When The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, went on a shopping safari, she found some serious and some useful objects, and some things just for fun. But all have interesting silhouettes.
BRILLIANT (1 of 12)
Wildly colored bike automatically adjusts and changes gears for you, based on your speed. Imagine, one smooth ride, and lots of pizazz. Comes in solid colors, but the chain is always red. $1,500.
English Country Home, 26 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton.
TASTY (2 of 12)
Charming little bowls, about three inches in diameter, can hold individual sauces, salts, chutneys, or nuts. Dieters might consider one for three little mouthfuls of chocolate mousse. Set of eight in midcentury colors, $29.50.
Groundworks@Hrens, 530 Montauk Highway, East Hampton.
NAUTICAL (3 of 12)
Imagine this clock in the galley kitchen of your pied-a-terre in Chelsea or den in Azurest with a view of boats at anchor. Rubbed surface has a vintage look. Compass rose at center surrounded by old-style numbers. $103.
Hildreth’s Department Store, 109 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, and 51 Main Street, Southampton.
MODERNE (4 of 12)
Midcentury at its most zany and multitextured, this rug will even follow you outside. A design statement for the ranch house you saved from being torn down. Many sizes available; this is 2’ x 3’. $45.
Salty Home, Bridgehampton Commons, Bridgehampton.
BRIGHT (5 of 12)
Tired of dull plastic flatwear? Stock up on these deep orange pieces with handles like red coral. Perfect for Captiva, Catalina, or Columbus Avenue. Fun for a Halloween buffet or a cheerful backyard picnic. $7.99 for four sets.
C. Whitmore Gardens,26 Montauk Highway, Amagansett.
STRONG (6 of 12)
Rosie the Riveter was a WOW, a.k.a. Woman Ordnance Worker, circa 1942.
She wore a bandana and did factory labor while the men were off at war. Give a five-inch-tall Rosie to your mother, grandmother, or daughter. $14.99.
Kites of the Harbor,75 Main Street, Sag Harbor.
FABULOUS (7 of 12)
Steampunk meets Park Avenue, this lamp can light a coloring book or a first edition. At home in the Watchcase or a bungalow in L.A. $279.
Rumrunner Home, 330 Montauk Highway, Wainscott.
CUTE (8 of 12)
Even if you don’t drink espresso everyday, you will want to keep this Machine Age-style beauty on the counter. Call it a sculpture. Give it to your Modernist buddies, who will be thrilled. $120.
General Home Store, 100 Park Place, East Hampton.
FANTASTIC (9 of 12)
Sculptural, dramatic, and comfortable. Breathtaking design, the Pipo Chair. 31.5-inches high. Made of bentwood with a milky white finish. $3,650. Think of it as art you can sit on.
Sylvester & Co, 103 Main Street, Sag Harbor.
BOLD (10 of 12)
Hand-painted checkerboard ceramic salt and pepper shakers. Recognizably Mackenzie Childs. A splendid house-warming present, or give yourself a nice gift. Large pair, $115; small pair, $50.
London Jewelers, 2 Main Street, East Hampton.
STYLISH (11 of 12)
This adjustable stool can visit your home office, sit on the porch displaying a pumpkin, or let you belly up to the kitchen island for waffles. As a side table or for occasional seating, the vintage look adds a bit of wit. $295.
Nellie’s of Amagansett, 230 Main Street, Amagansett.
ARTY (12 of 12)
A pair of negative and positive skateboards can be used for display or with wheels.Limited edition. The graphics are strong and recognizable as the work of Steve Miller, a local artist. $350 for the pair.
Lazy Point Variety, 171 Main Street, Amagansett.