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Gift Ideas

Gifts for the Homebody How about gifts for someone that loves staying home? You know, a nice vase, a few coasters, a good tray, and the like. 1. Stem Vase, $179.95 2. Six Mirrored Coasters, $145.00 3. Drink the Moon Coasters, $18.00 4. Mini Lumio+ Book Lamp, $125.00 5. U Vase, $50.00 6. Large Paperweight Open Thistle, $68.00 7. Lapis Rectangular Tray, $195.00 8. Bar Decanter and Tumbler Set, $70.00 - $160.00 9. Skultuna Karui Tray, $125.00 - $275.00 10. Effect Vase Gold, $26.00 For more inspiration, check out our Gifts section, where items…

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  • Fashion Gifts

    How about some random fashion gifts for those nearest and dearest? There's no real rhyme or reason to the selection, just that they're all pretty fun. 1. Cotton Blend Cheetah Tote Bag by Hansel from Basel, $31.00 2. Beautiful: Open House Amistad Hair Clip, $179.00 3. Cloud-shaped metal key ring Gold, $14.00 4. Black Moon & Stars crew Socks, $30.00 5. Luranus Planet Brooch, $36.00 6. I love this earthtuface Skin Stick; add solid perfume to make it a bundle: Skin Stick + Geranium & Vetiver Shell, $89.00 7. Pretty brass ring with glass cabochons: Suede (Brass) Ring, $155.00 8.…

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  • Photography Gifts

    Know someone that likes snapping photos? Here's a few things that they might like as a gift this holiday season. 1. Clip on this 2-in-1 Wide Angle and Macro Lens over your phone’s existing lens for a new perspective. $30.00 2. Too cute: Camera Patch Pin, $6.00 3. The Glif holds your smartphone securely in portrait or landscape with a quick release lever, and includes three tripod mounts. $28.00 4. Lomography Lomo'Instant San Remo Plus + 3 Lenses - Instant Film Camera. $134.99 (More cameras at Lomography.com) 5. Camera Pin by Macon & Lesquoy, $24.00 6. Friends' portraits (and selfies?)…

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  • Gifts

    Ah, the holiday season... and all the shopping that goes along with it. We're going to not do the guest gift guides this year, but, remember, you can click on over to our Gifts category, where items have been sorted according to price. Plus, the previous Gift Guides are always fun to look at for ideas. Let us know if you come across any broken links. Happy shopping! Gifts Under $25 Gifts $26-$50 Gifts $51-$75 Gifts $76-$100 Gifts $100+ GIFT GUIDES

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  • Father’s Day

    It's Father's Day this weekend, and you still have time to get something good if you get to it right this very minute. 1. CROZ DIY Digital Camera, $140.00 2. Table Grill, $269.00 3. Dual Clip Card and Money Holder, $12.00 4. Uma Sound Lantern, $378.25 5. Weekend Bag, $110.00 6. BBQ Tool Set, $112.00 7. Growler, $59.00 8. Handcrafted Leather Valet Tray, $85.00 9. Logifaces, an analogue game for digital minds, $70.00 10. Men's Ultimate Travel Jacket , $159.00 Note: Yes, some of these suggestions are very typical, and the blame for that goes to severe jet lag. For…

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  • Mother’s Day 2017

    When is Mother's Day? Next weekend, if you can believe it. If you're not sure what you're going to buy as a gift, here are a few ideas that may be appropriate for your favorite matriarch. 1. The perfect tote: Iittala x Issey Miyake Bag in Ivory, $180.00 2. It's better than a tattoo: Mom Lapel Pin, $12.00 3. A little blue vase: Troll Vase, $50.00 4. For herbs or flowers: Menu Grow Pot, $80.00 5. A little beauty enhancement: Rodin Lip Set, $190.00 (or just the Lip Balm, $34.00) 6. Warmth, pattern, color: Dusen Dusen Throw - Shapes, $180.00…

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  • Gifts

    Still on the hunt for the perfect gift? You'd best be quick. Remember, you can click on over to our Gifts category, where items have been sorted according to price. Plus, the Gift Guides are always fun to peruse. Some retailers are offering next day shipping, but if not, best hit the sidewalks or roads for local shops. Happy shopping! Gifts Under $25 Gifts $26-$50 Gifts $51-$75 Gifts $76-$100 Gifts $100+ GIFT GUIDES

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  • Stefan Boublil Wish List 2016

    Stefan Boublil, the creative director of the apartment, is next to share his wish list of gifts to give/receive this holiday season. Thank you, Stefan, for continuing the tradition! In Stefan's own words: Wanna wrap yourself in cotton candy until the demons have flown over and it's safe to come out? That's how I feel too and I know of only one remedy, short of that sticky mess, to help us be whole again: doing good for others this holiday season. 1. First mellow out by sending the WestWorld Radiohead covers throughout your place with a system that costs a…

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  • Simon Yuen Wish List 2016

    The next wish list is from Simon Yuen, a former writer for us here at BLTD, and an all around maker of stuff. He runs Recreation Department in Portland, so if you ever have a party there and need some games, you know who to call. Thank you, Simon, for sharing your list! 1. Occulus Rift + Touch, $599.00 and $199.00 2. orbitkey $39.95 3. Atlas Obscura Book, $17.50 4. areaware concrete desk tape dispenser, $25.00 5. Stanley Stein, $35.00

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  • Minimalissimo Wish List 2016

    The next wish list to be shared is from the team over at Minimalissimo, specifically, Carl MH Barenbrug, Editor-in-Chief. If you've not had a chance to take a look at their Mag N°2, I bet you'll enjoy it. Thank you, Carl, for sharing your list of minimalist gifts to give and get this holiday season. 01. Wästberg Irvine w082, $649.00 02. Princeton Architectural Press Grids and Guides Notebook for Visual Thinkers, $13.20 03. Minimalissimo Mag N°2, £12.00 04. Havana Wingback Chair, € 1.095,00 05. Coltrane Lou Mohair Sweater, €565.00 06. Everlane Foldover Crossbody, $150.00 07. COS Loose Fit Cotton Chinos,…

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  • Stephanie Madewell Wish List 2016

    The next wish list is from Stephanie Madewell of even*cleveland. This makes year #6 that we're lucky enough to see what things she'd like to give and get this holiday season. Thank you Stephanie! 1. A cross-stitch kit, with a dove for peace, $20.00. 2. My own private island: Norwegian Archipelago Set, $148.57. 3. A sane phone, because smart phones make me crazy: Punkt MP01 Mobile Phone, $295.00. 4. The gift of shelter: Four Temporary Shelters from IRC, $54.00. 5. An indulgent sweater: Lauren Manoogian Cable Coat, $614.00 6. Personal Messages from Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber, $20.00 7. A…

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  • CHADHAUS Wish List 2016

    To kick off this season's sharing of wish lists, Emily and Chad Robertson from Chadhaus have been kind enough to find time away from their design studio to send a list of things they'd like to give and get. Thank you both for sharing! 1. NATALIE JOY JEWELRY ARC HOOPS, $80.00, or NATALIE JOY RECTANGLE HOOPS, $80.00 2. IITALA TEEMA PITCHER, $35.99 3. RED WING HERITAGE WORK CHUKKA, $260.00 4. FILSON TOTE BAG, $195.00 5. FREEMAN COMMODORE CADET VEST, $165.00 6. IITALA SARPANEVA CASSEROLE DISH, $295.00 7. MAZAMA WARES CRATER LAKE MUG, $46.00 8. STUDIO PIANO NOBILE MELAMINE PLATTERS, $60.00…

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  • Father’s Day 2016

    It's June, and that means Father's Day is coming up. June 19 is the day, so you've got just under two weeks to figure out just what might appeal to your dear old dad. Here's a few odds and ends that he might like, or at least get you started on the right track. 1. Iris Hantverk Concrete Shaving Set, $120.00 2. Lomo' Instant Camera With Lenses, $149.00 3. Uma Sound Lantern, $479.00 4. Star Spangled Spatula®, $75.00 5. The Monochrome Belgian Dart Set, $128.00 6. Carabiner Key, $12.50 (or maybe the Orbit Key, $30?) 7. Vulcan Magnetic Multi-Tool Collar…

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  • Mother’s Day 2016

    Mother's Day, already? Yep, it's just around the corner (May 8th). While you're wrapping your head around that May starts next week, you may as well look at some stuff that a mother just might like. Best order soon to make sure your gift gets there in time. Take a look at our Gifts category for more ideas. 1. The The Present Clock™: $180.00 - $200.00 2. Any size of Aalto Vase: $155.00 3. A Fitbit to track steps: $99.95 4. For all those baubles, the Box Modular Jewelry Container: $260.00 5. The Travel Blanket Pillow Set will make her…

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  • Valentine’s Day Stuff

    If you absolutely have to participate in the overblown holiday that is Valentine's Day, you have my sympathy. To provide you with support, here are a few things that are a design aficionado's equivalent to a fluffy teddy bear and a shiny-red-heart-shaped mylar balloon, and are therefore entirely acceptable to give to someone you care about. A sappy/sentimental card is optional. 1. Wörther Wood Mechanical Pencil, $42.00 2. 'Love Heart' coffee mug by Vitra, $20.00 3. 3d-Printed Double-Layer Ring, $17.92 4. Marble Dock for Apple Watch, $119.99 5. Alice Cuff Bracelet by Agapantha, $38.00 6. Jump Charging Cable and Battery…

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