Fingerprint-Proof Rectangular Recycler $180
Simplehuman's convenient Fingerprint-Proof Rectangular Recycler step trash can has two compartmentsâ€”one for trash and the other for recyclablesâ€”eliminating the need for extra bins cluttering up a tiny kitchen. With a lid that closes slowly instead of banging shut and a 10-year warranty, this will become one as much a classic as your favorite Le Creuset pan.
Japanese ceramicist and RCA grad Ikuko Iwamoto takes a Buddhist approach to her medium, and her flexible thinking leads to pieces that are both sculptural and functional. These meticulously hand-dotted, slip-cast porcelain jugs—designed for “a bizarre tea ceremony”—feature a bewildering but beautiful tactility.
Articles of Clothing + Spacecraft
Care Instructions Scarf $255
The Warholian concept of blowing out mundane motifs onto deliberately crafted objects, whether for art, fashion, or general irreverence, doesn't get old when done right. Articles of Clothing aces the idea by placing a refreshing new perspective on something so familiar we're mostly blind to its design—the clothing care instructions tag. When enlarged on a scarf, it's imbued with personality.
Sequence Bar Glasses $218 - 932
Hand-blown and hand-etched, the "Sequence" glass and decanter set by Czech artist Natalia Ognevia for Artel is designed in homage to Viennese glass legend Josef Hoffmann.
Baby Seal Body Suit $180
Your toddler takes on all the cuddliness of a baby seal in this adorable sheep wool suit from Vík Prjónsdóttir. The pouch was inspired by an Icelandic folk tale involving a lucky fisherman and the lady he loved, who crooned "Oh woe is me, I have seven children on land and seven in the sea." The most stylish of snuggies, this bag of warmth lends your little one supreme comfort in the iciest of temps and has us pining for one in our size.
Jotun Flannel Reversible Jacket $150
The Helly Hansen Jotun flannel works effective double duty for the minimalist man. The reversible piece skews the notion of layering by offering one side as a brightly-hued flannel shirt and one side as a water-resistant monotone jacket.
Daylight Deluxe Noserider Surfboard Bag $146
For a beautifully crafted surfboard, you'll want to keep it in pristine shape while in transit. After putting Dakine's Noserider Deluxe bag through a disproportionate amount of use (NYC subways in rush hour and a 5-storey walk-up apartment), it's a worthy choice for those looking to keep their deck ding-free for seasons to come.
Lonely Lingerie $99
Founded in 2009, New Zealand label Lonely perfectly treads the line between sexy, romantic, modern and classic. While their entire collection is covetable, with cut-outs, velvet straps, lace and an impeccable eye for detail, the Sabel bra in black, deep green, electric blue—and soon in red and navy—is as comfortable as it is alluring.
Perpetual Calendar $120
Counting the days until your next well-deserved vacation is decidedly more fun with Fruitsuper Design's Perpetual Calendar. The handcrafted solid maple structure is accented by porcelain time-keeping beads which indicate the month, day and date. Form and function happily meet in this elegant desktop accessory.
Death at Sea
The Handpoker $120
Brooklyn studio Death at Sea turns to a time-honored craft for its latest 3D-printed offering, with the Handpoker—a tool for stick-and-poke tattoos. The palm-sized, stainless steel Handpoker is fueled by designer Matt Cavanaugh's background in architecture and industrial design, and comes in matte, polished gold or polished nickel.
Arch Brass Hoop Earrings $170
Erin Considine's signature Arch Brass Hoop Earrings convey strength and beauty in an unconventional, architectural silhouette. The weathered brass and wire hoops feel simultaneously minimalist and dramatic.
2 Plate Multidish $182
Maxime Ansiau has squashed the conventions of traditional Delftware in the most graceful way. Her Multidish available at Seletti depicts classic Dutch scenery like countryscapes dotted with windmills on plates linked together in rows of two or more with new functional and decorative implications.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks
Vineyard Haven Hammock $179
For the serious lounger, slip into one of these high-quality hammocks, handwoven by artisans in rural northern Thailand using yarn that's as soft as cashmere—which also repels mildew and mold, is fade-proof and guaranteed to not fall apart—meaning, it's meant to last. Know that your afternoon nap will make an impact: Yellow Leaf is a social entreprise dedicated to fostering sustainable economic development for its weavers and their families.
100-Count Bag of Oysters $150
Get shucking with this 100-count bag of ultra-tasty oysters, delivered to your door from Cape Cod's Island Creek oyster farm—the same people supplying top restaurants like French Laundry, Per Se and the White House. Free overnight shipping through 22 December.
Flask Bangle $365
"Necessity is the mother of invention," sums up Cynthia Rowley on her gold- or silver-plated stainless steel flask bangle; a stylish and subtle solution for keeping your spirit of choice on hand.
Wrapped Double Curve Necklace $200
There's something simultaneously delicate, sweet and sturdy about Pigeon Toe's Double Curve Necklace. Two swooped tubes of porcelain are wrapped with yarn and clamped with a brass rivet. The leather cord comes in mint, but you can choose the color combination for the yarn.