Not all gifts are made the same. Some trends of technology support panting (hello, google pixel), some are equally compulsory as a jury duty (socks, sweaters, scarves, and ILK), and some … gift cards.
Not this. This is a gift you bought for someone with a good taste (or to show off your better taste). Below, our guide to carefully engineered, loving crafts, and only gifts that look good.
Scott Campbell X Shinola Corkscrew
Corkscrew has one job: open wine. But that does not mean it must look like utilitarian hardware. Corkscrew Brass ($ 125) from famous tattoo artist Scott Campbell and wine saved with Shinola finished work with a little style. Campbell, the Brooklyn studio who has signed everyone from Courtney Love to Howard Stern, tacks geometric patterns into the tools intended to bring “good juju” to the world. If Juju is good is the code for many wines, we count.
It will be easy to get Deweonhole as a luggage for the Silicon Jetset Valley, what with charging the built-in USB and Minimalist Apple-Esque. But it goes to have the main mass appeal, starting with the price: the founders come from Warby Parker, and applying a business model directly to the same consumer as a durable polycarbonate suitcase. That means $ 225 for carry-on, and $ 295 for the biggest suitcase — less than leading luxury brands charge your fees.
This season for babes in mangers, but Snoo ($ 1,160) is not a manger. Futuristic bassinet contains sensors, microphones, speakers, and motorbikes that respond to baby crying with soft shake and soothing shushes. Harvey Karp, Baby Teacher and the Most Happy Baby Series Author, in collaboration with Yves Béhar and engineers at MIT Media Lab to design it. His philosophy? Parents need more sleep, and young babies need more stimulation, similar to the environment in the uterus. Snoo bestowed both.
Design of French press results
Morning coffee is a holy ritual, which means it deserves more than a peeled seurig cup and cup. Duo Design of Florida Studio Yield Design Made with six cups of France this press ($ 85) from a heat resistant borosilicate glass. It came clearly and gray, but we liked the warm light from yellow. Pull solid brass gives pot (and your morning routine) extra luxury touch — just what you deserve to wake up your 6 morne call.
Re \\ Patagonia collection
Patagonia wants worshipers to bestow sustainably. Or not at all. Remember Black Friday 2011, when the outerwear company issued an ad “Don’t buy this jacket” at Times, telling consumers not to consume? The back collection is less confusing. 10-piece lines of jackets, vests and pants (of $ 99) sports 100 percent re-re-re-use, wool, and polyester. Labels, zippers, and buttons contain between 50 and 80 percent of reclamation materials. “Ideally, soon, all our fabrics will be recycled,” said Miles Johnson, the creative director of the design of Patagonia products.
Apartamento Cookbook # 1
Apartamento called himself an interior magazine of everyday life, but the contents almost did not quote. Bookish magazine supports eccentric, living in the home of cult artists for the good and slim celebrity good. * Apartamento Cookbook # 1: Cake and Desserts * ($ 27), First Foray Publications based in Barcelona into food, similar features. Simple line images accompany the recipe of 16 chefs, for sweet dishes such as gingerbread pudding, brown butter cakes, and traditional hidden, from Martha Stewart.
A few years ago, London Designer Ric Bell set a goal for himself: To build a 12-sided calendar, three dimensions. This year he did that, and next year, you can track the last days of 2017 in Dodecal ($ 100). Calendar — shaped like dodecahedron, made of sycamore wood — displays every month on a flat rhombus. To get geometry correctly, Bell recruited help from a bespoke furniture maker and a second generation toy maker. Together, they are CNC-milled into a rather beautiful sucker stocking.
You will not buy Kodak Extra for yourself — “photography-first smartphone” like two separate parts of the device you might have. That’s why you are a gift: so your friends are hungry – and friends who always vacation you, or your phone-out-of-phone friends — can have fun in the excess extra expression ($ 565). Plus, a device that looks retro is sold along with several handsome skin cases ($ 37- $ 75), making accessory smartphones with their own rights.