Charles and Ray Eames
The Films of Charles and Ray Eames DVD Set $$89
If you've ever watched one of the films made by the renowned husband-and-wife design team, you know their cinematic work is as ingenious and delightful as their furniture design. The six volume-set comprises 35 of their shorts, including the all-important "Powers of Ten."
Long Range Bluetooth Speaker Adaptor $70
Wirelessly stream music to any old speaker via your Bluetooth-enabled device with the BTSA1. The simple adaptor turns older stereos or docks into Bluetooth-ready systems, removing the need to physically tether. With an impressive range that's double that of traditional adapters, the BSTA1 allows you to roam your home without losing your connection.
Aromatherapy Sheep Soaps $25-80
Nuna Knits' Peggie Ehlers doesn't just peddle high quality yarns—she's at the helm of every step from breeding the sheep to spinning the fibers for a "farm to fashion" approach. While her spools would turn any pattern into a beautiful wooly ensemble, the sheep soaps are just as wonderful. Created on the North Fork of Long Island, each hypo-allergenic bar is covered in wool for an all-natural loofah and soap combination.
Casamigos Tequila $50
A super smooth sipping tequila made with premium blue agave, Casamigos' meticulously distills their Blanco and Reposado spirits with naturally filtered water in the Highlands of Jalisco Mexico. Spicy, robust and with a beautiful finish, these are a real pleasure on the palate.
Glassbaby first awed us with a line of opaque and translucent votives that ranged from bright, saturated hues to more serene tones, each constructed using a multi-layered glassblowing process that makes for a thick, sturdy structure and sublime lines of color. They've now perfected a new shape for a stunning line of drinking glasses. A set of these tumblers and a bottle of booze will surely satisfy your favorite tippler, and 10% of the sale of every drinker (and votive) goes to charity.
Tanner Goods + Snow Peak
Carry-On Chopsticks and Case $70
With bamboo tips that unscrew and store inside perfectly balanced stainless steel handles, Snow Peak’s carry-on chopsticks are an exemplar of the form. A new, premium leather carrying case from Portland, Oregon-based Tanner Goods will age beautifully and ensure that your next outdoor meal of ramen noodles, trail mix and peanut butter will still retain a touch of exotic glamour.
Leather Extension Cord $39
The hand-braided cotton extension cord from Sea Cliff, NY-based Allied Maker is one to show off rather than hide. With a subtle, vegetable-tanned leather wrap detail topping off the 100% cotton herringbone woven thread, this handsome cord adds an elegant accent to any lamp in your home or office.
Beeswax Candles Cast from Antique Bottles $30
Arizona-based husband-and-wife duo Peter and Juwels hand make candles with pure beeswax, which burns longer and brighter than any other wax on the planet, and employs lots of honey bees! Be sure to check out their other styles on Etsy, such as the Atlas Mason Jar or the Bartender's Brew Bottle, which are cast from a diverse array of antique bottles and jars.
Raw Selvedge Denim iPhone Sleeve $40
More than individually made by hand, on a single machine, all Unwashed Denim products are designed, sewn, packaged and shipped by one NYC teenager, Will Berman. Composed of the highest quality 12.5 oz Japanese sanforized selvedge denim and accented with 10 oz Kurabo Mill indigo strip denim, the sleeve is crafted to adapt to your iPhone, molding over time. Altogether, it's super stylish and from a designer we should all keep our eyes on.
A Winter Shop
Roll-Up Backgammon Set $58
Throw your beach towel into this canvas bag, and once you hit the sand empty it out and you're ready to play. The board is printed on the duffle and the game pieces all get stored in a drawstring bag, making for easy playing in any travel situation. The backgammon set is also available in denim and made in the USA.
Inventor's Kit $100
Great for both the beginner and experienced user, the SparkFun Inventor's Kit provides the necessary building blocks to get started in the wondrous world of embedded electronics. Included are all the tools for create circuits, as well as a full-color guidebook, in a handy carrying case.
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.
The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design $31
Take a closer look at the works and design principles of the late and great Maurice Noble, a notable American cartoonist responsible for much of the Warner Brothers' aesthetic, particularly the Roadrunner series. One of the pioneers of background animation, Noble's 60 years of work is compiled in this extensive book, which is both a biography and guide for budding animators.
Scotty Doorstop and Bookend $30
This Scotty is the perfect pooch pet with zero of the responsibility. Made from solid synthetic rubber, he sits, stays and holds books and doors open too.
Bitter & Esters
All-In-One Brewing Kit $100
Bitter & Esters' All-In-One Brewing Kit provides all the necessary essentials to make 2.5 gallons of thirst-quenching craft beer. A step-by-step instruction manual will deftly guide the way to help you in creating an enlightened batch of Robust Porter, Irish Stout or the mind-numbing Disaster IPA, among many other styles.
Widely known for his classic wooden toys—particularly the teak and limba monkey—Danish designer Kay Bojesen's creations are as museum-worthy as they are fun to play with. Beautifully smooth, pick up just one or buy the entire family of these mid-century, hand-painted beech songbirds.