Best Bets - Week of August 18, 2003

Divide And Conquer
Material Furniture’s Flipper is a screen and shelving system in one. Cut-outs flip up for privacy or down as shelves. In birch or walnut. ($1,500)

Sam Flax
425 Park Ave.

Scratch That
We can’t promise it’ll keep your cat off the furniture, but this scratcher will certainly enhance your décor. ($325)

The Barking Zoo
172 Ninth Ave.

Get Shirty
This is the ultrasoft boyfriend shirt you’ll want to “borrow” all fall. ($98)

Swiss Army
136 Prince St.

Shutter To Think
The Fujifilm FinePix F700 is the first 6.2 megapixel consumer digital camera, featuring continuous autofocus shooting (no shaky images), choice of color, black-and-white, or color chrome modes, and speedy 1.2 second boot-up. ($600)

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Trunk Show
Whimsey Design’s elephant lamp is a cute, cheerful way to brighten a kid’s room. ($125)

Gracious Home
1217 and 1220 Third Ave.

Block Party
Mary Boone Wellington designed this Luminia tea light using a new plastic that positively glows. ($16)

Between Fifth and Sixth Aves.

Black Magic
Fall’s feminine styles call for an elegant shoe like this pump ($580), available in three colors and as a sling-back ($625).

15 E. 57th St.

Lace To The Finish
Leigh Bantivoglio’s French-lace knee-length dress is stretchy, sexy and sure to get you noticed. ($390)

Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Ave.

Get The Dish
Bright, unbreakable Melamine kid’s dinner sets feature cowboys, astronauts, or a pink poodle. ($24.50)

Exit 9
212-228-0145 Or, shop

Paint By Numbers
Benjamin Moore’s new Personal Color Viewer CD makes picking paint a breeze. Upload pictures, and “paint” your rooms 3,200 colors without ever opening a can. For PC only. ($14.95)

Janovic Stores

Suck It Up
For compulsive cleaners with minimal closet space, we suggest the Hoover Fold Away. This bagless, allergen-filtering wonder has various attachments, and folds for storage. In four colors. ($99)

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Photographed by Michael Kraus.

Best Bets - Week of August 18, 2003