Tuthilltown Spirits $45
Keeping alive the pre-Prohibition tradition of small-batch distillation, NY-based Tuthilltown Spirits use fresh cider from nearby orchards to produce vodkas, whiskeys, rum, eau de vie, brandy and infusions.
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.
Colt's Bolts $33
A long-time staple in the CH pantry, these are perhaps one of our all-time favorite confections. It's hard to beat the simple perfection of milk or dark chocolate, peanut butter and whole-roasted almonds.
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.
William Grant & Sons
Lillet Rosé $20
There's definitely a romantic spirit to wine. A delicate dance for the taste buds, Lillet's Rosé keeps it light and sweet, but with fuller Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillion grape flavor. Rosé has established itself as a glamorous alternative to champagne and with its vintage stylings, Lillet lends an elegant touch to this classic tipple.
Creel and Gow
Amethyst Bowl $1,500
February's birthstone is the amethyst and it couldn't be more appropriate for the month's signet holiday with its deep, voluptuous purple textures. Said to ward off drunkenness and promote clear-headedness, this pure amethyst bowl suggests a raw, natural earthiness as well as high-minded luxury. Best of all, each is one of a kind and hand-picked by the house's sculpture experts.
Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum) Candle $55
Called the "golden apple" in Italian, and "wolf peach" in scientific terms, the tomato comes in a beautiful array of vivid colors and is just as versatile in dishes. Carrière Frères, the oldest manufacturer of fine candles in France, have captured the fruit's delicate scent in their fine vegetable wax, free of any chemicals. The earthy, herbal aroma will effortlessly fill the living room with memories of that summer backyard garden.
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.
Geometric Platter III $84
South African stylist Alexia Klompje's range of Geometric Platters add a sophisticated and artistic touch to serving. Each glazed porcelain platter is made by hand, and features a punch of gold lustre.
Nightcap Decaf $8
The friendly team behind Seattle's Slate Coffee are dedicated to "the elevation of coffee culture." Their methodical and minimalist approach allows the carefully selected beans to really shine, and with a bag of their Ethiopian decaf you can enjoy all of the roast's immense flavor even right before bed.
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.
Back to the Roots
AquaFarm allows you to nurture your very own ecosystem. It's a fish tank, all parts included, and a set of planters for herbs and wheat grass that you can grow right on your kitchen counter. Better yet, the tank is self-cleaning and powered by the science of aquaponics. All you need to get started is a fish and some seed.
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.
Løv Is Pure Tea $15
Løv is Pure is not only a potent and tasty alternative to coffee consumption but also lives up to its name with organically grown, pure ingredients such as pieces of real apple and natural citrus. Tea bags are made of cotton muslin, are unbleached and free of staples or glue, which allow the tea leaves to unfurl and release all of their aromas. With cardboard packaging sourced from responsibly managed forests, even the packaging is FSC-approved.
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.