Turn off CNBC for a moment and contemplate something a little less stressful: David Vande Vusse’s Stabile, a hypnotic moving sculpture ($125 at Kid O, 123 W. 10th St., nr. Greenwich Ave.; 212-366-5436) that pays obvious homage to the form’s greatest practitioner, Alexander Calder. This small mobile is good for pacifying an infant or zoning out, but for the big stuff, go to the Whitney Museum, where a major Calder exhibit opens October 16. For more suspended forms, click ahead.
The Frazier & Wing Bright mobile puts paper cutouts to creative use ($96 at Kicokids in the Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., nr. 15th St.; 212-675-5426).
Clip on photos, postcards, or takeout menus (Kikkerland mobile, $14 at Exit 9, 64 Ave. A, nr. 5th St.; 212-228-0145).
Ige’s Birds of a Feather is laser-cut from walnut plywood ($76 at Michele Varian, 35 Crosby St., nr. Broome St.; 212-226-1076).
Rachel Kinrot’s black mobile looks like an elegant physics lesson ($350 at Lost City Arts, 18 Cooper Sq., nr. 5th St.; 212-375-0500).
The Catch Me If You Can by BlaBla is crocheted by Peruvian artisans ($78 at Pink Olive, 439 E. 9th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-780-0036).
Bring autumn indoors (Leaf mobile, $180 at Estella, 493 Sixth Ave., nr. 12th St.; 877-755-3553).