Pop Chart Lab
Constitutions of Classic Cocktails $36
An infographic guide to 68 cocktails and their constituent parts that will help even the most novice bartender shake up perfect libations. Created by Pop Chart Lab, each poster measures 27" x 39" and is pressed in Flatlands, Brooklyn with vegetable-based inks.
Walter Battiss Ceramics $220+
Greatly inspired by archaeology and rock art, the late South African artist Walter Battiss beautifully fused indigenous stone markings with abstract painterly concepts to become one of the country's premier painters. Battiss was dubbed "the Bushman Painter" in the 1950s for making a home in southern Africa's Namib Desert (an area almost completely uninhabited by humans), which provided a strong foundation for the 10 books he would write in his lifetime. Battiss' art is now celebrated in a range of tableware by Mervyn Gers, a highly talented ceramicist who creates his own shapes, colors, glazes and decals. A percentage of profits from each sale are donated to the Walter Battiss Museum.
Applying his signature irreverent style to a beautifully hand-thrown platter by master ceramicist David Bogus, Brooklyn-based illustrator and artist James Victore created a one-of-a-kind dish fit more for your wall than kitchen table. Emblazoned with "Eros"—the Greek god of love—across the top, the unique, collaborative work of art is one for the ages.
Artist's Hand Soap and Brush Cleaner $13
The Masters' specialized hand soap for artists gently removes stains and oil, while the accompanying brush cleaner takes the tougher role of ridding brushes of oil, paint, varnish and more, keeping new brushes in tip-top shape or renewing old favorites.
Widely known for his classic wooden toys—particularly the teak and limba monkey—Danish designer Kay Bojesen's creations are as museum-worthy as they are fun to play with. Beautifully smooth, pick up just one or buy the entire family of these mid-century, hand-painted beech songbirds.
Build almost anything you can dream of—from ambitious room-sized structural installations to intricate table-top sculptures—with nothing more than JIX connectors and standard drinking straws. Portable and super light-weight, with JIX you're able to construct highly organized geometric structures or free-form tangles by cutting, bending or using multiple colors of straws. JIX offers unlimited building possibilities.
Flight Patterns $70+
Head of the Data Arts Team at the Google Creative Lab, Aaron Koblin specializes in the artistic merger of data and digital technologies. With work permanently housed at MoMA and beyond, add one of his visual explorations to the walls of your own home with Flight Patterns, a cosmic collection of algorithmic art that depicts flight paths from FAA. The exceptional work of art is available in a range of sizes, framed or unframed.
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.
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.
Dream Forever $49
Screen printed onto 250gsm paper, Damien Poulain's "Dream Forever" print is an inspiration poster for the sophisticated creative set. Each A3-sized edition is signed by hand by the London-based, French illustrator and bookmaker.
Vogue + Edible Schoolyard Project
Designer Charity Masks $100+
With its mission to "build and share an edible education curriculum for all schools," Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project is dutifully working to transform the way young Americans view food and eating. You can help by bidding on one of these high-fashion masks, commissioned by Vogue and created by designers like John Derian, Jean Paul Gaultier, Warby Parker, Eugenia Kim and more.
"Crowd #4 (New Haven)" Puzzle $75
Photographer Alex Prager's fantastically staged crowd scenes are complex works of art. Try piecing together the congested public space she created in "Crowd #4 (New Haven)" with this 500-piece limited edition puzzle. The photograph delivers a vibrant intimacy and an invitation to explore bold, personal characterizations with every piece you complete.
Bryan Nash Gill
Woodcut Notecards $14
This lovely set of a dozen notecards and envelopes in based on the book "Woodcut" by Connecticut artist Bryan Nash Gill. Exquisite tree trunk cross sections come to life in striking detail, revealing the immense power and beauty that lies within a tree's organic structure.
Much Loved $15
Through portraits by noted Irish photographer Mark Nixon, the hauntingly beautiful Much Loved series captures well-worn rabbits, teddy bears and other stuffed animals, fondly reminding us of our younger years. Bittersweetness abounds in looking back at the missing buttons and exposed stuffing of our earliest and best-loved companions.
100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age $37
A provocative look inside the last two decades of the most significant works of art from our time, with compelling snapshots of the artists behind them from art critic and historian Kelly Grovier. The collection of 100 works best capture the spirit of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, impacting our generation as Picasso and Dali have of the previous. The text is accessible and enough for an art school student yet compelling enought for any contemporary culture-ist offering a biography of each piece, tracing its inception and impact, highlighting a unique look into the imagination of each artist who created it and the social effects they've created through their works.
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."