Gizmon iPhone Case $55
Complete with a detachable fish-eye lens and shutter button, the Gizmon adds extra photographic capabilities to the regular iPhone camera (and can even be mounted onto a tripod). Plus the nostalgic, Leica-style case design lets your iPhone masquerade as a high-style camera.
Cord Felt Hat $98
When the weather turns chill and foul, cowboys turn their collars up and switch to the warmth and water-resistant protection of a wool brimmed hat. Westerlind’s updated version features a slimmer silhouette, a neck strap and is American-made from 100% wool.
1900 Box $34
With its brand revival, Papier d'Arménie preserves its original early 20th century aesthetic on packaging for aromatic items such as their 1900 Box containing 12 booklets of 36 incense-like perfume strips.
Modern Apron $90
There's a saying about breaking free from the ties of apron strings to remember here, but no matter—Mill Valley, CA textile company Ambatalla has created a thoroughly modern smock that's not only string-free and functional, but stylish. Available in denim and gray ticking stripe, this is a piece you won't mind leaving on between courses or projects.
Chris Stein / Negative $36
40 years ago, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry co-founded one of the most influential punk rock bands in Blondie. Stein, a photography student at NYC's School of Visual Arts, was already documenting the scene that they would help define. From those early moments forward, he turned his lens on scenes made available only to someone deeply embedded in their culture. Across 250 color and black and white photos, Stein's work now appears in one conclusive volume: "Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk."
Space Walk T-Shirt $48
Brooklyn-based illustrator Paul Tuller has taken his drawings out of this world with his astronaut-inspired (NASA's Ed White to be exact) t-shirt. Each one is hand-printed in small batches, and sure to inspire some cosmic vibes.
Raw Coconut Cream $18+
Coconut oil has emerged as something of a magic elixir of late, and RMS Raw Coconut Cream lives up to the hype. Imagine a natural, organic version of your grandmother's cold cream that, on top of working as an all-in-one makeup remover, cleanser and moisturizer, nourishes hair and lashes and soothes sunburns like only the wonder oil can do.
Marrakech Intense Fragrance $79
Move over patchouli, this intensely musky scent delivers a potent dose of clove, jasmine, and orange that will satisfy any haute hippie’s nose. Developed with the help of French perfumer Barnabé Fillion, the oil-based unisex fragrance takes its narrative from the rich spice culture of Morocco and doesn’t disappoint.
EROTIC A-Z Print $50
A passion for vintage pin-ups led to artist Cassandra Yap's "EROTIC A-Z" alphabet prints, in which each letter features of a spicy photomontage. Printed on thick 315gsm fine art paper, each "naughty letter" is signed by the Singapore-born, London-based artist.
The AltoAir pour-over coffee filter combines form and function, Made in the UK from 100% stainless steel, AltoAir overcomes the problem of paper filters sticking to the brewer, resulting in inconsistent extraction.
MoMA Membership $85
Featuring unlimited line-free admission to the museum, early exhibition previews, free films and $5 guest tickets, a MoMA membership is one of the best deals you can get this holiday season. This is something that everyone with an eye for culture in the NYC area should have.
Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Must Forever Be My Friends $35
In her search for "ecstatic unity," celebrated artist Dorothy Iannone creates beautifully subversive works that boldly explore sexual liberation and feminist ideologies. Her progressive image+text style is at once surprising, thoughtful, inspiring, profane, humorous and taboo-shattering. This brilliant compendium binds together a half-decade of familiar and rarely scene works for an in-depth look at Iannone's signature style.
Eleven Design Studio
What your life has been missing is a glittery wool sheep. Eleven Design Studio's Twoolies are designed by architect Sindy Posso and made by hand by a group of Tzotzil Mayan weavers based in southern Mexico. No two are alike, and each one is just as adorable as the next.
Jackson Pollock Chocolates $32
Chocolate and art might be two of life's most enduring superfluous pleasures, and Mexican design group Unelefante marries the two impeccably. The Pollock Chocolates come in a set of three bars of 54% Colombian cacao, handpainted with Jackson Pollock-inspired strokes of vibrant color.
Fig + Yarrow
Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub $48
A body scrub you have to purposely refrain from eating is a body scrub worth slathering all over your body. Fig & Yarrow's Cardamom Coffee Scrub lends the riches of its namesake spice and bean for antioxidizing, firming and exfoliating effects.
Bata Tennis Shoe $60
Generations of Indian school kids have had the shoes comprising their traditional phys-ed uniform co-opted for street style. The Bata Tennis is a classic, 100% cotton kick with green pinstripes around a thick sole with simple white laces.