GIFTS OVER $100

  • Haptic Lab Quilts, Soft-Maps
     
    January 6th, 2010
     
    I might be late on the bandwagon to see Emily Fischer's Soft-Maps, but it's better late than never. Her to-scale maps quilted onto blankets are pretty wonderful. Custom orders are ...
     
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  • Portela iPhone Case
     
    December 23rd, 2009
     
    Mark's recent post reminded me that somehow this iPhone case had missed a mention here on BLTD. Although more expensive than some of the other cases on the market, it's ...
     
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  • Alexander Girard Nativity Set
     
    December 9th, 2009
     
    You'd have to be quite a fan to shell out $400 for this nativity, but hey, if you are, go for it... it'll be a holiday highlight each year. Alexander Girard ...
     
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  • Confetti System Pinatas
     
    December 8th, 2009
     
    These are pretty fantastic and festive.--although if I paid $135 for a piƱata I wouldn't want anyone to destroy it with a stick. These might be nice for a ...
     
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  • Hello Buddy Carr Skateboard
     
    December 4th, 2009
     
    I won't mess around with talk of deck size or trucks because, although important, it's really the graphics that stand out on this skateboard. And, hey, no tears if you're ...
     
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  • Blue & Silver Stackable Travel Menorah
     
    November 24th, 2009
     
    A while ago we had an email from a reader asking about modern menorahs. This one fits the bill quite nicely, as well as some others from the same shop. ...
     
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  • The Fuji Instax Instant Camera
     
    November 17th, 2009
     
    Saw this over at oneplusinfinity, where Tim gave it a thumbs up with the only negative being the price of the film. I agree. Yikes. You see, the Instax is ...
     
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  • Oblique Strategies
     
    November 12th, 2009
     
    Hold on to your hat, because MoMA has just put out Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Projects, and there are so many truly wonderful things that you might be overwhelmed. ...
     
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  • Telephone Wire Baskets
     
    November 2nd, 2009
     
    Recycled telephone wire is hand woven into some surprisingly bright-yet-traditional patterned baskets. Known as izimbenges, these baskets were originally crafted from hand-dyed grass using techniques passed down from generation to ...
     
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  • Bird Plaids by Alice Rosignoli
     
    October 23rd, 2009
     
    Fairytales and folklore? Yes, please. These wool quasi-throws/wraps will remind you to improve your storytelling skills. BIRD PLAIDS are three plaids inspired by Chinese kites that have a recorded ...
     
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  • Nook eBook
     
    October 21st, 2009
     
    Oh, shall we enter into the foray that is the eBook market? Yes, we shall, though you'll have to go here and here (or here) to get your comparison fix ...
     
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  • Dyson Air Multiplier Fan
     
    October 14th, 2009
     
    Yep, James Dyson is at it again. Leave it up to him to improve upon a fan by making it completely bladeless. That's right, no blades. It instead amplifies and ...
     
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  • Money Cufflinks
     
    October 1st, 2009
     
    Awhh-yeah. Instead of the glitter, show off some bills (or should I say billz?) for a change. Umm, yes, they are one dollar bills, so maybe it's not the most ...
     
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  • Frank Gehry Rock Vase and Bowl
     
    September 14th, 2009
     
    The highlight of the Gehry/Tiffany pairing (in my opinion*) are the bone china vases and bowls with their crumpled rock-like surfaces. Perhaps one of these would make a great ...
     
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  • Babushka Set
     
    September 9th, 2009
     
    This Matryoshka doll-like ceramic set functions as a piggy bank (or banks?) for coins. How 'bout that? Material: Ceramic Size: 2.9" x 5.4" height $120.00, Buy it here.
     
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  • Klippan Billgren Wool Blanket
     
    August 24th, 2009
     
    Oh my, are you not completely smitten with these blankets? I sure am; the only difficulty is choosing between them. Over the years, Klippan's designers have created new patterns that ...
     
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  • Nambé Twist 10-Inch Cocktail Shaker
     
    August 18th, 2009
     
    Talk about a some serious cocktails, this spiral shaker has some sharp curves (and point) to make handling easier. It looks slightly scary, but I'm sure it does the job ...
     
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  • Jewelry Box Set
     
    August 14th, 2009
     
    Sometimes the simplest things can make everyday rituals more enjoyable. Take for instance this black matte aluminum box to house your man/woman jewelry. Felt pads protect and separate your ...
     
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