About as low-maintenance as gardening gets, Mudpuppy’s air-plant pods thrive with little watering and no soil ($45 to $60 at Love Adorned, 269 Elizabeth St., nr. Houston St.; 212-431-5683).
Colorful and multitasking, these Turkish foutas can be used as picnic blankets, lightweight wraps, or indoor tablecloths ($40 each at Chance, 211 Elizabeth St., nr. Prince St.; through June 30).
Make use of negative space by stuffing Ron Gilad’s wooden Void side table with magazines, books, or frames ($420 at the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt, 2 E. 91st St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-849-8355).