Unless you were a really, really lucky kid, this looks nothing like what you and Grandma used to hop up on for story time. Behold one of the most fetching of a new (old) wave of reissued rockers, an authorized reproduction of a 1950s Italian stunner. Using original molds, Design Within Reach — noted purveyor of pop-art furnishings — bends hardy beechwood into zoomy curves and laces it with thick saddle leather or heavy cotton canvas. The result? The DONDOLO ROCKER, named as it was back in ’50 when it was penned by designer Luigi Crassevig. Spring for the replica because originals are harder to find than a bad picture of Sophia Loren. $895 to $1,385, (800) 944-2233, www.dwr.com