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West 3rd Street Blog recently spotlighted their neighborhood's art-infused boutique, Plastica. Founded by Carla Denker in 1996, Plastica is filled with toys, accessories, gifts, housewares, and jewelry by "international, independent, eco-friendly, and local designers/like-minded artists." For the anti-Hallmark type, they also have a great selection of crafty Valentine's Day-themed stationary available. [West 3rd Street Blog]