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  1. corner shop
    50 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Kitchen AccentsIncluding an Umbra soap pump, linen napkins, and a vintage timer.
  2. recommended by experts
    What to Do When Your Basement Floods, According to Disaster ExpertsPlus how to prevent future water damage.
  3. corner shop
    What Artist Peter Shire Can’t Live Without“It’s a really nice sexual enhancer — smooth and silky with a light scent reminiscent of a mountain meadow crossed with an exquisite rendezvous.”
  4. micro sales
    Lots of Stuff for Your Home Is Up to 80 Percent Off at WayfairThe retailer’s annual Way Day sale is now under way, with deep discounts (and free shipping) on furniture, bedding, lighting, and more.
  5. corner shop
    The Best Small-Apartment Ideas, According to Professional OrganizersHow to make the most of your cramped living space.
  6. the online thrifter
    How to Shop for Furniture on InstagramBusiness is booming for the city’s vintage-store owners and amateur thrifters who are using their Instagram accounts to sell secondhand housewares.
  7. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Cloth Napkins?A simple way to elevate your at-home dining experience.
  8. something for everyone
    23 Floor Lamps, Vetted 23 WaysIncluding an elegant vertical LED light and a circular lamp that looks like the many Charli XCX has.
  9. office swag
    This New York x Neighborhood Spot Merch Is Another Reason to Love New YorkDo-good streetwear brand Neighborhood Spot created a collection of totes and prints based on the latest “Reasons to Love New York” issue cover.
  10. painless shopping
    This Etsy Shop Sells Some Extremely Nice LampsAt a fraction of the price they would be anywhere else.
  11. recommended by experts
    The Best Winter Houseplants (and How to Care for Them), According to ExpertsKeep your indoor tropical garden lush, even when it’s dark and dreary outside.
  12. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Doormat?“They are, hands down, the coolest doormats you’ll find right now.”
  13. we had a store—we don’t anymore
    The Holiday Gifts Regular Visitors Founder Daniel Sorg Would Stock in His StoreThe shop owner who shuttered his beloved corner spot this fall shares the products from small businesses he would carry this season.
  14. recommended by experts
    Four Hacks for Safely Distributing Candy on HalloweenFrom simple tools like trash grabbers to DIY candy chutes.
  15. trust me i should know
    The 8 (Handsome) Knives a Fourth-Generation Butcher Uses in Her KitchenFirst and foremost, they’re functional. But — and don’t tell Grandpa Seymour this — they’re also beautiful to look at.
  16. strategist investigates
    The Pandemic Pet Is a SnailThey’re suddenly everywhere: sliding on models’ backs to promote Sophie Buhai’s latest jewelry collection and on the artist Chloe Wise’s finger.
  17. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Minimalists, According to MinimalistsWhat to get the person who wants for nothing … literally.
  18. this thing’s incredible
    My ‘Very De Stijl’ Yellow Dining Table Cost Less Than A Fancy Dinner For Two“Something out of The Jetsons,” “ingeniously minimalist,” and “very De Stijl” are just three ways people have described the affordable furniture.
  19. ask a cool person
    The Best Housewarming Gifts, According to Cool Homeowners (and Renters)From sleek security cameras to fancy salt.
  20. this thing’s incredible
    The Giant Rug My Instagram Followers Always Ask Me About Only Costs $80I spent weeks frustratedly hunting through $1,000 pieces the size of a bath mat before I found it.
  21. trust me i should know
    How to Hang Pictures, Mirrors, and Plates, According to an Expert“If you follow those steps, you’ll have a straight painting, picture, photograph, anything.”
  22. trust me i should know
    How to Iron a Sheet, According to Maira Kalman“Getting into bed is one of the great moments of life.”
  23. testing testing
    The Best Mattresses You Can Buy Online, As Tested by Strategist EditorsOur editors and writers slept on each of these for at least one week.
  24. recommended by experts
    The Best Refrigerators, According to People Who Sell and Repair ThemTop freezers, side-by-sides, and some that have little bonus drawers you can access without wasting energy.
  25. recommended by experts
    How to Protect Fabric Furniture From Stains and DirtSo you can sit on your couch stress free.
  26. something for everyone
    25 Desks, Vetted 25 WaysIncluding the desk used by a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a bunch of Strategist picks, and some of the best-rated desks on Wayfair and Amazon.
  27. ask a cool person
    The Best Desk Lamps, According to Architects and Interior DesignersFrom tried-and-true classic task lamps to contemporary light sculptures.
  28. ask a cool person
    The Best Duvet Covers, According to Interior DesignersFrom luxurious hotel-style duvet covers to relaxed linen options and more.
  29. testing testing
    We Slept on Lots of Linen Sheets and Found Ones for Every Type of SleeperThey range from favorite-chambray-shirt-soft to hefty as burlap.