TLC200 Pro HDR Time Lapse Video Camera $255
This professional grade camera simplifies HDR timelapse photography and video production, packing loads of pro quality power into an affordable, easy to use package. With a monster-sized image sensor and 97 other sweet features, the Brinno TLC200 captures ultra-high dynamic range—115db, for crisp videos even in low-light or back-lit conditions.
Much Loved $15
Through portraits by noted Irish photographer Mark Nixon, the hauntingly beautiful Much Loved series captures well-worn rabbits, teddy bears and other stuffed animals, fondly reminding us of our younger years. Bittersweetness abounds in looking back at the missing buttons and exposed stuffing of our earliest and best-loved companions.
Co-op Leather Sandal $98
This 100% naturally varnished, vegetable tanned leather sandal—for men and women—was designed in Tel Aviv and is manufactured in Hebron, Palestine. Their work symbol for hope that one day this kind of partnership will inspire more peaceful relationships in the region.
Heirloom Towels $20-120
A deliciously super-plush collection of organic luxury towels made of natural fibers and materials from Nandina Organics, a company that utilizes a sustainable business model. Bonus: even delicate hand-made elements such as on the Tassel towel promise to machine-wash like a dream on the gentle cycle.
Anki Drive Starter Kit $200
Anki Drive takes slot car racing to an entirely new level—and it's certainly not a kids-only toy. Using iPhones as controllers, kids and adults alike can race their friends, or better yet, their artificial intelligence-enabled opponents, who totally own the race track. The more you play against them, the better they'll get at beating your tactics. Just charge the cars and unroll the track for racing anytime, anywhere.
2014 Calendar of Silly Holidays $12
Boom Box Parade Day, Haunted Refrigerator Day, and Walk on Your Wild Side Day are only a few of the festivities to look forward to in 2014, thanks the Calendar of Silly Holidays by artist Annica Lydenberg from Brooklyn based design studio Dirty Bandits. Each hilarious and very handsomely illustrated set comes with a collection of 12 postcards each digitally printed with a super silly but absoutely real holiday waiting to be celebrated.
Each page of "Archidoodle: The Architect's Activity Book" contains a famous architectural wonder, incomplete without your finishing touches—so be as accurate or as imaginative as you'd like. With big time structures like the Taj Mahal, Sydney Opera House and Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe, even the youngest of design dreamers can be the architect at the drafting table.
100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age $37
A provocative look inside the last two decades of the most significant works of art from our time, with compelling snapshots of the artists behind them from art critic and historian Kelly Grovier. The collection of 100 works best capture the spirit of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, impacting our generation as Picasso and Dali have of the previous. The text is accessible and enough for an art school student yet compelling enought for any contemporary culture-ist offering a biography of each piece, tracing its inception and impact, highlighting a unique look into the imagination of each artist who created it and the social effects they've created through their works.
Le Pliage de Noel Bag $725
Longchamp, the luxury leather goods company which somehow manages to embody both classic Parisian chic and sorority cliché recently named Alexa Chung the new face of the company. Their limited edition Le Pilage de Noel tote, with a woven landscape pattern, braided trim, stud accents and just the right amount of seasonal kitsch, we deem this showstopper the most covetable holiday bag from the iconic French brand.
Handmade Wool Napkin Rings $39
Guests will swoon over these handmade wool napkin rings from German Designer Ulrike Plüschar of Uccellino, known for her clever use of knit textures and organic materials. Titled Bandy's, these unique tabletop accessories channel cable knit sweater meets old-school friendship bracelet for your napkin, and add a playful, eye-catching pop of color to any place setting.
Leather Dopp Kit $150
For pedigreed lads with supreme personal hygiene, this sophisticated Leather Dopp Kit looks just as handsome as its well-groomed owner. Constructed from a pebbled navy leather, as durable as it is stylish, this classic organizational accessory is a must for any dapper gent, and will surely contain a beautifying array of high-end shaving necessities, the essential toothbrush, and any other macho cosmetics your manliness requires.
JOT Smartpen $150
For those sketchbook devotees trapped in a digital world, the Equil JOT smartpen transmits paper scribbles directly to your Apple device, into a highly editable and sharable document. The pen's companion Bluetooth accessory triangulates the position of the pen and records each stroke in real time. Therefore, the type of paper used for digital recording is irrelevant; the JOT can capture hand-drawn musings on any medium, from a bar napkin to a Post-it note, and stands apart from other digital pens on the market.
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.