Pennsylvania-based artist Kimberly Scola’s sweet, earnest embroideries are anything but the subversive variety. And that’s why we love them. Available at etsy.com, $8-$14.
They’re a PETA-friendly take on tackling the great outdoors. Brooklyn-based artist David Cole sources new and rare blocks from around the globe before packing and shipping them to your door. Available at shop.davidcole.me, $28 each.
Author Yvette van Boven’s practical predinner drink recipes, preserving tips, and dessert menus jump to life with help from bold food photos and snapshots straight out of her kitchen.
That third-grade pot holder seminar is actually paying off. Weave paper strips into cards etched with grown-up greetings, including happy birthday and a heartfelt congrats. Available at presentandcorrect.com, $14.50 for a set of four.
Bone china mugs (displaying Charles and Ray Eames’s own photos) spark lively tableside chatter, no matter the ho-hum weather.
We’re thrilled the London-born greeting card-garden hybrids have finally landed stateside. Choose, tend, send, or keep an array of mini landscapes that don’t require putting on pants to enjoy. Available at brooklyn5and10.com, $13-$35.
Get a step-by-step guide, courtesy of NYC caterer Mary Giuliani, on how to host a food-filled game night in, from DIY playing cards to a sweet-spicy peach salsa that requires less than a round of you-know-what to prepare.
Takashi Tsunoda’s creatures may look like futuristic playthings, but don’t be fooled: They’re inspired by traditional Japanese art and can be crafted with a single sheet of paper — no tape, scissors, or glue required — right in your living room.