Klein Reid Brass top

This is a sort of gift for someone who has everything. It's a toy, so it's hard not to spin it around, and it's beautiful, so even when not in use, it's a lovely little thing to look upon. Precisely turned, hand-polished and signed, each top is gift boxed with with chamois and care and spinning instructions. Handmade in USA. 3" tall. Also available directly from Klein Reid. ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $138.00
Available from: bird

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Gregory Buntain Wish List 2016

Next up to share his wish list is Gregory Buntain from Fort Standard. Thanks Gregory! 1. Walnut Duster by Pat Kim, $30.00 2. Micropave Curved Line Earrings, $621.00 3. Lace Candle by Andrej Urem, $40.00 4. Saipua Soap: Vetiver with French Green Clay, $18.00 5. Celestial Bowls by Helen Levi 6. Copper Hemispheres, $80.00 7. Bandsaw Blade Steak Knife, $65.00 8. Hand-carved Osage Kitchen Tongs, $95.00 9. Stone Candle Sconce, $280.00 10. Napa Cabbage Planter by Chen Chen & Kai Williams, $64.00...Read more

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Music Box

If you've not already purchased a Mozartkugel Music Box, then do be sure to consider this other option from Adam + Harborth. It's a square music box that plays “The Blue Danube” by Johannes Strauss II. Think of it as the perfect gift for someone who has everything- except a modern music box, of course. Updated price and link; originally from our archives (posted Dec 18, 2014)....Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: Plastica

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Turrialba Volcano Silk Scarf

So effing pretty, it's tempting to buy one for yourself rather than a loved one. Maybe you can do both, as some of these lovely scarves from Slow Factory are on sale. All are 100% silk, made in Italy. Turrialba Volcano Silk Scarf, Medium, $175.00 $140.00 54" Silk Square Ellesmere Island Silk Bracelet, $65.00 $52.00 100% Silk Heavy Twill ($5 will be donated to WWF's initiatives to preserve our oceans, fresh water and forests.)...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $52.00 +
Available from: Slow Factory

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Dandelight by Studio Drift

This is another wonderful sort of object we featured years ago (2008) and now deserves an update. Lonneke Gordijn of Studio Drift first started gluing dandelion seeds to LEDs a decade ago, and I think it's now safe to say that the Dandelight is now somewhat of a design classic, made all the more certain by the MoMA Store offering it up for sale. Plus, right now, MoMA is offering free ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $140.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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The Possibilities Kit

Let your inner MacGyver out with the Possibilities Kit. Your brain power combined with a set of basic tools is all you'll need to solve small setbacks. The kit includes a small pry bar, a Phillips and Flathead screw key, 2 runt clips, 2 aviation cable key rings, one S-biner, 5 key maintenance rings, and a waterproof delrin capsule, all stored within a black tin case. Keep one in your vehicle, bag, and/...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

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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

Purchase Information:

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

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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

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

Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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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

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

Purchase Information:

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

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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

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

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

Purchase Information:

Price: $169.00
Available from: Wallpaper STORE

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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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