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Faux Real

These days, Target is just about everyone’s everything store—for grocery essentials, on-trend clothing, high-end appliances, tech gadgets, books and more. With their home décor department recently coming to resemble West Elm, it’s not surprising to find popular pieces carried in other stores—but for so much less. Take the potted faux …

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Bowl Season

We’re incapable of stepping inside the Store Ltd. in Cross Keys and not grabbing up 17 gorgeous things we’ve never seen anywhere else, which makes it the ideal, last-minute holiday shopping destination if you think about it—and if you exercise self-control. Need something artful and inspired for your elegant Uncle …

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Object: Metal Heart November 2015

Even though we don’t love to cook—or know how to exactly—we’re goners for this opulent copper stove from Blue Star. In fact, the whole new (OK, century-old, now retro) trend of metallic kitchenware woos us toward becoming more culinarily aware. Blue Star’s Precious Metals Collection features appliances in six finishes: …

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Object: Love-A-Lamp

Just because “Mad Men” wrapped doesn’t mean we’re ready to give up our love affair with mid-century modern design. Thus, our obsession with this teardrop Hal Lamp—handmade by Slip Lighting in Hickory, N.C.—that combines the sleek elegance of mid-century with a free-wheelin’ ‘70s vibe, evident in the bohemian burlap drum …

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Object: Love Shack

Some of my favorite memories from the mid-1990s are the weekends when I hopped on an Amtrak train to visit my best friend at NYU—trading fraternity parties at my (fantastic, but thimble-sized) liberal arts college for all-nighters dancing at the Limelight, table-sharing with strangers at the world’s best greasy spoon …

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Dream Destination

RIDICULOUSLY COMFY. SHOCKINGLY SOFT. INDISPUTABLY AWESOME. That’s how Yellow Leaf Hammocks describes their gorgeous, snuggle-fest-inducing, outdoor “nap” furniture—hand-woven by expert artisans in hill tribe communities in Thailand who earn middle-class wages working from home. Each model is named after a favorite vacation destination—this one’s the “Kilauea” inspired by molten lava …

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Camp it Up

Forget glamping. With this groovy tent modeled after the iconic Split Screen VW Camper Van (which, yes, my own family rocked in the ’­­70s) you can re-create the Summer of Love at your favorite music festival, campground or even in your own backyard. Hey, the proximity to running water never …

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Object: April

Let’s not kid ourselves—we all have a touch of hipster inside that wants to make something nostalgic cool again. Enter the USB Typewriter, which pairs antique typewriters with iPads, laptops, desktop PCs and smartphones, so you can unleash your inner Hemingway, Stein or Kerouac in the 21st century. The company …

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Checkmate

Let’s face it, you’ve got game. And so does Oomph, the Connecticut-based furniture maker whose colorful casegoods are quickly becoming a designer favorite. The company’s new chess table boasts a tournament-size reproduction of the set used during the “Match of the Century” when 1972 world chess champion Bobby Fischer spanked …

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