Birdseye Crewneck $49
The guys behind Taylor Stitch formed their brand with a mission to create the best custom shirt on the market. Working closely with a small family-run factory and a wealth of loyal customers, they eventually gleaned enough tailoring knowledge to launch a versatile line of dress shirts. Today, Taylor Stitch has a booming website and a Mission District retail outpost, and remain committed to the same local manufacturing and classic styles inherent in their first collection. Their Sun Bleached Indigo & Red Birdseye Crewneck has a winning mix of retro styling and modern ease, and will surely be a comfy closet staple.
Rhino Ottoman $300
The Rhino Ottoman brings the African jungle into your living room, just as the history of this family-run business will bring warmth into your heart. The birth of Reiner's Originals is the story of Reiner Hennevold, a garment-district worker who relocated from Berlin to Canada, and eventually found a niche using his skilled leather handiwork to create beloved animal-shaped leather ottomans. Although Reiner has since passed away, the hi legend lives on in his sons, who have overtaken their father's labor of love, and stand by his trademark phrase, "Quality or nothing." This special piece is sure to be loved by generations to come.
Nendo: 10/10 $78
Prepare to have your mind blown by the 320-page monograph "10/10"—a showcase of Nendo's sublimely conceptual works. Founded by Oki Sato in 2002, the Tokyo-based studio has grown into one of the contemporary greats, committed to delivering awe-inspiring experiences through their designs. This most lavish of hardcovers brings these impactful moments in spades, as it catalogs an abundance of boundary-pushing work, from Nendo’s iconic sculptural furniture pieces to their mystical exhibition spaces, and is truly a must-have for any design aficionado.
Pine & Boon
Dot Pouch $48
Jess Marie Griffith, the Seattle designer who says "sometimes wallets are just to complicated," delivers a knockout with her Pine & Boon Dot Pouch. Perforated leather creates a polka dot pattern, and the blue zipper trim provides just the right amount of pop. Inspired by the style of Woody Allen's famed character Annie Hall, the pouch is perfect as a wallet, as a pouch within your purse, or on its own.
Modern Farmer Subscription $20
The brainchild of Ann Marie Gardner—formerly an editor at both the NY Times' T Magazine and Monocle—Modern Farmer caters to "window-herb growers, career farmers, people who have chickens, people who want to have chickens and anyone who wants to know more about how food reaches their plate." Pick up a subscription of this quarterly to stay in the know year-round.
Dream Forever $49
Screen printed onto 250gsm paper, Damien Poulain's "Dream Forever" print is an inspiration poster for the sophisticated creative set. Each A3-sized edition is signed by hand by the London-based, French illustrator and bookmaker.
East Coasters $32
Claim your coastal allegiance with these amusing East Coasters from designer Reed Wilson. Native New Yorkers will love the eastern seaboard design, but west coasters never fear, Wilson does offer a geographic alternative of the cheeky drink protectants. Whether your beverage of choice is a snifter of bourbon or a spirulina smoothie, Americans can all get a kick out of these Baltic birch coasters.
Vogue + Edible Schoolyard Project
Designer Charity Masks $100+
With its mission to "build and share an edible education curriculum for all schools," Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project is dutifully working to transform the way young Americans view food and eating. You can help by bidding on one of these high-fashion masks, commissioned by Vogue and created by designers like John Derian, Jean Paul Gaultier, Warby Parker, Eugenia Kim and more.
"Crowd #4 (New Haven)" Puzzle $75
Photographer Alex Prager's fantastically staged crowd scenes are complex works of art. Try piecing together the congested public space she created in "Crowd #4 (New Haven)" with this 500-piece limited edition puzzle. The photograph delivers a vibrant intimacy and an invitation to explore bold, personal characterizations with every piece you complete.
Lockwood Bench Pendant $80
Any skater in your life will be stoked to sport the Lockwood Bench pendant, which replicates the bust-worthy platforms sprinkled around the elementary's famed schoolyard in LA. This special piece is hand sculpted by designer Spencer Fujimoto, and is part of El Señor's 7 Wonders Collection, which features engraved, wearable pendants symbolizing the building blocks one must master to achieve great talent.
For those without the luxury of a permanent house sitter, try Spotter. The puck-sized sensor serves as a pair of eyes and ears that track your home environment while you're away, communicating temperature, light, sound, humidity and motion directly to your smartphone. Spotter can be programmed for simple yet essential tasks, from turning on your lights when there is a knock at the door to alerting you when the laundry load is finished. This handy gadget presents a wealth of possibilities for monitoring your home when you can't.
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.
Grid Foam Rollers $25
Unlock those muscles, along with your athletic potential. Trigger Point Foam Rollers are a necessary part of any fitness routine, as they relax tight muscles, prevent injury and ease tension and stress while increasing flexibility. Like having your own personal masseuse, your supple and rolled out muscles will thank you.
Almond Stripes Bow Tie $85
Brothers Sandy and Emil Corsillo are major players in the world of modern menswear. The industrious brothers not only run Hickoree's, leading purveyor of fine men’s goods, but they also created The Hill-Side, a line of woven accessories, coveted by the most stylish of gents. The Hill-Side's "Almond Stripes" bow tie is cut from a snazzy print straight from Japan, and has the graphic interest and sophisticated styling we have come to expect from these Brooklyn-based textile experts.
Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Camera $200
For picture takers of all kinds, from city adventurers to party-goers, looking at your photos instantly is great. But what's better than a tangible print? Fujifilm Instax makes it happen, in a wonderfully easy size. The Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Camera's photos are as fun to hang up as mnemonic art as they are to give away instantly.
The Jam Stand
Not Just Peachy, Sriracha Jam $12
Brooklyn-based duo The Jam Stand delivers yet another craveworthy combination with Peach Sriracha Jam. Loaded with locally-sourced ingredients, flavors of pucker-your-lips peach sweetness seasoned with zesty sriracha result in a palette-perfect balanced spread. Wam, bam, thank you jam!
See if you're fit for the trading floor with the ultimate get-rich-quick board game. Daytrader delivers the thrills and chills of the stock market, where quick wit and cunning are everything. Find jobs, invest early and retire first to win.
Large Tote $435
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel met by chance at a concert in LA. Two days later, they began designing a line of streamlined bags that speak for themselves. Crafted from vegetable-tanned Tuscan leather, unlined and lacking the bells and whistles of many of today's totes, Mansur Gavriel’s high-quality carriers are notable for their classic silhouettes, elegant proportions and minimal hardware. Their Large Tote has a detachable wallet, is as fitting for a day in NYC as for a trip to Cannes, and adds a timeless quality to any ensemble.
The Messograf is a lifelong friend for architect types. Part multi-tool, part writing instrument, the Messograf features a ruler, a metric thread scale, a tire tread gauge, a four-inch caliper gauge, and yes, a ballpoint writing tip. The click-to-open pen, chrome plated and solid brass, will undoubtedly make a home in your loved one's pocket.
Dandelight is a charming little night light covered with real Dandelion seeds. The battery-powered lamp fuses nature with technology—each seed is attached to an individual LED creating a light-emanating dandelion growing out of its own energy source, right before your eyes. Each is handmade by Lonneke Gordijn of Netherlands-based Studio Drift.
Tilden Top $200
Upstate creators Kalen and Astrid design one-of-a-kind garments and home fabrics using their own take on shibori and dip-dyeing methods. Upstate's elegant Tilden Top, made of 100% silk, is made more playful and causal with bold shibori patterning. Available in an array of refined color pairings, each hand-picked and hand-dyed, the shirt is a totally unique piece for any wardrobe.
Bryan Nash Gill
Woodcut Notecards $14
This lovely set of a dozen notecards and envelopes in based on the book "Woodcut" by Connecticut artist Bryan Nash Gill. Exquisite tree trunk cross sections come to life in striking detail, revealing the immense power and beauty that lies within a tree's organic structure.
Diamond Box $17
These wood Diamond Boxes were formed from the great minds of Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings, of Brooklyn design studio Fort Standard. The mini vessels replicate the shape of a round cut diamond and are embedded with tiny magnets for secure stowage. Regardless of the contents, we deem these unexpected containers to be gems in their own right, whether or not their suggestive shape serves as an indicator of what lies within.
The various laser-cut patterns and porcelain-like finish of the CityLight illuminate any modern interior by casting playful abstract cityscape shadows throughout the open spaces. The stylish CityLight lamp is made of double-sided white laminated paper on a metal frame by Dutch design studio DeJongKalff.
M500 Hi-Fi On-Ear Headphones $300
The REF M500 Hi-Fi headphones offer one of the best on-ear fits on the market, all thanks to integrated "smart hinges" which keep you from having to do any of the adjusting. They fold flat for portability and feature a flat, tangle-free and detachable cord.