Double Take: Cork It

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Cork has spent way too long confined to bulletin boards and bottle stoppers—just look at all of this potential. Quartertwenty uses it in its recycled form to create some thoroughly modern chairs, and Liam Mugavin's multifunctional design takes it a step further. He riffs on the process of cork harvesting—it peeled off a type of oak tree, if you’re wondering—to make a piece that can be transformed from tray-topped table to stool like THAT. —alex ronan

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Double Take: Mirror Games

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If you’re only using your mirror to check for flyaways, you’re missing out. Halb/Halb’s Mirror 180 is flat—but the two halves are angled to reflect very different perspectives. Bower’s rad designs give the illusion of 3D shapes by playing with tints, and, good hair day or not, you’ll like what you see. —alex ronan

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Double Take: Driftwood

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If your tan game is as weak as mine, the only way to bring summer into the fall is by literally carrying it with you. Let this candelabra, by The Dreslyn, take over your dining table, or hang a garland, c/o Jamali Garden, by your window to distract you when the leaves start to turn. Salty air (unfortunately) not included. —alex ronan

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Of a Kind

Head’s up: Wolfum makes drinking glasses. Ones that would make a great did-I-not-get-that-person-a-wedding-present? gift. —erica

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Double Take: Symbology

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Grain’s Grail collection features icons of the 21st Century—think bikes, dollar signs, and pizza slices—stamped onto terracotta. For something a little less cheeky, go with this appealingly witch-y platter from the French design firm Maison Monade, which makes organizing all your crystal jewelry easy. Is there an emoji for being unable to decide between two amazing pieces? —alex ronan

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Double Take: Grown-up Pom-Poms

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With this snuggly looking bedcover, L’aviva Home takes pom-poms to the next level, or, even, the one after that. If you’re looking for something a little more, oh, pared-down, go with Hattan Home’s throw. The Delaware-based line calls it “crazy-chic,” and we gotta agree. —alex ronan

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Double Take: Bent out of Shape

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If it feels like dollhouse furniture is the only option for your teensy apartment, well, try these two tables on for size. David Vu’s drop-leaf design can be adjusted to accommodate a dinner party, and, by your bed, go with Taiwanese designer Kenyon Yeh’s two-legged nightstand that can slip into the tiniest nook. —alex ronan

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Of a Kind

Something Good makes mail caddies so rad you’ll be a teeny bit less upset about getting your Time Warner Cable bill. —erica

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Of a Kind

Petite Cork Vase Set by Melanie Abrantes for Of a Kind

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The number of amazing things that Alyson Fox has made? I’m not sure I can count that high. Take, for instance, her latest collab with woodworker Michael Yates. Um, I’d like four of these chairs, please. —erica

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