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Juno and Tara Bronze Hooks

How about some bronze hooks to organize any scarf/coat chaos in your entryway? Each hook was first made in ceramic, then cast by a small foundry. You get the feel of a handmade object with the heft and sturdiness of bronze. There’s the Juno Hooks, which each have a slightly different shape but all are roughly the same size, the Tara Oval Hooks, which sizes vary more noticeably, and the Kali Hooks (not pictured) which have a curvier outline.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $88.00 each
Available from: Horne

Zig Zag Cutting Board Set

The Zig Zag Cutting Board Set does double duty; use the flat side as a cutting board or flip it around to use the zig zag side as a trivet or serving board. Plus, they’ll stack and store neatly away when not in use. Both pieces are finished with a food safe, homemade all-natural mix of beeswax and oil (a small tin of the wood balm is included). Nice, huh?
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Price: $110.00
Available from: Pat Kim Design

Cube Calendar

Back to work… and back to keeping track of days and months and quarterly reports. Blah. How about a new calendar to keep on your desk? Philip Stroomberg’s little Cube Calendar has hundreds of paperboard chips that you tear off to keep up track of the days. Quotes are included as well, so you’ll have a little inspiration alongside your daily datekeeping.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: DWR

Ghost Vases

Show off those stems with either (or both) of these vases. Solid concrete paired with a wire frame makes the ideal receptacle for an interesting display of botanics. Magnets within the base keep the white frame stable, which makes eventual cleanup quick and easy.
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Price: $35.00 - 49.00
Available from: The MInimalist

Hide and Park

Oh, looky what we have here: a coatrack with hidden hooks and a hidden ledge for storing away all sorts of miscellany. The best part is when you’re not using it, there’s no extraneous details to catch your eye- it’s sleek and shows off the material of the wood. Chances are you’ll utilize most, if not all, of the hooks underneath this season, but it’s nice to know when you’re not weighed down with scarves, mittens and hats, you’ll have a visually clean coatrack/shelf to catch and store other sundries as they crop up.
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Price: $306.00 - 710.00
Available from: Suite NY

Life is Fantastic Tea Towel X David Shrigley

Isn’t it though? This tea towel features an image by Scottish artist David Shrigley, and will perhaps remind you to appreciate where you are in life every time you dry your hands or dishes. Or, hey, you could even frame the thing as art, if you so desire. And, if you’re not thinking your life is particularly fantastic, maybe now is a good time to assess what would make it so, considering the new year is just around the corner.
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Price: $32.80
Available from: Third Drawer Down

Machine Era Bottle Opener

This bottle opener by Adam Hogsett has weight and durability on its side. Manually machined from cold formed steel, it’ll withstand far more bottles than you’ll ever consume… just be careful not to drop it on your toes.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: Machine Era

Postalco Wall Calendar 2016

Back at your desk (or device) so soon after the holidays? Yeah, me too, so just one post today. You might as well gear up for 2016 with a new calendar, right? Postalco’s wall calendar shows every day for every month in 2016, so you can get a view of the whole year all at once.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Modern Art Kitchen Towel by Craig Damrauer

Oh, how we love a good kitchen towel with a witty statement. Craig Damrauer succinctly sums up the perfect response to anyone sneering at modern art. Prefer a mug? No problem. There’s also a version for your favorite cook that’s worth a look- especially for a gift.
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Price: $50.00
Available from: Artware Editions

Klein Reid Brass top

This is a sort of gift for someone who has everything. It’s a toy, so it’s hard not to spin it around, and it’s beautiful, so even when not in use, it’s a lovely little thing to look upon. Precisely turned, hand-polished and signed, each top is gift boxed with with chamois and care and spinning instructions.
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Price: $138.00
Available from: bird

Music Box

If you’ve not already purchased a Mozartkugel Music Box, then do be sure to consider this other option from Adam + Harborth. It’s a square music box that plays “The Blue Danube” by Johannes Strauss II. Think of it as the perfect gift for someone who has everything- except a modern music box, of course.
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Price: $95.00
Available from: Plastica

Dandelight by Studio Drift

This is another wonderful sort of object we featured years ago (2008) and now deserves an update. Lonneke Gordijn of Studio Drift first started gluing dandelion seeds to LEDs a decade ago, and I think it’s now safe to say that the Dandelight is now somewhat of a design classic, made all the more certain by the MoMA Store offering it up for sale. Plus, right now, MoMA is offering free shipping and guaranteed holiday delivery(!).
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Price: $140.00
Available from: MoMA Store

True Colors Vase Collection

So pretty… any one of these vases will get you out of a pinch when it comes to selecting a gift. Dutch designer Lex Pott has made each vase from a different metal, with each cylinder shape showcasing both an oxidized and a highly polished finish. This contrast of organic patina and polished metal makes for a spectacular-yet-subtle statement.
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Price: $130.00 - 395.00
Available from: A+R Store

Glass House Snow Globe

Anyone who has ever professed love for Phillip Johnson’s Glass House might like this very specific snow globe. Quoting the store, it’s the “ultimate souvenir” for an admirer- “a modern icon in a nostalgic representation.” There’s a limited edition blue version as well ($80).
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Price: $75.00 - 80.00
Available from: The Glass House Design Store

Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar 2016

Yes, the 2016 Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar Calendar is sold out at its home website, and that’s very sad for those of us that planned to buy it for the new year. However, happy news, the Cooper Hewitt Shop has it available for your planning pleasure. Thank goodness, as we’ve posted it several years in the running, so it’d feel wrong not to continue the tradition.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop