Perpetual Wall Calendar by Massimo Vignelli

7 days left, and if you're still running around trying to find the perfect thing, do consider this calendar by Massimo Vignelli. It would be perfect for anyone who leans towards simple/spare graphic design. The large, bold numbers are easy to read across a room and will keep track of the date year after year. Designed in 1980. Made of heavyweight paperboard. Made in Italy. H 13" W 13"...Read more

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Price: $80.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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Kate Bingaman-Burt Gift Ideas

Kate Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator and educator. She has been making work about consumption since 2002, teaching since 2004 and drawing until her hand cramps since 2006. I never met anyone who works harder than Kate, and oh yeah, she just happens to be the nicest person ever. Here are her ten very colorful gift ideas for anyone in the creative professional field or has an appreciation for great design. 1. Biography on acclaimed ...Read more

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Woodmobiel Starter Kit

Is it crazy to think that the little ones in your life might enjoy this Woodmobiel Starter Kit? Wooden parts and real tools will put their creativity to use, and maybe you'll even have some fun helping out. With the starter kit, you can build about 9 different life-sized wooden toys (instructions included) with the 25 pieces and fasteners, or if you want to go big, there's also the standard kit ($265) with 43 ...Read more

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Price: $146.85
Available from: creativebrains

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Pinhole Art DIY Combo

Add this to the list of possible perfect gifts. This cardboard and paper DIY Combo can use 35mm or 120 film and allows for partial-frame and multiple exposures. Perhaps there will be more than a few soft focused images that quality as 'art' when using this puppy... you won't know until you try it out. Also, not that you need reminding (because you're so on top of things this year), but ...Read more

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Price: $50.00
Available from: Lomography Shop

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Friday Links

Solar system quilt from 1876! (via @explorer) Infographic: 10 Commonly Misunderstood Words In English Just screaming and painting Lights for your labratory (and how about Maarten De Ceulaer's mutation series?) On Etsy, cute Custom paper dolls by Jordan Grace Owens (too bad it's too late for a holiday gift). So smart. Vending Machine Dispenses Rare Books For Just $2 How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love Macro photographs of ...Read more

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Erich Ginder Gift Ideas 2012

Seattle designer Erich Ginder is one of my favorite contemporary designers, and also happens to be one of my favorite people to talk to about design. He's known for his Ghost series coat racks (Ghost Antlers and Ghost Tree) and his Warez Rose wallpaper and Dot/Dash pendant lamps. Here's a look into his holiday gift list: 1. Dezeen Book of Ideas, $28.00 2. Pewter Oil Lamps, $198 3. Magnifying Glass by Maison Martin Marigela, $95 4. ...Read more

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Folded Light Art

Lower budgets have the Phrena Lights by Tord Boontje. Mid to higher priced budgets might consider the Folded Light Art of designer Jiangmei Wu. Each light is made from 100 percent recycled cotton paper and is made by using original origami folding techniques that Wu developed. And yes, each shade can be unfolded into flat pieces of paper, though it would be silly to try unless you're an origami expert. Designer: ...Read more

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Price: $1000.00
Available from: Folded Light Art

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JAC Side Tables

Each of these side tables by British designer Gavin Coyle is made from one plank of Douglas fir. Pieces are stacked together in certain sequences to highlight the patterns created by the growth rings, which, as you can see, lends an extra level of refinement to the design. The tables are then are machined on a lathe to create geometric profiles. £225.00 per table Finished with a white oil. To purchase, ...Read more

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Price: £225.00
Available from: Gavin Coyle

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Folding Bicycle Helmet by Overade

A folding bicycle helmet? Yes, please. Overade's helmet is now available for pre-sale on Ulule, and it looks well worth some consideration for anyone who's ever been on a bike. It folds down to a third of its size, making it easier to stash in a bag for quick trips around town. Suitable for cycling in all forms, skateboarding, skating, or scooters, and available in two colors and two sizes. ...Read more

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Price: $97.00
Available from: Ulule

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Self Watering Planter by Joey Roth

Holiday travel is booked, you're wrapping up at work, and all is set for you to head off to family/friends for the upcoming break. It's only at the last minute where you have a minor freak-out wondering who is going to water your plants, and then rush around making a messy shoestring wick for the 2 to 3 plants that won't survive without steady irrigation. Nothing against shoestring wicks, as they ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Joey Roth

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Making of the Element: By Aether Apparel

The following post is sponsored by Aether Apparel. Aether Apparel started out as a Men's outerwear company, and was formed in reaction to its co-founders own frustrations while shopping. As outdoor enthusiasts living in the city, they felt there was a need for men's technical performance jackets with a refined urban aesthetic. However, after their first season of Aether, they discovered this combination not only struck a chord with men, ...Read more

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Price: $525.00
Available from: Aether Apparel

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Lindsay Pulsipher Gift Ideas 2012

Lindsay Pulsipher is known for her roles as Roseanna McCoy on the History Channel's mini-series, Hatfields & McCoys, and as Crystal Norris on HBO’s True Blood. She also has the lesser known role as being one of my BFFs and nicest person ever. She sat down with us to give us her holiday wish list. 1. 2012 Naturalist Almanac, $43.00. 2. Ecliptic Collar, by Annie Costello Brown. $204.00. 3. Bracelet Avalanche by Valentine Gauthier. € 50.00. 4. Pouch ...Read more

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Donky Cargo Bike

Get everything on your grocery list. Don't skimp out on the 12 pack and the cake just because you can't haul it home on your bike. The Donkybike sports both front and rear cargo racks that are attached directly to the frame, allowing for a stable ride without any unwieldy steering or swaying rear end. The frame is created in no-nonsense and durable steel, sure to last a lifetime. Available in ...Read more

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Price: $800.00
Available from: Donky Bike

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Word. Notebooks

Know someone who is slightly finicky about their lists? As in, things should be organized just so, and preferably with symbols to keep track of what's done/undone? If so, turn their eyes towards this notebook that features a unique bullet point system to keep lists tidy. It aims to satisfy the most fastidious list maker with a ready made circle beside each line for denoting progress. 48 pages, lined 3.5" x 5" ...Read more

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Price: $10.00
Available from: Word Notebook

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Whiskey Decanter

What to get the person who needs nothing? Well, if they like whiskey, and you've $200 to spend, you should get them something beautiful and mostly unnecessary, like this whisky decanter by Laurence Brabant. Its bubble chamber enables one to measure the perfect jigger of liquor and then dispense the liquor through the glass tube into one's glass. It should also be mentioned that this could double as a vase when ...Read more

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Price: $206.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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