The best kinds of wedding presents are items that can be used morning, noon, and night, and that's just what you'll find on these pages. Everything -- a genius toaster, comfy lounge chair, heavenly set of sheets -- was made for daily living.
The Nelson ball clock (highbrowfurniture.com via MyRegistry.com) has a cool shape and a funny history: At a party in the late 1940s, designers George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Irving Harper, and Buckminster Fuller were sketching when one of them came up with this concept. The next day, however, no one could remember who'd drawn it. Ultimately, Nelson got the credit.