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January 21, 2014

Fresh finds from Crate & Barrel’s January 2014 Best & Buys

Crate & Barrel’s January 2014 Best & Buys catalog is out, and it’s full of the usual modern, streamlined stuff, some of it in black, white or bright colors; the rest in wood tones.

Crate Barrel’s January 2014 Best Buys catalog is out, and it’s full of the usual modern, streamlined stuff, some of it in black, white or bright colors; the rest in wood tones.

Standouts this time around include the rather curvy Pennie Sofa ($899), which comes in three colors: linen, charcoal and a very pretty cornflower blue. What’s nice is that Crate Barrel sends a fabric swatch via next day air for your final approval, the day after you place your order.

The Genevieve bed linens ($24.95-$149.95) include cotton percale duvets, shams and sheets printed with a fresh coral and white geometric quilting pattern.

The Tribeca floor lamp ($199) has nice proportions, with a tall, slim drum shade and thick mango wood base, and the Otto fan ($199.95), which is crafted of an African wood typically used for guitars and hardwood flooring, is about as beautiful as a functional item can get.

The same can be said for the Redecker line of cleaning tools, which includes a goat hair hand brush ($29.95), feather duster ($24.95), scrub brush ($4.95), hedgehog crumb brush ($12.95) and rubber upholstery brush ($29.95). The line has been handcrafted of all-natural materials in Germany since 1935 by the Redeckers, a family of artisan brushmakers. The hedgehog crumb brush seems well worth the splurge.

Find the catalog at

CrateAndBarrel.com.

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