Make yourself comfortable.
What: Durable, inventive three-ply cardboard desks, chairs, and tables ($70-$100) are all 100 percent recyclable and easy to assemble.
Why: Living out of a cardboard box never looked so good.
Where: Email email@example.com to order.
The Monocle Order
What: Pay full price for your first pair of killer specs, then score 50 percent off the rest for life (up to twelve pairs a year).
Why: Flattop leather shades by Retrosuperfuture, Paul Frank’s framed cat eyes, and vintage aviators from Mayfourteenth.
Where: Online at monocleorder.com.
Dean & Deluca Wines
What: The quality foods purveyor turns its Sauron-like eye to California reds and whites with an expertly edited selection that showcases detailed taste profiles, pairing notes, and tips from the vintners.
Why: Take the edge off with the namesake 2009 pinot noir by Couloir ($38), Kistler Sonoma Mountain chardonnay ($67), and many more (over time, of course).
Where: Online at deandeluca.com.
What: Turn yourself into a happy monster. Broken down into buttery, chocolaty, fancy, fruity, spicy, and nutty varietals, the reference-slash-cookbook ($12.50) tempts with great photos and space for your own notes.
Why: Find out what linzer, rugelach, and thumbprint cookies are. No regrets.
Where: Online at amazon.com.
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L.A. in Bloom Cooking Webisodes
What: Gallery owner/writer/lifestyler extraordinaire Heather Taylor launches weekly videos of easy-peasy recipes with special guests (Jeana Sohn of Closet Visit, Jen Smith of Full Moon Pickles and Preserves).
Why: Guy Fieri and the rest of Food Network’s motley crew just aren’t quelling your cravings.
Where: Online at lainbloom.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Chairigami