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CH Gift Guide: Spring 2014

From hats to home decor, we're celebrating the return of sunshine with these cheerful products

by CH Editors in Design on 05 May 2014

Spring has finally sprung in the Northern Hemisphere—and not a moment too soon. To celebrate the sun's reappearance and the prospect of flowers blooming, bikes rides and beach days to come, we have selected our favorite spring-themed goodies from the ever-growing CH Gift Guide. From home decor to clothing to picnic essentials, we have you covered for all your sunshine adventures—plus some treats for Mother's Day, which is just around the corner here in the US.

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Alfie Espadrille

Loeffler Randall adds a citrus zest to the spring and summer months with the Alfie espadrille, a woven jute wrapped platform with printed silk linen fabric. Made in Spain, these lightweight sneakers are the perfect pair to get you through a day outdoors before a well-deserved siesta.

X2 Gagosian Edition Camera

Forged by a dreamy collaboration between Leica and contemporary art savant Larry Gagosian, the X2 Gagosian Edition Camera is limited to a mere 100 units. A camera as artistic as the photos it takes, its all-metal construction is finished with high-contrast white leather and black paint splatter, for an exterior design that is as stunning as the technology contained within.

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Caracas Chair

Sit down in style with this Caracas chair from Colonel, the lovely home décor collection by French designers Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet. Easy to store and transport—perfect for picnics—these portable perches conveniently fold up. But based on their bright and beautiful painted designs, we're guessing that you'll never want them to.

Brookes Boswell Sun Hat

Brookes Boswell's Second Summer Wide Brim Sun Hat is made with love every step of the way. Handcrafted in the designer's Vinegar Hill studio from sisal straw and then hand-dyed by Tracy Thomason, this hat transcends from suitable chapeau to exquisite work of art. Put this beauty on and show the world you're headed somewhere fabulous.

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J.C. Herman Minicup Set

Straight from J.C. Herman Ceramics, the Amsterdam studio of potter Herman Verhagen, each of these aqua-hued mini-cups has been lovingly thrown by hand and glazed with care in Verhagen's studio. The cup’s tiny nature—less than two inches tall by two inches wide—and punch of color are perfect for an afternoon espresso. Each assortment is sold as a set of four cups.

Tablecloth HH

Go halvsies with Diario’s light blue and aqua tablecloth, which merges graphic colorblocking with the soothing shades of the sea. Designer Moisés Hernández’s Mexican heritage inspired him to create Diario, which consists of everyday objects recollected and developed in his native country. This beautiful textile is hand-woven by local weavers, brothers Filipe and José, and based on the soft color combinations prevalent in Oaxaca.

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