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Stars mirrors

When displayed en masse, designer Tarsicio Colzani's Stars mirrors give off an effervescent retro vibe. Their ash frames, stained wengé or gray, come in diameters of 8, 12, or 16 inches. Eurotrend, 580 Broadway, 904, New York, NY 10012; 800-689-1020; eurotrendusa.com.

Pterodactyl extension arm

Literally extending accessibility for health-care IT workstations, the aluminum Pterodactyl extension arm has a 7-foot reach—but protrudes just 3 inches when retracted. 400 Collier MacMillon Drive, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 7P3, Canada; 800-263-8901; mediamounts.com.

T4 Point-of-Care cart

The T4 Point-of-Care cart masters technology and ergonomics for health-care environments. Essentially a mobile computer console, it's made of aluminum, with steel and plastic components, and features push and pull handles on all sides to serve patients with limited mobility. The castors handle carpet and hard floors. 11 East 26th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010; 800-400-0625; humanscale.com.

Normann Copenhagen

Boje Estermann's ingenious strainer caters to those with tiny kitchens. It stands at 51/3 inches when fully open, then collapses to an unobtrusive 11/4 inches for storage. Offered in red, green, yellow, and black rubber, with a bottom grate in stainless steel. 98 Strandboulevarden, 2100 Copenhagen East, Denmark; 45-35-55-44-59; normann-copenhagen.com.

Soederberg International

Swedish simplicity meets contemporary flair in the crisp patterns and colors of these pillows covered in a cotton-linen blend. Choose the Medaljong pattern, solids with or without knitted frill, or more than 40 other styles. P.O. Box 248, Madison, MS 39130; 601-853-2647; swedishinspiration.com.

Brushed-steel coat rack

The clean simplicity of Raul Barbieri's brushed-steel coat rack enhances its sculptural appeal. The 70-inch-high, 21-inch-wide piece sits on casters and can be ordered in either 471/4- or 63-inch-long versions. The hat grid-iron is optional. 7 Via Edison Cusago, Milano I 20090, Italy; 39-0290-39-0013; rexite.it.

Peter Pepper Products
Envision collection

This sleek, modern panel, part of the Envision collection, is the soul of understatement. It can be used for exhibition and display, or as a free-standing partition. An aluminum frame surrounds each 72-by-36-inch panel, which is available in a choice of 38 fabrics or laminates. 17929 South Susana Road, Compton, CA 90221; 800-496-0204; peterpepper.com.

Kosta Boda
Distant Friend

Celebrated Swedish glass artist Bertil Vallien's Dreams series features nine ethereal glass sculptures made in large sand molds. Like every piece in the series, the 57/8-by-43/8-inch Distant Friend is a dreamlike vision that evokes a subtle beauty and mystery. 200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 602, New York, NY 10016; 212-684-5455; kostaboda.com.

Lyle and Umbach
Andiron #1

Add a contemporary sculptural accent to any fireplace with this series of six andirons from this Maine manufacturer. Each is available in a choice of bronze or white bronze in a polished or brushed finish. Andiron #1 is 5 inches wide and 17 inches high. P.O. Box 269, Islesboro, ME 04848; 207-734-8299; lyleandumbach.com.

Branch votive

The Branch votive, handcrafted in Italy, is inspired by the delicate beauty of coral, and it's so elegant that it hardly needs candlelight to shine. Each openwork forged-metal piece is cast in polished pewter and is 4 inches high and 3 inches in diameter. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1414, Chicago, IL 60654; 800-592-2537; bakerfurniture.

Gaia & Gino
7 Hills fruit bowl

A true Turkish delight, rendered in glazed porcelain: Istanbul, the great seat of the Ottoman Empire long known as the City of the Seven Hills, was the inspiration for the undulating curves of the stunning, sculptural 7 Hills fruit bowl, created by prolific design genius Karim Rashid. Through Ameico; 888-350-8765; gaiaandgino.com.

Table Art
Duo salad bowl

You may not want to eat off of this art, but you can. This Los Angeles retailer loves mixing influences and finishes. Case in point: Duo, a two-toned lacquered salad bowl, available in delicious combos like chocolate and red, cream and white, green and yellow, and latte and cream. 7977 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323-653-8278; tartontheweb.com.

Hable Construction
Susan Hable Smith pillows

Whimsical felt pillows herald the coming of spring, even if the weather does not. Onion blossoms, mums, and starfish are brought to life by Hungarian craftswomen using the hammer-and-chisel reverse-appliqué technique. Designed by Susan Hable Smith, the line began as a complement to her original collections of screenprinted textiles in purple and Latte. 230 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012; 877-422-5304; hableconstruction.com.

Great Nordic
Designer's Eye

Who knew that some of today's greatest proponents of New Zealand textiles are Swedish? The Designer's Eye line of products uses 100 percent felted virgin New Zealand wool for everything from room dividers and runners to blankets and nautical-inspired pillows. 8 Irving Road, Wallingford, PA 19086; 610-872-8164; greatnordicdesign.com.

Maritime Table Clock

This manufacturer has "re-edited" a selection of 20th-century design classics with an eye toward the century to come. The collection includes an iconic glass tea service from Wilhelm Wagenfeld, as well as lamps from Salvador Dalí. And even after an update, Angelo Mangiarotti's Maritime Table Clock from 1956 still knows what time it is. 1 Church Street, New Milford, CT 06776; 888-350-8765; ameico.com.

Neutral Posture
Stand Up keyboard tray

The Stand Up adjustable keyboard tray takes ergonomics a step further…up. The lightweight steel-and-nylon tray not only pulls out and down to sit comfortably in your lap, it also rises to the occasion when you do—as much as 12 inches. The piece retrofits to all existing keyboard trays and collapses to a height of one inch. 3904 North Texas Avenue, Bryan, TX 77803; 800-446-3746; igoergo.com.

Herman miller

The size of a tape dispenser, Babble produces enough white noise for voice confidentiality in an open-plan office. All you need is a standard electrical outlet. P.O. Box 302, 855 East Main Avenue, Zeeland, MI 49464; 800-851-1196; hermanmiller.com.

Nox Ipso coatrack

Raul Barbieri's handsome, treelike Nox Ipso coatrack is finished in brushed stainless steel. The design stands 67 inches high, with a head measuring 16 1/4 inches in diameter. 7 Via Edison, 20090 Cusago, Italy; 39-029-039-0013; rexite.com.

Arpa industriale
Alu Magic plastic laminate

Like a Jackson Pollock painting, Alu Magic is an artistic-looking plastic laminate—with thin aluminum filaments integrated into a solid-color background. The 51-by-120-inch sheets come in three color families. 13291 Vantage Way, 104, Jacksonville, FL 32218; 877-277-2669; arpausa.com.

Samuel & Sons
Fontaine Collection

The glass drop fringe in the Fontaine Collection is precious enough to satisfy the most devoted fan of baubles and beads. Equally charming dangling from a pillow or a lampshade, the trim fits a range of styles, from antebellum South to modern and ethnic motifs. The line is available in 13 different colorways. 983 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; 212-704-8000; samuelandsons.com.

Peter pepper products
Envision shelving and display

Envision shelving and display is a big show-off. Wall-mounted aluminum uprights support a range of inset panels, storage units, and shelves in glass, maple, and rigid thermofoil-laminated MDF. Credenzas are also available. 17929 South Susana Road, Compton, CA 90221; 800-496-0204; peterpepper.com.


Easy-to-install plastic Sicisbricks are about creating surface with style. For even more dazzle, the Glimmer collection's bricks refract color with their mosaic-tiled face. The three shapes available—one rectangular and two curved—each measure about 19 by 10 by 6 inches. 155 East 56th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022; 212-829-8341; sicis.com.

Big glass bowls

Swedish designer Anne Nilsson means just what she says. Big, her collection of gigantic glass bowls in simple, colorful forms, measure in at more than three feet in circumference. The Ikea alumna's bright, elegant creations are thought to be the largest free-blown glass pieces ever produced in Sweden and are offered in five lively colors. 140 Bradford Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091; 800-433-4167; orrefors.com.

Chief Manufacturing

Sit up straight! The KCG-110 height-adjustable dual swing-arm desk mount makes following your third grade teacher's edict much easier. The pivot-arm desk mount for small flat-panel displays is offered in black or silver; it combines ergonomics with advanced functionality and strength, ensuring that you'll never have to crane your neck again—unless it's to eavesdrop on what's going on in the next cubicle. 8401 Eagle Creek Parkway, Suite 700, Savage, MN 55378; 800-582-6480; chiefmfg.com.

Eureka Optima

Out, out damned spot! Silence that familiar cry for good with the Eureka Optima. Not only will it suck up all dirt in sight, it won't leave your hand and wrist aching. The telescoping handle adjusts to eight heights and allows for the most comfortable grip in any cleaning situation. It weighs 11 pounds, and the finish is candy-apple green. 807 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL 61701; 877-270-9289; eureka.com.

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