Darth Vader and Son $9
In this charming comic book author Jeffrey Brown explores what life would have been like for Luke Skywalker if Darth Vader was a doting parent instead of a merciless cyborg. Here he educates his son about proper light-saber use, the mysteries of the Force and how to move like R2D2.
Daily Rituals $19
Mason Currey looks into the lives of some of history's most inspiring minds and compiles a fascinating range of daily rituals. Read about Jean-Paul Sarter, who wrote while on ten times the recommended dose of aspirin each day, Thomas Wolfe, who chose to use a refrigerator as a desk, and the secrets of 159 more.
James Gulliver Hancock
All The Buildings In New York: That I've Drawn So Far $16
James Gulliver Hancock transforms iconic landmarks, residential buildings and lesser-known gems into colorful detailed drawings, showcasing the architectural diversity and energy of NYC while evoking feelings of nostalgia in New Yorkers and tourists alike.
Beats by Dre
Matte Black Executive Headphones $300
Known for their superior sound quality and ability to support heavy bass, Beats by Dre's noise-canceling, over-the-ear Executive headphones are as comfortable as they are powerful. Better yet, now they're available as a limited edition in sleek matte black.
Custom View-Master Reel $30
Those 3D View-Masters from your childhood are back, only this time you can run seven personal photos through the eyepiece for a creative trip down memory lane. The nostalgic experience is brought to you by Image3D, a company founded by Rich Dubnow, the lead photographer for View-Master for 20 years.
In his latest book, "Serpentine," Los Angeles-based photographer Mark Laita traveled around the US and South America to capture the colors, textures and sinuous forms of a variety of snakesâ€”focusing on the graceful contortions of the species.
Things Come Apart $20
Skilled lensman Todd McLellan likes to take things apart. What began as a meticulous photo project is now a book called "Things Come Apart," which showcases his penchant for exploring the myriad components comprising everyday objects as well as his flair for striking photography.
Lignum Vitae Guitar Picks $24
Ra Denney, a musician and creator of Surfpick, is committed to the idea that the pick is the crucial link between the player and instrument. These hand-sculpted picks are made in Ocala, Florida entirely of 100% Lignum Vitae, the strongest, densest wood on earth.
The Soundtrack of My Life $20
Legendary producer and music industry exec Clive Davis delves into his relationships with Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead, Alicia Keys and countless others in this hefty memoir. Davis' personal approach offers insight into both his enigmatic life and the music industry at large.
Black Mountain College $40
A definitive written account of the fabled experimental institution where Buckminster Fuller created his first dome and Merce Cunningham founded his dance company, as well as countless other artists who defined the 60's avant-garde in America.
Exercise Books $16
Keep track of your outdoor activities with exercise-inspired notebooks from beloved British designer Donna Wilson. The set of three soft-cover journals includes plenty of space for jotting down stats or chronicling your favorite bike route, and Londoners will benefit from illustrate maps on the back for the best places to cycle, swim or "do handstands."
Herb Lester Associates
American Vacation Maps $21
Put the top down and journey across the US with Herb Lester Associates' American Vacation maps, a collection of design-minded guides to Chicago, Austin, LA and San Francisco. Packed with an array of exceptional options, all neatly laid out, Lester's unique approach to map-making is sure to excite the Clark Griswold in your life.
The Steampunk Coloring Book $12
Created by illustrator and steampunk enthusiast Phoebe Longhi, this Jules Verne-worthy coloring book is as entertaining for fantasy-loving adults as it is imaginative young kids.
Welcome To Your Awesome Robot $14
Whether you're a broke college student or crafty child, the DIY costume lessons to be learned from Welcome To Your Awesome Robot are far and wide. The fun kid's book gives step by step instructions on making your own Robot outfit using everyday household objects.
American Dreamers $16
American Dreamers is the creation of Sharp Stuff, a Wieden + Kennedy project aimed at innovating independent print publishing. The book crowd-sources visionary ideas from optimists and inventors who believe we can create a better world. The insightful essays are as diverse as the contributors, which includes Stan Lee, Matthew Dickman and Arianna Huffington.
Ron Galella: Paparazzo Extraordinaire $35
Nicknamed "the Godfather of the US paparazzi culture," Ron Galella is a fascinating photographer best known for his ability to catch stars unaware during intimate moments. Hatje Cantz's book pulls together 100 of the controversial snapshots featuring celebrities like Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.