S.W.A.K.: The pretty paper mailers designed by Joy Deangdeelert Cho – a.k.a. Oh Joy! – for Chronicle Books are the perfect excuse to reintroduce snail mail into your life. Four envelopes in four designs each make up a pack of 16 for $14.95; available at Paper Presentation, 23 West 18th Street; 212-463-7035. http://www.chroniclebooks.com/index/main,book-info/store,gifts/products_id,8264/path,3-62/title,Oh-Joy-Mailers/
SWEET & SOUR: Staten Island’s own Ingrid Michaelson has slowly but surely emerged as the wry indie-darling singer-songwriter of the oughts – and her new disc “Everybody” should cement her position, especially with songs like “The Chain” and “Maybe,” which we already have on repeat. $12.99 at Sounds, 20 Saint Marks Place; 212-677-3444.
TO THE LETTER: Bittersweets NY’s take on name jewelry – part dog tag, part ID bracelet – features the naif stamped lettering that’s become the boutique’s trademark. Until September 3rd, get it at a special 20% off discount: The 14k gold necklaces are $280 (regularly $350) and bracelets are $200 (down from $250); the process drop lower in sterling silver. And they’ll write anything on there, as long as it’s 12 letters (or symbols) or less. Place your order here.
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