FLOCKED: Zoological silhouettes on bags are certainly are nothing new, but we love the clever cage-mimicking multi-straps on this black-on-black Lory tote from bag mavens Brooklyn Industries. It's also available in a light grey. $78, all Brooklyn Industries locations and online.
SPIN OFF: You just have until Sunday to take advantage of the incredible blowout 50 albums for $5 May sale at Amazon. A few names you can get for a fiver: Ida Maria, Etta James, Neko Case, Aerosmith, Kenny Rogers, Kanye West, Dolly Parton, Death Cab for Cutie….
BONDWORTHY: Virtual concierge-mag Valet has somehow crawled into our subconscious and answered a question that's been rattling around in there for years: Where do we find men's swimming trunks that'll turn my beau into Sean Connery as 007 in Dr. No? They've curated a nice mix of current styles -- love the Orlebar Brown trunks and the Rag & Bone preppy pinstripe. (Now if we could only find Ursula Andress' belted bikini to go with.)
PARRY, THRUST: If wanting barbecue tools shaped like fencing swords is cheesy, then we plead guilty in full. Besides, the BBQ Sword Fork protects your hand from grease splatters and feisty flames. And it has an assorted spatula. Blue Ribbon General Store, 365 State Street at Hoyt, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn; (718) 522-9848, and online.
COME SAIL AWAY: Remember when it took a whole summer of wear and tear to get your boat shoes looking just right? Sperry gives you the canvas boat shoe in a dusty sage grey, perfectly pre-washed and worn looking so you can get that I've-been-sailing-all-summer look before June even hits. $78 at Need Supply Co.