No more soapy scum with these sculptural holders from Noveletti. Hand-crafted in bronze, granite or stainless steel, the novel holders conceal a powerful magnet that attracts to a small cap, which is pressed into any bar of soap. Styles range from hummingbirds and flowers to ultra-modern sleek designs, to fit into any bathroom or kitchen decor. Available at Fixtures Etc. in Salem. For more about this product, go to www.noveletti.com or www.fixturesetc.com. From $225
Reminiscent of Japanese cuisine, Derek Marshall’s “Sushi” pendant light comes in eight different glass styles and is manufactured in the company’s Sandwich studios. Three separate, overlapping petal-shaped pieces of American-made art glass are used in the design. To see more about this line of pendant lights, visit www.derekmarshall.com or call (603) 284-6237. $275
Stained Glass Overlay products offer the look and feel of stained glass without the commissioned-artwork price tag. Available from SGO Classical Glass in Amherst, this decorative glass is applied as a permanently bonded film over glass or acrylic. Real lead strips are then bonded to both sides, giving it the look of cut glass but maintaining the integrity and strength of the solid sheet. It can be applied to an existing window or kitchen cabinet, skylight, etc. See www.sgoclassicalglass.com or call (603) 577-9108 for more information.
Shiver me timbers! Children will love hunting for treasure with this pirate-theme bedding and rug from Olive Kids, a Marlborough, N.H., company that specializes in fun and colorful bedding and coordinating accessories for kids. If your little one is not into swashbuckling, there are 15 other room ensembles to choose from. Visit www.olivekids.com or call (877) OK-OLIVE for more information. Rug, $54.99; bedding, $34.99-$167.99 NH
This article appears in the September 2004 issue of New Hampshire Magazine