If you're visiting (or living in) Manhattan, you must go to Pearl River, an emporium for all beautiful Oriental things. Inventory runs the gamut from delicate dishes for less than a dollar to hand-painted cabinets for $1,350, so there's something for everyone. Right now, Pearl River is offering these 1/2-inch Slate Bamboo Blinds ($38.15, reduced from $54.50) for 30 percent off, as well as a few other blinds on sale. This is a great price for bamboo blinds, and I love their rich, brown color. No, they're not fancy schmancy window treatments like the ones from The Shade Store, but a good deal if you need to keep the neighbors from peeping.