The Consumer Index
What the insider staff loves this month.
Pet Project: I’m finished with poorly designed, made-who-knows-where pet bedding. The alternative? A Lilly & Abbie custom dog bed by Melrose-based interior designer Michelle Lessing. Choose fabrics from her tasteful Web offerings — or send her your own yardage and she’ll stitch one up for your special canine. — RACHEL SLADE. $100 – $243, lillyandabbiedogbeds.com.
Let There Be Light: Newton-based Light Wedge’s rechargeable book lamp makes reading (real books — remember them?) in dimly lit corners — bedrooms, buses, bars — easy. It also doubles as a bookmark. Kindle what? – ANNE VICKMAN. Lightwedge 2.0, $50, lightwedge.com.
On the Watch: What’s going to keep me fashionably on time this spring? One of Philip Stein’s tickers, which will add a charitable face to my timepiece wardrobe: The sales benefit children battling mental illness. – AUSTYN ELLESE MAYFIELD. $225, peacelovestudios.com.
Carried Away: Spring means one thing in my house: weekends out of town. Terrida’s embossed-croc duffel isn’t just a sharp-looking accessory; it’s roominess is also a solution for my COS (chronic overpacking syndrome) affliction. – ALEXANDRA HALL. $795, terrida.com
Back on Track: Now that I’m ready to come out of hibernation and jog the Minuteman trail again, I’m after stylish sportswear. The Sugoi “Ginger” tank has the look — and will definitely put a newfound spring in my step. – A.V. $60, sugoi.com