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A couple of years ago, designers Laurie Simmons and Peter Wheelwright came up with a pint-size solution for modernists whose budgets are minimalist. Their miniature Kaleidoscope House could be spruced up with a selection of chic furniture and accessories. New this year: Jasper Morrison’s Elan modular pleather sofa ($27) and the Art Kit II, with miniature works by Barbara Kruger, Sarah Charlesworth, Alan McCollum, Alexander Ross, and Lisa Yuskavage ($28).
MOMA design store
44 West 53rd Street/212-767-1050
81 Spring Street/646-613-1367
Flip for These
Gaston Marticorena is the master of double-duty designs. His newest targets two tempting vices: coffee and cigarettes. The seventies-chic cups are made in Japan using traditional glazes; flip them over, and they become ashtrays ($52).
138 Greene Street
Lap It Up
We all know that sneakers are no longer just for the gym. Now designer Paul Smith gives Reeboks a makeover. His version of the company’s Classic comes in red with white (shown), white with white, white with blue, brown with caramel, and stone with white. In men’s sizes 4 to 11 ($180).
108 Fifth Avenue, at 16th Street
Barneys New York
625 Madison Avenue, at 61st Street
Get in Gear
Salomon built its reputation on great skis; now the French sporting-goods company is selling streetwear too. This wool pull-over has super-cool reflective accents, underarm vents, and a mesh back. It comes in four colors. In men’s small, medium, and large ($89).
Paragon Sporting Goods
867 Broadway, at 18th Street
21 East 22nd Street
Cutting baby’s nails can be an intimidating experience for new parents. These scissors, made in Germany, may not make the task less daunting, but the friendly packaging is sure to soothe your nerves ($38).
215 West 10th Street
Work the Plastic
Inspiration comes from the strangest places. Witness Neal Decker’s latest tote – a nod to the plastic bags at your corner deli. Like those, Decker’s bag is light, roomy, and folds down to almost nothing. But it also has an interior pocket and a snap closure – and yes, it’s leather. Choose from olive, red, black, or chocolate brown ($198).
353 Bleecker Street
430 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn
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