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Too cool for school

We almost lost our lunch when we saw the $290 price tag on Jil Sander's new Vasari clutch — a simple sack of coated brown paper that looks just like the ones we toted to the cafeteria.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  September 28, 2012
Pizza Pi Cutter, or The Geometry of Pasta?

Pizza Pi Cutter, or The Geometry of Pasta?


GET THIS ... Whether you're having a late-night study session or just breakfasting on leftovers, this whimsical Pizza Pi Cutter ($20) has you (and your,...
By Susan Johnston  |  October 03, 2011
Rings cutting board, or salt blend collection?

Rings cutting board, or salt blend collection?


GET THIS ... When looking to impress a date, some people start in their closets. But since sky-high heels can only take you so far...
By Meghan Kavanaugh  |  June 13, 2011
Boston hearts Japan: Five fun ways to support the relief efforts

Boston hearts Japan: Five fun ways to support the relief efforts


Whenever an international catastrophe occurs, we immediately open our hearts (and wallets) to those in need. But as the weeks roll on, the need for...
By Stuff Boston  |  April 14, 2011
Pornogami or Naughty/Nice coins?

Pornogami or Naughty/Nice coins?


GET THIS... If you've ever watched someone craft an ornate origami creation and then said, "I wonder if you could make a 3-D penis the...
By Daniel McCarthy  |  October 18, 2010
Comme des Garçons wallets or Black Ink crayon set?

Comme des Garçons wallets or Black Ink crayon set?


GET THIS ...Yes, we're aware that basic black goes with everything. And the fact that neutral hues are the foundation of a sophisticated wardrobe is...
By John Ross  |  June 14, 2010


Glass logs or birch boxes?

Glass logs or birch boxes?


That bow- and arrow-wielding dating deity must be on your side, because somehow you've made it to that major hurdle of the courtship game: the...
By John Ross  |  February 08, 2010
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Mad Men on Mass Ave

We have many long, painful, Mad Men– less months stretching ahead of us, as we wait for the show to return to AMC and shower us with more broken marriages, snappy quips, jaw-dropping revelations, and (hopefully) amputated limbs.
How to make your carpets match the Drapers
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 11, 2009
Pineapple Sculpture or Ironic Door Mat?

Pineapple Sculpture or Ironic Door Mat?


GET this... For decades, the pineapple has found its way into an impressive number ofculinary misste...
By John Ross  |  May 04, 2009
Concierge tray or paperweight?

Concierge tray or paperweight?


 

 

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Much to the chagrin of tidy mothers everywhere, many of us seem to lack the neatness gene. Perhaps this ability to be organized is one of those inherited traits that prefers to sit back and skip a generation or three. Fortunately, there are myriad options available to the hopelessly cluttered. From paper clips to personal assistants, the means to an organized end are endless. If your budget for hired help is, well, nonexistent, why not try this stylish option: the concierge tray. Made of porcelain and available in glossy go-with-everything black or white, this sleek catch-all is divided into compartments designed to keep all your necessities in place. For those with serious organizational handicaps, each shallow section is patterned with a design showing exactly
By John Ross  |  April 03, 2009