Product of the Week: 5/27/08

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Considering the success Target has found with its oddball fashion pairings and limited-edition accessories collections, it was only a matter of time before the Minneapolis-based retailer began courting unconventional product designers as well. In February, Target debuted a furnishings collection by the New York–based DwellStudio; a capsule collection by the doyen of decoupage, John Derian, is forthcoming. Target’s latest collaboration launches in stores today: a limited-edition line of affordable accessories, furniture, and paper goods, all created by Los Angeles–based architect and designer Sami Hayek. A number of Hayek’s designs are multifunctional—the base of a task lamp, for example, incorporates drawers and divots in which to stash office supplies—and most include colorful accents meant to recall the designer’s native Mexico. Shown here, a Wall Clock with polychromatic, Pantone-like strips; $24.99.

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