Warm up to spring and summer's hottest colors - red and orange - reflected in functional works of art
Fashion designer Vivienne Tam and HP have teamed up on this light gold digital clutch "Butterfly Lovers," inspired by the classic Chinese love story of the same name. (It's also reflective of Tam's spring collection.) Weighing 2.5 pounds, with a 10.1-inch screen, the HP Mini 210 offers a 5.5-hour battery life; coordinated custom desktop, icons and exclusive wallpapers; premium audio; and a durable finish. About $599 www.hpdirect.com/min or 800.230.5752.
Legendary uber-imaginative designer Tony Duquette is the inspiration behind this resin Macao Garden Seat from Baker Furniture. Duquette (1914-1999) loved the versatility of his original 1960 design, which can go from side table to seat to plant stand with ease. Shown in coral but also available in pearl lacquer. $1,659; www.baker.kohlerinteriors.com or 800.592.2537 for retailers.
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The stripes in this Pasta Collection by Sina Pearson Textiles are inspired by noodles and sauces-from creamy neutrals Alfredo and Vodka to the rich tomato of Pomodoro. What makes this line even more delicious is that its satin-woven rayon and polyester fabric contains ultra-durable, antimicrobial Crypton fibers, which helps liquids bead up and wipe away. $46/yard; www.sinaperson.com or 212.366.1146 for retailers.
Why camouflage the source of your music when you can show off mod style? That's the thinking behind this high-performance Geneva Sound System in a red, piano-lacquered wooden box. It features a CD player, FM radio and a dock for an iPod or iPhone. $699 for the medium size (8 x 14.5 inches) from Design Within Reach; www.dwr.com or or 800.944.2233.
Designer Jill Fenichell is blazing the affordable-style trail with her chic "Coral" line of melamine tableware-lightweight, durable and eye-catching. The salad bowl is $60 and utensil set, $18; other pieces (plates, bowls, platters) are also available; www.bongenre.com or 718.237.2490.
These 1950s and '60s-era rotary-dial phones aren't just made to look vintage-they're the real deal, carefully restored for Anthropologie by Russell Johnson (who has replaced their microphones, cartridges and cables with more modern parts and given them more vibrant hues). They're compatible with landline phone systems but not Internet phone lines. $198; www.anthropologie.com or 800.309.2500.
Harry Bertoia's iconic welded steel Side Chair is seen mostly in white or chrome-but how about red or yellow with orange seat cushions? Its powder coat finish and optional vinyl seat cushion are appropriate for outdoor use with proper care, making them fabulous for al fresco affairs. From $460, with cushions available in a variety of fabrics; www.knoll.com or 800.343.5665 for retailers.
Even rubbish can find spiffy housing with Rubbermaid's Commercial Defender Step Can in red powder-coated steel. It holds about 12 gallons and has nylon glides to protect floors. About $154; www.amazon.com.
Radiators need not be so, well, square. Runtal offers a round-tube red Versus radiator that not only quietly warms you but also your towels-all the while looking like modern sculpture. From $2,383 in electric or hydronic models and various colors; www.runtalnorthamerica.com or 800.526.2621 for dealers.
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