Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons
Abandoned Comb Amulet $3,000
Inspired by the disappearance of bees, the 18k gold pendants designed by Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons, are cast from abandonded honeycombs from Brooklyn, NY hives. As the gold fills the cast, the honeycomb melts away leaving a one-of-a-kind shape. The company gives back 10 percent of its proceeds to bee-keeping efforts by the Brooklyn Bee.
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.
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.
Blood and Tears
Martinique Sunglasses $250
Bored with spotting the same styles across faces in NYC, Holland-born Alex van Klaveren and Washington native Zoe Nightingale took their mutual obsession with shades to launch The Monocle Order. Their limited edition, Martinique frames in fantastic blue on blue are handcrafted in Turkey using zyl acetate (a renewable resource) from Mazzucchelli—a company long known for its investment in plastics R&D. They use a technique which injects pigment into the plastic, meaning they're that much more brilliant and will last that much longer.
Little White Lies
Little White Lies Subscription $40
This bi-monthly British film magazine started out as a student project first released in 2005. The award-winning independent publication offers an alternative perspective to the much-loved medium that's unfortunately often shrouded in millions of PR and advertising dollars. Each Little White Lies issue is themed around one film (past issues include Blue Jasmine and Elysium) but the conversation extends to relevant topics valuable to understanding the film itself, such as music, technology and politics.
Askov Finlayson + Faribault Woolen Mill
Zag Blanket $185
Our friends at Minneapolis' Askov Finlayson designed this limited edition, double-woven jacquard blanket with nearby Faribault Woolen Mill, which has been weaving for nearly 150 years. The domestic Merino wool is blended with a small amount of cotton for added softness. Best of all, for every blanket sold one is donated to St. Stephen's Human Services, a local not-for-profit addressing homelessness.
Hog Island Oyster Company
Sweetwater Oysters $38
What could be more decadent than a briny batch of uber-fresh oysters, kept on ice and delivered to your doorstep? Hog Island Oyster Company will deliver (overnight) 50 divine mollusks for your own shellfish extravaganza, which would make any slurper of these fine creatures pretty shucking psyched!
Kiss me Kiss me Beach Towel $95
In coordination with Art Basel and her first solo show at a US museum, MOCA and Fontainebleau Miami Beach commissioned the ever-fascinating Tracey Emin for a collection of beach towels, t-shirts and flip-flops replicating her famed neon sign. From an artist who's never been afraid to put it all out there, these suggestive limited edition towels are just what the party called for with her steamy message, "Kiss me Kiss me Cover my Body in Love."
Ice Sculpture $580
"Getting iced" takes on a whole new meaning when one of Okamoto Studio's divine custom ice sculptures is involved. Flawlessly constructed and beautiful to behold, the temporal quality of this unexpected gift only adds to its physical and conceptual beauty. Crystalline, magical and as effervescent as it is evanescent, while the sculpture itself might melt away, the extreme impact of receiving something so sublimely beautiful will never fade. Delivers within New York's Tri-State area.
Fliike Facebook Counter $390
For those whose self-worth is valued by how many likes received on Facebook, the Fliike Facebook Counter is for you. Easy to set up, the Fliike eliminates any need to log in for a confidence-boosting reminder of just how popular you or your business really are. This number flippin' gadget is the first of its kind, and is ready to bring joy and some solid momentum as you watch your fan base multiply. Like!
Iconic Red Bandana Print $99-499
Susan Kare’s work as a digital designer for Apple in the 1980s cemented many of her early designs into the collective technological conscious, and the body of her work provides an interesting window into the evolution of the icon. Composed in the pixel-laden style Kare is so well-known for, this limited edition Digital Bandanna is signed and numbered by the artist, and is as stunning to behold as it is technologically relevant.
Abercrombie & Kent
Passport to the World $1,500,000
Since 1962 luxury travel experience company Abercrombie & Kent has led adventure-prone inviduals on expeditions, safaris and cruises around the world. And for their latest trip, A&K has teamed up with Flexjet for a trip arond the world, literally. You and a select group of friends or family will experience seven landmark destinations—from a traditional tea cermony in Tokyo to a private tour of Le Louvre.
Guido Drocco and Franco Mello
Cactus Coat Stand $7,540
The original Cactus coat stand was designed by Guido Drocco and Franco Mello for legendary Italian furniture manufacturer Gufram. An iconic object born out of rebellion to the austere modernism of the 1960s, the playful sculpture holds as much relevance today as it did then. This version is number 738 from a limited edition of 2,000 released in 1986, and will make a supremely noteworthy addition to any design lover's collection.
S. W. Basics
Hibiscus Mask $22
S.W. Basics, known for making natural skincare products using five pure ingredients or less, comes out with a new limited-edition mask for the winter season. Made from only hibiscus, French green clay and organic lavender, the mask is an exfoliating treat for your face. Simply mix with water, yogurt or honey to activate.
Third Drawer Down
Tea Towels $40
Bringing art and style into the everyday doesn't have to be out of reach or precious. Australian company Third Drawer Down makes limited edition dish towels, aprons, napkins and runners using silkscreens and embroidery which turn works of art into a functional, everyday item.
Vintage Bauhaus Swan Lamps $350
For a truly one-of-a-kind item, these 1930s vintage lamps—sold together as a pair—are as exquisite as they are unique. The white ceramic base reaches out and bends over gracefully, recalling a swan's neck, and connects to a pink marbled glass lampshade. Take note: There's only one of each style available and it will ship from Milan.