Homefront: Shop Talk

Vessel offers futuristic finds, Circle expands its lines, and ML2, above, makes its Boston debut.

Step into the future at Vessel, where “modern,” “light” and “casual” describe the store’s mix of space-saving furniture, tableware, lighting and accessories. Find everything from the Chop Chop bamboo tray to the Squat Worktable, which cleverly conceals 5 cubic feet of storage space inside. 125 Kingston St., Boston, 617-292-0982, www.vessel.com.

Get in touch with your inner designer at M2L’s Boston location, the newest of three stores on the East Coast. Thirty lines of furniture, collections from Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer (and many more), licensed authorized reproductions, as well as hardware, closet systems, and bathroom, office and kitchen furnishings are all at your fingertips. 104 Boylston St., Boston, 617-338-0002, www.m2lcollection.com.

Circle Furniture has begun carrying Jonathan Adler’s swanky furniture at all five of its New England locations. If you don’t see something you want out on the floor, don’t fret—Circle can order anything from Adler’s line. Browse the shop’s other offerings for home and office, including a kids’ collection and mattresses. 199 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Cambridge, 617-876-3988, www.circlefurniture.com.