Use the adjustable leather side straps of this waxed canvas rucksack ($275 at Freemans Sporting Club, 8 Rivington St., at Freeman Alley; 212-673-3209) to tote a picnic blanket, thermos, or rolled-up anorak.
Whipstitched by hand in Bed-Stuy, Found My Animal’s convertible dog leash ($52 at ASH Home, 147 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Berry St., Williamsburg; 347-422-0078) is utilitarian when used as a lead and fashionable when worn as a nautically inspired belt.
Mika H.J. Kim’s hedgehog-y magnetic paper-clip holder ($27 at Alessi, 130 Greene St., nr. Prince St.; 212-941-7300) keeps desks tidy and kids amused.