The lacquered legs and oak top of Steuart Padwick’s hinged dining table ($1,275 at yliving.com) double over, converting it into a slender console or desk.
Scrape out jars, spread condiments, and frost cupcakes with Core’s inch-wide bamboo-and-silicone mini-tools ($23 for a set of five at Laytner’s Linen & Home, 237 E. 86th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-996-4439).
JCPenney goes highbrow with an angular metal table lamp ($260 at 90-15 Queens Blvd., nr. 59th Ave., Elmhurst; 718-592-3900), part of its Sir Terence Conran collection.