This stainless-steel, pizza-paddle-inspired cheese board ($55, including knife, at Items of Interest, 60 Fifth Ave., nr. St. Marks Ave., Park Slope; 718-404-9185) is handcrafted and has a porcelain handle.
Stow your back issues in the leg rack of this nineteen-inch-tall mahogany side table ($229 at A&G Merch, 111 N. 6th St., nr. Berry St., Williamsburg; 718-388-1779).
Queens-born designer Matt Waldman casts recycled coffee grounds with resin to render a terra-cotta-like planter ($35 at nooka.com).