Hacker Watch $140
Conceived by esteemed British industrial designer Michael Young and produced by Hong Kong-based O.D.M, the Hacker watch's concave design gives light to time with a face reminiscent of the sun. Although it comes in a matte black and silver version, its golden iteration is a sight to behold.
Walter Battiss Ceramics $220+
Greatly inspired by archaeology and rock art, the late South African artist Walter Battiss beautifully fused indigenous stone markings with abstract painterly concepts to become one of the country's premier painters. Battiss was dubbed "the Bushman Painter" in the 1950s for making a home in southern Africa's Namib Desert (an area almost completely uninhabited by humans), which provided a strong foundation for the 10 books he would write in his lifetime. Battiss' art is now celebrated in a range of tableware by Mervyn Gers, a highly talented ceramicist who creates his own shapes, colors, glazes and decals. A percentage of profits from each sale are donated to the Walter Battiss Museum.
Blood and Tears
Martinique Sunglasses $250
Bored with spotting the same styles across faces in NYC, Holland-born Alex van Klaveren and Washington native Zoe Nightingale took their mutual obsession with shades to launch The Monocle Order. Their limited edition, Martinique frames in fantastic blue on blue are handcrafted in Turkey using zyl acetate (a renewable resource) from Mazzucchelli—a company long known for its investment in plastics R&D. They use a technique which injects pigment into the plastic, meaning they're that much more brilliant and will last that much longer.
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.
Embrace Cuff $155
Handmade in NYC, the Embrace Cuff is a striking piece of polished arm candy by Brooklyn-based designer Rebecca Mapes, who manifests her love for antique and vintage jewelry into bold, modern designs. Like the wrist that bears it, the solid brass will also change over time by developing a rich patina through use. The sterling silver version sports ten champagne diamond bracelets on each "hand" for even more eye-catching bling.
Segment Clock $92
The Segment Clock is handmade from birch wood by New Zealand-based independent designer Nikolai Sorensen. By dividing it into 12 geometric sections and painting a select few, Sorensen creates a clean yet statement-making timepiece that will brighten up any room. Because no numbers are inscribed, the clock can be rotated in any direction you choose, moving the position of the colored segment. The final part of the design lies in your own personal touch.
Digby & Iona
Stump Cufflinks $220
Made from solid sterling silver, Digby & Iona's Stump Cufflinks from are a charming way to show wholesome, teenage-style love in adult form. The Brooklyn-based jewelry designers have created an accessory that will become as classic as the book they drew inspiration from—Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree"—by personalizing each set with initials of your choosing.
Hi-Jack Helmets $219
Perfect for riders who love life on the road but refuse to compromise style, Diesel's aviation-inspired, open-face motorcycle helmet is a happy marriage of the brand's bad-boy aesthetic and know-how from Italian helmet manufacturer AGV. The Hi-Jack helmets were conceived and molded from actual pilot helmets—authenticity with a designer twist at its best.
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.
History + Industry
Flora and Fauna Necklace $140
Drawing inspiration from Count Etienne de Beaumont's 1928 lavish Flora and Fauna masquerade in Paris' Hôtel de Masseran, the statement-making Flora and Fauna necklace from History + Industry's Party Collection channels a girl's inner-vixen and inspires dazzling evenings. This chunky gem is made with two strands of silver and painted wood, glitzy rhinestones, gray smoky quartz, gold plated brass tubes and chunks of pyrite.
International Rescue Committee
Rescue Gifts $20-100
Help the International Rescue Committee (IRC) continue to offer lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees and others in need through Rescue Gifts. School supplies, clean water and a year of education are only some of the examples of meaningful services and products the IRC provides on your behalf. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises helping people survive and rebuild their lives.
Phase Round Earrings $125
Hand-dyed and laden with super sparkly Swarovski crystals, the Phase Round Earrings by aerospace engineer-turned-metalwork designer Lynn Maclachlan melds usage of innovative digital tools such as 3D printing with traditional craft techniques to produce these high-tech accessories.
Evernote + CÃ´te&Ciel
Icon Rucksack $245
A kind of technical catch-all, Evernote allows users of its app to organize and save everything from an audio to-do list to bookmarks for an ongoing research project. Now fans of the ever-useful app can show their devotion with Evernote's new rucksack, created in collaboration with Côte&Ciel.
Chris King Espresso Tamper $125
Bike guru Chris King custom-crafted this professional-grade espresso tamper for Rapha, the perfect accessory to prep for those early morning rides. With King's legendarily talented hands at work and design insights from his collaborator, the America Barista & Coffee School, all topped off with Rapha's signature pink accents, java-heads and cycling enthusiasts will find plenty to appreciate in this high quality tamper.
TiVo Roamio $200
TiVo Roamio, available in regular, plus and pro, will keep your roommates and relatives at ease and record up to six shows at once, no matter their current TV obsession. With all that power and over 450 hours of HD recording capability, you can ditch the multi-box household layout for a single, easy-to-use device. TiVo even lets you record season finales and big games while you stream shows, movies and music from Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube and more.
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.