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  1. Streamliner Car

    Streamliner Car

    Consider the Streamliner as the essence of car, a wooden moving vehicle that needs no more than a child's gentle push to get started. A simple curved shape with four wheels, this Playsam classic is...


  2. Hot-Pot BBQ

    Hot-Pot BBQ

    Store-bought herbs are fine, but you know what’s better? Seasoning your chicken thighs with rosemary grown atop this nifty terra-cotta-and-steel twofer.

  3. Circle House

    Circle House

    Pros We wish more grown-up homes had the simple, no-frills good looks of Royce’s design—–but then again, most American houses aren’t “inspired by Scandinavian fishing ...


  4. Liberty Americana Picnic Basket

    Liberty Americana Picnic Basket

    Ask a child to draw a picture of a picnic basket and you’ll get something rather like this handmade holder of outdoor treats. Best of all, a wooden divider on the bottom protects that apple...

  5. Eco


    Pros Eco by Cosentino consists of 75 percent postindustrial or postconsumer materials, which nabbed them a Cradle to Cradle Silver and Greenguard certification. Its nonporous surface needs no seal...


  6. Ceasarstone Recycled

    Ceasarstone Recycled

    Pros Since we’re not looking to replace our countertops with the seasons, there’s nothing better than a lifetime warranty, which Caesarstone offers to residential customers. Its nonpo...


  7. Bamboo


    Pros The edges on the countertops are easy on the eyes. We swooned over the dark chestnut slice sandwiched by two oh-so-beauteous blonde pieces. Of all the materials, this is one that won’t...


  8. Squak Mountain Stone

    Squak Mountain Stone

    Pros Squak started as a grad school project on sustainable design. The hand-cast slabs are made of recycled paper and glass bound with low-carbon cement. Rugged and rough around the edges, we wer...


  9. Rough Trade Album-of-the-Month

    Rough Trade Album-of-the-Month

    London's Rough Trade pioneered the music-as-retail strategy, so trust that this isn't your average CD subscription service. A 3-, 6-, or 12-month membership locks down the must-hear album of the...


  10. Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear Vol. 2

    Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear Vol. 2

    The anticipated follow-up to volume one from 1999, this anthology explores the space between sound and architecture, from "acoustical technologies" to public art and urban planning. Plus,...


  11. Table Grill

    Table Grill

    Dimentions: 6.3" H x 12" dia. Weight: 9.9 pounds Pros White walls and wood accents—what more could a modernist desire? The only grill in our roundup designed for tabletop use, it f...


  12. Belleville Coat Hanger

    Belleville Coat Hanger

    If you love the nightlife and nothing sets your heart on fire like the sight of a silhouetted skyline, you don’t have to leave it all behind when you head home at the end of the evening: Just...

  13. Luisa Chair

    Luisa Chair

    Is it better to look good or to feel good? Franco Albini worked for almost 15 years to perfect the classic Luisa chair, a striking seat that has it both ways.

  14. Enchord Desk

    Enchord Desk

    Pros: The Enchord packs a double whammy­—it’s both the biggest and most flexible desk we reviewed. There’s no defined front or back, so it can float in the middle of a room,...


  15. Enfield Shaker Dining Chair

    Enfield Shaker Dining Chair

    Though the residents of the last working Shaker village may have set aside their tools, you can still get your fix of elegant simplicity from the replicas produced by Shaker Workshops. The slightly...


  16. Tab Lamp

    Tab Lamp

    What a difference a fold makes. Tab’s single-pleat shade rotates to redirect its rays, offering a spotlight on all those essentials—post-its, pens, coffee mugs, "tidy" stacks...


  17. Petit Trianon Lamp

    Petit Trianon Lamp

    Though this delicate-looking pendant was inspired by Louis XIV's palatial decor, its postconsumer Tyvek shade is better suited for the current age of rough-and-ready upcycling.

  18. Balancing Kitchen Utensils

    Balancing Kitchen Utensils

    Perform a cool culinary balancing act with these silicone spoons and spatulas. Their notched handles rest on the rim of your hot pot or pan, allowing you to taste, stir, and taste again without...


  19. Mormor Dishware

    Mormor Dishware

    Evoking the spirit of a classic kitchen with a pattern inspired by culinary textiles, Mormor consists of a series of ceramic plates, bowls, cups, buttering boards, eggcups, a milk jug, a sugar bowl...


  20. Homemade Cookie Stamp

    Homemade Cookie Stamp

    This adorable stamp puts the age-old question to rest, "did you make these from scratch?" Skip the pre-made cookie aisle and pull out Grandma's famous sugar cookie recipe, because you...


  21. Organic Basil Bamboo Grow Pot

    Organic Basil Bamboo Grow Pot

    I deem having fresh basil on hand a necessity. Presented in a sustainable bamboo pot, this is one green gift that keeps on giving.


  22. Bistro Citrus Juicer by Bodum

    Bistro Citrus Juicer by Bodum

    Who doesn't like to wake up to breakfast in bed with a fresh glass of juice? Available in six flashy shades, it's a great gift (not to mention subtle hint) to your significant other (or roommate!)....


  23. Bean French Press

    Bean French Press

    If you can't live without a caffeine fix in the morning, consider swapping your daily paper cup'o'joe with a homemade brew. Bodum's Bean French Press serves up 32 ounces of hot java to get you...


  24. Architectural Plate

    Architectural Plate

    West London landmark Trellik Tower gets the gold leaf treatment on this architectural plate. While it's dishwasher and microwave safe-- definitely fit for the table-- it almost seems a shame to...


  25. Chat Plates

    Chat Plates

    Dinner parties are meant to stimulate sparkling conversation, and now your cooking will speak for itself and the tableware can do the talking, too. These Chat Plates were designed by Ikuko Nakazawa...