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  • Duane King Gift Ideas 2012

    Duane King, creative director of Huge/KingCoyle and founder of Thinking for a Living, was kind enough to submit his wish list for our annual gift guide series. Duane was also named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Influential Designers in America. 1. Chup Sedona Sock in Charcoal 2. Hard Graft Flat Pack 3. Norse Projects × Hestra Ivar Glove 4. No.1 by Form Us With Love 5. Areaware Animal Boxes by Karl Zahn 6. Outlier Slim Dungarees 7. D.S. & Durga Burning Barbershop 8. The Hill-Side Selvedge Thin Stripe Chambray Scarf 9. Apolis + Matteo Linen Pocket Square 10. Makr…

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  • Kris Bernard Gift Ideas 2012

    Here are some of my favorite gift ideas this year. Some are on my wish list and some are gifts I'd get for some my favorite people. 1. Personalized Nude iPad Case, $139.00. Can be personalized with initials. 2. Tall porcelain jar, $35.00. Part of my dream dish ware set. (See #14 below) 3. Geometry Earrings, $168.00. 4. Wolf print, $40.00, by the insanely talented painter Corbett Sparks. 5. Faribault Virgin Wool Lodge Blanket, $134.00. 6. Stone Grey Watch, $195.00. 7. Lines Print, $25.00. 8. Thermos 16-Ounce Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler, $25.00. It seems impersonal, but this travel mug keeps drinks piping…

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  • Stefan Boublil Gift Ideas 2012

    Who better than Mr. Stefan Boublil, the creative director of the apartment, to kick off our collection of Gift Ideas for 2012? Our thanks to Stefan, as we know he's busy running the business and the apartment broadcast, as well as generally providing better design for branding, marketing, and interior design worlds. Well done, sir, you deserve everything on your list. Stefan’s note to Santa: dear santa, i hope you are doing well and kept your cholesterol levels under control. by the way, thank you for all the presents last year, i especially enjoyed the herpes. which is why i…

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  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Father's Day is fast approaching; it's on June 17th, which leaves approximately 8 business days to find/order a gift. If you're in need of a little inspiration, here's a few ideas, but do be sure to also look at our Gifts section if none of these strike your fancy. 1. Space Pen (gold), $58.00 2. Kikkerland Chess Bottle Stops, Set of 2, $13.00 3. Van Der Waals Stainless World Time Clock, $160.00 4. EDC kit, $44.00 5. Wenger Utility Pocket-Knife, $80.00 6. Titanium Multi-Tool Collar Stays, $30.00 7. Areaware SSKMRL Magno Model 3 Sustainable Table Radio, $300.00 8. Union Wood…

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  • Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    Mother's Day is this Sunday, which means you have 5 days to figure something out. If you're stuck, here are a few things that might jumpstart your search for the right gift. 1. Iittala Wine Decanter, $75.00 2. Micro-greens Kit, $40.00 3. Baggu Leather Pouch Small, $20.00 4. Envelope iPad Case, $48.00 5. Palace Collection: Governo Soup Bowls, $168.00 6. Animal Boxes, $49.00 7. Dietrich Düller Fountain Pen, $70.00 8. CDT Scissors, $80.00 9. Arne Jacobsen cup, $21.00 each 10. Geo/Metric 4 Jade Scarf, $66.00 (other colors/patterns available)

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Hopefully you're set for the holiday weekend, and if not, you know you only have just a few more days to prepare yourself for the onslaught of merriness (or whatever else you'd like to call it). We are taking a little time off for the holidays, so we'll return with regularly scheduled posts at the end of next week. So, dear friend, happy holidays to you and yours! Shown above: 1. Belle jewellery box, $122.00 2. MapTote, $26.00 3. Van Der Waals Stainless World Time Clock, $160.00 4. Moleskine Wood Pencil, set of 2 + sharpener, $16.95 5. Areaware SSKMRL…

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  • Simon Yuen Gift Ideas

    The next installment of gift ideas is from our very own Simon Yuen, contributing writer and product developer extraordinaire. His favorite gifts to give or get, all under $100: 1. Muji Touch Screen Gloves, $24.95 —  So useful! 2. Schoolhouse Electric Ion Lamp, $85.00 — Adds a warm inviting glow to any room in your house. 3. Makedo Freeplay Kit, $50.00 — Creative fun for kids. 4. Leather Seat Wood Stool, $42.00 — I tried this out at the store, pretty comfy. And convenient. 5. Safe at Home Braided Bike Lock, 4,500 yen (tax included) — Just saw these at…

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  • Matthew Wells Gift Ideas

    Another gift idea installment for you on this Monday... Matthew Wells is a recent transplant from Seattle to Los Angeles and is a Visual Designer at Huge. He can also be found microblogging over at the swoon-worthy Since Eighty-Three. 1. Marmol Ring, $110.00 2. Perpetual Calender, $29.00 3. Horse Bookend, $39.00 4. Monarch Playing Cards, $6.95 5. Graphic Porcelain Tumblers, $8.00 each 6. Hawks poster, $18.00 7. Tanner Notebook, $15.00 8. Vim Beget KeyChain, $125.00 9. Winter Coffret Diptyque Collection, $84.00 10. Tough Tote, $72.00 Thanks Matthew for sharing your gift list! Matthew's Tumblr: Since Eighty-Three

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  • Plastolux Gift Ideas

    The next installment of gift ideas is from Tyler Goodro of Plastolux. He finds all manner of modern interiors to inspire, and his site is on my oft-visited list. Here are Tyler's picks: If I had to make a list of "want" or "want to give" it would be easier to go with "want", what a scrooge I am! The large items are on my DREAM list and the smaller items are more of a reality. 1. Napoleon Dynamite (Oil Painting) by Dave Sharp, £370. For the Pièce de résistance this amazing painting of none other than Napoleon Dynamite. I…

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  • Rena Tom Gift Ideas

    Our next installment of gift ideas is from Rena Tom, the founder of Rare Device (such a nice shop) and all around know-it-all (in a very good way) when it comes to running creative businesses. She has picked 5 brights and 5 neutrals to share with you today: 1. Strikey by Objeti, $39.95 (i love the red one) 2. Danish Modern Chalet Birdhouse by Burd-Haus, $69 3. Geometric Shapes poster by Honey & Bloom, $25 4. Flake 2 earrings by Molly M Designs, $46 5. 7.5 Lbs of Wrench by Iacoli & Mcallister, $475 6. smtwtfs 02 by The Last…

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  • Design Milk Gift Ideas

    Our fifth gift guide is by Jaime Derringer from Design Milk, one of the most popular online design magazines around. Here are her top picks for gifts to get this year: 1. Eames pen from ACME, $59.00 and up 2. This print by Mike Monteiro: Untitled (May the bridges I burn light the way.), $50 3. Necklace No. Ultra, $260.00 4. A blanket from Norwegian shop Funkle. 5. Aluminum Ampersand, $225.00 6. Owl umbrella stand, $135.00 7. Alessi Daytimer watch, $124.00 8. A scarf from Scarf Shop, $15.00- $80.00 9. Wooden blocks for my baby, $36.00 10. FFerrone Revolution Glassware,…

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  • Stefan Boublil Gift Ideas

    And now, our fourth installment of Gift Ideas, by none other than Stefan Boublil, the creative director of the apartment. He's got a gold star by his name and a pretty good list of achievements to date (just google him). Stefan's list of gifts to get this year: 1. As Little Design As Possible - The Work of Dieter Rams, $90.00 the most insight i have ever gained about design is from this book. 2. Falcon Enamel Pie Dish, £4.40 in the kitchen, only use the beautifully bare minimum. 3. Old Time Slingshot, $25.00 always in my back pocket in…

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  • Kris Bernard Gift Ideas

    Here is our third installment of gift ideas, handpicked by our very own Kris Bernard, Founder and Editor-at-Large. Her picks for gifts to get this year: 1. Everyday Carry Keychain Screwdrivers, $9.00 2. silver medal, $6.00 3. State-By-Celebrity Print, $20.00 4. Golden Bar Necklace, $16.00 5. Hand-stitched leather pencil case, $40.00 6. Pocket size Moleskine Journal and cahiers leather cover, $39.00 7. Little skull studs, $18.00 8. La Tropézienne Tote, $386.00 9. Market Bag DAILY, $55.00 10. Mid Century Designers Pencil Set, $6.00 Thanks Kris!

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  • even*cleveland Gift Ideas

    We've asked a few people behind our favorite sites to share their gift ideas, and thankfully, some of them had a moment to send over their lists. I check even*cleveland often, and I was happy to hear that Stephanie could participate. Here are her picks for gifts (to give or get) this year: 1. White ash basket from Schoolhouse Electric, $85.00 2. Odette arrow ring, $75.00 3. Melin Tregwynt throw, $230.00 4. Punto Pigro moccasins, $220.00 (CAD) 5. Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen, $28.00 6. Inverallen Shawl Collar Cardigan, $345.00 7. DIY Star Projector, $22.00 8. Nontron pocket knife, $155.00 9.…

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  • Gift Ideas

    Oh, how is it the middle of November already? As the holiday season fast approaches, gift guides are popping up left and right, and our thoughts wander as to what would be the best gift for friends, family members, loved ones... Of course, there's the Gift Section here on BLTD, which is full of items tagged according to price range, but perhaps you have one or two hard cases on your list? And are in need of a few suggestions? If so, please do let us know and we'll do our best to give you some ideas. Below is the…

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