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 $10,350
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.
Gloves for Gadgets $18-80
Featuring fold-back thumb and index finger tips these smartphone friendly gloves allow the wearer easy access to their touch screen devices and fingerprint sensors. Photographers also love Freehands for cold-weather outdoor shoots. Styles available for both men and women in leather, wool, cashmere and fleece.
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.
Garrett Leight + Thierry Lasry
GL X TL NO. 2 Sunglasses $445
Born in Venice Beach, these limited edition sunglasses are a collaboration between Californian optics label Garrett Leight and French eyewear designer Thierry Lasry. Made with cellulose acetate from Japan and Italy, they feature mineral glass anti-glare sun lenses and rivets and come in packaging created by Los Angeles-based artist and designer Ashkahn.
Bespoke Global Gift Card $50+
When choosing a present proves impossible, a Bespoke Global gift card is fit for the most particular of individuals. Design superstore Bespoke Global peddles luxury furnishings, home goods and more from superior craftspeople. Not only will your hard-to-please giftee have ultimate freedom of choice, but they can also tailor the gift of their choice to their personal liking; whether it be it a chair, a canoe or a backgammon set, it will surely be one of a kind.
Tumi + Ketel One
Mixology Backpack $695
Who needs a bar back when you can have a bar backpack? In the "spirit" of the holiday season (or as we like to call it, vodka), Tumi and Ketel One teamed up to create a Mixology Backpack. Perfect for the seasoned drink mixer, or anyone who wants to be the life of the party, this refreshing pack includes a host of accessories, including 1oz and 2oz jiggers, a shaker and a spoon. This celebration-maker ensures you will always be equipped to concoct the next martini, and elevate any gathering from humdrum to humdrunk.
What's Inside? $15
Get your hands on a copy of this curiosity-inducing read from Okido, an innovative group of London designers. "What's Inside?" bestows X-ray vision on its readers, and teaches important lessons about the interior workings of buildings, the planet and even our own bodies. When held up to the light, semi translucent plastic pages reveal entire worlds beneath the surface and will surely have both children, and adults, pondering the multi-dimensional nature of the universe.
Amagansett Sea Salt Co
Amagansett Sea Salt $12
Harvested directly from the Atlantic Ocean, then solar-evaporated and hand-filtered, the Amagansett Sea Salt packs crunch and a light oceanic flavor that touches on scents reminiscent of the Northeast coastline. Founded by husband and wife duo Amagansett Sea Salt Co., is one of only a handful artisan salt makers on the entire Eastern sea coast.
Double Charging iPhone Tray $129
Hide those unsightly cords with Restoration Hardware's Double Charging iPhone tray. Whether you're coupled up or just have two devices to charge, this streamlined wooden dock will keep you charged. Constructed from a solid block of walnut, which neatly hides that mess of tangled cords on the bedside table, this elegant docking station is so beguiling, we doubt you will ever again forget to charge your phone.
Bang & Olufsen
BeoPlay V1-40 $3,999
From Bang & Olufsen comes the BeoPlay V1-40, a cutting-edge television that is as user-friendly as it is stunning. Conceived by Danish furniture designer Anders Hermansen, and crafted from a single piece of steel, the TV's modern design can be adapted to suit a range of interiors. It promises intuitive light adaptation and volume, coupled with the incomparable picture and sound quality that Bang & Olufsen are well known for.
Bag Bolo + Key Ring $36
LA's Karen Kimmel is known for establishing crafting community workshops which foster immersive design experiences for families to explore their artistic inspirations. Add a dash of this creativity-guru's seemingly endless juices to your everyday living with her Bag Bolo and Key Ring. Hand-constructed in her studio from knotted paracord, hand-wrapped with shimmering thread and finished with gold-plated hardware, these splendid key rings are a refreshing take on the ubiquitous leather tassel.
Indigo Dyed Bandana $44
Since its incarnation 10 years ago, Americana-inspired Japanese label J.S. Homestead has maintained a tailored and quality assortment of goods that could be just as easily found in Brooklyn as in their Tokyo shop. This highly wearable collection is finally available stateside through fine menswear purveyor, Hickoree's. The 100% cotton Indigo Dyed Bandana perfectly merges an old-world Eastern dying technique with a new-world staple, loved by rugged cowboys and refined gentleman alike—the essential bandana.