Wine Club $39
Club W is an online service that delivers three bottles of wine to your home each month. Wines are recommended based on an algorithm derived from members' personal taste and purchasing history.
EROTIC A-Z Print $50
A passion for vintage pin-ups led to artist Cassandra Yap's "EROTIC A-Z" alphabet prints, in which each letter features of a spicy photomontage. Printed on thick 315gsm fine art paper, each "naughty letter" is signed by the Singapore-born, London-based artist.
The AltoAir pour-over coffee filter combines form and function, Made in the UK from 100% stainless steel, AltoAir overcomes the problem of paper filters sticking to the brewer, resulting in inconsistent extraction.
MoMA Membership $85
Featuring unlimited line-free admission to the museum, early exhibition previews, free films and $5 guest tickets, a MoMA membership is one of the best deals you can get this holiday season. This is something that everyone with an eye for culture in the NYC area should have.
Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Must Forever Be My Friends $35
In her search for "ecstatic unity," celebrated artist Dorothy Iannone creates beautifully subversive works that boldly explore sexual liberation and feminist ideologies. Her progressive image+text style is at once surprising, thoughtful, inspiring, profane, humorous and taboo-shattering. This brilliant compendium binds together a half-decade of familiar and rarely scene works for an in-depth look at Iannone's signature style.
Mystic Tarpent $70
For those perfect summer evenings under the stars, when a full-on tent seems a tad too much, we recommend the amazing Mystic Tarpent from Poler. The Tarpent includes two tarps that can be transformed into a myriad of structures for whatever the situation: open-air sleeping arrangement, shelter for both sudden rain and blazing sun, insulating space blanket, reflective search beacon, and even a 100% waterproof ground cover for times when a full-on tent is necessary. Weighing in at a mere two pounds, this miracle-worker belongs in any nature lover's pack.
Eleven Design Studio
What your life has been missing is a glittery wool sheep. Eleven Design Studio's Twoolies are designed by architect Sindy Posso and made by hand by a group of Tzotzil Mayan weavers based in southern Mexico. No two are alike, and each one is just as adorable as the next.
Jackson Pollock Chocolates $32
Chocolate and art might be two of life's most enduring superfluous pleasures, and Mexican design group Unelefante marries the two impeccably. The Pollock Chocolates come in a set of three bars of 54% Colombian cacao, handpainted with Jackson Pollock-inspired strokes of vibrant color.
Fig + Yarrow
Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub $48
A body scrub you have to purposely refrain from eating is a body scrub worth slathering all over your body. Fig & Yarrow's Cardamom Coffee Scrub lends the riches of its namesake spice and bean for antioxidizing, firming and exfoliating effects.
Bata Tennis Shoe $60
Generations of Indian school kids have had the shoes comprising their traditional phys-ed uniform co-opted for street style. The Bata Tennis is a classic, 100% cotton kick with green pinstripes around a thick sole with simple white laces.
Damiani/ Third Line
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Cosmic Geometry $70
Persian-born artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian fled occupied Iran during World War II for NYC, and her luminous body of work reflects the lifelong journey. Damiani publishes a comprehensive retrospective of Farmanfarmaian's graphic work juxtaposing mirror mosaics of her native land with the modern geometry of her adopted city.
A Little Lark
Moon Pillow $48
Put the moon at your fingertips with this cushy, 22-inch replica of the fullest lunar phase in all its glory. The photographic print shows off the craters and the oh-so-mighty Sea of Tranquility in a comfy pillow handmade in Portland by A Little Lark's Christy Nyboer.
Wood Trio $38
Shaw Sisters worked with artisans in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, to create this kitchen set that consists of a spatula, and a large and small spoon. The wooden pieces are blasted with a catalyzed laquer to give a shiny, durable finish, and a dash of color.
Caramellissima Watch $60
This is actually a pretty disappointing product, because every time you look down at the Swatch Caramellissima Watch you'll likely be tempted to eat the beads—as they look so much like candy necklaces of yore. This grown-up version, while unfortunately not edible, is more than just arm candy—it also tells time.
Bamboo Boxer Company
Bamboo Boxers $25
We salute these shorts—for those who may want a reprieve from the serious world of neutral-hued boxer briefs, these provide a loud and proud answer. Full-fitting in full-on patterns, Bamboo Boxers are made in Hawaii, and are "made with Aloha," an idea that shines through in prints ranging from Kona Burgundy to Waikiki Beach Blue.
Tim Love for Sur La Table
Himalayan Salt Tequila Shot Glasses $40
No need to salt the rim when your glass is hand-carved from a single piece of pink Himalayan salt! Just add lime and enjoy!