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Super Bowl party prep with new picks from ... Anthropologie?

February 2, 2012 | 12:33 pm

Maggie chair
What is it about Anthropologie that makes some men so uncomfortable? Could it be the Capri Blue Jar scented candles that seemingly burn endlessly? The pretty, poppy-printed armchairs? The multicolored bowls and elegant settees with names such as Abigail and Astrid? 

Anthropologie Jack chairFor me, watching men try to lose themselves in their smartphones while curled up on a sweetly tufted settee has become part of the fun of shopping there.

So it's ironic that several pieces from Anthropologie's new spring line jumped out as wonderful Super Bowl party pieces for guys and girls alike.

The new Jack club chair, for instance, is a comfy and masculine seat for the Super Bowl and beyond. Made of leather and crafted with small spaces in mind, right, the chair ($2,698) is just 35 inches wide and 35 inches deep. It has a feminine counterpart, the Maggie club chair, shown above. (What, no Jill?)

There's more. Comfy folding chairs in bold ikat patterns, colorful bar ware and patterned melamine plates all create a nice balance between the feminine and masculine on game day.

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The midcentury-inspired Chroma console ($2,998) in maple offers a jolt of color underneath the big screen. It's handmade in Philadelphia by Iannone Design.


Above: The sycamore and leather Ellery barstool is handcrafted in Philadelphia by artist Robert Ogden of Lostine. It's $498.

Anthropologie - Folding Chair Blue

Terai folding chairs have a handcrafted sheesham wood frame and four types of cotton upholstery -- none pink. They're $198 each.


Never fear, the hot wings will cover up the flowers on the graphic stoneware Toco Habitat platter, $68. Put the beer in a matching toucan pitcher, $58.


The Incan-inspired Vilacanota rug, made from knotted wool, is busy enough to hide anything that might spill during the game: beer, food, tears. It's $598 to $1,698, depending on size.


This side table ($348, online only) is made from pine and iron by Ogden. It could be used for potted plants, photos, small works of art, more beer ...

Anthropologie Metamorphisis MelaminePlates

The Metamorphoses melamine plates are $8 apiece. The patterns may seem a bit much, but the plates are hard to break.


Pinched dots bar ware made from hand-blown recycled glass are $10 apiece.


The 6-foot-long Delwyn dining bench from Ogden's Lostine line has a hand-finished wood top and sleek iron base. It's $998.

Cutting board

Leather-handled planks by Lostine are made from Pennsylvania sycamore and food-safe milk paint -- a nice, no-nonsense way to serve appetizers. They are $128 to $248 apiece.


Serbian artist Draga Obradovic coats cotton canvas with layers of pigment to create his handmade, leather-like 9 pillow -- something to throw at the television. It's $248.


Umbra's L Conceal bookshelf

Andrea Bernstein's new pillows

What's new: Shopping Sunset Boulevard

 -- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Anthropologie