Ace Hotel + Moscot
The Ace Sunglasses $275
New York's four-generation strong, family-run eyewear brand driven by 100 years of expertise, Moscot recently hooked up with Ace Hotels—the travel haven for the hip from Portland and Palm Springs to NYC—to create these limited edition sunglasses. Selling from Ace NYC and Moscot shops, pick up one of 400 pairs before they're gone.
Lenz Pen & Pencil Case $75
Artist, designer or engineer on the go? If so, the Lenz serves as a compact carrying case for your favorite writing instruments and drafting tools. A classic accessory that should find its way back into favor, the leather gem is available in light and dark brown, and pulls closed with one sturdy zipper.
212 Deadquilt $165
The brainchild of industrious entrepreneur Kristen Wentrcek, Brooklyn-based Wintercheck Factory focuses on repurposing remnants to a new stately form. The one-off 212 Deadquilts are handcrafted from "printed fabrics unearthed from textile warehouses across America," which have been sewn to a super-soft nylon backing. Each handsome quilt is a one-off, rendering this gift truly unique.
Unionmade + Baxter
CNG Bar Soap $20
Working together for the second time, men's grooming company Baxter of California again collaborates with SF's Unionmade, this time for a bar of soap. The "CNG" is an oversized bar scented with mandarin lime and balck pepper, for a nice scent that's citrusy but still masculine.
Pamphlet Notebook $8
Artists, heed legendary American realist portraitist John Singer Sargent's fine advice: "You can never do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh." And what better instrument to get those creative juices a-flowin' than this elegant sketchbook from Shepherds Bookbinder. Made from the finest of paper covered in a striking avian motif, and complete with a handsomely handstitched binding, this little notebook serves as the perfect encasement for the explosion of curiosity it is sure to unleash.
Geneva Sound System Model XS $200
Small space. Big sound. The Geneva Sound System Model XS is the perfect travel companion for the music-loving design enthusiast on the go. Made by Swiss masters of modern electronics, this highly portable and transformative speaker was inspired by the classic travel clock, designed to easily fold into a sleek leather-like case. The system's packability and high-quality audio, Bluetooth-capability, and built-in alarm clock make it a convenient audio essential you will never leave home without.
TiVo Roamio $200
TiVo Roamio, available in regular, plus and pro, will keep your roommates and relatives at ease and record up to six shows at once, no matter their current TV obsession. With all that power and over 450 hours of HD recording capability, you can ditch the multi-box household layout for a single, easy-to-use device. TiVo even lets you record season finales and big games while you stream shows, movies and music from Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube and more.
Khamra Purple Bolo $80
The handmade Khamra Purple Bolo necklace is an instant solution to any boring outfit conundrum. The adjustable hand-formed ceramic pendant sits on a 36-inch brass chain which allows for many wearability options for both the ladies and the gents. Tighten around a modern fit buttoned collar shirt or let it hang long and loose for a look Jimmy Hendrix would be proud of. The pendant is hand-painted and signed by artist on the back, with triangle end-points in soft peach-pink beautifully finishing the piece. And, it's already delightfully packaged in handmade muslin furoshiki wrapping to make a gift-giver's life just a bit easier
Bottega Veneta Pour Homme $80
According to Bottega Veneta's Creative Director Tomas Maier, Pour Homme's rugged scent was inspired by the most refined of gentleman adventuring to the northern Italian countryside for the weekend. While accustomed to a luxurious and cosmopolitan lifestyle, this dapper gent can live just as easily in the wilderness. Balanced with a variety of fragrances including the rare resin of the Andalusian Cistus, harvested only between May and August, and of course, Bottega Veneta's renowned artisinal leather, this sexy scent is the perfect blend of elegant masculinity and rugged appeal.
Segment Clock $92
The Segment Clock is handmade from birch wood by New Zealand-based independent designer Nikolai Sorensen. By dividing it into 12 geometric sections and painting a select few, Sorensen creates a clean yet statement-making timepiece that will brighten up any room. Because no numbers are inscribed, the clock can be rotated in any direction you choose, moving the position of the colored segment. The final part of the design lies in your own personal touch.
Seat Packs $47
Must this most amusing activity of cycling always come with that seat discomfort we're all too familiar with? Not necessarily, say our friends at Pijama, known for their stylish electronic device cases crafted from salvaged Italian textiles. Their new collection of saddle covers for your two-wheeler cushion your tush as they add some serious pizzazz to your ride. Available in an array of fabrics, and built with a handy pocket to hold your valuables, these seat pockets are a must for any cycling enthusiast.
Navy Reefer Peacoat $525
Nothing beats a classic—a sentiment as true for sports cars as it is for outerwear. And Armor Lux's peacoat is one of the most iconic designs to date. Made in France to French Navy specifications, the heavy duty wool coat is essentially water and wind proof. With a slim cut, the time-tested piece of outerwear is a real standout in a world of box cut coats.
Uncorporate Gift Sets $650
Albert Einstein once said, "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen all at once." Well Dr. Einstein, we can think of another reason. Without time, there would be no reason to wear one of these stylish and socially progressive "uncorporate" gift sets from Shinola. The Swiss-quality timepieces are built by hand in a Detroit watch factory, by visionaries with a plan to revitalize manufacturing in America, and come with a handcrafted leather card wallet and The Shinola Book of Craft. Genius.
Kraft Journal $7
Approximately 66% of all discarded paper products are recycled each year, while the other 44% wind up in a landfill. We could say the same ratio holds true for our strokes of brilliance; all to often, bright ideas are lost before they can be recorded and developed. Make sure you never trash another genius moment again with this handy notebook from Knock Knock. This lined journal's cover highlights its own environmentally friendly composition, and reminds you that there are no new ideas, only new executions.
DryZone DF 20L Camera Bag $150
Ideal for the traveling photographer, this waterproof camera bag from Lowepro is specially designed with a removable internal case for fast access. Whether it's a surprise rain storm or rowdy set, the roll-top closure seals in your precious equipment and keeps the elements out.
Motorcycles & Stars $37
Joining the lure of the open road with a look into celebrity culture, "Motorcycles and Stars" looks at 120 images, movie stills and snapshots of some of Hollywoods most celebrated invididuals and their bikes. Conceived by Milan-based interiors and architecture editor Mariarosaria Tagliaferri, the hardcover book dives into her secret passion—the unique relationship between man and machine.
Kastor Pencil Sharpener $65
Anyone who has ever seen a beaver dam knows that those rodents have a pretty powerful set of choppers. Put your own little herbivore to work with this humorous sharpener designed by Rodrigo Torres for Alessi, known for their quirky objects which go far beyond function. Molded from chrome-plated zamak, your resourceful desk assistant is biologically evolved for the task of whittling your graphite, and eager to chomp.
Arrow Key Chain $175
Luxury leather craftsmen at Parabellum endeavor to bring back an era when people invested in quality objects that lasted forever and only became more beautiful with age. Their fetching Arrow Key Chain is right on target, crafted from Kevlar-reinforced American Bison hide, trimmed with gloss copper hardware and handmade in Parabellum's Los Angeles studio. This stunning object looks just as good on its own as it does attached to one Parabellum's sumptuous signature totes.
Darjeeling Tea Garden Adoption $39
Like their altruistic adopt-an-olive-tree program, Nudo's adopt a Darjeeling tea garden lets you take temporary ownership of a plot of land in the glorious Himalayan tea mecca. Adopters choose an area they most relate to and receive a seasonal herbal bounty delivered straight to their doorstep. Just in time for us to sit back with a soothing brew and meditate on our newfound botanical triumphs.
Rubber Dipped Dot Mugs $30
Cooper-Union grad and Greenpoint resident Josephine Heilpern crafts everyday art objects, meant to be loved as much for their ritualistic function as their eye-catching aesthetics. The artist's printmaking background greatly influences her work, replete with patterns, and she takes inspiration from various design references, including the prominent Memphis Group. With its sunshine-yellow handle and whimsical polka dots, Heilpern's Rubber-Dipped Dot Mug is sure to be a well-loved everyday vessel, as energizing as your morning brew.
Goodnight iPad $27
Although research suggests that viewing screens before bedtime may tinker with chemicals in the brain that promote a good night's rest, studies also show we all regularly do this pre-slumber activity. Based on the classic, "Good Night Moon," the humorous parody "Goodnight iPad" reminds us that even if we might not live in the little farm-house utopia depicted in the original, we can still ceremoniously say goodnight to screens, the buzzes and the beeps—and go to sleep.
Cork Desk Organizer $66
That classic cork bulletin board hanging above your desk has a new friend. The Slice Cork Desk Organizer is from Discipline, an Italian design house committed to sustainably producing essential products constructed from self-regenerating materials. Designed by James Irvine and carved from one solid piece of cork, this unique workplace accessory keeps your desk in order up as it brings an element of modernity to your office space.
Blood and Tears
Martinique Sunglasses $250
Bored with spotting the same styles across faces in NYC, Holland-born Alex van Klaveren and Washington native Zoe Nightingale took their mutual obsession with shades to launch The Monocle Order. Their limited edition, Martinique frames in fantastic blue on blue are handcrafted in Turkey using zyl acetate (a renewable resource) from Mazzucchelli—a company long known for its investment in plastics R&D. They use a technique which injects pigment into the plastic, meaning they're that much more brilliant and will last that much longer.
Red Wing Heritage
Red Maple Ice Cutter Boots $380
Designed to give actual ice cutters a steady, warm platform to stand on all day, the aptly named Ice Cutter boot is insulated with wool and grounded by a thick lug sole for ice and snow. Both handsome and rugged at once, the sturdy boot is actually the first-ever boot designed by Red Wing specifically for wintry conditions.
Black Bridle Leather + Paracord Camera Strap $90
Killspencer's Black Bridal Leather and Paracord Camera Strap will hold its own next to even the most sophisticated of cameras. Master craftsmen hand-braid each cord in the company's Los Angeles workshop from waxed linen thread, which is both tangle-free and highly durable, before it's finished with hand-threaded leather trim. The result is a mixture of classic craftsmanship and modern minimalism that will keep ready to capture the next great snapshot in style.