1. Stylish Sound: Amplify the sound of your smartphone without the use of electricity with the Bam Jam speaker ($14.95, The Market). Its modern design with a touch of nature not only creates the perfect sound, but it looks perfect, too.
2. A Peek Inside: Step into the French farmhouse life of Mimi Thorisson with this beautifully photographed and designed cookbook (A Kitchen in France, $40, Brown Derby International Wine Center). The book gives a glimpse into every season with photography that captures not only delicious recipes and produce, but farmhouse life as well.
3. Local Landmarks: Local artist Mike Myer’s minimalist bite-size paintings ($80–100 each, Fresh Gallery) give a new perspective of local buildings we probably don’t think twice about. Myer’s works are straightforward and simple, bringing modern design to old-school landmarks.
4. Stand Out: Terrariums are cool, but this egg plant stand ($450, Obelisk Home)
is cooler. The style is art deco meets conservatory, and it is definitely a