Easy viewing. This iPad easel, made of reclaimed oak from the 1800s, transforms from wall mount to desktop base and pivots so it can face you at the stovetop or tabletop. The easel, by Fishtown-based Peg and Awl, is also available ebonized, resulting in a blackish-gray color.

To buy: $60 at pegandawlbuilt.com. Includes screws, molly bolts, plugs, and peg for wall mount.

- Cathy Rubin