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Industrial designer Jeff Davis could be considered a conservationist. Rather than letting scratched, warped, or otherwise unplayable LPs head for the trash, he rescues them and hand-forms them into bowls. One type looks like a Devo-style helmet hat, the other is smooth. Artists range from Barbra Streisand to Led Zeppelin, Kool & the Gang, and even Andy Gibb ($35).
125 Greenwich Avenue
There’s something fun underfoot. These new doormats are made of coir (the husk of the coconut) and hand-painted in India with groovy designs. They’re also fully biodegradable ($28).
19 Christopher Street
Drink to This
Flasks are fine to stash in spiffy sport coats, but they’re a bit stiff for casual occasions. Instead, try Jack Spade’s new Boda bag, made of waxwear canvas (like mackintosh raincoats) ($50).
56 Greene Street
Camper’s “Wabi” shoe is cute and politically correct. The 100 percent recyclable style is made of rubber that’s perforated to minimize sweating and has a removable coconut-fiber insole. Available in blue, orange, yellow, and green. Men’s and women’s sizes ($140).
125 Prince Street
It’s like getting a toy with your tee: Each of Solix’s shirts features a vinyl bug, reptile, or ocean creature right in the center. Styles include T-shirts, tank tops, and baseball shirts. All are machine-washable and -dryable and come in both kid (at Space Kiddets) and adult (through the Website) sizes ($28).
46 East 21st Street
Calvin Klein’s new rugs are exactly what you’d expect: simple, geometric designs in beautiful color combinations. There are five grades, ranging in price from handwoven flat-weave styles ($295 to $1,450) to Tibetan-weave wool and silk ones ($1,300 to $10,800). Each comes in four to eight patterns. Shown here, Sienna Bands flat-weave.
654 Madison Avenue, at 60th Street
A Dog’s Life
Anthropologie’s new Lucky-Dog house is like a summer shack for your schnauzer (or any dog that size). Made of rattan and pine, the chic shelter is meant for indoor use but can be left outdoors in good weather. Dog bed not included ($140).
375 West Broadway
85 Fifth Avenue, at 16th Street
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