Obsession: Mini Tools

Skip the industrial-strength tools and opt for a lightweight mini-blower this fall

Yard work in Philly may never be as steamy as it is on Desperate Housewives. But if you can’t have the hot gardener, you might as well have the cool lawn-care products — like this cordless, lightweight,


Yard work in Philly may never be as steamy as it is on Desperate Housewives. But if you can’t have the hot gardener, you might as well have the cool lawn-care products — like this cordless, lightweight, rechargeable mini leaf-blower from The Sharper Image. And because it’s more suited to quickie projects than massive clearings — think of it sort of like a DustBuster for your lawn — you’ll still be able to justify hiring your autumn landscaping company … and holding out for that Jesse Metcalfe look-alike to show up, shirtless and sweaty, to get down to business.

$79.95 at The Sharper Image, multiple locations; sharperimage.com.