Our Exquisite Corpse
Huichol Skull $896
Meticulously crafted by the Huichol people of Western Mexico, each one-off skull is first cast from resin and then delicately covered in traditional Huichol bead art using natural beeswax.
Remain in Balance Lamps $870
Artist Steve Harrington takes a first foray into wood with a totem-like table lamp aptly called "Remain in Balance." Anthropomorphically illustrated building blocks stacked in a dynamic tower lend a sense of geometric evenness to the room.
#084 Hipflask $668
Having a nice buzz at your fingertips is great, but when packaged in a thing of beauty it's even better. Tom Cecil's stainless steel #084 hipflask lends sleek design to a practical purpose, and whoever has it on hand should be eager to whip it out for a swig and a little bragging rights.
Ny Rocking Chair $550
The iconic Ny chair, named for the phonetic pronunciation of designer Takeshi Nii's last name, as well as the Danish word for new or fresh, is available once again. The classic 1958 design—which has a home in MoMA's permanent collection—easily folds up to take on the road, but is just as great in a living room or anywhere you want to rock.
American Design Club
The Cornhole Project $500
The American Design Club gives the classic backyard bag-toss game a handsome facelift with The Cornhole Project. Show off your hand-eye coordination with a cornhole board hand-crafted by Joshua Breeze in Brooklyn and kitted out by a slew of designers, including Brian Farrell, The Principals, Scrapile, Elisa Werbler and more.
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.
Atlantic Yachting Sailing Lessons $450
Give the gift of a unique experience by sending your friends on an trip down the Hudson. The New York skyline never looks better than when viewed from the deck of gorgeous yacht at sunset. Take $100 off the retail price with discount code "Holiday."
Adult Big Wheel $600
Relive the fun and glory of racing down the street on three wheels with High Roller's adult-sized big wheel trike, complete with a 26-inch front wheel, alloy rims and the ever-essential handlebar tassels. This bad boy will surely have the neighbors knocking on your door, ready for friendly spin.
Santiago Calatrava: Ultimate Collection $640
Along with Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, Spanish-born Santiago Calatrava is one of the most significant architects to emerge out of the latter part of the 20th century with his free-spirited structures, which disrupt the usual quadratic urban landscape. From the opera house in his hometown of Valencia and the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens to Sweden's famous Turning Torso skyscraper, this hardcover box set is the ultimate collection of Calatrava's most famous and not-so-known architectural masterpieces, containing drawings, engineering and sculpture examples from his tremendous and inspiring body of work.
Heritage Radio Network
Heritage Radio Network Donation $25-1,000
The non-profit station, Heritage Radio Network was created in 2009 by Patrick Martins, founder of Slow Food USA and of Heritage Foods USA. Reporting live from two converted shipping containers out back of the sustainably-minded Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta's, HRN "chronicles and celebrates the growing movement to change American food ways." HRN offers an abundance of thoughtful ways to get involved in the local food movement that extend beyond farming and well beyond Brooklyn. Keep this educational resource going with a donation in support.
Donky Bike $815
With front and back cargo-hauling capacity, the Donky Bike—created by British designer Ben Wilson—is an ingenious city bike designed to agilely weave through city streets at low speeds. The steel beam distributes the cargo's weight so it is held by the frame, not handlebars as with front-end baskets, and the 20" wheels give the bike not only extra dexterity but also a rugged BMX-like appearance.
Yeh Design Studio
Petal 133 Necklace $789
Architect turned designer Yi-Hsiu Yeh creates small-scale wearable objects that challenge common sense and collective intuition, merging advanced technology and traditional techniques into an unexpected transformation of materials. Her stunning Petal 133 Necklace interlocks 133 laser-cut petals into a work of art which contains both organic sensibility and detailed precision, demonstrating man and machine's remarkable capability to replicate the force most adept at geometric perfection and repetition—nature itself.
Fury Cases $690+
Fans of "Clueless'" fashionable leading ladies will go gaga for CalypsoCrystal's Fury collection, which features three bold cases with an ultra-fuzzy aesthetic. Titled London, Paris and Milan, these tactile electronics accessories merge early '90s kitsch with today's technology. We're sure Cher would have owned all three.
Watch Winder $795
This handsome, Swiss-made leather cube stores and rotates your watch to keep it wound when you're not wearing it, something anyone with a fine timepiece will appreciate. One set of batteries keeps it going for three years.
Tumi + Ketel One
Mixology Backpack $695
Who needs a bar back when you can have a bar backpack? In the "spirit" of the holiday season (or as we like to call it, vodka), Tumi and Ketel One teamed up to create a Mixology Backpack. Perfect for the seasoned drink mixer, or anyone who wants to be the life of the party, this refreshing pack includes a host of accessories, including 1oz and 2oz jiggers, a shaker and a spoon. This celebration-maker ensures you will always be equipped to concoct the next martini, and elevate any gathering from humdrum to humdrunk.
Stop2Go Watch $675
This latest offering from the iconinc Mondaine shop, designed by Martin Drechsler, offers an interesting twist to time-telling. The red seconds hand takes 58 seconds to swoop around, before pausing for two seconds to synchronize, much the same way as the original Swiss Railway (SBB) clocks it draws inspiration from.