|Photos: Leonard Gertz Styling: Sheila Styling||DREAM WEAVERS|
Unusual textures, colors, and fringe distinguish a cozy new line of hand-woven cashmere afghans and blankets (Canyon View cashmere throws, $150 to $500 at Scout, 5221 N. Clark St.; 773-275-5700).
|HERE COMES THE GROOM|
Bold claims-six-pack abs and hair regrowth-accompany the great graphics of a sexy new men’s grooming line (Billy Jealousy Six-Pack Slimming Solution, $40, and Hair Raiser, $75 at Haberdash, 1350 N. Wells St.; 312-440-1300).
A sterling silver water carafe brilliantly balances art and utility (Peddada Philadelphia carafe, $6,200 at Verde, 2100 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-486-7750, www.peddada.com).
The lush and spicy combinations found in Vosges chocolates have been translated into a noncaloric treat (Hautes-Bougies Exotic candle, $35 at Vosges, 951 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-296-9866).
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What’s hot? Four Highland Park playgroup moms turned their persnickety orders into a cheeky new line of tees (Lattees, $35 to $44 at Enaz, 444 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847-433-6466; Mint Julep, 1013 W. Armitage Ave., 773-296-2997).
Motorola unveils a personal video phone that operates as simply as your kitchen cordless (Motorola Ojo video phone, $599 at Abt Electronics, 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, 847-967-8830; also at Chicago-area Tweeter stores).