It doesn’t have to be white. Bostik TruColor water-based grout comes pre-mixed in 20 shades to seal cracks; the formula guarantees color consistency with no fading ($70 at Classic Tile, 1635 86th St., nr. Bay 13th St., Bensonhurst; 718-331-2615).
Ikea’s Ludvig laptop workstation saves space with shelves that pull out from a felt-lined, seven-inch-deep cabinet ($119; 1 Beard St., nr. Otsego St., Red Hook; 718-246-4532).
These appealing translucent squares hold Estée Lauder’s fall-appropriate creamy eye shadows ($17.50 each at Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., at Broadway; 212-695-4400).