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ARTSY MUGS

Rach says: "Save: Owl and dog are mugs with pedestal base.
 $8, urbanoutfitters.com

Splurge: Kate Spade porcelain mugs with artists' watercolors. $20, katespade.com"

artsy mug

CUTTING BOARDS

Rach says: "Save: Hardwood boards in cute pig, cow and rooster silhouettes.
 $32, williams-sonoma.com

Splurge: Hand-carved state bamboo chopping blocks by AHeirloom.
 $46, amazon.com"

cutting boards

CURVY CANDLESTICKS

Rach says: "Save: Hand-blown glass "Herrang" candleholders.
 $15, ikea.com for stores

Splurge: "Distortion" candlesticks keep lit tapers straight.
 $24, areaware.com"

curvy candlestick

DINNER GOBLETS

Rach says: "Save: Durable acrylic goblets stack for storage.
 $3 each, crateandbarrel.com

Splurge: Ribbed-texture goblets hand-blown from melted glass.
 $95 for 6, momastore.org"

dinner goblets

MANLY BOOKENDS

Rach says: "Save: This iron man keeps the heaviest reads in place.
 $28, animicausa.com

Splurge: Chrome workmen balance books between their hands.
 $45 for 2, bn.com"

bookends

COFFEE MAKERS

Rach says: "Save: Stovetop espresso in a European nine-cup pot.
 $20, at HomeGoods stores

Splurge: Eight-cup Bean French Press keeps coffee hot.
 $30, bodum.com" 

coffee makers

CITY-SCENE PILLOWS

Rach says: "Save: Screen-printed cotton pillows with images of Brooklyn, NY.
 $36 and up, uncommongoods.com

Splurge: Feather down pillows form a hand-drawn London skyline.
 $65, blisslivinghome.com"

city-scene pillows