Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gift Guide '10: THE URBAN PARENT

Highchair by Droog

Our latest post is all about mommies and daddies out there in the big cities: New York, Miami, Los Angeles. Urban parents have a unique way of life that comes with the territory, shaped by rush hours, bright lights, skyscrapers and night life. Thankfully, we have some great gift ideas for the busy 9-to-5 mom or dad that will make life in the concrete jungle a little easier.


Nothing says "urban baby" quite like the Transportation Multi Long Sleeve Playsuit ($32) by DwellStudio. Their Dots Diaper Tote ($160) is a great accessory for the on-the-go parent, and goes hand-in-hand with the Billie Changing Mat ($25) by Olli & Lime. When they're older, the Little Sofa/Sleeper ($98) by P'kolino can give a kid's room a tyke-sized taste of postmodern urban decor. Finally, the highly portable Handpresso Wild ($99.99) and Jonas Damon's Numbers LED Alarm Clock ($80) will help ensure that the parent that never sleeps... never sleeps.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gift Guide '10: THE ANIMAL LOVER

Modern Baby Squirrel Clock by Decoylab

Our next post is all about those guys and girls who have a place in their hearts for animals. Nothing would please them more than to be able to express their fondness for their favorite beast or critter. Whether they're into fluff, fur, or feathers, we have a fun selection of gift ideas that will make them go wild!


The little ones will go bananas over the hand-crafted Mavis Monkey Doll ($56). The Metoo Puppy ($75) by Magis is also a great choice for energetic toddlers. For grown-ups, the Ursa Minor Figure ($85) by David Weeks is a fun piece of grizzly decor for any room. Accentuate the bedroom with the Night Owl Applique Pillow ($60) by Honeyami. The Octopus Shower Curtain ($96) by Thomas Paul compliments the bathroom with an aquatic touch. His Tweeter Ornament Set ($40) is also a perfect addition to the tree with Christmas just around the corner.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gift Guide '10: THE JETSETTER

Aviator Travel Bag by Aaron Barak

Our next post is all about those things that will add a little comfort and taste to the whirlwind life of that high flying friend of yours – The Jet-Setter. It can be hard to buy for someone who is constantly on the go, but we have some great gift ideas that work just as well high in the sky as they do on the ground. So put on your aviators and buckle up for a breezy trip through the world of traveler’s trinkets.

No one likes an airplane blanket, so get the jet-setter in your life his or her own beautiful Thomas Paul Alcazar Thoroughbred Throw ($350) to bring a touch of comfort to the trip. The Silicone Travel Kit ($19) by Paul Koh is obviously a must for any jet-setter, and the Flowie Sweet Candy Make Up Bag ($26) will make it easy to stay fresh and beautiful no matter where you are. The Aviator Bag ($806.25) by Aaron Barak is a gorgeous way to tote around all the essentials with its interior zip pockets and doctor’s bag closure. And naturally you’ll want to personalize it with the Dwell Studio Solids ID Tags ($10). And last but not least, make sure to never be late for that early appointment while away by taking along a playful Ticky Alarm Clock ($59) by Nanda.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gift Guide ’10: THE TECH GEEK

Parrot Speakers in Kiwi by Philippe Starck

Our next post is about the he or she in your life who needs the hottest new gadget- The Tech Geek! We know Techie gifts can be pricey, but who deserves a great gift more than the person who fixes your computer when it crashes or did your website gratis? We've got a fabulous line up of design-forward gadgets and accessories that your geek will enjoy using all year long.


Sonoro recently came out with new colors for their MP3-compatible Cubo Stereo ($299). Pick up a stereo in licorice red, bubble gum pink, or sour lemon yellow. Iconic designer Philippe Starck’s Parrot Speakers ($1,600) are a techie’s dream. They are MP3, WiFi and Bluetooth compatible and almost completely wireless. Their stunning, ultra-modern sculpted shape incorporates advanced technology that delivers an intense and powerful sound with spectacular clarity. But what do you gift the geek who has everything? We’ve got you covered with techies accessories: The Vers Audio iPad Shellcase ($80) or the 1E Sound Isolation Earphones ($50) will help your techie enjoy their gadgets in style!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gift Guide '10: THE NATURE LOVER

Campy Planters by perch!

Our next post is about that green-thumbed friend or relative of yours always looking for a little garden pizzazz and a way to bring the beauty of nature indoors during winter. Think that buying a hose or a planter is a little bland for a holiday gift? Think again! We’re here to give you some ideas on how to get that unique something for your nature lover, and for those who just like to throw a fabulous dinner party al fresco from time to time.


Spice up your outdoor watering with the Alice Supply Co Garden Hose ($40) available in both green and orange. The Nido Bird Feeder ($79) from Blomus will give your feathered friends a stylish place to dine while the Lumbra Lantern ($175.49) will cast its own sophisticated glow on your garden table. To bring a little outdoors indoors take a look at the whimsical Campy Planters ($76) or the sleek Plantorb ($116) both by Perch! And what’s a patio without a little furniture? Try the brightly colored Rho Lounge Chairs ($575) by John Kelly.