Indianapolis-bred designer Taylor McKenzie-Veal modeled this six-foot dyed-American-ash coatrack ($600 at americandesignclubshop.com) after the trussed-steel billboard poles lining his hometown highway.
A collaboration with the Brooklyn Art Library, these vintage-inspired notebooks ($20 for a set at McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St., nr. Mulberry St.; 212-274-1160) fit in four types of pockets: shirt, pants, backpack, and messenger bag.
L.A. collective Commune adds a glossy finish to the porcelain socket ($45 at Bushwick Cooperative, 267 Irving Ave., nr. Bleecker St., Bushwick; 347-533-4868).