Dempsey & Carroll + Farrow & Ball
Ocelot Correspondence Cards $75
Send your thoughts on these limited edition cards, a collaboration between historic NYC engravers Dempsey & Carroll and England's Farrow & Ball. This set of 10 correspondence cards (including tissue-lined envelopes) is made from actual Farrow & Ball wallpaper, which is uniquely hand-brushed with their signature paint, not ink. No two cards are exactly the same, and proceeds benefit respective local charities: Julia’s House children’s hospice in Dorset, England and The Children’s Storefront in NYC.
Phase Round Earrings $125
Hand-dyed and laden with super sparkly Swarovski crystals, the Phase Round Earrings by aerospace engineer-turned-metalwork designer Lynn Maclachlan melds usage of innovative digital tools such as 3D printing with traditional craft techniques to produce these high-tech accessories.
Flight Patterns $70+
Head of the Data Arts Team at the Google Creative Lab, Aaron Koblin specializes in the artistic merger of data and digital technologies. With work permanently housed at MoMA and beyond, add one of his visual explorations to the walls of your own home with Flight Patterns, a cosmic collection of algorithmic art that depicts flight paths from FAA. The exceptional work of art is available in a range of sizes, framed or unframed.
Stump Glasses $72
Bring the woods to your dinner table with stump glasses, hand blown by Portland, Oregon-based Lynn Read of Vitreluxe Glassworks. Read created a mold from an oak branch, and then painstakingly blew the glass into the mold before removing it to dry. These tree trunk-inspired tumblers sell in a set of two.
Roberta's Cookbook $21
The first cookbook from the chef and co-owner of Brooklyn's celebrated Roberta's and Michelin starred Blanca restaurants features recipes you can actually follow and make at home. More than just its celebrated pizzas, the recipes cover a variety of dishes, each paired with a photograph.
TEED + Dan Wilton
TEED Fanzine $16
Fans of Orlando Higginbottom—the London producer and DJ better known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED)—will revel in photographer Dan Wilton's freshly released zine, a 40-page homage to the artist's recently-ended tour. Designed by Leo Krikhaar of Supernaut Studio, the saddle-stitched fanzine is a limited run of 400 numbered copies.
Bang & Olufsen
BeoPlay A9 $2,699
The simple geometry of this gorgeous all-in-one stereo system is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the eardrums. A striking circular white grill cover sits atop a triangle of wooden legs, and forms a handsome loudspeaker that will hold its own next any piece of furniture in your living room. The powerful speaker connects digitally to your devices, for an electronic experience that is as streamlined as the object itself.
Silicone Spatulas $23
The GIR spatula was born in 2012 by founders who felt that the versions on the market didn’t “get it right.” Available in a range of festive colors to suit any and all interior decorating schemes, these superior spatulas take culinary pop over the top. As much a color study as a necessary appliance, these non-stick spatulas are sure to make your spirits—and your kitchen—bright all year long.
Material Change $24
"Material Change" explores the creation of a for-profit business with a mission for social progress. The poignant book recalls the journey of architect and social entrepreneur Eve Blossom, who formed her company Lulan Artisans to preserve artisanal skills and create jobs in communities lacking economic stability, all while producing beautiful and coveted designs sold at ABC home, among others. Rife with stunning photography and a wealth of information, this inspiring story is a must-read for anyone who seeks to design with a conscious.
Kukulakuku Watch $70
The latest collaboration between the Swiss watchmaker and an artist was done with pop star Mika. Primary colors and a simple yet vibrant tribal pattern add a fresh facade to this classic timepiece, which will keep you on schedule even when you're having way too much fun.
Self-Watering Planter $45
No need for a green-thumb with this self-watering planter, an unglazed terra cotta pot that keeps plants fresh and healthy indoors or out.
Arctic Trench $495
Outdoor enthusiasts who want apparel with a modern, sophisticated style will appreciate Aether's Arctic Trench, an ultra-strealimed parka that packs incredible functionality. Whether out on an urban adventure or dogsledding in northern Sweden, elements like zippered hand-warmer pockets, a seam-sealed construction, tons of high quality insulation (even in the hood) and a waterproof exterior will keep you nice and warm when you're on the go.
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.
Impossible Instant Lab $299
For those who yearn for the bygone era of photo albums, or who pine for Polaroids and the instant gratification that comes along with them, the Impossible Instant Lab is ideal. Transform your photo stream into a tangible treasure for years to come. This analog printer uses light sensitive emulsion to attain the results of a Polaroid snapshot with the ease of your trusty iPhone, for a printing technique that is both a nod to the past and a must for the future.
Evernote + CÃ´te&Ciel
Icon Rucksack $245
A kind of technical catch-all, Evernote allows users of its app to organize and save everything from an audio to-do list to bookmarks for an ongoing research project. Now fans of the ever-useful app can show their devotion with Evernote's new rucksack, created in collaboration with Côte&Ciel.
Polar Eclipse $148
From afar, it's a subtly patterned warm winter sweater. Up close, those dots become embroidered polar bears and arctic sea birds. The Polar Eclipse is a holiday-friendly sweater that you can keep on wearing as long as the temperature still recalls Arctic conditions.
Chrono Hawk $13,800
From Girard-Perregaux, the historic Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer, comes the Chrono Hawk with a design fit for a fine dinner or time outdoors. The edgier case and face, as well as its technical mastery maintain a stance as one of the best across both aesthetic value and functionality.
Donky Bike $815
With front and back cargo-hauling capacity, the Donky Bike—created by British designer Ben Wilson—is an ingenious city bike designed to agilely weave through city streets at low speeds. The steel beam distributes the cargo's weight so it is held by the frame, not handlebars as with front-end baskets, and the 20" wheels give the bike not only extra dexterity but also a rugged BMX-like appearance.
Tumbling Print Cushion $90
The fine 3D geometric hand-printed pattern of the Tumbling Print Cushion by Easton London artist Katy Goutefangea is a great way to spruce up any space, be it the bedroom, living room or even at the office. Choose from vivid colorways in coral, grey or blue. Each machine-washable cover is silkscreened onto a heavy-weight cotton cover.
Yeh Design Studio
Petal 133 Necklace $789
Architect turned designer Yi-Hsiu creates small-scale wearable objects that challenge common sense and collective intuition, merging advanced technology and traditional techniques into an unexpected transformation of materials. Her stunning Petal 133 Necklace interlocks 133 laser-cut petals into a work of art which contains both organic sensibility and detailed precision, demonstrating man and machine's remarkable capability to replicate the force most adept at geometric perfection and repetition—nature itself.
North Star Leggings $38
PACT's North Star Leggings not only make your gams look festive and your buns look tighter—they also make the world a better place. PACT made, well, a pact, to keep their supply chain virtuous by growing non-GMO cotton, using ethical production techniques and packaging their goods with biodegradable materials. Wait, there's more. A portion of proceeds from the sale of these rad long johns will go toward funding low-income entrepreneurs who want to start a small business. Truly, these are some magical pants with a powerful purpose.
Spirit Ceramic Coated Frying Pan $70
Ceramic is steadily taking hold as the non-stick coating of choice. Free of chemicals found in traditional coatings, it's the best way to cook eggs and fish without sticking. These work on all cooking surfaces, including induction, and unlike other pans with coatings these can be used on high heat and in the oven.
Fury Cases $690+
Fans of "Clueless'" fashionable leading ladies will go gaga for CalypsoCrystal's Fury collection, which features three bold cases with an ultra-fuzzy aesthetic. Titled London, Paris and Milan, these tactile electronics accessories merge early '90s kitsch with today's technology. We're sure Cher would have owned all three.
As a former member of the iconic punk band Black Flag, and as an artist, Raymond Pettibon has never been afraid to venture into the darker episodes of our country's history. Touching on themes of literature, government, sexuality and sports, often with an anti-authoritarian perspective, Pettibon's work includes fragmented text and recalls the black and white illustrative style of the Ashcan school. His 2000 work "Mickey" comes from an edition of 35 lithographs, and will exist as a noteworthy work in any collection.
Folding Pocket Knife $339
Entirely handmade by a single craftsman in Tuscany and bearing his initials, this exquisite pocket knife with a 2.9" blade is made from 420 grade steel, rates 55-57 hardness and is complete with a cow bone handle.
Madonna NYC 83 $35
An exciting new pictorial tome, "Madonna NYC 83" presents previously unreleased images from photographer Richard Corman's extensive shoot with the Material Girl early on in both of their careers. The photos capture her singular energy as well as street life in Manhattan's Lower East Side, and feel as fresh as the day they were taken.
Watch Winder $795
This handsome, Swiss-made leather cube stores and rotates your watch to keep it wound when you're not wearing it, something anyone with a fine timepiece will appreciate. One set of batteries keeps it going for three years.
Hanging Air Plants $25
Juicy Leaf's Hanging Air Plants take horticulture to new heights. These ingenious succulents have a clean and contemporary presentation, and demand very little care. Happy with just the occasional soak, these aerial specimens of vegetation require no messy watering or dirty soil, and are perfect for the ultra-modern dweller who prefers an organic objet d'art than an unruly plant.