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When complaining about how much we loathe Spinning to local bike racer Rebecca Chan at a recent cocktail party, she said a certain piece of equipment might change our minds about hopping on a bike. The Specialized Turbo, an electric, pedal-assisted bicycle, carries the rider at speeds up to 28 …

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BABY LOVE

Need an extra reason to procreate? Consider the cocoon-shaped wonder that is the Pod Crib by Ubabub. This sleek, sustainably made sleeping space converts into a children’s bed when you’re toddler starts, well, toddling. Weighing in at a mere $2,100, this bad boy (or girl) is just one of hundreds …

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Sunny Delight

When Karen Graveline, owner of Home on the Harbor, discovered the French-made Fermob outdoor furniture line, it was love at first sight. “It was the colors. They just made me feel happy,” she says. Perfect for urban environments, Fermob’s sleek design fits well in a small garden, on a rooftop …

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Sorbet soiree

Feeling like you need to lighten up? Prescription: the upbeat coral “Satchel” ($88) by Danielle Nicole, one of many easy options from Ellicott City-bred designer Danielle DiFerdinando’s sweet spring line. “My spring collection was inspired by the beautiful countryside of Italy and its amazing cities—Portofino, Milan, Venice and Rome,” says …

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