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Party Guide: ...And For The Aftermath

Cups, spirits, billiards—the shopping list for holiday festivities goes on and on. This batch of thoughtfully designed goods for playing, sipping, snacking, and (inevitably) cleaning it all up means no host has to hit Party City.

[Photos by Greg Broom | Prop Styling by Hannah Jensen]
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1. Redecker Duster, Broom, and Dustpan

Since 1935, Redecker has made products that do the dirty work without actually looking dirty—like this goat-hair duster that holds up better than feathers ($38, objectsofuse.com) and this freestanding horsehair-broom-and-metaldustpan combo that's pretty enough you won't have to hide it in a closet. ($75, moma-store.org)

2. AM

In 1971, AM created the first cleaning products specifically for record players. Now it's sanitizing today's music ports—our phones. The all-in-one sprays, wipes, and cloths mimic Apple's design language and contain no harsh alcohols. ($10 to $30, getclean.am)

3. Dish Whiskey

"People leave their dish soap out on their sink, so why shouldn't it look cool?" says Todd Durston, Archer's creative director. And it smells like any good party should: It's infused with a hearty whiskey scent. ($16, archermen.com)

A version of this article appeared in the December 2013 / January 2014 issue of Fast Company magazine.