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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cool Weather Edible Seedbombs $5
This two-pack of cool weather edible seed bombs includes Pot Marigold, "Seven Top" Turnip and Tatsoi. Greenaid hand rolls their seed bombs using socially responsible labor practices and works in partnership with Chrysalis, a non-profit that creates employment opportunities for formerly homeless men and women in Los Angeles.
The Art of Rube Goldberg $40
Rube Goldberg was a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, inventor of convoluted yet weirdly-brilliant machines—like Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin—a humorist, sculptor, author and engineer. Loaded with never-before-seen essays, letters, memorabilia, patents and rare photos, "The Art of Rube Goldberg" is a brilliant compilation of his wide body of work luminously edited by his grandaughter Amy from a career spanning nearly three-quarters of a century.
Fat Toad Farm
Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce $13
The Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce is for the boozie foodie—the infusion of Kentucky Straight Bourbon will imbibe, and the tongue-smacking creaminess of the cajeta caramel (similar to dulce de leche but is goat milk-based) will punch you in the mouth with goodness. A pinch of organic sea salt brings it all together. Handcrafted on a Vermont family farm, the Fat Toad Farm Caramel Sauces are a nut-free and verified gluten-free product.
Parsons Shuffleboard Table $4,500
Constructed from reclaimed oak, the Parsons Shuffleboard Table features a custom playing surface thanks to the varying grains of wood. District MFG uses dyed leather hides as the base for the gutter, which elegantly boarders the tabletop on all sides. Most impressively, the frame features a unibody design constructed from high strength steel. The table is as classic as the game itself, and is as aesthetically pleasing as it is entertaining.
A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps $15
"A History of Britain in Thirty Six Postage Stamps" is kind of like Cliff's Notes, but better. The stamps themselves are art, and Chris West incorporates not only the country's history, but culture and politics as well, into a snappy survey of three dozen British stamps.
Carola Zee + Label Aleph
Coffee Spoons $22
From her Unique Series, Carola Zee's set of four gray ceramic coffee spoons for Label Aleph will delight any bean aficionado. The various porcelain shapes are manipulated by pressing the thumb into the clay—a key feature in the design—not only for functionality but because it uniquely molds each shape during the firing process.
Back to the Roots
AquaFarm allows you to nurture your very own ecosystem. It's a fish tank, all parts included, and a set of planters for herbs and wheat grass that you can grow right on your kitchen counter. Better yet, the tank is self-cleaning and powered by the science of aquaponics. All you need to get started is a fish and some seed.
Charles-Heidsieck Brut Reserve $50
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just keeping it classy at a BYOB dance party, a bottle of Charles-Heidsieck Brut Reserve is sure to put a little effervescence in your night. This accessibly priced Champagne goes down smooth till the very last drop, which you're sure to savor as much as the moment it inspires.