BN0076 Watch $250
The reissued version of this classic timepiece stays true to Dieter Rams’ original design with a minimalist stainless steel face and leather strap, yet features a modern LED back-lit date and time display.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Terra New York
Winter Cape $385
Terra New York's semi-transparent, 100% waterproof jackets merge fashion with utility while keeping you dry—and looking good—during those cumbersome spring showers. This winter, they've added new capes, trench coats and parkas to their arsenal, which include a removable wool lining.
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.
One-Two Shave Set $12
Harry's Truman razor is the perfect item to get your guy hooked on, and the shaving company's One-Two Set will do just that. Determined to deliver the ultimate daily shave for half the price of the big brands, Harry's eschews constant refills with razors that are rough on the skin in favor of blades designed to last long and shave close. The set includes a blade, a handle and a tube of Harry's shaving cream.
Bang & Olufsen
BeoPlay A9 $2,699
The simple geometry of this gorgeous all-in-one stereo system is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the eardrums. A striking circular white grill cover sits atop a triangle of wooden legs, and forms a handsome loudspeaker that will hold its own next any piece of furniture in your living room. The powerful speaker connects digitally to your devices, for an electronic experience that is as streamlined as the object itself.
Oversized Beach Towels $50
Pendleton Woolen Mills' relationship with Native Americans goes back six generations, when designer Joe Rawnsley spent years researching native culture, from the Southwest to Northwestern Oregon. Rawnsley noted colors and patterns that held the most meaning to the tribes, and interpreted these designs into Pendleton's weaving processes, originally using blankets for trade with the natives. Invest in an American classic with Pendleton's soft terry cloth towels, which are just like their authentic blankets, but ready for the beach.
Bamboo Bread Knife $12
A wooden knife? Yes. This bamboo bread knife from the MoMA Store is extremely effective for cutting bread and other baked goods Crafted entirely from sustainable bamboo and ready to slice, this tasteful knife adds a natural accent to any chopping block.
Barstow Candle $60
Scented candles often call to mind potpourri and frilly sweet scents, but the Barstow candle is a bit rough around the edges, in the best way possible. Light up this American-made candle and enjoy an oaky, mesquite scent inspired by motorcycle journeys through the desert. Once the candle has flickered its last flame, enjoy the reusable enamelware container made by one of the oldest producers in the US.
Best Made Co.
Douk-Douk Knife $32
The douk-douk was originally created in 1929 by Gaspard Cognet for sales to France's Oceanic colonies. A knife originally intended as a utilitarian pocketknife for the common worker quickly gained a massive following among the French Foreign Legion. Constructed like a slipjoint knife, which has a loaded backspring rather than a locking mechanism, and engraved with a representation of the "douk-douk"—a Melanesian spirit meant to bring good luck to the knife-bearer—this rich piece of history will fit easily into your pocket for ultimate indispensability.