Slalom Steerable Sled

Remember how this week we'll be updating our Gifts section? Well, if you're lucky enough to have some snow, consider this for a gift this year... When life gives you snow, you go sledding, obviously. Made from 5/8” thick marine-grade molded plywood, this fully steerable sled will hopefully help you and/or your kids fly down the hill safe and sound (and, of course, super fast). "The sled's wide stance makes ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: imaginechildhood.com

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Friday Links

Top 25 Funniest Autocorrects of DYAC. If you enjoyed those, they have a book: Damn You, Autocorrect!: Awesomely Embarrassing Text Messages You Didn't Mean to Send, $11.19 Love this Geometric Holiday Garland from Blow Up!. So-amazing-yet-out-of-my-price-range Shadow bike stand. via bookofjoe Have you heard of this? Fancy Hands, personal assistants for everyone. TBD: Design a quilt panel for the (2015) Quilt. Cambridge Digital Library: Early Papers by Isaac Newton via @nytimesbits Gizmodo: Facebook ...Read more

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Vollen Bench

Remember this bench? It's definitely time for an update as Chadhaus now has its own online store. The Vollen bench is hand built in Seattle from sustainably harvested local hard wood. Modern and simple, they'll fit into many a room easily, especially as there are several sizes and finishes to choose from. Also, use the code STORE LAUNCH for 20% off, effective now through 12/31/11. Shown above: Vollen Bench Painted, $450.00 - $1700.00 Finished ...Read more

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Price: $350.00 - 1700.00
Available from: Chadhaus

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Filson Hip Flask

Hip flasks seem to go hand in hand with the holidays, just like mistletoe, family visits and frantic shopping. If you're still not finished crossing off your gift list (get a move on!), consider this flask, or, if it's a bit pricey, just plug in 'flask' into Amazon or your local search engine and you'll find all manner of flasks that can be shipped overnight to wherever you desire- maybe ...Read more

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Price: $67.00
Available from: Blackbird

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Gift Tag Stamp Kit

Sometimes minimal decoration on presents and packages looks much better than a bunch of fancy bows, case in point is this gift tag stamp from Yellow Owl Workshop. To win recycling points, use newspapers or paper grocery bags for wrapping, and then some string and this stamp to state the giver/recipient. Ta-da. You're done. Natural rubber stamps mounted on maple blocks, packaged in a gift box. Includes one rubber ...Read more

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Price: $19.00
Available from: Yellow Owl Workshop

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Gus* Stump Coffee Table

How do you feel about faux-bois woodgrain? Terrific or tacky? I vote for terrific in this case, as the pattern is grooved into the sides and top of a white coffee table. It adds an organic feel- "updated organic modern" would be the label if you're in need of classification. Perhaps even more exciting than the table is the handy storage box (Stump Storage Box, pictured below) which provides a ...Read more

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Price: $575.00
Available from: 2modern

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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 ...Read more

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Titanium Multi-Tool Collar Stays

These collar stays are the sort of thing a modern day MacGyver would have as it incorporates a half-phillips screwdriver, slotted screwdriver, thread cutter, and a bottle opener (no paperclip, though, sorry). Now, how often you'd need all of those functions, who knows, but some of them are bound to come in handy sooner or later. Like when you discover an errant thread on your way to an important meeting, ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Donna Wilson Scarves

If you're still looking for a special gift for a quirky friend, you could do a heck of a lot worse than one of these scarves from Donna Wilson. Seriously, they'll keep necks warm and get all sorts of smiles on the sidewalks- it's a win/win all around. 100% Lambswool Grey Fox Scarf, $83.00, 46.5" L x 4" W Orange Fox Scarf, $83.00, 46.5" L x 4" W White Swan Scarf, $90.00, 68.5" L x 2.75" W Black Swan ...Read more

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Price: $83.00 - 90.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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Sale: Match Candleholders

Update: These are now on sale from $75.00 to $18.75! Craziness. This is so smart. These candleholders have a vent for a match, eliminating the burnt finger scenario that often occurs with tealights. As I've caught the holiday-gift bug, it's necessary to mention they'd be a good present option, no matter the event or recipient. Actually, on second thought, that might get you into trouble. Maybe make sure the recipient is somewhat ...Read more

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Price: $18.75

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Available from: DWR

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Pencil Holder from Travelteq

Travelteq just added this Pencil Holder to their shop and it sure looks like a nice way to store your pencils, color or otherwise. Handmade from Florentine Vacchetta leather, it certainly has a Patrician flair, especially compared to what you'd find at a student art shop, and I'd be willing to bet it'll stay intact after years of use. It fits 19 pencils; color pencils from Bruynzeel included. Pencils: Bruynzeel - ...Read more

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Price: €65.00
Availability: Buy Pencil Holder from Travelteq here

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Zip Pouches by Pamela Barsky

Whether you're traveling around the world or just around town, these pouches by Pamela Barsky will keep your stuff organized... with a little bit of commentary thrown in. More below. Main image: How much I have seen Pouch, 7.75in X 6.25in, $15.00 “No matter how much I have seen there is always so much more I have not”. Man Bag Pouch, suede front and smooth leather back, 7.75in X 6in, $28.00 Dude ...Read more

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Price: $15.00 - 28.00
Available from: FLIGHT 001

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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 ...Read more

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Locus 3-way Mechanical Writing Instrument

'Mechanical writing instrument' sounds a bit technical, yet that's the best way to describe this combined ballpoint, mechanical pencil, and eraser. Switch between the three by pushing the clip- it's that simple. If you're wanting to minimize your belongings in your bag or on your desk, this could definitely help you on your way. From Japanese design house Metaphys. Packaging: Carrying case Materials: Brass and iron Size: 5.6" l x 0.4" d...Read more

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Price: $86.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Ania Tumblers

How about some traditional Polish motifs for your table this winter? Monika Lubkowska-Jonas (of British design house LSA International) was inspired by the traditional folk craft of paper-cutting, and as you can see, the handmade glasses look like they'd brighten up your libations in no time. Available in a set of 4; choose between several different colors. -Glasses each hold approximately 13 fluid ounces. -Handmade in Europe using artisanal glass blowing techniques. ...Read more

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Price: $37.50
Available from: Lekker Home

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