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Gift Ideas

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)…

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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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  • Kris Bernard Wish List 2015

    Last to share her wish list is BLTD's co-founder, Kris Bernard. Thanks, Kris, for sharing your list! 1. Procrastinator Patch, $5.00 2. Modern Minimalist Brass Necklace , $40.00 3. Moment Blank Notebook, $18.00 4. SIGG Mini Aluminum Snack Box - Aluminum, $31.09 5. Kingston Digital 128GB Data Traveler SE9 G2 USB 3.0, $46.96 6. Think Twice Money Wallet, $19.00 7. Thank You Rubber Stamp, $19.50 8. geometric concrete knobs, $16.68

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  • Kristen Wentrcek and Andrew Zebulon Williams Wish List 2016

    The next holiday wish list is from Kristen Wentrcek and Andrew Zebulon Williams via Wintercheck Factory. Thanks to both of you for sharing your lists! 1. Fabri Candied Amarena Cherries, $59.95 2. Pilot Pack Black, $150.00 3. CountyComm A/B Cache, $18.95 4. A fat suit but really warm: Boys’ Duck Lined Bib Overall, $65.99 5. Smells like a wet old thesaurus: CB I Hate Purfume: In the Library, $100.00 6. Booze: Green Chartreuse 7. Sweater is next level. Guys at MAAS & Stacks are gods: Stone Island: Shadow Project Chenille Knit Hoodie, $620.00 8. Best wood clamp of all time:…

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  • Gregory Buntain Wish List 2015

    Next up to share his wish list is Gregory Buntain from Fort Standard. Thanks Gregory! 1. Walnut Duster by Pat Kim, $30.00 2. Micropave Curved Line Earrings, $621.00 3. Lace Candle by Andrej Urem, $40.00 4. Saipua Soap: Vetiver with French Green Clay, $18.00 5. Celestial Bowls by Helen Levi 6. Copper Hemispheres, $80.00 7. Bandsaw Blade Steak Knife, $65.00 8. Hand-carved Osage Kitchen Tongs, $95.00 9. Stone Candle Sconce, $280.00 10. Napa Cabbage Planter by Chen Chen & Kai Williams, $64.00

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  • Tré Wee Wish List 2015

    Tré Wee, CEO & Co-founder of The Loppist, is next in line to share his wish list. Thank you, Tré, for such a varied list! From Tré: 1. ​A​n exciting journey that examines how history’s greatest philosophers and religious figures have answered life’s most fundamental question: What is happiness and how do I achieve it? Happiness: A Philosopher's Guide, $16.49 2. Artfully blends precision engineering with immaculate design: u-JAYS On-ear Headphones, $230.00 3. A minimalist bracelet by Berlin-based conceptual artist Simon Freund: Silver Coated The Copper Bracelet, $157.50 4. New stylish publication for culture-, fashion-, music- and catlovers: PussPuss Magazine,…

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  • Michael Mundy Wish List 2015

    Michael Mundy from anafternoonwith.com has found the time to share his list again this year. Thanks Michael! from Michael: 1. Because I never have enough wooden spoons in my kitchen: Hand Carved Japanese Spoons, $28.00 2. I'm giving some people this app. It’s a great meditation app: Headspace 3. Because everyone I work with travels a lot: Carry On Cocktail Kit, $19.98 4. I've recently met this designer and like her refreshingly simple approach: Melissa Easton 5. Because we can never find a charger in our house: Belkin Charge and Sync Dock, $24.95 6. Because so many of my friends…

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