Geoff McFetridge Bushmills Decanter $600
Get your hands on one of 75 limited edition Bushmills decanters designed by artist Geoff McFetridge and created by the talented glassmakers at Portland-based studio Esque.
As a former member of the iconic punk band Black Flag, and as an artist, Raymond Pettibon has never been afraid to venture into the darker episodes of our country's history. Touching on themes of literature, government, sexuality and sports, often with an anti-authoritarian perspective, Pettibon's work includes fragmented text and recalls the black and white illustrative style of the Ashcan school. His 2000 work "Mickey" comes from an edition of 35 lithographs, and will exist as a noteworthy work in any collection.
Bespoke Global Gift Card $50+
When choosing a present proves impossible, a Bespoke Global gift card is fit for the most particular of individuals. Design superstore Bespoke Global peddles luxury furnishings, home goods and more from superior craftspeople. Not only will your hard-to-please giftee have ultimate freedom of choice, but they can also tailor the gift of their choice to their personal liking; whether it be it a chair, a canoe or a backgammon set, it will surely be one of a kind.
Dream Forever $49
Screen printed onto 250gsm paper, Damien Poulain's "Dream Forever" print is an inspiration poster for the sophisticated creative set. Each A3-sized edition is signed by hand by the London-based, French illustrator and bookmaker.
Vogue + Edible Schoolyard Project
Designer Charity Masks $100+
With its mission to "build and share an edible education curriculum for all schools," Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project is dutifully working to transform the way young Americans view food and eating. You can help by bidding on one of these high-fashion masks, commissioned by Vogue and created by designers like John Derian, Jean Paul Gaultier, Warby Parker, Eugenia Kim and more.
"Crowd #4 (New Haven)" Puzzle $75
Photographer Alex Prager's fantastically staged crowd scenes are complex works of art. Try piecing together the congested public space she created in "Crowd #4 (New Haven)" with this 500-piece limited edition puzzle. The photograph delivers a vibrant intimacy and an invitation to explore bold, personal characterizations with every piece you complete.
Bryan Nash Gill
Woodcut Notecards $14
This lovely set of a dozen notecards and envelopes in based on the book "Woodcut" by Connecticut artist Bryan Nash Gill. Exquisite tree trunk cross sections come to life in striking detail, revealing the immense power and beauty that lies within a tree's organic structure.
Much Loved $15
Through portraits by noted Irish photographer Mark Nixon, the hauntingly beautiful Much Loved series captures well-worn rabbits, teddy bears and other stuffed animals, fondly reminding us of our younger years. Bittersweetness abounds in looking back at the missing buttons and exposed stuffing of our earliest and best-loved companions.
100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age $37
A provocative look inside the last two decades of the most significant works of art from our time, with compelling snapshots of the artists behind them from art critic and historian Kelly Grovier. The collection of 100 works best capture the spirit of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, impacting our generation as Picasso and Dali have of the previous. The text is accessible and enough for an art school student yet compelling enought for any contemporary culture-ist offering a biography of each piece, tracing its inception and impact, highlighting a unique look into the imagination of each artist who created it and the social effects they've created through their works.
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.