True Colors Vase Collection

True Colors Vase Collection

So pretty... any one of these vases will get you out of a pinch when it comes to selecting a gift. Dutch designer Lex Pott has made each vase from a different metal, with each cylinder shape showcasing both an oxidized and a highly polished finish. This contrast of organic patina and polished metal makes for a spectacular-yet-subtle statement. by &Tradition & Lex Pott Oxidation is a natural process, each vase ...Read more

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Price: $130.00 - 395.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Tré Wee Wish List 2015

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. ...Read more

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Sony FES Watch

Sony FES Watch

If you know someone who definitely doesn't want an AppleWatch, but would still appreciate a wristwatch, take a look at the Sony FES Watch. I'm not saying it's the coolest thing ever, but it is pretty fun. Using electronic paper, the watch can transform the look of its face and strap with just the touch of a button (24 design variations, by the way). Its digits are activated by your arm ...Read more

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Price: $300.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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The Floyd Platform Bed

The Floyd Platform Bed

With all the gift getting and giving craziness, some excellent furnishing options have been piling up. One of which is the Floyd Platform Bed, made by the same smarties that brought us the Floyd Leg. Engineered to be modular and sturdy, the Floyd Bed is an answer to a renter's prayers. It's both minimal and low-profile, and slots together thanks to metal supports, honeycomb core panels, and a tensioning strap. ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $265.00 +
Available from: Kickstarter

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Glass House Snow Globe

Glass House Snow Globe

Anyone who has ever professed love for Phillip Johnson's Glass House might like this very specific snow globe. Quoting the store, it's the "ultimate souvenir" for an admirer- "a modern icon in a nostalgic representation." There's a limited edition blue version as well ($80). "The best selling Glass House Snow Globe will now be released in limited editions in three color schemes, inspired by the photographer James Welling's iconic photographs." ...Read more

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Price: $75.00 - 80.00
Available from: The Glass House Design Store

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Michael Mundy Wish List 2015

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: ...Read more

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Cowboy Coffee Kettle

Cowboy Coffee Kettle

Wait a minute, a coffee kettle without a filter? Pshaw! It might go against everything you've ever believed in, but, yes, this kettle is based on the campfire version of coffee and has no filter. Simply bring water to a boil, add your grounds, and let it steep. After 5 minutes, pour your brewed coffee slowly out, preferably while singing this song. by Umbra Shift & Castor Enamel kettle in black or ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: A+R Store

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San Lorenzo Money Clip

San Lorenzo Money Clip

Fold those Benjamins with this bold, oversized money clip designed by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for San Lorenzo. One continuous piece of sterling silver metal twists around to give you an efficient clip for organizing your shorter stacks. Would it be a good gift for a discerning someone who doesn't mind flashing their cash every now and then? Most certainly. Sterling silver Height 10mm length 69mm width 36mm ...Read more

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Price: $169.00
Available from: Wallpaper STORE

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Gardenias Vases by Jaime Hayon

Gardenias Vases by Jaime Hayon

If you're going to get a vase, why not go all out and begin collecting Jamie Hayon's Gardenia Vases for BD Barcelona? Purchase one at a time, so as to not shock your credit card, and know that any plant you put in it will look wonderfully weird (in the loveliest way possible). Each terracotta vase is hand-thrown in Hayon's recognizable style. Design: JAMIE HAYON / BD Barcelona Made in Spain. ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: CAD455.00 - 475.00
Available from: Mjolk

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Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar 2016

Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar 2016

Yes, the 2016 Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar Calendar is sold out at its home website, and that's very sad for those of us that planned to buy it for the new year. However, happy news, the Cooper Hewitt Shop has it available for your planning pleasure. Thank goodness, as we've posted it several years in the running, so it'd feel wrong not to continue the tradition. "The letters spelling ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

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Simon Yuen Wish List 2016

Simon Yuen Wish List 2016

Simon Yuen is up next to share his list of gifts to give and get. Simon used to have time to post stuff here on BLTD, and we miss him terribly. Thank you, Simon, for sharing your list (and hopefully you can find time to post a few things in 2016)! from Simon: 1. Cubey Tealight Holder, $20.00. I make these! Friends and family loved these as gifts last year so I decided ...Read more

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Marble DOCK for Apple Watch

Marble DOCK for Apple Watch

This is one seriously attractive Apple Watch dock. A brushed metal rotating arm is mounted on a block of solid marble, so while your watch charges, you can use and navigate at an optimal angle. Charge in the vertical, which is ideal for your desktop, or horizontal position, which isparticularly useful for bedside alarm use. The dock will provide a minimal charging base that suits the same simple elegance of ...Read more

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Price: $119.99
Available from: Native Union

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Mini Lumio+

Mini Lumio+

Fun! The Lumio is now available in a mini version, thus creating an excellent gift idea for absolutely everyone on your list. Don't believe me? Well, the Lumio is a small, portable, rechargeable light that folds up into the size of a book. In the Mini's case, it's a compact pocket size (think wallet dimensions), which makes it perfect for transport/travel. Oh, and it also can charge your smart ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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I scarcely know… Izola Pocket Knife

I scarcely know… Izola Pocket Knife

Talk about the basics, everyone needs a pocket knife. This one from Izola is made from 100% stainless steel and contains a corkscrew, large blade, bottle and can opener, and screwdriver. You never know when you'll need one of those tools, right? The words "I scarcely know where to commence." are engraved upon the surface. Dimensions Blade: 2 1/4" Material: Stainless Steel ...Read more

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Price: $19.00
Available from: Burke Decor

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Stephanie Madewell Wish List 2015

Stephanie Madewell Wish List 2015

Next up is Stephanie Madewell, of even*cleveland, to continue her annual wish list sharing with all of us lucky ducks. Thanks Stephanie for sharing your list again this year (this makes year #5)! 1. Caran D'Ache exotic pencils, $30.00 2. Memento Mori paperweight, £ 35.00 3. Stitched leather speaker, $149.00 4. Table lantern, $53.60 5. Kapital origami plaid poncho, $270.00 6. Round cedar serving board, $210.00 ...Read more

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