CC Rider bracelet $295
While it would be hard to go wrong with any of Jill Platner's divine accessories, the wearability and simple beauty of her CC Rider bracelet make it a sure winner. Named after Jill's favorite song by Elvis, the CC Rider is available as a wrap or single bracelet crafted from rawhide, comes in five stunning hues and is finished with a sterling silver toggle clasp, blending just the right amount of rugged durability and streamlined femininity.
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.
Maslin & Co
Zebra Towel $225
Ditch the threadbare Technicolor rags lying around the linen closet and invest in a sophisticated zebra hide beach towel from Maslin & Co. Complete with its own leather carrying strap, this is an accessory to show fellow beachgoers you mean business with your seaside spread.
No3 Brass Ring $265
An ornate, beautiful way to wear your heart on your sleeve comes in the form of this grown-up mood ring. Though the concept comes from a vending machine, the actual handmade iteration features plated brass and a 20mm heat-sensitive stone.
This Is Ground
Designer Mod $260
Designers—or, really, anyone who uses a variety of gadgets and doodads throughout the day—will live a life of stylish organization once the Mod by This is Ground lands in their hands. The handsome leather folio disguises a magnetic spine which allows for customization of pockets and straps to hold your erasers, rulers, notebooks or other essential tool.
Simple Fly Fishing Kit $280
There are many who will say that to introduce someone to fly fishing is to give them a gift for life. Patagonia's SImple Fly Fishing Kit can get anyone started in the art of tenkara, a lo-fi Japanese technique. They'll get a 10-foot rod and line with a box of a dozen flies, a book on the craft and a quick set-up guide. Plus, the company donates $10 of each purchase to Montana's Madison River O'Dell Creek restoration project.
StÃ©phane Hubert Design
Mood Lamp $360
This is a table lamp that lets the light do the talking. The pared-down design includes a vintage-style, exposed-filament lightbulb on a brushed aluminum and reclaimed walnut stand, with a guitar dial dimmer to help set the perfect ambience.
Marshmallow Mountain $375
Chiaozza's Marshmallow Mountain A-frame wall pieces bring high design with the playful exuberance of childhood. Based on a Danish folk design, the hand-cut wooden pieces slot together easily and hang on a nail.
Score + Solder
Purple Iridescent Shard $345
Children of the '80s might try to communicate with their father on another planet, "Out of this World" style, but even without intergalactic telecommunications capabilities the Score + Solder Iridescent Shard lamp is otherworldly indeed. The clear purple tabletop crystal emits soft light through an Edison bulb to set the mood and surely spark up a conversation.
Paul Smith Signature Stripe Football $410
Paul Smith's signature stripes feature on a limited edition, 100% leather football designed in celebration of this year's World Cup competition. With an edition of just 250 balls, getting your hands on one is as hard as scoring a winning goal—but for the design enthusiast, likely just as rewarding.
American Design Club
The Cornhole Project $500
The American Design Club gives the classic backyard bag-toss game a handsome facelift with The Cornhole Project. Show off your hand-eye coordination with a cornhole board hand-crafted by Joshua Breeze in Brooklyn and kitted out by a slew of designers, including Brian Farrell, The Principals, Scrapile, Elisa Werbler and more.
Kim Victoria Jewels
Opal 4 Peak Ring $453
Opal is said to bring inspiration, imagination and clarity of thought to the wearer. Australian jeweler Kim Victoria Wearne's Opal 4 Peak Ring is individually engraved and asymmetrically hammer set, so no two rings are the same. If you're looking for even more originality, you can choose the opal color and Wearne will source the perfect stone for you.
Free Stand $399
Conceived by industrial designer Stephan Copeland for Coalesse—a company known for its ability to reinvent classic office furnishings—the Free Stand is a foldable, portable, height-adjustable desk that can be easily snapped into position no matter where you choose to work. The clever design and durable construction, which features a surface that rotates 360°, packs flat so you can quickly slide it under the sofa when not in use.
Cutler and Gross
1082 Black on Cream Sunglasses $664
Stand apart from even the artsiest of crowds with Cutler and Gross' 1082 sunglasses, one of the latest 100% UV400-absorbent styles from the London-based opticians. Flattering cat-eyes channel Piet Mondrian, and put a new spin on how you “frame” your artwork. Crafted from Italian acetate and finished with a signature hand-polishing process, these high quality specs are as collectable as they are fashionable.
Master-Piece + Oki-Ni + Nowartt
Stone Print Rucksack $320
Collaborator extraodinaire Oki-Ni teamed up with Master-Piece and Nowartt on a roomy rucksack. Master-Piece handled construction in Japan, while Nowartt designed the stone pattern based on the landscape in Oki-Ni's Fall/Winter 2012 film, The Launch. The bag is canvas with leather trim, and features a duffel drawstring closure, zip side opening, and padded back and shoulder straps.