Gluekit’s bricklike bookends ($30 at Project No. 8, 38 Orchard St., at Hester St.; 212-925-5599) create the illusion of walling your tomes in place.
Lug laundry, magazines, sports equipment, and more in storage baskets woven from recycled rubber tires ($65 to $95 at Interior Provisions, 204 Elizabeth St., nr. Prince St.; 866-491-1233; by appointment).
Made in Indonesia from plantation-grown teak, this portable folding chair ($265 at Brook Farm General Store, 75 S. 6th St., nr. Berry St., Williamsburg; 718-388-8642) adds woodsy charm to any urban balcony.