Fashion

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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Covet April

With the ability to sync with any Bluetooth-enabled device, Stellé Audio’s new Mini-Clutch Speaker is the world’s prettiest way to party incognito. Available in silver, navy and gold and this “Blue Love” pattern, the chain-strapped little number plays music through a 2.0 stereo system that projects sound in 360 degrees—and …

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Savvy Shopper March

Psyched If you haven’t been to Sykesville lately, you’re missing Carroll County’s most happening spot. Main Street, charming as ever, is booming with new shops. Savvy lingered at home goods store Revive & Company with its rustic furniture, majestic European wall clocks and Sid Dickens memory blocks; tried on slim …

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Get Shorty

What’s an entrepreneur and mom-of-three to do when she wants to drop a little baby weight? Develop her own line of athletic wear, natch. “I’m a fan of lifestyle brands with lots of color, like Trina Turk and Lilly Pulitzer, so I was bored to death wearing black stretch pants …

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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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covet january february

We all make resolutions to get in shape for the new year, but many of us end up dropping the ball by Valentine’s Day. Why not give yourself a leg up with this Rockin’ Roller Desk Chair made from a classic stability ball? Balancing on an orb all day long …

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savvy shopper january february

Home Sweet Home Though Savvy might admit to having some, ah, socialist impulses, she wouldn’t go so far as to open up her home to all and sundry. Michael Ryan Wright and Seth Barkman would. Their new five-story home goods shop in Fells Point is called MiY, which stands for …

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Globe Trotter

When Caleb Luke Lin studied illustration at MICA, he realized he preferred to depict literal rather than interpretive information. “I enjoy taking concrete points of data and conveying them in an artistic sense,” says the 23-year-old, who designed this eye-popping hand-painted Globe of Animal Migration Routes—a nod to his passion …

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Star Gazing

WHAT’S YOUR SIGN, BABY? While the name Astro Balls (much like that old pickup line from the ’70s) makes us giggle, we’re unabashedly attracted to the zodiac pendants by British designer Stephen Webster, who’s made custom baubles for everyone from Madonna to Mickey Rourke. All the usual suspects are here: …

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