Blaze of Color
TOO-COOL TOOL It flattens for easy storage, then pops into action when you’re ready to rinse and drain. Silicone strainer, $17, @ Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1333, and 3925 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-285-1903.
GLASS ACT Fill it with candy corn—or simply admire its inner glow. Recycled glass bowl, $16.95, @ The Museum Shop, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Ave. S., Mpls., 612-870-3100.
IN BRIEF Dull documents? Monotonous memos? Add punch to your presentation with this recycled leather portfolio. $54 @ The Weisman Art Museum Store, 333 E. River Rd., Mpls., 612-625-9495.
COUNTER INTELLIGENCE A smart stash for bite-size sweets—or other tricks and treats. Bauer 2000 cookie jar, $95, @ Corazon, 204 Washington Ave. N., Mpls., 612-333-1662.
HAND’S BEST FRIEND Hot dog! This purposeful pup will keep you from feeling the burn. Silicone potholder, $10.95, @ Patina, 1009 Franklin Ave. W., Mpls., 612-872-0880, and three other metro locations.