The AltoAir pour-over coffee filter combines form and function, Made in the UK from 100% stainless steel, AltoAir overcomes the problem of paper filters sticking to the brewer, resulting in inconsistent extraction.
Death at Sea
The Handpoker $120
Brooklyn studio Death at Sea turns to a time-honored craft for its latest 3D-printed offering, with the Handpoker—a tool for stick-and-poke tattoos. The palm-sized, stainless steel Handpoker is fueled by designer Matt Cavanaugh's background in architecture and industrial design, and comes in matte, polished gold or polished nickel.
MoMA Membership $85
Featuring unlimited line-free admission to the museum, early exhibition previews, free films and $5 guest tickets, a MoMA membership is one of the best deals you can get this holiday season. This is something that everyone with an eye for culture in the NYC area should have.
Glass Food Storage $15+
These BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free glass containers come in a variety of sizes and with its own colorful silicone sleeve that uses button tabs to secure on the lid. They’re safe to use in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher, making lunches and leftovers easier and more attractive than ever before.
Hands Baggu $9
Baggu's ingenious design makes for the most functional and stylish eco-bag out there. Joining their line of of reusable shopping bags this season is a new "hands" print, which with peace signs and shaka signs, spreads the good vibes while on the move.
Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Must Forever Be My Friends $35
In her search for "ecstatic unity," celebrated artist Dorothy Iannone creates beautifully subversive works that boldly explore sexual liberation and feminist ideologies. Her progressive image+text style is at once surprising, thoughtful, inspiring, profane, humorous and taboo-shattering. This brilliant compendium binds together a half-decade of familiar and rarely scene works for an in-depth look at Iannone's signature style.
Arch Brass Hoop Earrings $170
Erin Considine's signature Arch Brass Hoop Earrings convey strength and beauty in an unconventional, architectural silhouette. The weathered brass and wire hoops feel simultaneously minimalist and dramatic.
2 Plate Multidish $182
Maxime Ansiau has squashed the conventions of traditional Delftware in the most graceful way. Her Multidish available at Seletti depicts classic Dutch scenery like countryscapes dotted with windmills on plates linked together in rows of two or more with new functional and decorative implications.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks
Vineyard Haven Hammock $179
For the serious lounger, slip into one of these high-quality hammocks, handwoven by artisans in rural northern Thailand using yarn that's as soft as cashmere—which also repels mildew and mold, is fade-proof and guaranteed to not fall apart—meaning, it's meant to last. Know that your afternoon nap will make an impact: Yellow Leaf is a social entreprise dedicated to fostering sustainable economic development for its weavers and their families.
Mystic Tarpent $70
For those perfect summer evenings under the stars, when a full-on tent seems a tad too much, we recommend the amazing Mystic Tarpent from Poler. The Tarpent includes two tarps that can be transformed into a myriad of structures for whatever the situation: open-air sleeping arrangement, shelter for both sudden rain and blazing sun, insulating space blanket, reflective search beacon, and even a 100% waterproof ground cover for times when a full-on tent is necessary. Weighing in at a mere two pounds, this miracle-worker belongs in any nature lover's pack.
Remain in Balance Lamps $870
Artist Steve Harrington takes a first foray into wood with a totem-like table lamp aptly called "Remain in Balance." Anthropomorphically illustrated building blocks stacked in a dynamic tower lend a sense of geometric evenness to the room.
byAMT + Mimot
Leather & Copper Strap Basket $279
The Leather & Copper Strap Basket from Alissia Melka-Teichroew of byAMT and Thomas Im of Mimot is a merger of creative minds. Designed in collaboration after each artist admired the other's work at neighboring tradeshow booths, the object features novel materials in a traditional basket weaving technique. Leather, copper rivets and copper wire combine to make a special carrier built to become more beautiful with age.
Part hammock and part suspended sleeping bag, Fatboy's Headdemock makes you feel like you're lying on a gigantic pillow for your al fresco (or indoor) siesta. Non-woven mesh—available in a wide variety of colors—keeps things cool and comfortable.
Yellow Owl Workshop
Happy Food Notebooks $8
Pizza, ice cream and a convenient place to write your thoughts—the Happy Food Notebooks from Yellow Owl Workshop bring you all three. The pair of pocket-size pads come emblazoned with artist Christine Schmidt's characteristically whimsical renditions of a triple cone and a slice topped with the works. Inside are 32 perforated, 100%-recycled pages.
Eleven Design Studio
What your life has been missing is a glittery wool sheep. Eleven Design Studio's Twoolies are designed by architect Sindy Posso and made by hand by a group of Tzotzil Mayan weavers based in southern Mexico. No two are alike, and each one is just as adorable as the next.
Cucumber & Cilantro Glycerine Soap $14
Portland, Maine-based Wary Meyers makes 100% pure vegetable-base glycerine soaps in small batches. The Cucumber and Cilantro combination creates a Rothko-like green and yellow ombre for a bright, fresh and fragrant accent to the bathroom or kitchen sink.
Jackson Pollock Chocolates $32
Chocolate and art might be two of life's most enduring superfluous pleasures, and Mexican design group Unelefante marries the two impeccably. The Pollock Chocolates come in a set of three bars of 54% Colombian cacao, handpainted with Jackson Pollock-inspired strokes of vibrant color.
Make Smith Leather Co.
Not Yours Luggage Tags $20
Los Angeles-based Make Smith Leather Co. alludes to our sheep-like tendencies—we know your suitcase is black too—with a handmade luggage tag that adds a subtle touch of handcrafted sass. The next time someone fumbles around to check the bag floating by, they'll chuckle and put it back when they see this leather-embossed announcement: NOT YOURS.
Fındıklı Turkish Towels $20
Handcrafted by a singular artisan in Istanbul, these incredibly soft, striped towels are perfect for the beach or your bathroom. Made with 100% Turkish cotton, the towel’s oversized silhouette offers a modern update on an Old-World luxury.
HAiK + Kaibosh
Two-Way Sunglasses $248
Led by design above all else, eyewear label Kaibosh was founded by Helge Flo and Michelle Rowley to make buying glasses more fun. Their collaborative "Twoway" sunglasses with Norwegian fashion label HAiK can be reversed thanks to a special 180°-turning hinge, for those who want to travel light or just get as much wear as possible out of one pair of sunglasses.
Fig + Yarrow
Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub $48
A body scrub you have to purposely refrain from eating is a body scrub worth slathering all over your body. Fig & Yarrow's Cardamom Coffee Scrub lends the riches of its namesake spice and bean for antioxidizing, firming and exfoliating effects.
Bata Tennis Shoe $60
Generations of Indian school kids have had the shoes comprising their traditional phys-ed uniform co-opted for street style. The Bata Tennis is a classic, 100% cotton kick with green pinstripes around a thick sole with simple white laces.
God Save The Bike $135
A passion for cycling, art produced in limited editions—it's all been done before, right? Not quite like 100copies. The God Save the Bike print depicts London's Tower Bridge—rendered in ink by actual bicycle tires.
Wrapped Double Curve Necklace $200
There's something simultaneously delicate, sweet and sturdy about Pigeon Toe's Double Curve Necklace. Two swooped tubes of porcelain are wrapped with yarn and clamped with a brass rivet. The leather cord comes in mint, but you can choose the color combination for the yarn.
"Can't Touch This" Temporary Tattoo $5
For no other purpose than fun, Tattly applies superior design to temporary tattoos. Arm yourself with this bold-font declaration—designed by Paper Jam Press founder Arianna Orland—to let them know you're too legit.