The Peanut Vendor
Crispin Finn Burgermat Tea Towel $12
How well do you know your condiments? Design duo Crispin Finn offer a clever lesson in this simple design printed on a 100% cotton tea towel. Created for London's revered burger blog, Burgerac, the towel sells from the equally delightful shop, The Peanut Vendor.
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."
Who needs an imaginary friend when you can have a foldable friend? These 3D paper pals are completely customizable and take on a range of attributes to resemble their human counterparts. Great for kids and co-workers, these easy to assemble little twinsies will make spectacular desk accessories and children's toys, as they serve as a constant validation of our unique character.
Paper + Moleskine Book $40
Apple's 2012 app of the year, Paper, from FiftyThree design studio, unleashes your iPad's sketchbook potential. The streamlined drawing app turns creative brushstrokes into portable portfolios. Combine this illustration capability with the power to publish your digital sketches into the most elegant of physical notebooks, the Moleskine, and you have custom bookmaking at its best, a groundbreaking combination of technology and tangible creation with endless possibilities.
Seletti Hybrid Collection $76
First developed by an English potter at the end of the 18th century and produced in Tanghsan China, bone china has graced both Eastern and Western place settings for centuries. CtrlZak's multiple personality flatware showcases the opposing trajectories of this precious material, as pieces fuse civilization's varying interpretations into table settings of visual and conceptual intrigue. A collection sure to inspire double takes and a lively dinner party debate about East versus West and the contemporary merger of cultures.
The Tattoo Coloring Book $15
Tapping into the rise of adult-worthy coloring books is The Tattoo Coloring Book, featuring the imagery of illustrator Megamunden. Inspired by nature, tradition, psychedelic motifs, skating and the Far East, his designs are as intricate and inspired as they are entertaining. Before putting needle and ink to skin, test out your own body art skills with pencil on paper.
Chen Chen and Kai Williams
Nuggets Keyrings $30
Designers Chen Chen and Kai Williams' collaborative Greenpoint studio space was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, perhaps causing these Pratt grads to ponder the immense power of the natural world. Their recent collection of keychains raises the question, how will the polymers, the structures, the chemicals and the art that we have created hold up to the freezing and fiery nature of the cosmos? Aptly titled "nuggets," each intricate resin sculpture showcases a dense universe, meant to represent man's forgotten excess of material and its inevitable fusion.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Medansky Ceramics $40
Ben Medansky creates ceramic objects with an awareness of their eternal place in the greater context of time. Drawing inspiration from his current surroundings, as well as paying homage to architectural forms of the past, Medansky hand crafts bowls, lanterns and peace pipes, all designed to become loved additions to your daily rituals and cultural relics for millenniums to come.
Tom Dixon's Dixonary explores the origins of the accomplished furniture designer's inspiration. Juxtaposing photos and renderings of his illustrious designs with the images, anecdotes and musings that sparked each original idea, Dixonary reminds us that strokes of genius may come from the most unpredictable of places, from the shape of a hand grenade to a doodle on bar napkin.
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.
Pop-Up Pinhole Company
Videre Pop-Up Pinhole Camera $56
From UK creative Kelly Angood, Videre is a flat-packed, DIY camera kit which visually mimics classic twin-lens reflex cameras. Made in England, the medium-format pinhole camera is screen printed by hand and individually die-cut, and shipped flat-packed for you to easily assemble.