My heart literally stopped beating altogether when I first laid eyes on the Neiman Marcus Bierdermeier-Style Stool ($579-599). Tasteful, yet seductive. Reserved, yet entrancing. Breathtaking. Aluminum hand-cast into the perfect ornate shape. An x-base. Tall, slender, feminine, tapered legs. Scarlet red with a crisp, white cushion. All that one could dream of in a barstool, aside from a cold drink in front of you.