• Simon Yuen Wish List 2014

    Simon Yuen, a former contributing writer to BLTD and all around creative smarty-pants, is next to share his wish list. He's currently living in Portland and making all sorts of cool stuff for a living. Thanks Simon! 1. Mates for Life Poster, $28.00 2. Dutch Blitz® Card Game, $9.99 3. Square Handle Basket, $110.00 4. Large Canvas Notebook, $32.00 5. Matador Pocket Blanket, $24.99

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  • Daniel and Emma’s Wish Lists 2014

    The next wish list is from Daniel To and Emma Aiston of Daniel Emma. Thanks Daniel and Emma for sharing your lists once again! Emma's Wish List: 1. Perfect Christmas day outfit: sea spray cocktail pant, $289.00 2. Who wouldn't want this in their life? It is covered in eyeballs for goodness sake! Pink Leather Clutch with Eyeball Print, $78.00 3. No explanation needed. Gravel and Gold Boob Pillowcase, $40.00 4. Gaudy gold piggy bank, $200.00 5. This has been on my wishlist for quite a while........the colours are the BEST! Ojo de Dios Rug, $385.00   Daniel's Wish List: 6. Ghost Patrol Frisbee, $15.00 7. All Day Donuts (6 pack) 8. weber smokey ...

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  • Jaime Derringer Wish List 2014

    Jaime Derringer, Founder and Executive Editor of Design Milk and Dog Milk, is up next to share her wish list this season. Thank you Jaime for sharing! (If you'd like to share your list, just send us 5 to 10 links to items you want to give or get.) 1. BEOPLAY A2 wireless speaker, $399.00 2. Cuff by Jamie Spinello, $65.00 3. Bower mirror, $1000.00 4. Tom Dixon salt and pepper grinders, $75.00 5. Trivets by Iacoli & McAllister, $88.00 About Jaime: A Jersey girl living the laid back life in SoCal, Jaime Derringer is Founder and Executive Editor of Design Milk and Dog Milk. She collects milk cartons and chunky necklaces and ...

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  • Stefan Boublil Wish List 2014

    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 taking the time to share. (If you'd like to share your list, just send us 5 to 10 links to items you want to give or get.) Stefan's own words: I must confess I have been extra-naughty this year, what with all my coveting thy neighbor’s wife, restraining orders and whatnot. That is why I am expecting mostly compressed carbon this christmas, which doesn’t mean all my wishes should go to waste, so ...

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  • Jennifer Moore Wish List 2014

    Here's another shared wish list, this time from Jennifer Moore- Library Clerk, Maker, and Sustainable Style Blogger at recover girl. Thanks Jennifer! (If you'd like to share your list, just send us 5 to 10 links to items you want to give or get.) 1. Kenzo All Over Eye Sweatshirt 2. Fine Little Day Book, €30 3. A useless box, $39.99 4. Neolucida, $55.00 5. A Caroline Z Hurley Throw, $84.00 6. Opening Ceremony Hat, $40.00 7. Any Nikki Coupee Jewelry 8. A State Smock, $95.00 9. Color Theory Throw, $298.00

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  • even*cleveland Wish List 2014

    Here's the first of several wish lists we have lined up. If you haven't sent yours in yet, please do, it'll be fun. Stephanie Madewell is a transplanted Ohioan who lives and works in New York City and uses her blog, even*cleveland, to stash random bits of inspiration for a rainy day. 1. Handmade ceramic flask, $92.00 2. Book sleeves, $38.00 (perfect for readers with a commute) 3. A beautiful mug, $65.00 4. Hand-carved wooden biscuit cutter, $20.00 5. Cozy French fleece turtleneck, $175.00   Thank you Stephanie for sharing your list (four years in a row now)!

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  • Mother’s Day

    It's Mother's Day this Sunday, May 11th*. If you have a mother, and you'd like to show her some appreciation, you better put some thought into it and pick out something special. Visit our Gifts tab to view gift-ish posts by price, and if you happen to find something with a weird/broken retail link, just shoot us an email or tweet (@bltd) and we'll fix it. Above, left to right, top to bottom: Mezzo Radio, $75.00 Marmol Radziner Ring, ~$75.00 earHero Worlds Safest Earphone Kit, $149.00 Misfit Shine activity monitor, $120.00 Hasami Porcelain Teapot, $55.00 Eva Zeisel Pillow Vase Stack, $340.00 Spin Table Candelabra, $675.00 'MOTHER' ...

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  • Random Gift Ideas 4

    Okay, here's the last random smattering of gift ideas for you, but you'd best be quick to order anything with overnight shipping as today is really the last day with any chance for something to arrive on/before Christmas. As always, items are listed left to right, top to bottom. 1. Krochet Kids Simon Sleeve for iPad, $29.95 2. Areaware Whale Box by Karl Zahn, $49.00 3. Pen Type-A by CW&T, $150.00 4. Massimo Vignelli's Perpetual Wall Calendar, $82.00 5. Form Tea Pot, $200.00 6. Crocheted Headphones by Traci Medeiros-Bagan, $38.00 7. Pocket Bluetooth Keyboard, $45.00 8. 3 piece Key Ring, $60.00 9. Siena Blanket, $260.00

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  • Matt Felten Gift Ideas 2013

    We asked Matt Felten, Los Angeles-based UI Designer and all around swell guy, to submit some of the things he’s excited about this year. Thanks Matt for taking the time to share your list! 1. Stanley 100th Anniversary Thermos, $38.00. Everyone needs a thermos. Might as well get the best. 2. Great Showdowns: The Return, $10.41. I’m such a sucker for coffee table books. 3. Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones, $399.99 4. FiftyThree Pencil Stylus, $59.95 5. Saturdays Surf NYC Black CPO Jacket, $200.00 6. Reverse-Denim Dopp Kit, $30.00. It’s time to upgrade from the Joe Cool bag my grandma gave me when I was 11. 7. Glitch Textiles, P1010006, $275.00 8. Columbiaknit Hat, $12.50 9. ...

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  • Random Gift Ideas

    As we're in the last throes of shopping frenzy, let's throw some random stuff together and give one last jolt, a therapeutic dose if you will, to your dying interest of finding just the right thing. Don't give in to the general malaise of oh-this-cheap-pair-of-gloves-will-do, for you, my friend, are better than that (you are reading this site, after all). A thoughtful gift is out there, and some places are even offering free shipping today in time for the 25th. Items in these 'random' images aren't even numbered, thus showing you that I'm also pretty tired of the whole gift ...

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  • Random Gift Ideas 2

    More random gift ideas for you... Items in the image above are listed from left to right, top to bottom, just like you read a book. 1. Camera Pin (silver) by Macon and Lesquoy, $28.00. At just under an inch square, this little pin will fit on a jacket or bag perfectly. 2. Soap: Kuro, Shiro, $35.00. Kuro Soap is made with White Charcoal powder, so you could get away with saying you're giving them coal. 3. Half Dollar Mighty Wallet®, $15.00. Add a Ulysses S. Grant bill to this wallet and see your niece, nephew, or other favorite young person be pleasantly surprised. 4. Wooden Spinning ...

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  • Random Gift Ideas 3

    And here's the last random gift idea list today, more on Monday... Items are listed from left to right, top to bottom, just like you read a book. 1. Wilson Keyring, Enameled, $12.00. Stocking stuffer alert! 2. The Pattern Box, 100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers, $19.95. A treasure trove of patterns. 3. Botanical Moss Tea Towel, $22.00. Another nice stocking stuffer, I think, or a nice gift for an acquaintance. 4. Dandelion Paperweight, $98.00. Pretty and simple = love. 5. Aalto Vase in dark lilac, $85.00. Alvar Aalto's classic vase, sure to be a hit with anyone that appreciates modern design (and flowers). 6. Timbre by Tyler Pratt, $60.00. This small wooden amplifier ...

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  • 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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