its tenth birthday, Alessi has issued a gold-plated version. Very “I’d like to thank the academy.” Almost a thousand were made for worldwide distribution, but the number available in our area is only in the double digits. Run, don’t walk ($199).
146 Greene Street/866-888-MOSS
It takes a special person to pull off a hat with a 7 and 1/2-inch all-around brim. But if you happen to be that person, then this is the hat for you. Inspired by the likes of Daisy from The Great Gatsby and French actress Jane Birkin, the straw hat will cover your face in shade – and leave the world thinking you looked a lot taller in the movie ($79).
2376 Broadway, at 87th Street/212-579-2587
699 Fifth Avenue, at 55th Street/646-497-1444
121 Prince Street/212-533-8930
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