Baroque portraiture meets 5 Pointz graffiti in Uusi’s set of hand-painted collectible playing cards ($15 at Greenwich Letterpress, 39 Christopher St., nr. Waverly Pl.; 212-989-7464).
Just because it’s pretty, don’t be afraid to use Portland artist Philip Iosca’s neon steel crowbar ($75 at JNRL STR, 55 Clinton St., nr. Stanton St.; 212-729-1655) to remove nails, jimmy open a locked door, or pry the top off a stubbornly sealed crate.
Hand-crank this churner ($119 at Whisk, 933 Broadway, nr. 22nd St.; 212-477-8680) for twenty minutes and you’ll find out why artisanal butter, like everything else, just tastes better.