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Need an inexpensive hostess gift for a friend's summer place? Philippe Starck designed the Dr. Skud flyswatter in the 1990s, but it hasn't lost its appeal, especially in the height of fly season...

Made from a single piece of thermoplastic resin, the flyswatter is imprinted with a man's face. It comes in blue, green, gray or orange and its delicate tripod feet allow it to stand upright when not in use.

Available from Made in Design

- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com