shopping 06.23.09

Cool Design
Plus: MUG Under $21

Some designs that have caught our eye lately, many by local talents.

Patchwork Frame Pouch, a limited edition (only one left),
is made of eight fabrics. $68

Cool Keychains, handcrafted in Brooklyn,
come in various leather finishes and colors. We own one and love it. $60

Shopnic Basket is a foldable shopping/picnic basket by Danish design firm Stelton.

Nesting Dolls scores with perfume bottles decoupaged onto the wood. $100

Mischa Petit Bag is a small, night-on-the town bag
with a green 'flower' attached. $65

From J Schatz, one of our favorites, a porcelain Whale Nightlight. $175

Vintage kimono fabrics have been repurposed into distinctive
Zillion Caps. $59

These stoneware and wood Butter Cases are so beautiful, we might use them for something more visible than butter storage. $82

The portable Stainless Steel Notebook Grill has cut-out handles for carrying (it weighs under 9 pounds) and has a larger cooking area than the original black version. $68

As the folks at Gama-Go say about their Ninja Kitty Bones Shoes:
'Ninja Kitty and crossbones. What more could you want in a pair of
limited edition slip-on shoes?' $36

Perfect for a summer party: the South African wines from Indaba. We especially like their Chenin Blanc, which at $6 or so, is tough to beat (though you might find it for even less at Trader Joe's). Available at Astor Wines and elsewhere.

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