Home Gift Guide
all about gifts for the HOME. A roundup of all our favorite things that we’ve featured from the past year. Perfect to bring to the host of a party, give to your boss or that homebody of a pal. These gifts are sure to bring a smile to that special person on your list. Picks above 1. Frazier & Wing Mobile 2. Kamenoko Tawashi Scrubber 3. Condiment Jars with Chalk Surface 4. Fine Little Day Cutting Boards 5. Loyal Loot Log Bowls 6. Love & Victory Decanter Set 7. Best Year Wine Stopper 8. Whale Tissue Holder 9. Hanging Air Plant Pod 10. Jonathan Adler Gorilla 11. Salt & Pepper Cellars 12. Lux Bowls 13. Wolfum Coasters 14. Pop Mug 15. Brooklyn Slate Company Cheese Board 16. Jen Pearson Apothecary Matchstick Bottle
Photo: Frazier & Wing, The Shop at Cooper Hewitt, Canvas, Fine Little Day, Provide (Facebook), Love & Victory, Yolk, Sparkly Pony, Michael McDowell @ Mudpuppy, Jonathan Adler, Paulova on Etsy, 603 Here & There, Wolfum, Big Tomato Company, Brooklyn Slate Company, House Beautiful
Pincushion Growth Charts, $70
my mom marked the height of my brother, sister and me on the back of a door in our house. It’s sometimes hard to believe we were ever that little, and I still think it’s cool to have documented. So when I stopped by a new kids’ store that recently opened in my neighborhood, I couldn’t resist picking up this Growth Chart from Pincushion for my nephew. This colorful canvas chart is hand made in India from 100% organic cotton. They are screen-printed with fun scenes in toxin-free dyes with plenty of space to write down other milestones in addition to their growth progress. The store only had the city scene right now, but assured me others would be coming in soon, so my nieces will be getting one too.
to love about the bags from Wm. J. Mills & Co.? All of the goods are meticulously hand crafted (in the company’s Greenport, NY sail loft), using durable high-quality fabric. They offer a wide range of styles like totes, duffels, flight bags, office and computer bags to name a few. You can give it a personal spin by selecting from the huge assortment of colors for both the body and the trim of the bag, making it pretty exclusive. But what it really comes down to is that these bags will be with you for years to come. Like I said, what’s not to love?
Photos: Wm. J. Mills and Co.
Charlie Unisex Diaper Bag
somebody gets it. The Charlie canvas diaper bag by SoYoung Mother is a breath of fresh air in the saturated and over designed world of baby gear. I tried for a long time to only carry a tote, but that just left me digging through diapers to get to my keys (which I can NEVER find to begin with). SYM is based out of Canada (run by a mom of course), and not only makes great bags but also unisex coolers and lunch boxes that can be shared between the whole gang.
Photo: SoYoung Mother
Condiment Jars with Chalk Surface, $48
flour, or whatever else. These ceramic jars are much like the chalkboard skateboard, a great way to repurpose an everyday item or to just really make it your own. Home store in SoHo, Canvas, sells products that combine natural materials and interesting textures.. these jars are a perfect example of their assortment. Since spotting them, they on my list of must-haves.
Never would’ve guessed..
Nike Sportswear x Steven Alan Talache Sneaker $115
that Nike would collaborate with New York designer Steven Alan, but they did. And given the fact that both brands are pretty darn cool, it’s no surprise the outcome is a line of sneakers that have been really well received since their debut a few months back. The unlikely duo partnered up to update several of Nike’s signature styles. Result: shoes that use the Nike technology known for with surprising twists signature of Steven Alan; available in exclusive fabrications and colorways. Updated classics, can’t complain.
Not just another..
ordinary canvas tote. I couldn’t be happier because those are pretty much all I carry these days. A company started by two sisters, One Language creates functional and effortlessly stylish cotton canvas bags. My personal favorite is the Half-N-Half, it’s perfect for the park, beach, a night out or can easily double as a diaper bag.
Photo: One Language Label