The Blackwell Collection $195-2,500.00
Designing and creating her own jewelry since graduating from Parsons in 1992, all of Jill Platner's jewelery is made in her studio in New York City and is strung on the durable tenara thread that resists UV rays and salt water. CH is a longtime fan.
Chrono Hawk $14
From Girard-Perregaux, the historic Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer, comes the Chrono Hawk with a design fit for a fine dinner or time outdoors. The edgier case and face, as well as its technical mastery maintain a stance as one of the best across both aesthetic value and functionality.
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.
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.
Bang & Olufsen
BeoPlay V1-40 $3,999
From Bang & Olufsen comes the BeoPlay V1-40, a cutting-edge television that is as user-friendly as it is stunning. Conceived by Danish furniture designer Anders Hermansen, and crafted from a single piece of steel, the TV's modern design can be adapted to suit a range of interiors. It promises intuitive light adaptation and volume, coupled with the incomparable picture and sound quality that Bang & Olufsen are well known for.
Parsons Shuffleboard Table $4,500
Constructed from reclaimed oak, the Parsons Shuffleboard Table features a custom playing surface thanks to the varying grains of wood. District MFG uses dyed leather hides as the base for the gutter, which elegantly boarders the tabletop on all sides. Most impressively, the frame features a unibody design constructed from high strength steel. The table is as classic as the game itself, and is as aesthetically pleasing as it is entertaining.
With a hand-stitched leather camouflage strap, Marvin adds a modern edge to one of their most popular styles, the classic M22.214.171.124 from the Malton collection. This automatic Swiss time-piece delivers 26 jewels and 38 hours of reserve power, packed into a very sharp casing with a see-through back.
Bang & Olufsen
BeoPlay A9 $2,699
The simple geometry of this gorgeous all-in-one stereo system is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the eardrums. A striking circular white grill cover sits atop a triangle of wooden legs, and forms a handsome loudspeaker that will hold its own next any piece of furniture in your living room. The powerful speaker connects digitally to your devices, for an electronic experience that is as streamlined as the object itself.
C-Explorer 2 $360,000
Because private planes are just so passé! All it takes is a 3-week course and a well-earned chunk of change—next thing you know you can be at the helm of your own private submarine, exploring the ocean floor like never before. With depth ratings ranging from 100-1000 meters, this technological wonder is the stuff that dreams are made of. Take the plunge.
Arcane Arcade Game Table $4,000
Ms. Pacman ate your flat screen, your favorite coffee table and your iPad—and regurgitated them into this retro-turned-modern Arcane Arcade Table from surface tension. Built in the classic style of our favorite childhood consoles, this living room table will please modernists and gamers alike.
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.
Malle W. Trousseau
43-Piece Kitchen Set $5,800
The Malle W. Trousseau collection keeps a kitchen stocked full of the finest utensils. Inspired by French couple Isabelle Mathez and Fredéric Winkler, whose daughter left home with a plea to take her favorite appliances with her, this all-in-one assortment includes the most well-designed cutters, cookers, and containers ever made, and promises a lifetime of culinary achievement.
The Elder Statesman
Panelled Cashmere Blanket $4,989
Enjoy the coziness of your favorite cashmere sweater from the confines of your couch with The Elder Statesman’s extremely soft, knitted cashmere blanket. The LA-based atelier uses a laborious hand-dying process to ensure this luxurious investment piece becomes an heirloom to be cherished for years to come.
Abercrombie & Kent
Passport to the World $1,500,000
Since 1962 luxury travel experience company Abercrombie & Kent has led adventure-prone inviduals on expeditions, safaris and cruises around the world. And for their latest trip, A&K has teamed up with Flexjet for a trip arond the world, literally. You and a select group of friends or family will experience seven landmark destinations—from a traditional tea cermony in Tokyo to a private tour of Le Louvre.
Guido Drocco and Franco Mello
Cactus Coat Stand $7,540
The original Cactus coat stand was designed by Guido Drocco and Franco Mello for legendary Italian furniture manufacturer Gufram. An iconic object born out of rebellion to the austere modernism of the 1960s, the playful sculpture holds as much relevance today as it did then. This version is number 738 from a limited edition of 2,000 released in 1986, and will make a supremely noteworthy addition to any design lover's collection.
Charity: Water $25
There is no better gift than the gift of giving back. Charity: Water has a clear mission to bring available clean drinking water to every person on earth. This holiday season, they partner with CLEAR Cambodia in an effort to provide 15,000 Cambodian families with BioSand filters, which transform dirty water found in Cambodian marshlands into drinkable hydration. A gift that not only brings joy through aiding others, but also forces us to not take this precious resource for granted, and realize our own good fortune in something as simple as the kitchen sink.