• Wintercheck Factory Gift Ideas 2013

    And here's another list of gift ideas for this last-Thursday-before-Christmas. Kristen Wentrcek and her partner Andrew Zebulon Williams rounded up a list of 12 things they'd like to give/get this season. If those two names aren't familiar, Kristen Wentrcek owns and designs for Wintercheck Factory and is the co-founder of 06/08. Andrew Zebulon Williams is an illustrator and the other co-founder of 06/08. Thanks for sharing your list, Kristen and Andrew! 1. Truck Nest Book, $75.00 2. Collette Two Finger Ring, $125.00 3. Chapman Manufacturing Standard Kit #7331, $37.00 4. Nike Tech Fleece Women's Hoodie, $90.00 5. Filson Oil Finish Wax, $10.00 6. "HUGE Magazine: Tools" Books, $27.75-$29.65 7. Donald Judd 101 Spring Street Tour Ticket, $25.00 8. ...

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  • Unstuff Gifts

    If you've not yet got a special gift for that special someone, you're in trouble. It's either errands on foot or by car to brave the crowds or paying through the nose for premium shipping. But wait, what if you could give that special person an experience rather than a thing? Unstuff, rather than stuff. Maybe you could give them a class in Aerial Yoga. Or would they enjoy learning woodworking? What about indoor skydiving? Get more ideas over at Unstuff, and think about giving a story they can tell rather than something they'll forget about by the time next ...

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  • Michael Mundy Gift Ideas 2013

    Michael Mundy from Anafternoonwith.com has once again found the time to share his gift list this year. If you haven't checked out his site lately, it's worth a visit to see the latest people and spaces featured. Thanks Michael! 1. Luc Parfum bottle, $85.00: great for men and women. 2. Best Made Steel Bowls, $35.00: for what ever. 3. First Aid Kit, $74.99: These could be a life saver. 4. Fisher Space Pen, $20.00: The chicest pen ever. 5. Classic American Bandana, $5.00: Can never have enough and these colors are great. 6. Luxury Canape set of 6 Blue Ships, $90.00. 7. Gentleman Soap Dish, $20.00: This or any thing from Izola. 8. Silver Gripper, $6.95: ...

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  • Of a Kind Gift Ideas

    Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo are the co-founders of Of a Kind, a website that sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers. They feature all sorts of products, and it's worth signing up for their newsletter to be kept up to date on what's new. Claire and Erica's wish list is below- thank you two for sharing your favorites this year! 1. Metallic Leather Tangram Coasters by Project Room for Of a Kind ($65). Have you ever seen coasters that provide more entertainment value than these? Didn’t think so. 2. RMS Living Luminizer ($38). The (natural!) beauty product we swear ...

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  • Jonas Damon Gift Ideas 2013

    Ready for another wish list? This one is from Jonas Damon, maker of the Alarm Dock and Radio Dock, both of which we've featured here on BLTD. Jonas Damon is a Creative Director at Frog, a global product strategy and design firm, and a frequent contributor to New York City based Areaware. Thank you, Jonas, for sharing your list this year! 1. Flos Piani lamp (wood) by R&E Bourroullec, $319.00 2. World map by The Future Mapping Company, £25.00 3. Unicef donation 4. Billykirk Mechanics Belt (ivy), $99.00 5. Spotter multi purpose sensor by Quirky, $49.99 6. Pencil by 53, $49.95 7. Donald Judd stool/side table, $6,630.00 8. And, a last minute addition ...

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  • Stefan Boublil Gift Ideas 2013

    For the third year in a row, we're lucky enough to see what Stefan Boublil, the creative director of the apartment, has on his list of gifts to give and receive this holiday season. In Stefan's own words: once again, for you wise people who have deliberately chosen to live better through design, my humble edit of the world for the express purpose of giving it away... 1. were he alive, my hero and yours jacques cousteau would have worn the cap of courage... ($75) 2. segregation is only not a terrible word when talking about separating clean from dirty laundry in your ...

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  • Lindsey Adelman Gift Ideas 2013

    Our next wish list is from none other than Lindsey Adelman, maker of wondrous lighting, jewelry, vessels, tiles, and wallpaper. With skill and care, her team of 20 and a small network of local artisans manufacture each piece to order in NYC. Thanks Lindsey for taking the time to send us your list! 1. Curve Necklace, from $330.00 2. Lue Serving Spoon, $70.00 3. Colour Porcelain: Set of Three Containers by Scholten & Baijings, $430.00 4. Parallax Bottle Opener, $65.00 5. Cheetah Scarf / white on black, $155.00 6. Antique Mirror Containers by Garth Roberts, $225.00 - $525.00

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  • even*cleveland Gift Ideas 2013

    How about some more gift ideas for your holiday shopping list? For the third year in a row, Stephanie Madewell of even*cleveland was able to take some time and send us her list. As always, Stephanie, it's a treat to see what great items you've bookmarked; thanks again for sharing. Stephanie's list: 1. Ring holder from Bailey Doesn't Bark 2. Roberu camera strap, $44.00 3. Fredericks and Mae star dominoes, $80.00 4. Clare Vivier denim duffel, $430.00 5. Hopewell workshop quilt, $365.00 6. Cherry wood tea canister, $240.00 7. Girl by Band of Outsiders sweater, $565.00 8. Hot Water Bottle cover, €39 9. Mjolk + Hoi Boi toiletry case, $160.00 - $240.00 10. Deerskin slippers, $99.00 (CAD) 11. Four Quartets t-shirt, $39.00 &...

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  • Daniel Emma’s Gift Ideas

    The next Gift Idea/Wish list is from Daniel To and Emma Aiston of Daniel Emma. They've designed several covetable desk objects and accessories, many of which are on my own personal wish list. Thanks Daniel and Emma for sharing your lists! Daniel's Wish List: 1. Space by Christian Hall 2. Magnifier by Us! for Field, $145.00 3. Toaster by plus minus zero, ¥ 5,250 4. Soy Sauce container by Bridget Bodenham, $38.00 AUD 5. ULM stool by Max Bill, € 188,00 Emma's Wish List: 6. These roller-skates, $199.00, but I might just have to buy them for myself, because Im probably too old to get them from santa. 7. A years supply of ...

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  • Gregory Buntain Gift Ideas

    The first of our holiday gift guides is shared by Gregory Buntain, Co-Founder & Design Director of Fort Standard. Since beginning in 2011, Fort Standard has launched their own line of furniture, home goods and a women’s jewelry brand called Clermont. FS also designs for other brands and manufacturers such as lighting for Roll & Hill, bone china for 1882 and home goods for SCP and Areaware. Below you'll find a few items Gregory would like to receive this year, plus a couple of items from Fort Standard that he'd recommend giving... 1. Shade Cap, $26.00 2. Timeless Horn Sunglasses, € 134 3. Standing Bowl, $84.00 4. Crest Bottle Opener, $60.00 5. Crewneck, $92.00 6. ...

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  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    As Father's Day is around the corner (June 16- that's next weekend) it's time to start thinking of an appropriate gift. Maybe your father figure likes well designed objects, and if so, maybe he'll like one of these items below. And, remember we've got items tagged by price in our Gifts section to help with your search. 1. SunCloud SolarPowered SelfGenerating Digital Camera, $199.00 2. Balance Pen and Stylus, $26.00 3. A set of 6 Custom Brass Collar Stays with oak case, $65.00 4. Icon™ Whisky Stones, $14.00 5. Ghurka Leather Folding Snap Tray , $150.00 6. Helios Grill Set, $125.00 7. Star Spangled Spatula, $65.00 8. PS Yo-Yo in black, $12.00 9. Custom Black Luggage Tags, $81.00 10. Everyday Carry ...

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  • Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    As you can probably tell from the amount of Mother's Day emails going out today, it's time to get one of your parental figures a gift. Here's a few things to get your brain working on the subject, and if they don't help, remember we've got items tagged by price in our Gifts section: 1. Geneva Sound System XS, $249.00 2. Black Diamond Necklace, $280.00 3. A set of Rootcups, each $5.00 4. Gold Fractured Ring by Lucas Jack, $60.00 5. Wood Block Desk Organizer, $57.00 6. Japanese Scissors for pruning/cutting, $38.00 7. Hand Key Ring, 5734 by Carl Aubock, $95.00 8. Kaleido Trays, $16.00 - $78.00 each 9. Gold Bar Door Stop by Arik Levy, $78.00 ("Formed as ...

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  • Valentine’s Day Gifts

    Valentine's Day is this Thursday, if you need the reminder. Shipping will be steep if you select overnight/next day, but that's what you get for waiting so long to buy a gift. If none of the below picks suits your someone, check out our gift guide for more ideas. And, if you're ahead of the game and already have your gift for that special someone, go get yourself a coffee and feel smug for a approximately 5 minutes- any more than that and you'll be annoying. 1. Phonekerchief, $15.00 2. Gentlemen's Card Deck, $15.00 (rules of etiquette, etc.) 3. Heart Key Ring by Carl Aubock, $95.00 4. ...

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  • Michael Mundy’s Gift Ideas

    You might know Michael Mundy from an afternoon with..., as he's photographed quite a few interesting people and their spaces. Michael's the last person to share their give/get list for this holiday season. Thanks again to everyone that has participated this year- it's been great to see each and every point of view. Here's Michael's give /get list: 1. A new Journal from Il Bisonte, $188 2. Small flashlight from Huckberry, $25 3. A Bag from BillyKirk, $350 4. A sweater from North Sea Clothing, ~ £125 5. A Silver Swiss Army Knife, $127.95 6. Coffee from Fika 7. Anything from DiPalos on Grand Street 8. A Silver Compass from Tiffany, $325 9. Lots of ...

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  • Simon Yuen Gift Picks

    Wait! Here's one more gift guide, just in time for holiday shipping. Warning: There's oodles of Portland Oregon / Pacific Northwest love all over this post. 1. Ipad Sleeve by The Good Flock. Sure the Apple magnetic sleeve is nice... but waxed denim! Come on! Made in Portland. 2. Never actually wanted to own a terrarium until I saw these stunning handmade steel and wood ones from Arc & Ash. Made in Portland. 3.  Fell in love with these majorly cute ceramic ornaments at Gemma Correll's opening at Land Gallery. I'll take the whole set please. 4.  Molecule Synth. A snap-together modular synthesizer, designed to ...

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  • Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung Gift Picks

    Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung have been operating Poketo, a go-to source for well-designed and curated homegoods and art, since 2003. We're never shy to feature their products on BLTD, so we were curious to see what was on their holiday list. Here are their top ten picks from 'round the web as well as their own offerings: 1. Poketo Linen Tea Towels 2. Poketo Sun and Shore Eco Sweatshirt 3. Poketo Striped Fleece Backpack 4. Juniper Ridge Trail Crew Soap 5. Japanese Copper Graters 6. Apolis Market Bag 7. Handsome Coffee Roasters Dapper Espresso 8. Power and Light Press Letterpressed Perpetual Calendar 9. Quiet Tiger Weekender Wool Hat 10.One ...

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