Glassbaby first awed us with a line of opaque and translucent votives that ranged from bright, saturated hues to more serene tones, each constructed using a multi-layered glassblowing process that makes for a thick, sturdy structure and sublime lines of color. They've now perfected a new shape for a stunning line of drinking glasses. A set of these tumblers and a bottle of booze will surely satisfy your favorite tippler, and 10% of the sale of every drinker (and votive) goes to charity.
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.
Mr. Orange Cuckoo Clock $526
For fans of classic decor without the outmoded clunkiness, look no further than Mr. Orange. Alberto Sala's cuckoo clock design is simplified to resemble a modern cottage but fully embraces the old fashioned, hourly cuckoo. With a sleek walnut structure and a selection of simple patterns, all eyes turn to the essential orange details, and on the lovable bird who appears on the hour.
The New English
BIG Heart $90
The New English's BIG Heart sculpture is a romantic symbol of the emotional heart you lend someone. Hand-crafted from Fine Bone China in Stoke-on-Trent, and hand gilded in 22kt gold, this display piece is as honest and eccentric as it is well-designed. It can stand alone or even function as a single-flower vase.
Solution 247–261: Love $22
For a thoughtful read, "Solution 247-261: Love (Ingo Niermann, ed.)" from Sternberg Press broaches affairs of the heart in our modern world through essays and manifestos, as well as fictional tales. From the biopolitical to the psychosexual, the ninth volume of the Solution series invests in connection and transformation through the wise words of acclaimed international contributors.
Creel and Gow
Amethyst Bowl $1,500
February's birthstone is the amethyst and it couldn't be more appropriate for the month's signet holiday with its deep, voluptuous purple textures. Said to ward off drunkenness and promote clear-headedness, this pure amethyst bowl suggests a raw, natural earthiness as well as high-minded luxury. Best of all, each is one of a kind and hand-picked by the house's sculpture experts.
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.
Geometric Platter III $84
South African stylist Alexia Klompje's range of Geometric Platters add a sophisticated and artistic touch to serving. Each glazed porcelain platter is made by hand, and features a punch of gold lustre.
Ceramic Speakers + Subwoofer $1,100
Joey Roth's elegant speaker and subwoofer combo offers balanced, bass-heavy sound in gorgeously designed vessels. All built from porcelain and Baltic birch, the set looks as terrific as it sounds.
Segment Clock $92
The Segment Clock is handmade from birch wood by New Zealand-based independent designer Nikolai Sorensen. By dividing it into 12 geometric sections and painting a select few, Sorensen creates a clean yet statement-making timepiece that will brighten up any room. Because no numbers are inscribed, the clock can be rotated in any direction you choose, moving the position of the colored segment. The final part of the design lies in your own personal touch.
Digby & Iona
Stump Cufflinks $220
Made from solid sterling silver, Digby & Iona's Stump Cufflinks from are a charming way to show wholesome, teenage-style love in adult form. The Brooklyn-based jewelry designers have created an accessory that will become as classic as the book they drew inspiration from—Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree"—by personalizing each set with initials of your choosing.
Stool 60 $310
Created in 1933 by Alvar Aalto, the the simple yet genius idea behind the stackable, now-classic Stool 60 is based on the design of three bent legs, a distinctive feature that eventually became a telling characteristic of all Aalto furniture. The painted round seat is now available in anniversary colors—black, white, orange, yellow, green and turquoise.
A Winter Shop
Roll-Up Backgammon Set $58
Throw your beach towel into this canvas bag, and once you hit the sand empty it out and you're ready to play. The board is printed on the duffle and the game pieces all get stored in a drawstring bag, making for easy playing in any travel situation. The backgammon set is also available in denim and made in the USA.
Scotty Doorstop and Bookend $30
This Scotty is the perfect pooch pet with zero of the responsibility. Made from solid synthetic rubber, he sits, stays and holds books and doors open too.
Open the spiritual path to your happy place (aka bottle of wine) with the steel cross corkscrew wine opener from Los Angeles-based artist and interior designer Kelly Lamb, who laser cut the design from solid iron.
Soap Cones $22
Best known for his playful products like the solid walnut Rocket and Big Quist, Little Quist nutcrackers, Brooklyn-based Pat Kim flexes his ubiquitous design prowess with this set of three simple soaps. The elegantly minimal cone shapes come in small, medium and large, with three color gradients.