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Christopher Kane Launches Limited Editions
Christopher Kane—who's been making luxurious sweatshirts today's equivalent of a staple leather jacket—is now releasing a unique product on the first Friday of every other month, starting today. Whether from the archives or one-of-a-kind, their...
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Feelings: Soft Art
With contributions from the likes of Tracey Emin, John Baldessari, Ryan McGinley and more, experimental book "Feelings: Soft Art" explores contemporary art with a focus on emotions and sensual, gut reactions. Via interviews, short essays and (of course...
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A Foolproof Valentine's Day with Frederique's Choice
Frederique van der Wal (founder and chief creative officer of Frederique’s Choice) understands flowers—her homeland Holland even named a lily after her—so when worrying about Valentine's Day, we knew she was the right person to send all our flower...
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Gift Guide: Green Valentine's Day
Whether you buy into Valentine's Day or not, there's nothing quite as satisfying as giving your favorite person—or people—a gift that's just right for them. Because green is one of our favorite colors and because it's associated with growth and a sense...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Brick and Mortar
If you had a hectic time leading up to the holidays and are suddenly panicking—while looking online at shipping times and balking at the fees for same-day delivery—this is the gift guide for you. Also a judgement-free zone, our Brick and Mortar Gift...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Bookworms
There might not be a better gift than a book. No matter your loved one's gender, race, age, job or obscure interests, there's a book for them somewhere in the world. And, at this late stage in the holiday season, a book is also one of the easier solutions...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sharon Gauci's Colorful Picks
Who better than a color expert with great style to share some favorite colorful gifts? Our friend Sharon Gauci leads the global color and trim design team at GM and travels the world with her eyes on trend and hues. A recent conversation with her led...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Last Minute
Waiting until the last minute is easy to do—between work, office parties, planning holiday celebrations, time to actually shop for gifts is slim. So unless you're one of those people whose holiday buying begins in September, with all the presents wrapped...
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Holiday 2015 Gift Guides
During the Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday frenzy, the lead up to the rest of the holidays can be stressful at best. While you organize family reunions, create menu plans and travel all over the country (or world), we have your gift search...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. An Interview with Gloria Steinem and Ruth Bader Ginsburg While their careers have taken them to different places, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka Notorious RGB) and women’s rights activist and journalist Gloria Steinem have fought...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Custom Presents
As much as you may want to shower your loved ones with gifts, the perfect present for each can be hard to find year after year. If you're organized enough to be thinking about stocking up on holiday gifts already, ordering a customized item is a thoughtful...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Green Thumb
Whether buying for an expert gardener who has acres of backyard or an apartment-dwelling succulent-killer, there's something for every kind of plant enthusiast this season. From beautiful watering cans that double as vases, to traditional Japanese...
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Air Fresheners Of The Apocalypse
Illustrator Jim Stoten's contribution to the Air Fresheners of the Apocalypse collection is bold in design and scent. Inspired by the 1952 post-apocalyptic novel "Daybreak 2250 AD," Stoten's character is a chilled-out mutant—part human, part flower...
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Father's Day 2015 Gift Guide
Whether buying for your own dad, your partner, a pal or a father figure, finding the perfect present can be tricky. While spending time with the special humans in your life is always the best gift, sometimes giving them something they'd never spend...
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Gift Guide: Valentine's Day 2015
While merely hearing the words "Valentine's Day" can cause reflexive groans, we happily accepted the shopping challenge the holiday provides. Below is our selection of creative items to show that special someone your heartfelt affection (or absolute...
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Holiday Markets Around the World
by Laura Feinstein The winter season always seems to bring the reliable trappings of festive cheer: trees and wreathes, carols and bells, and the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. But one tradition that we always look forward to most is the holiday...
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Holiday Gifting: Early Standouts
While we are always on the lookout for new things to add to our ever-evolving Buy section, during the holidays we like to turn it up a notch to help readers find the perfect presents for friends and family. Keep an eye on Buy over the next few weeks...
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Bear Wrapping Paper
Donna Wilson has been the definition of cute since releasing her peculiar knitted creatures into the world in 2003. Her bear-print wrapping paper makes opening a gift even more of a delight.
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Discover New Designers at Tictail's Holiday Pop-Up
For most well-meaning shoppers, finding the right gift is a challenge—let alone chancing upon something that's truly unique. Sourcing products from independent designers and brands around the world, Stockholm-based web commerce platform Tictail opened...
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Custom Geometric Portrait
Commission a custom geometric portrait from Los Angeles-based designer and illustrator Allison Kunath, who started making freehand geometric portraits of famous icons a few years ago, abstracting the faces of Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo among others...
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Domino Set + David Shrigley
Australian knickknack shop Third Drawer Down is always full of weird and wonderful treasures—like DIY bubble gum kits—and their newest offering is a domino set donning doodles by Scottish illustrator (and regular TDD collaborator) David Shrigley...
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Basilica Farm + Flea 2014
If Black Friday is synonymous with all that is wrong with capitalism, then the worthy antithesis to this unofficial sale-worshipping holiday is the Basilica Farm + Flea: an annual gathering of regional makers, farmers, food vendors and vintage collectors...
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KOBO Candles + Lotta Jansdotter for Kikkerland
by Laura Feinstein As the daylight hours shrink and we inch ever closer to the festive holiday season, what better way to celebrate the impending winter solstice than with a few (expertly packaged) Nordic candles? Swedish designer Lotta Jansdotter...
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Counter Culture Coffee Holiday Blend
During the cold, dark days of winter, coffee becomes even more necessary than usual. While you can find a passable cup of Joe on nearly every corner in NYC, we at CH HQ prefer to brew our own, taking the opportunity to try the latest beans from our...
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Amigos Playing Cards
After initially planning to start a fundraiser to support the creation of an online card playing club, web- and iOS-focused creative group Fictive Kin decided to center their campaign on something more tangible—simply, playing cards. Thus, the Amigos...
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