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.
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."
Authentic New York Hot Dog Vendor Cart $5,500
Ever since 1936 when Oscar Mayer rolled out the Wienermobile, the first mobile hot dog cart, sausage vendors have become an inextricable part of America's urban centers. This high-quality vendor cart is modeled after the same found on the streets of New York City and is perfect for backyards or business opportunities.
Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments
200e System 7 $29,999
Donald Buchla is undeniably a pioneer of electronic music. A contemporary of Robert Moog, he built his first voltage-controlled synthesizer in the '60s, which would provide nearly infinite possibilities of sounds to artists, and not limit them to musical notes in the equal temperament scale. Today, his modular systems are used by artists from Trent Reznick to Deadmau5 to create unpredictable sounds. The Buchla 200e series first launched in 2005, and System 7 is the one containing the full works, from six waveform generators to a duo phonic pitch class generator. The symphonies of the future lie within these modules.
Applying his signature irreverent style to a beautifully hand-thrown platter by master ceramicist David Bogus, Brooklyn-based illustrator and artist James Victore created a one-of-a-kind dish fit more for your wall than kitchen table. Emblazoned with "Eros"—the Greek god of love—across the top, the unique, collaborative work of art is one for the ages.
Ceramic Speakers + Subwoofer $1,100
Joey Roth's elegant speaker and subwoofer combo offers balanced, bass-heavy sound in gorgeously designed vessels. All built from porcelain and Baltic birch, the set looks as terrific as it sounds.
Heritage Black Bay Watch $2,979
This divers' watch, inspired by the insurgance of 1954 style, boldly reinvigorates Tudor's extensive heritage. Function meets fashion with its slender nature, luminescent hands and water-resistant casing, while the burgundy bezel and domed dial add character to a watch redefining class.
MT-5 Turntable $6,500
Called "the turntable of the gods" by Rolling Stone magazine, this beauty from hi-fi audio manufacturers McIntosh uses state-of-the-art technology to reduce any possibility of audio distortion, noise or coloration—so you only hear what is on the vinyl recording. It's a turntable worthy of playing your most prized LPs as they spin over a glowing green, magnetically suspended platter.
CS20102 Chronograph $1,295
One of the most innovative watches we've seen all year at this price point, the CS20102 is a Swiss chronograph with a Ronda movement, designed with a stop-watch style complete with a modern black and red Nato strap. Altogether, the watch is truly one of a kind.
Tyndall PVD Black Carbon Fiber LTD $1,695
Modern, complex and exquisite, this limited edition watch is a spin on Xetum's Tyndall line, designed in LA, but containing a Swiss automatic movement. Defined by Xetum’s signature lugless case, an exhibition back and a carbon fiber dial with a recessed small second subdial, it's as powerful as it is sharp.
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.
Carrera Y Carrera
Sortija Carnaval $27,500
From one of the most historic Spanish jewelry design houses, founded by sculptor Manuel Carrera in 1885, comes this exquisite ring from their Peacock Collection. Born of a luxuriant white gold, encrusted in blue sapphires, garnets and diamonds, it is majestic and worldly. As much sculpture as it is accessory, imagination dictates its brilliance.
Cape Cod Watch $2,850
Hermès may be most famous for their highly covetable Birkin bag, but those into watches know that the French purveyor is equally remarkable at making high quality timepieces. The Cape Cod, with its double-wrapping Barenia leather strap, is as classic as it is modern. We like the stainless steel case and tan strap but many styles are available.
Chrono Hawk $13,800
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.