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Find Anything But Ordinary



Published: THU, 18 JAN 2018 22:00:27 EST

Last Build Date: THU, 18 JAN 2018 22:00:27 EST

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Shimmering Copper Leaf Bracelet

THU, 18 JAN 2018 17:42:27 EST

(image) Sarah Daigneault infuses her copper cuff's lifelike birch leaves with nature's effortless elegance. Beginning with a sculptural approach, she first engraves details like leaf veins onto thin copper sheets with an acid etch process, then hand-saws and sands each cluster. Switching to her painterly skills, Sarah highlights the leaves with three colors of enamel glaze: neon yellow, shell pink, and turquoise. The resulting green nearly glows, mimicking the ever-changing hue of real leaves in natural light. A final layer of jewelry lacquer preserves both shine and color.The first tree to grow back after a fire or clearing, birch has symbolized beginnings and renewal since the last Ice Age, when the graceful white trees with the fluttering leaves reforested where glaciers had receded. Wearing Sarah's lightweight wrist wreath is a constant reminder of nature's potent beauty, which inhabits all life?including ours. Handmade in Pennsylvania.



Inner Strength Affirmation Stones

THU, 18 JAN 2018 16:07:27 EST

(image) Let this set of three naturally beautiful stones serve as a reminder that your inner strength is always there, waiting to be tapped. The stones are sourced from around the world and grouped to emphasize strength: Carnelian is associated with creative confidence and a courageous approach to new projects; Red Jasper is thought to promote self-trust and aid in critical thinking; Tiger's Eye is a symbol of balance and overcoming fear and anxiety. The trio is accompanied by an affirmation card with the message, "I have the strength to overcome obstacles, and the willpower to accomplish anything." Carry them in their cotton drawstring bag for everyday inspiration or add them to your decor for an earth-centered touch. Packaged in Los Angeles.



Confidence And Success Affirmation Stones

THU, 18 JAN 2018 16:06:33 EST

(image) Let this set of three naturally beautiful stones serve as a reminder that success is a matter of confident persistence. The stones are grouped from around the world and paired to emphasize strength: Green Aventurine is known as the stone of opportunity, thought to promote prosperity; Sodalite is said to inspire self esteem and honest communication; Citrine is associated with abundance and achieving your goals. The trio is accompanied by an affirmation card with the message, "I will persist until I succeed." Carry them in their cotton drawstring bag to inspire everyday success, or add them to your decor for an earth-centered touch. Packaged in Los Angeles.



Calming Affirmation Stones

THU, 18 JAN 2018 16:05:48 EST

(image) Let this set of three naturally beautiful stones serve as a reminder that you have the power to find consistent calm. The stones are sourced from around the world and grouped to emphasize serenity: Blue Lace Agate is thought to have stabilizing, trust-promoting dimensions; Rose Quartz is associated with love and an open, forgiving heart; Amazonite is a symbol of soothing well-being and conflict resolution. The trio is accompanied by an affirmation card with the message, ?With every breath, I release the anxiety within and become more and more calm." Carry them in their cotton drawstring bag as to inspire everyday inner peace, or add them to your decor for an earth-centered touch. Packaged in Los Angeles.



Glass Pitcher With Ice Bar

THU, 18 JAN 2018 14:43:42 EST

(image) Coffee and Pinot Grigio were both lukewarm about their last pitcher. "And enough with the ice cubes," they said. Keep your favorite drinks cold in a snap with this chilling design. Unscrew the stainless steel ice bar from the lid and fill it with water to the max level marker, then screw them back together and let them hang out in your freezer until frozen. Pop the icy bar into the borosilicate glass pitcher filled with your beverage of choice, and enjoy iced coffee, chilled Chardonnay, or cold juice without dilution. Keep the ice bar in the freezer so it's always ready keep things cool. The refreshingly functional design makes a great gift for anyone who likes to entertain. Made in China.



Mexican Hot Cocoa Set

THU, 18 JAN 2018 14:39:39 EST

(image) Nothing's more comforting than a generous serving of chocolate?except, maybe, a generous serving of hot chocolate. Make an extra special cuppa with this set: Melt one of the servings of chocolate goodness (there's two of them) or any other solid chocolate in milk, and use the traditional Mexican molinillo to whip up a froth on top. Simply place the molinillo between your palms, and rotate in the pot of hot chocolate for a cafe-worthy finished product. Handmade by Juan Alonso and Anselm Gonzalez Gardino in Mexico.



Take My Hand Necklace

THU, 18 JAN 2018 14:35:34 EST

(image) Mothers are miraculous, showing up to take our hand just when we need them. Britta Ambauen's sterling silver and bronze pendant is an artistic interpretation of the remarkable bond between mom and child. She handcrafts the piece, etching miniature hearts into each palm and adding birthstone gems to represent your children. Give the sentimental piece to a mother, so that even when she can't hold her children's hands, she can carry them with her always. 18-inch sterling silver chain. Handmade in Seattle, Washington.



Custom Map Wine Bottle Coaster

THU, 18 JAN 2018 14:34:05 EST

(image) Home is where you hang your hat. It's also where you keep your favorite Cab uncorked. Celebrate a special spot on the map, and protect your table from wine stains, with this bottle coaster customized with your coordinates of choice. Each map or chart swatch is displayed in resin and mounted in satin-finished, lead-free pewter, which will take on a warm patina over time. The functional way to show your hometown?and home bar?pride makes a creatively personalized housewarming gift. Handmade by John and Charlotte Guptill in Portland, Maine. Add extra personalization with a custom message engraved on the back of your bottle coaster (up to 25 characters). International locations are available, but maps may be less detailed.



Reclaimed Wood Jewelry Holder

THU, 18 JAN 2018 14:32:59 EST

(image) It's hard to believe that this intricate, mosaic-style design started as a humble piece of reclaimed wood. Artisans in India collect the rich, varied pieces and transform them. First, they carve a mandala-inspired edge into the top. Then they apply unique brass details and bright touches of turquoise paint. When it's complete, the design makes a stunning resting place for your necklaces and bracelets with nine brass pegs. It also makes a decorative housewarming gift for the jewelry lover. Handmade in India.



Iridescent Glass Set

THU, 18 JAN 2018 14:31:19 EST

(image) Lift a rainbow to your lips and sip its luminous shine. Sounds like the beginning of a Romantic poem, right? But we wrote it ourselves, inspired by this exquisite set of glasses. Drinking from these lustrous, chromatically colored beauties is the closest we'll ever come to living those lines. Any beverage they hold takes on a pearlescent glimmer, and their elegant, shimmering presence on a table adds an almost otherworldly touch to any occasion. Semi-translucent, they even cast an enchanting rainbow shadow when sunlight passes through them. Magic! Made in China.



Love "Nose" Necklace

THU, 18 JAN 2018 14:30:27 EST

(image) There's tender animal kingdom inspiration behind Sue Beatrice's necklace. Elephants use their trunks like hands to grasp and carry objects from twigs to trees (not to mention using them to breathe, smell, and drink). But here's the sweet part: They also caress each other with their trunks to comfort and, during courtship, entwine their trunks together. Sue's sterling silver tribute to this gentle gesture goes a step further, forming a heart from a pair of loving pachyderms. Suspended from an 18-inch chain, it makes an endearing statement for someone you love. Handmade in Sea Cliff, New York.



Top Shelf Cocktail Syrups

THU, 18 JAN 2018 14:27:24 EST

(image) What are the requirements to mix with these craft cocktail syrups?A. Twirly mustacheB. Arm tattoosC. Vintage top hatD. None of the aboveAnswer: D You don't have to be a hipster bartender to make a fantastic drink at home. This set of three syrups includes everything you need to make a quick, delectable Spicy Margarita, Moscow Mule, and Old Fashioned. What you'll need: your favorite booze, maybe a splash of seltzer, and a group of cocktail enthusiast friends. Perched on your bar cart or shelf, the all-natural, small batch syrups make for charming decor. And they're just as delightful as a gift for your favorite party host (twirly mustache or not). Made in New York.



Love On Track

THU, 18 JAN 2018 14:26:33 EST

(image) Love speeds up. Love can change directions. But what's most important is that it stays on track. Celebrate your heartfelt bond and ever-moving relationship with this desktop sculpture by Chris Stiles. Two hand-sculpted porcelain birds perch atop a train track?s reclaimed nail, creating a juxtaposition between strength and elegance. Give the piece to your favorite couple as a sweet reminder that their love always moves forward. Handmade in California.



Rainbow Circles Necklace

THU, 18 JAN 2018 14:25:45 EST

(image) Stefanie Wolf has an eye for all kinds of glass beads, but one kind stands out for her: "Whenever I was bead shopping I noticed that the richest colors and most luscious finishes in glass beads always seemed to hail from the Czech Republic." The organic imperfections of the vibrant Czech glass beads she uses infuse her design with Bohemian beauty. Small faceted beads between the richly hued rounds lend extra sparkle, while a large lobster clasp and adjustable chain (18 to 20 inches) makes the necklace easy to wear. The cheerful strand will add a touch of modern elegance to any outfit. Handmade in Massachusetts.



Personalized My Sunshine Necklace

THU, 18 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) Warm, nurtured, wrapped in light: We are safe in our mother's orbit. This shimmering piece by Britta Ambauen is an ode to a mother's love, which is as radiant and powerful as the sun. Customized with birthstone gems to represent each child, the bright jewels "rest" inside the bronze ring. It makes a sentimental gift and serves as a daily reminder that we are always protected in our mother's embrace. 18-inch sterling silver chain. Handmade in Seattle, Washington.



Personalized Gemstone Eternity Necklace

THU, 18 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) Some of history's great theorists believed that time, life, and love flow in infinite cycles. Embodying that sentiment, this shimmering pendant represents the eternal bond you share with your family. Canela Lemoine handcrafts each design from sterling silver. She then nestles up to six birthstone gems into the ring to reflect each of your loved ones. It's an understated piece to wear every day, yet it holds a universe of meaning in each shimmer and sparkle. Handmade in California.



Yin To My Yang Necklace

THU, 18 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) Opposites don?t just attract, they get downright cuddly in Sue Beatrice's powerfully sweet mixed metal necklace. An affectionate pair of intertwined figures, one sterling silver, one bronze, are bonded together in perfect balance. Together, they add up to more than the sum of their parts. Hand polished to a brilliant shine and suspended from a sterling silver chain, the thought-provoking symbol will remind the wearer?and all who stop to admire it?of love's paradox, which creates one from two, while protecting the individuality of each. Handmade in New York.



Copper Arabesque Earrings

THU, 18 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) The iridescent surfaces of Sarah Daigneault's Moroccan arabesque earrings are created not by paint or dyes: they're "painted" with fire. After hand-cutting the shapes from solid copper sheets, Sarah files, sands, and tumbles them to a smooth polish. Then she skillfully touches a torch flame to the copper, creating the beautiful chromatic effect. When worn, the bohemian-style earrings move freely on the handmade sterling silver wires, catching the light?and, perhaps, just the right amount of attention. Handmade in Pennsylvania.



Toast Rack

THU, 11 JAN 2018 17:01:19 EST

(image) Add a bit of elegance to nature's humblest breakfast food with this handcrafted, high-design toast rack. Self-taught designer Monika Lubkowska-Jonas's stately serving board is crafted from slow-dried, untreated oak shaped and smoothed with bespoke tools, and the porcelain bowls that rest upon it—perfect for holding butter or jam—are made using one-of-a-kind custom molds. In the mood for more of a dinner party vibe? Replace butter and jam with oil and spices, and watch your guests marvel at the new face of sliced bread. Mmm. Handmade by artisans in Poland. Set Includes: -Toast Rack -2 Condiment Bowls



Space Odyssey Playhouse

THU, 11 JAN 2018 16:50:39 EST

(image) Space Patrol to Cardboard Command: We've encountered friendly aliens! They want to know where mom found this awesome outer space play house. Dad and designer Luis Albarrán noticed something universal about kids: They love to play with boxes big enough to explore the galaxy. So he created this play set to take little astronauts' imaginations to the next level. Unfold and assemble the planetary lander in minutes without sonic screwdrivers or any special tools. Kids will quickly befriend the accompanied aliens and blast off for the Fun Nebula in the wearable space gear. And the best news of all for earthlings: Everything is made from 80% recycled (and 100% recyclable) materials to reduce the accumulation of space junk. The playhouse and accessories are water resistant and can be customized with washable markers, but shouldn't be left outdoors on rainy planets. When the mission's complete, the foldable design breaks down in seconds to store in your favorite space station. Made in Mexico.



Folding Beer & Wine Opener

THU, 11 JAN 2018 16:31:59 EST

(image) We think easy entertaining is about having the right tools for the job. Keep this cleverly minimal opener handy whenever the occasion calls for wine or beer (in other words, always). Unfold the corkscrew from its elegant loop of stainless steel to uncork your favorite Malbec, and keep the IPA flowing with the bottle opener built into the hinge. Between bottles, you can stick it to a fridge magnet or keep it on the bar neatly parked on its magnetic dock (with a scratch-free bottom). Paired with a favorite bottle, it makes a great hostess gift for any wine or beer lover. Made in China.



Bubble Wand Pendant Necklace

THU, 11 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) Running on the grass in the summer sun, bees lazily buzzing as you cast an iridescent bubble spell overhead. Inspire daydreams of childhood joy with Ana Talukder's playful pendant that's a working bubble wand. Unwind it from the accompanying jar of lavender/rose-scented bubble solution and make tiny, fragrant puffs any time the bubble muse strikes. Suspended from a vegan suede cord, the white bronze wand is a wearable piece of nostalgic fun and a great gift for anyone who loves sweetly simple pleasures. Handmade in Seattle, Washington.



Iridescent Champagne Flute Set

THU, 11 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) Somewhere, fairies are resting on petals, sipping from hollow pearls. You know, the stuff of a Shakespearean daydream. Bring that magic to your celebrations with this exquisite set of iridescent champagne flutes. Like bubbles blown from a giant wand, frozen and turned to glass, they shimmer with a subtle, ethereal rainbow luster. Each bubbly glass is hand-painted by Polish artisans with a talent for the magical. Handmade in Poland.



Windmill Farm Playhouse

THU, 11 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) Cardboard Acres was the friendliest farm in the county, where kids grew their imaginations and playful animals frolicked in the fields. Dad and designer Luis Albarrán noticed something universal about children: They love to play with boxes big enough to become a barnyard. So he created this play set to take little farmers' imaginations to the next level. Unfold and assemble the barn (complete with turning windmill) in minutes without any special tools or extra farmhands. Kids can feed their new animals (which only eat paper hay) and cultivate magical crops wearing the included overalls. And the best news of all: Everything is made from 80% recycled (and 100% recyclable) materials for a back-to-the-land side to this story. The playhouse and accessories are water resistant and can be customized with washable markers, but shouldn't be left outdoors in rainy pastures. When the chores are done, the foldable design breaks down in seconds to store in the shed next to the tractor. Made in Mexico.



On-the-Go Cocktail Canteen

THU, 11 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) "Know what would go great with this mountaintop view of the Hudson Valley?" asked one hiker. "A Manhattan," replied the other. While you can't stroll most city streets with your favorite cocktail in hand (thank goodness for New Orleans), this insulated canteen and bar tool set lets you sneak your mixology into your travels. Measure out the hard stuff with the collapsible jigger, stir up your concoction with the spoon (also collapsible), and add a twist with the peeler and zester (with integrated bottle opener). It even includes a TSA-compliant dropper bottle to bring bitters along for a drink at 40,000 feet. The insulated shaker is ready to mix and tote your cocktail, without screaming "alcohol!" Plus, when empty, it holds all the tools in a handy package. It's just the thing for any cocktail lover who likes to get away from it all—especially crowded bars. Made in China. Set Includes: -2 in 1 Peeler & Zester -Dropper Bottle -Collapsible Jigger Glass -Funnel -Extendable Mixing Spoon



Epic Castle Playhouse

TUE, 09 JAN 2018 14:27:24 EST

(image) Once upon a time, there was a cardboard kingdom where knights defended the power of play and friendly dragons guarded hoards of imagination. Dad and designer Luis Albarrán noticed something universal about kids: They love to play with boxes big enough to become medieval manors. So he created this play set to take little lords' and ladies' imaginations to the next level.Unfold and assemble the castle in minutes without any special tools or wizardry. Kids will enjoy giving names and special powers to their new dragons and suiting up for heroic quests in pint-sized armor. And the best news of all: Everything is made from 80% recycled (and 100% recyclable) materials to promote storybook sustainability. The playhouse and accessories are water resistant and can be customized with washable markers, but shouldn't be left outdoors in rainy realms. When the battle's complete, the foldable design breaks down in seconds to store in your favorite dungeon. Made in Mexico.



Personalized Photo & Name Block Art

SAT, 06 JAN 2018 13:17:41 EST

(image) New parents know every moment is worth capturing. This photo art print turns those special baby snapshots into a creative design they can display. Each photo is incorporated into its own iconic alphabet block, which together spell out baby's name. Choose from three color palettes—mid-century modern, primary, pastel—that match any decor, and complete the design with a birthdate, location, or other special message. Available in three sizes based on the number of letters, and either a natural or black frame, this playful yet timeless keepsake is one parents will dote on well after their little one is old enough to snap pictures of their own. Printed and framed in Portland, Oregon. See our Photo Art Guidelines for information about size requirements and tips on how to collect photos. Or, choose the Gift Now, Personalize Later option and let them create their own work of baby picture art! We'll mail you a physical gift card with instructions for customizing this artwork.



Tabletop Portable Grill

THU, 04 JAN 2018 19:11:05 EST

(image) Get that full-bodied smoky flavor without the big production—this small portable grill is ready for summer corn on beach, tapas in the park, or a spur-of-the-moment BBQ in the backyard. Thoughtfully crafted with porcelain, bamboo, and a stainless steel handle, it's as pretty to look at as it's easy to use and clean—the minimalist design means there’s just a handful of pieces, which neatly stack together and come apart. Kind of like a great kebab. Made in Denmark.



First Day, Yes Day, Best Day Pendant

THU, 04 JAN 2018 15:35:08 EST

(image) From your first date to the date you wed, toast the timeline of your love with Ana Talukder's heartfelt, handcrafted pendant. With room for three important dates—that of your first date, your engagement, and, of course, your wedding—Talukder's handiwork is cast from sterling silver and hung from a 20-inch chain, with dazzling henna-inspired patterns on the reverse of each custom-made bar. A wearable reminder of the days you hold most dear, it's an ideal keepsake for anyone for whom a calendar simply isn't enough. Handmade in Washington.



Architectural Candles

THU, 04 JAN 2018 15:13:46 EST

(image) Modern master Louis Kahn once said, "We only know the world as it is evoked by light." Sculptor Andrej Urem gives that thought captivating form with his ambient works of art that add instant design drama to your decor. You may be tempted to put them on your desk or bookshelf and just admire their forms, but don't hesitate to light these candles—they're designed to preserve their shape as the wick burns a well down the middle so they glow from within. Andrej uses his computer to model these sleek, interlocking sculptures, then renders them by hand in clean-burning, sustainable soy wax. They make a distinctive gift for professional (or armchair) architects, designers, and art lovers. Handmade in New York, home of Santiago Calatrava's amazing World Trade Center "Oculus."



Fruits & Veggies Bamboo Dinner Set

THU, 04 JAN 2018 14:56:06 EST

(image) Make mealtime a pleasure and distract fussy eaters with the playful fruit and veggies on this light, sturdy dinner set. The child-sized five-piece set (divided plate, bowl, spoon, fork, and cup) features a garden's worth of detailed, book-worthy produce pictures, while in the background, adorable colored raindrops fall. The plate has divided sections that keep food in separate "plots," and the cutlery is light and easy for little hands to grip. Made of bamboo byproduct—leftovers that no one uses—it’s safe for children and the environment, too, because it will fully biodegrade. In addition to making mealtimes fun, the set helps you teach your child about healthy foods. Made in China.



3D Hypotrochoid Art Set

THU, 04 JAN 2018 14:41:13 EST

(image) To a mathematician, math is beautiful. But even those who were traumatized by trigonometry can enjoy math's aesthetic side (in 3D, no less) with this drawing set. It's easy to create incredible, complex, looping patterns—which happen to represent the solutions for mathematical equations—using the classic, interlocking gears. You can also solve the problem of how to keep kids screenlessly absorbed while waiting at the dentist or the airport.View the gorgeous graphics in 3D, using the movie-style glasses, for an extra dimension of wow. Frame the best ones, or post them online. Packed into a travel-friendly tin, the two stencils, three pens, and 3D glasses can fit in a purse and go just about anywhere. Made in China.



Custom Map Wall Rack

THU, 04 JAN 2018 14:29:01 EST

(image) Celebrate your hometown, old stomping grounds, or newest neighborhood every time you hang something on this custom wall rack. Your chosen home base is marked by a star, surrounded by three square miles drawn from vintage, manually surveyed maps. The customized marble tile is mounted on a cast iron frame with three hooks for hanging keys, hand towels, dog leashes, or anything that could use a home of its own. Personalize the legend in the corner with the name and address of your special spot. It makes a great housewarming or hostess gift for anyone who loves a particular locale. Made in Providence, Rhode Island. These maps are reproduced from the kind you can now find in quaint vintage shops. That means they show the beauty of the topography and most streets and landmarks, but you might not see your favorite new coffee shop.



Stargazing Wine Glass Set

THU, 04 JAN 2018 14:14:46 EST

(image) Your favorite bottle uncorked under a canopy of stars...it's enough to make even the most no-nonsense wine lover hopelessly romantic. Bring the wonder of the night sky's display to your barware with this set of glasses covered with golden diagrams of the constellations. Choose from Northern or Southern hemisphere sets— in each, the constellations as they appear in summer or winter skies hover above playful landscapes. The metallic decoration catches the light to add celestial sparkle to any occasion. Paired with their favorite varietal, they make stellar housewarming, hostess, or bridesmaids gifts. Designed in Portland, Oregon. Made in China.



Heart-Shaped Serving Spoon

THU, 04 JAN 2018 14:11:51 EST

(image) When someone makes you a special dinner or bakes your favorite treat, you can almost taste the love. Give back a helping of that delicious feeling with this handcrafted wooden spoon. Made by a collective of artisans working in rural Kenya, it's carved from African wild olive, a variety of hardwood that is both durable and beautiful. Lovely enough to be kept out on display, put it to work scooping loose leaf tea or coffee grounds, stirring sauces, or scooping cocktail party snacks. Whatever it becomes, it will always remain full of your gratitude toward that special hostess, friend, or mother who receives it. Handmade in Kenya.



Personalized Woodland Animals Growth Chart

THU, 04 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) You're how tall now? That's wild! Mark the growth of the little (for now) human in your house with Jolie Bouchard's banner, personalized with your child's name. Record their upward journey (up to 60 inches) with a permanent marker on the museum-quality canvas banner while a fox, deer, raccoon, giraffe, and friends peek in to check on their progress. Hang this sweet scene in minutes with its stylish ribbon and top and bottom dowels to keep things smooth. It's a natural for any bedroom or playroom decor. Made in Oregon.



"Woman Card" Playing Deck

THU, 04 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) Iowa City siblings Zach and Zeb Wahls were inspired to create this original card deck by some back-and-forth campaign talk between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016. When Trump accused Clinton of playing the "woman card," Clinton responded, "If fighting for women's health care, paid family leave, and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!"Zach heard this, and the proverbial light bulb flashed. Woman card? How about 52 of them, bearing original illustrations of trailblazing American women? Having watched Zeb—an art student—work on sketches of Clinton, he knew she was the one to draw them.Each woman appears in all four suits, except the Jokers—Lucille Ball and Phyllis Diller. Her rank or number corresponds to a fact from her biography. For example, the Ace—"1" card—is Hillary Clinton, the first and only woman Presidential nominee from a major American political party. The King is Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress, who began her political career representing King's County (Brooklyn). The included instructions have links to a website where you can learn more about each woman. Drawn in Iowa. Manufactured in Texas.



Personalized Brewery Coaster Set

THU, 04 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) For anyone who's tried every IPA under the sun, has a favorite brewery logo tattoo, and thinks Oktoberfest should be a national holiday, we think this set of personalized brewery coasters might just be the ideal gift. Personalize the tumbled marble coasters with your name and city of choice to create convincing souvenirs from an exclusive fantasy brewery. The brewer's star and banner motifs lend a classic look to the design, while a natural cork backing protects tabletops. Set of four. Made in Providence, Rhode Island.



Custom Map Cut & Prep Board

THU, 04 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) Whether it's your favorite vacation destination or the spot where you met, this custom map board celebrates the cartography of your life. The tempered glass board displays three square miles around your address of choice, including streets, parks, bodies of water, and a star to mark your special spot. Use it as a prep board, trivet, or touch of kitchen decor to celebrate hometowns and favorite corners of the country. Complete with a personalized legend and rubber feet to protect tables, it makes a distinctive hostess or housewarming gift. Made in Providence, Rhode Island. These maps are reproduced from the kind you can now find in quaint vintage shops. That means they show the beauty of the topography and most streets and landmarks, but you might not see your favorite new coffee shop.



Milagro Heart Necklace

THU, 04 JAN 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) With the South American tradition of carrying good-luck charms—or milagros—in a pouch as inspiration, mother and daughter duo Tulianna and Alejandra Garces have created this fresh, modern interpretation. Both the pouch and small heart charm inside are handformed from bronze and hang from a vegan leather cord. A simple way to keep the luck of love with you wherever you go. Handmade in Colombia.



Celestial Tea Steeper

THU, 28 DEC 2017 15:02:30 EST

(image) You don't have to use this tea steeper at night, staring up at a million twinkling stars (though that sounds pretty wonderful to us). Makers Jonathan and Julia Simons just want to bring a bit of celestial spirit to your steeping routine. They handcraft the charming design from cherry wood in their Pennsylvania studio. Each is carved with sweet mini-moons and stars, giving it a delightful touch reminiscent of gazing up at the galaxies. Give the enchanted piece to a tea enthusiast friend or send it to a loved one with an affinity for the cosmos. Handmade in Kempton, Pennsylvania.



Tube Bag

THU, 28 DEC 2017 14:52:07 EST

(image) When searching for a distinctive small bag, think outside the box(y square or rectangle). This cinch-top design is a cute companion for travel or your everyday hustle. In stylish pink or versatile olive, the vegan leather design features a cord strap for cross-body wear. Made in China.



Fruits & Veggies Knit Pillow

THU, 28 DEC 2017 14:48:15 EST

(image) How many servings are we supposed to eat, again? Five a day? Seven? Ten? This fun, cozy, printed knit pillow provides plentiful produce portions, plus forty winks for dessert. Energetic line drawings of fruits and vegetables are filled in with three subtly sophisticated shades that add just enough color to a living space. Rest your head, count carrots instead of sheep, and dream about... increased fiber intake! Polyester fill. Made in the US.



Hero Bookend

THU, 28 DEC 2017 14:38:18 EST

(image) After a full day of fighting crime, this miniature superhero has his priorities straight: Saving the stories! The little defender appears to have extraordinary strength, "pushing" a row of your favorite books upright. Place the cover of a paperback book around the traditional book end to disguise it, and the hero connects on the other side with superhuman strength (aka a magnet). It's a playful nod to every courageous protagonist, and makes a great gift for literary lovers whether teachers, writers, or just voracious readers. Designed by Ori Niv in Tel Aviv, Isreal. Made in China.



Peace Illuminated Sun Catcher

THU, 28 DEC 2017 14:34:10 EST

(image) The outside world may be a crazy place at times, but inside your home, peace always has a place. Keep a symbol of that sentiment on display with this sun catcher. Dylan and Amy Engler hand-craft each one by melting small pieces of colored glass together, ensuring no two will be exactly alike. The finishing touch is their signature on the back. Handmade in Granville, Ohio.



Hand Carved Olive Wood Serving Set

THU, 28 DEC 2017 13:37:53 EST

(image) In some East African countries, it's traditional (and yes, polite) to eat with your hands. This same part of the continent is home to wild olive trees, so it may be no coincidence that these serving spoons are crafted in the shape of hands. Wildlife loves to forage the small olives and leaves from these trees, but a collective of Kenyan artisans makes expert use of the richly grained wood to hand carve their wares. Found mainly in wildlife preserves, African wild olive trees are subject to stringent forest management to ensure the health and longevity of the species. The wood carvers must register with a carving cooperative to obtain permits to fell trees. Their handiwork makes playful servers for salad and a great hostess gift. Handmade in Kenya.



Celestial Butter Board & Spreader

THU, 28 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) Imagine you're in a country kitchen a hundred years ago. Home-churned butter, resting on a handmade wooden board, awaits fresh-baked bread—or maybe pancakes drenched with maple syrup from out back. Jonathan and Julia Simons' lovely, homey butter board looks just as it would have back then. The timeless, folk art-style moon and stars silhouettes are hand-cut from fine Pennsylvania cherry, a hardwood with handsome color and grain that's durable, smooth, and strong. The distinctive blackened edges and designs, Jonathan and Julia like to say, are "sculpted by fire." The lightweight cherry wood spreader won't slip out of the butter as it softens, like a heavier, metal knife would. Nor will it crush toast or bread as it glides across it to spread... what? Your choice: dairy butter, vegan versions, soft cheese, nut butters, jam, and dip. Yum. Handmade in Pennsylvania.



Safari Bamboo Dinner Set

THU, 28 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) Make mealtime a pleasure and distract picky eaters with the playful jungle animals on this light, sturdy dinner set. The child-sized five-piece set (divided plate, bowl, spoon, fork, and cup) features a menagerie of book-worthy illustrated friends, including a peacock, hippo, lion, zebra, tortoise, leopard, crocodile, and birds. The background is a cute flower print. The plate has divided sections that keep food in separate "cages," and the cutlery is light and easy for little hands to grip. Made of bamboo byproduct—leftovers that no one uses—it's safe for children and the environment, too, because it will fully biodegrade. By making mealtime fun, this dining set could end your hunt for a way to get kids to eat nutritious food. Made in China.



Sea Stone Spoon Rest

THU, 28 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) Arra David and Anne Johnson were like you: Tired of dull, everyday kitchen tools. So, they took a hint from their seaside surroundings and turned a common design into something extraordinary. They handcraft this spoon rest from reclaimed granite and found beach stones to give your kitchen a hint of coastal charm. Give the unique piece to a new home owner, or keep it for yourself to infuse a little artfulness into your cooking routine. Handmade in Windham, New Hampshire. Make it a kitchen set, and pair the Sea Stone Spoon Rest with our Sea Stone Splash Sponge Holder.



Hearts Aflutter Earrings

THU, 28 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) It was second grade, they passed you a pencil and your heart beat so fast you thought everyone could hear it thump. Celebrate those who have made your heart flutter—whether first crushes or life partners—with these sweet dangles by Laura Jackson. Each gold-filled and sterling silver sphere is etched with its own subtle heart to mark your adoration. A great gift for anniversaries or holidays, or just because they fill each day with joy. Handmade in Pennsylvania.



Heroine Bookshelf

THU, 28 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) After a full day of fighting crime, this miniature superhero has her priorities straight: Saving the stories! The little defender appears to have extraordinary strength, "lifting" a row of your favorite books and hovering in thin air. Slide the base into the cover of a paperback book to disguise it, and the heroine connects on the other side with superhuman strength (aka a magnet). It's a playful nod to your favorite leading ladies and courageous protagonists. A mighty good gift for literary lovers, the design will delight a teacher, writer, or just a voracious reader. Designed by Ori Niv in Tel Aviv, Isreal. Made in China.



It's About Time Watch

THU, 28 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) A minimalist movement meets warm, organic materials in this modern watch design. Inspired by lunar calendars, the solid maple face features 12 windows that frame orbiting black (hour) and orange (minute) dots that mark the time. Accented by a soft, natural cork band, it's a distinctive accessory infused with contemporary cool. Movement and stainless steel case made in Japan. Wooden face and cork band made in Miami, Florida.



Imperial Matcha

THU, 28 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) Matcha—finely powdered green tea—is the centerpiece of the Zen tradition known as the Japanese tea ceremony. If that's not impressive enough, it's also a formidable superfood packed with catechins: beneficial antioxidants that blow all others out of the water. Now, can your coffee deliver that? Didn't think so. The matcha in this tin is a mellow tea with subtly sweet notes punctuated by a powerful umami flavor. It's made from tencha leaves, a shade-grown tea prized for its delicately refined flavor. The tencha leaves are carefully ground in a stone mill until they have the fine texture of flour. Along with the wealth of catechins, it offers a shot of fiber, chlorophyll, vitamin C, and other essential vitamins. Whisk it up hot or cold to start your own home tea ceremony. Each tin contains 15 servings. Tea grown in Japan. Assembled in France. Whisk your matcha to perfection with our Matcha & Milk Frother!



Plant Hanging Animals

THU, 28 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) From slow-living sloths to swinging orangutans, some animals are right at home just hanging out. Short of starting your own jungle sanctuary, bring some wild style to your houseplants with this set of three playful metal decorations. Aimee Furnival's mini menagerie of three creatures—sloth, orangutan, and chameleon—is cut from stainless steel plated with shining brass for eye-catching ornaments. Install them in a snap just by bending their hands (er, paws? claws?) around your favorite plants' branches. Don't have a green thumb? These critters make great accents for your cords and cables, too. Hanging around an office or sunny window, they make sweet gifts for any animal lover. Designed in London. Made in China.



Mediterranean Herb & Spice Gift Box

WED, 20 DEC 2017 15:29:03 EST

(image) Imagine for a moment: A field overflowing with purple thyme flowers and rows of rosemary plants soaking up the Grecian sun. This gift box is almost like being there. It's full of fresh, piquant herbs and spices hand-picked in Greece. Stir in a touch of the Mediterranean with oregano picked from the vine, fresh chili flakes smoked over a fire, wild thyme flowers gathered in handfuls, fennel seeds culled from their flowers, deep green, whole rosemary leaves, and bay leaves collected from giant laurels. Each is packaged and shipped straight to your kitchen so you can add fresh flavor to tomato sauce, homemade moussaka, or a simple soup. Accompanied by a colorful, illustrated card with information about the farm and herbs, it makes a delectable gift for foodie friends and family chefs. Grown and assembled in Greece.



Transforming Tote Bag

WED, 20 DEC 2017 09:36:37 EST

(image) You're a model citizen who always carries your reusable tote. So why should you have to suffer? When you find butternut squash and your favorite beer on sale, lugging them home in that bag hurts. And forget about bicycling. If only it could transform itself, with a single pull on the straps, into a comfortable backpack with a shape that allows for equal weight distribution. And was made out of a single, strong, handsome fabric, with no fussy buttons, zippers, or Velcro, so it even looked chic. If it were also machine-washable, sturdy, and reflective, for night safety, and folded up into a little pouch… it would be this bag, which is all those things. Made in China.



Nature Lovers Necklace

WED, 20 DEC 2017 09:32:45 EST

(image) Do you remember the childlike enchantment of collecting souvenirs—rocks, twigs, flowers—as you frolicked around outside? Designer Nancy Nelson helps keep that sentiment alive with her one-of-a-kind necklace. Each brass pendant is cast from small branches found outside her West Virginia studio. Shen then strings a row of silver "seed" beads onto a 14-karat gold-plated chain. The design travels from Nancy's nature-filled studio to your loved one, whether they're an outdoor enthusiast or just keep that innocent curiosity. Handmade in West Virginia.



Loved Always Necklace

WED, 20 DEC 2017 09:27:38 EST

(image) It could have been Napoleon and Josephine, or Queen Victoria and her beloved Prince Albert. Either way, no historian knows for sure which lovebirds first carved their names into trees. Thousands of years later, Nancy Nelson reimagines the symbolic gesture with her shimmering pendant. Each sterling silver design is cast from tree bark found outside her West Virginia studio. She then etches the word "loved" into the heart's curved edge. Finally, the piece is strung from a 14-karat-gold chain. A sentimental surprise for any occasion, the one-of-a-kind design will remind its wearer that they’re eternally loved. Handmade in West Virginia.



Hexagon Stained Glass Mini Jewelry Box

WED, 20 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) Give prized jewelry pieces and tiny, cherished treasures a rainbow-lit chamber to rest in. The textured, iridescent glass and antiqued metal details of this five-sided little box make it worthy of prominent placement in your home. Its exquisite beauty enhances the joy of saving beloved keepsakes, like the ticket stub from your first concert with the hubs, or the pendant Grandma gave you when you were five. Handmade in China.



Persist The Game

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 16:00:47 EST

(image) Between manspreading, mansplaining, and the myth that one can't possibly "have it all," simply being can be tough enough for a woman in modern society. So why not tackle the hard stuff with laughs? With ample room for discussion built in, Kathryn Ekloff, Amber Hanson, and MaryBeth Pecha's Persist The Game encourages you to assemble your girlfriends and dish up a healthy dose of solidarity, plus, of course, a wee bit of cheek. Players rank their values, completing milestones in each of four familiar categories—career, health, leisure, and relationships—to win. Whether answering a "would you rather" (think higher pay vs. work-life balance) or acting out a gal-centric charade (like public breastfeeding), each card gets you closer to achieving your goals. But with cards subject to your BFFs' thieving fingers so they, too, can achieve theirs, things get competitive... and, as in life, they keep you on your toes. Perfect for a night in with your favorite femmes. Made in China.



London Skyline Chess

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 15:48:40 EST

(image) Calling all adventurous chess lovers! London-based architects Ian Flood and Chris Prosser have reimagined your beloved game pieces, replacing them with meticulously crafted miniature renditions of famous buildings from their hometown. In their modern take on the classic game, Ian and Chris highlight structures both exceptional and everyday, like terraced houses, which stand in for pawns, alongside acrylic renditions of Big Ben and the London Eye. Packed with its very own folding card chess board, this unique set makes a great gift for anglophiles, chess whizzes, and lovers of high design alike. Made in the United Kingdom.



Mama Llama Bucket Bib

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 15:41:05 EST

(image) Trap errant crumbs and saucy splotches in their tracks with this soft, reusable, plastic-free bib that'll make baby's neck look loooonger than ever. Shaped like a bucket to capture any edible cast-offs, this bib sports adjustable straps and the likeness of a lovable llama, so kiddo can dine in comfort. Meanwhile, you'll be grinning, too: Sturdy silicone construction means no need to toss after a single use, and with fewer spills, you'll spend less time cleaning at meal's end. (That's what we call a "win-win.") Made in China.



Silly Sloth Bucket Bib

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 15:35:38 EST

(image) Trap errant crumbs and saucy splotches in their tracks—even if they're moving suuuuper sloooow—with this soft, reusable, plastic-free bib. Shaped like a bucket to capture any edible cast-offs, this bib sports adjustable straps and the likeness of a smiling sloth, so kiddo can dine in comfort. Meanwhile, you'll be grinning, too: Sturdy silicone construction means no need to toss after a single use, and with fewer spills, you'll spend less time cleaning at meal's end. (That's what we call a "win-win.") Made in China.



All-Natural Sandal & Foot Rejuvenating Spray

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 13:25:48 EST

(image) This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home. This little piggy had tofu, this little piggy had none. Despite their different activities, by sundown, they all had the same scent: un-wonderful. Made with pure essential oils of lavender, tea tree, sweet orange, lemon, clove, and cinnamon—all of which have been shown by scientific studies to be antibacterial and/or antifungal—this wonderful spray rejuvenates and conditions hard-working (or lazy) feet without synthetic chemicals. Spray it on sandals, open-toe shoes, or feet, and enjoy the invigorating feeling of fresh-a-licious feet and invigorated piggies. Made in Florida.



Midnight Garden Kimono

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 13:23:57 EST

(image) Like an original painting you can wear, this hand-screen printed kimono features exquisite, hand-printed flowers so vivid they almost look 3D against the deep black background. Wearing it, it?s easy to imagine you woke up in the lush gardens of a monarch, and were adopted by the royal family. Designed and meticulously printed by expert Indian artisans, it makes a memorable wedding, bridesmaid, vacation, or spa gift for anyone who'd enjoy being relaxation royalty. Handmade in India.



Fire Dandelion Kimono

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 13:23:31 EST

(image) Like an original painting you can wear, this hand-printed kimono somehow makes a common, beloved subject—flowers—look unexpected, maybe even a little otherworldly. Wearing it, it's easy to imagine you woke up in a distant, gorgeous, garden galaxy and were instantly named Queen. Brilliant, orange-red dandelions pop exotically against the neutral gray background, balanced by fine, intricate designs in darker colors. Designed and meticulously printed by expert Indian artisans, it makes a memorable wedding, bridesmaid, vacation, or spa gift for anyone who'd enjoy being relaxation royalty. Handmade in India.



Recycled Confetti Glassware

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 13:15:14 EST

(image) This joyous drinkware, with its rainbow flurry of confetti, can make any simple moment feel more like a celebration. And the creation of this pair of glasses and its matching pitcher is its own kind of happy magic. They're made by a collective of glass artisans in the mountains of Guatemala, which provides a living wage for their families. They upcycle discarded wine or beer bottles to form the confetti, which they add to their hand-blown glassware. So whether you are celebrating one of life's most memorable moments, or just enjoying some morning orange juice with someone you love, there are plenty of reasons to be happy. Handmade in Guatemala.



Vintage Stamps Puzzle

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) It could take a lifetime of philately (that's stamp collecting to the uninitiated) to gather the spectrum of tiny images that make up this 500 piece puzzle. Marvel at portraits, landscapes, and landmarks from around the world as the ombre image takes shape, piece by piece. From Colombian cows to Queen Elizabeth's crown, these colorful mini masterpieces will delight any puzzle lover. The pieces are made from 90% recycled paperboard and the sturdy, matte-finish box has 70% recycled content to complete the sustainability puzzle. Made in China.



Chakra Pen

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) The ancient Eastern philosophy of Chakra is vast, detailed, and now, it fits in the palm of your hand. With this colorful pen, your every scribble is fueled by the seven primary energy centers of the body, aka "chakras." Ok, so it might not help you unlock a new window into the soul, but it can serve as a reminder to stay balanced and keep breathing as you make grocery lists or write a journal entry. Each "wheel of energy" is accompanied by a drawing of a yoga pose connected that chakra: headstand for the crown chakra, downward dog for the third eye, and so on. Send the meditative tool to your favorite yogi, or keep it for yourself to give even the little things—like doodling in a meeting—a hint of zen. Made in Taiwan.



PunderDome Card Game

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) ...we don't need another gyro. Gather at least two of your most pun-tolerant relatives. Inform them they're about to enter the PunderDome with you. Apologize later. Before you know it, you'll be rolling your eyes at such punishing puns as What vegetable begs the most? Let-us! Based on the legendary live game PunderDome 3000, created by Brooklyn daughter-father duo Jo and Fred Firestone, this home version challenges players to wield their most groan-worthy wordplay prompted by puntastic word pairs. Puns of fun for goofy families and game-loving drinking buddies. Made in China.



Curious Otter Bucket Bib

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) Trap errant crumbs and saucy splotches in their tracks with this soft, reusable, plastic-free bib... and the pair of eager little paws printed upon it. Shaped like a bucket to capture any edible cast-offs, this bib sports adjustable straps and the likeness of an affable otter, so kiddo can dine in comfort. Meanwhile, you'll be grinning, too: Sturdy silicone construction means no need to toss after a single use, and with fewer spills, you'll spend less time cleaning at meal's end. (That's what we call a "win-win.") Made in China.



NYC Skyline Chess

TUE, 19 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) Calling all adventurous chess lovers! London-based architects Ian Flood and Chris Prosser have reimagined your beloved game pieces, replacing them with meticulously crafted miniature renditions of famous Big Apple buildings. In their modern take on the classic game, Ian and Chris highlight structures both exceptional and everyday, like brownstones, which stand in for pawns, alongside acrylic renditions of the Guggenheim and One World Trade. Packed with its very own folding card chess board, this unique set makes a great gift for New Yorkers, chess whizzes, and lovers of high design alike. Made in the United Kingdom.



Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger

FRI, 15 DEC 2017 17:48:36 EST

(image) When designer Jean Gregoire went to the US to study at MIT (just wait, this gets really romantic), he wanted to find a new way to send his love to his fiancée, Melodie, back in France. Super sweet, right? His answer was this romantic messenger. Send heartfelt messages to loved ones?anytime, anywhere in the world?with this modern take on the classic love note. When you send a new message through the easy-to-use app, the chunky heart on the beechwood box spins to alert the recipient. Then, the object of your affection opens the box to read the sentiment on the mirrored screen inside. They can return the virtual embrace by spinning the heart to send a shower of digital hearts to the sender's screen. Proof positive that romance will never be passé (that's French for "meh"), it's a tangible way to stay connected with special friends, family, and long-distance lovers. Created by Marie Poulle and Jean Gregoire. Made in France. See how to set up your Lovebox here.



Songbird Eyeglass Holder

FRI, 15 DEC 2017 17:10:29 EST

(image) Birds in fairytales have long been magical little helpers, delivering letters or holding talismans in their beak. Now you can have your very own enchanting companion to hold your glasses when you're not wearing them. Using a single piece of sheesham wood, Fair Trade artisans in India hand carve the richly finished songbird, making him a charming piece of decor on his own or when clad in your signature specs. Keep him as your own sweet sidekick, or send to a friend to help eliminate the daily, blurry-eyed search for frames. Handmade in India.



Butterfly Basket Bag

FRI, 15 DEC 2017 13:17:42 EST

(image) In the volcanic foothills of Bali, Indonesia, artisans gather sturdy "ata" grass and carry it to their workspace for weaving. The result is this intricate bag with a subtle butterfly design stitched into either side. Finished with colorful variations of fabric lining, the piece is as beautiful as it is durable. It also makes a unique gift for fashionable friends who cherish their one-of-a-kind designs. Handmade in Bali.



National Park Explorer's Thermal Bottle

FRI, 15 DEC 2017 13:15:03 EST

(image) Whether you're waiting for Old Faithful's next performance or just waiting for your next meeting to start, keep you favorite hot or cold beverage at hand with these insulated bottles inspired by four beloved National Parks. Each one is decorated with iconic aspects of its park—wildlife, geographic facts, and natural wonders like El Capitan and the Appalachian Trail. Their double-layer stainless steel construction keeps drinks cold for an amazing 24 hours or hot for 12. Wide enough to admit ice cubes, the design also features a swing-top cap that stays put while you sip. The no-slip silicone bottom helps prevent spills and protects tabletops. 18-ounce capacity. Hand wash only. Designed in California. Made in China.



Quilling Card Kit

FRI, 15 DEC 2017 13:00:27 EST

(image) "Quilling" is a noun, meaning lovely, filligree-filled, 3D designs made from strips of colored paper. But it's also a verb, when you create your own. This simple kit gets you quilling, quick-like, as it guides you through making a card covered with pretty pink cherry blossoms or beaming yellow sunflowers. It's easy, even for beginners.Fall into a tranquil, meditative state as you follow along with an online tutorial (the link will be included in the instructions) or use the design template as a guide. You just roll the pre-cut paper strips around the quilling tool, turning them into curlicues. Then pinch the scrolled paper into different shapes and glue them together to make the blossoms. The professional-looking results will surprise (and addict) you.We cannot tell a lie: We tried to think up a jokey conclusion about cut paper cherry blossoms, young George Washington's hatchet, and that unfortunate tree, but it was not to be. Scroll on. Made in Vietnam.



Supra56 Soap & Candle Set

FRI, 15 DEC 2017 09:46:04 EST

(image) There's Au Naturel, and then there's Oh, Natural! One smells like Big Foot. The other smells like Big Sur (or pretty darn close). This call-of-the-wild candle and soap bar duo combines the fresh, airy scents of sandalwood, cedar, and a touch of patchouli. The retro-inspired green and red packaging takes us back to the days when highway signs were a thing of beauty and campers looked like space ships. Vegan and blended with natural oils, the pair makes a great gift for outdoorsy dads, partners in adventure, and dapper yetis. Handmade by brothers Jeremy and Stevie Fury in New York City.



Patriot Man Soap & Candle Set

FRI, 15 DEC 2017 09:40:33 EST

(image) He can wear stars and stripes without clashing. Preferred mode of transportation: Bald eagle. Super power? Same as all Americans: Democracy. He's Patriot Man, and he smells like freedom. This dynamic candle and soap bar duo combines the smoky, spicy scents of campfire and fresh-cut tobacco. The retro-inspired red, white, and blue packaging takes us back to the days when gas station signs were things of beauty and cars had muscle, not motherboards. Vegan and blended with natural oils, the pair makes a great gift for handy dads, Blue Angel-loving buds, and Chuck Norris. Handmade by brothers Jeremy and Stevie Fury in New York City.



Ribolla Wine Glass Set

FRI, 15 DEC 2017 09:26:19 EST

(image) Bright pops of color whirl and dance around these festive glasses, adding charisma to your table setting. Designer Massimo Lunadron carefully crafts the set of four using the "lamp working" technique, a delicate fusing of colored glass with transparent borosilicate. The result is one-of-a-kind, making a festive wedding present or housewarming gift, or giving your own dinner parties a bit of fun and fizzle. Hand-blown in Italy.



Bubble Nesting Bowl Set

FRI, 15 DEC 2017 09:20:34 EST

(image) Light plays across a textured silhouette to dramatic effect in this handmade set of three nesting bowls. Mouth-blown from recycled glass by Mexican artisans, each piece features an eye-catching ombre effect that's integral to the glass. Their rich coloring and organic surface offers tactile appeal for your kitchen and tablescape, and makes a distinctive hostess or wedding gift. Handmade in Mexico.



Glass Ocean Wave Sculpture

FRI, 15 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) Wind sculpts seawater into waves: rising, twirling swells of energy. On a smaller scale, Richard Glass crafts his sculptural interpretation of a wave using colorful metal oxides and centrifugal force. "The glass is hot and wants to do its own thing," he says. "Its movement is unpredictable." Instead of trying to control that movement, he allows the wave to fold and bend naturally. The result is this spectacular centerpiece with rich, organic complexities. Display the sculpture on a mantle or dining table, or give it to a loved one who treasures the coast. Handmade in Devon, England. We spoke with Richard, and we asked him, "Why glass?" Find out what he had to say on our blog.



Cast Iron Touch Lamp

THU, 14 DEC 2017 17:40:19 EST

(image) How would you describe your design aesthetic? If you answered, "Industrial-cool with a touch of Thomas Edison chic," let us introduce you to this handcrafted lamp. Sturdy with a vintage feel, the piece starts with a block of hand-carved wood, topped with a cast-iron mechanical part. Fastened to that is a porcelain socket fitted with an Edison-style filament bulb (included!). Illuminate it by tapping the iron through three levels of brightness, so you can set the mood, whether it's for displaying, entertaining, or taking notes on your life-changing invention. Handcrafted in Los Angeles—by craftsmen from as many generations back as designer Luke Hobbs can recall.



Soapstone Cooking Press

THU, 14 DEC 2017 17:36:57 EST

(image) Raising the bar for all the others, this soapstone press's natural thermal properties create delicious results in the kitchen. Heat up a pan with the press inside, until both are as hot as you want. Sandwiches and vegetables need just a few minutes under the hot press to reach browned, toasty, melty magnificence. Without having to fire up an actual grill, you can “grill” veggie burgers, veggies like eggplant, asparagus, and zucchini, and any sandwich that could be improved by a good toasting. Experiment with fritters, bar cookies, and quesadillas, or perfect your signature grilled cheese. So go ahead, talk to it. You’ll be using this versatile kitchen tool so often, you may as well strike up a conversation. Made in India.



Ocean Winch Salt And Pepper Mills

THU, 14 DEC 2017 17:36:10 EST

(image) Allow us to cruise this design by you. Inspired by a classic sailing winch, these sleek grinders give meals a delicious sprinkle of seasoning. Each mill is constructed from durable stainless steel, aluminum, and ceramic, adding a nautical touch to your tabletop. Finished with an elegant cherry wood base, they stay secure whether you’re seasoning at home or on the high seas. Made in China. Spices not included.



Portable Solar Charging Panel

THU, 14 DEC 2017 17:32:49 EST

(image) The sun pours endless, useable energy on us all day long. Meanwhile, addicted to our electronic devices, or camping off-grid, we worry about dying batteries. Keep calm and capture the sun's juice with this lightweight, super slim, and very smart solar panel. The onboard battery stores the energy for later, so you can charge devices and lights when you need to. Setup is simple, and the internal microprocessor automatically optimizes sun power collection. Cache some rays! (Or, when the sun's not out, charge it the conventional way when you need to.)Note: This paragraph is for you solar gearheads.A misaligned panel can lose up to 30% of the available sun wattage; this one has an integrated sundial to let you know exactly what direction it should face. The kickstand helps you keep it in that position on any terrain, and corner latches attach to a backpack so you can charge as you hike. Solar panels lose efficiency when they heat up: this one's ultrathin to dissipate heat quickly. The smart, onboard microprocessor draws as much power as possible without overloading the system, allowing faster charging times. Made in China.



Menopod Instant Cooling Device

THU, 14 DEC 2017 17:28:43 EST

(image) It's not fair. Finally, the decades of pelvic pain and bloating are ending. But just then, the body's cooling system goes wonky, ushering in hellish hot flashes and severe night sweats.The Menopod is a durable, palm-sized, electronic gadget that provides nearly instant relief. Unlike ice, which goes from too cold to messy and melted, with only a brief sweet spot in between, the Menopod gets to the ideal, cooling temperature—41 degrees Fahrenheit—and stays there. Just press a button and hold it to the back of your neck for one minute. No scary hormones, no annoying mess, just sleek, technology-enabled, relief.For working women, especially, the Menopod could be a godsend (it even purposely resembles a computer mouse, so it blends into a work setting). The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reports that an average of 27 million women—20% of the American workforce—experience menopause each year. 80% of them are symptomatic, and none of them want to be interrupted, much less sidelined, by hot flashes and uncomfortable sweating. Its battery can be charged from either a USB or standard outlet. Designed in Canada. Made in China.



Indigo Dye Kit

THU, 14 DEC 2017 17:24:27 EST

(image) Make plain old sheets, clothing, or curtains look like they’ve been dipped in sky with Megan Mussari's Indigo Dye Kit. Megan's interest in natural dyes—especially indigo, one that people have used for over 6,000 years—blossomed while she was working with the synthetic kind in the fashion industry. She developed this kit so that everyone could try the ancient, plant-derived dye. Indigo creates shades ranging from pale blue to almost black, depending on how any times the fabric is dipped. The kit contains all the "ingredients" and tools needed to give some faded or stained linens or duds beautiful celestial hues—and a whole new life. Components made in China and Thailand. Assembled in New York City.



Bath Decor Global Gift Basket

THU, 14 DEC 2017 17:11:36 EST

(image) Privy, WC, baño—whatever you call your bathroom, infuse it with international style through this basket of handmade, globally sourced goods. The ceramic soap dish and toothbrush cup are festively hand painted with traditional motifs in Tunisia, and the rustic tissue box cover is hand woven from palm leaves by artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. Complete with a tasseled Indian cotton hand towel, this bazaar-in-a-box is coordinated to add a touch of worldly charm to your master or guest bath, or to give as a distinctive housewarming gift. Handmade in Tunisia, Mexico, and India.



DIY Bluetooth Speaker

THU, 14 DEC 2017 17:07:28 EST

(image) Fancy yourself an amateur engineer with this DIY kit that has an entertaining outcome: portable tunes. Work your puzzle solving skills to fit the parts together with ease (in about an hour), and the result is this vibrant, geometric design that plays your favorite tunes in high-quality. Bonus: Your self-made player can go with you anywhere, so you can jam on-the-go for up to 10 hours per charge. It’s a gift that will strike a chord with music lovers and tech enthusiasts alike. Made in China.



Good At Naps Throw

THU, 14 DEC 2017 17:05:17 EST

(image) Putting pants on. Getting out of dinner plans. Taking a long afternoon snooze. We think a person can have lots of talents. If you're supremely (or even marginally) good at napping, you deserve recognition with this cozy, 100% cotton blanket. Featuring a bold, graphic knit, the design champions the dreamers of the world with the phrase "Good at Naps." It's a friendly reminder that not all heroes wear capes, some prefer a blanket. Made in New York.



Things They Don't Teach You In School Game

THU, 14 DEC 2017 17:04:33 EST

(image) Your edumacation may have taught you important things like what the capital of Moldova is (Chișinău) and how many signers of the Declaration of Independence weren't American-born (8). The trivia in this game starts where that fancy book learnin' stops. Why doesn't the Mona Lisa have eyebrows? In what year was shampoo invented? Why do you write Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy with a dot after the initial, when Harry S Truman is written without one? The info is so random that nobody is likely to have an edge, making this trivia game more suspenseful and surprise-filled than most. The 400 fun facts, random factoids, and tidbits of totally useless knowledge spark giggles and chatter in equal measure, adding up to precisely 10.724 tons o' fun. Made in Poland.



Nebula Implosion Glass Necklace

THU, 14 DEC 2017 17:03:04 EST

(image) Glass artist Madeline Rile Smith's pendants capture the dynamic, glowing patterns of interstellar nebula. Like their real-life, outer space models, these tiny replicas inspire a sense of wonder. Working with fire, heat, color, gravity, tools, and serious know-how, she creates mini-space landscapes of mesmerizing, jewel-like beauty. Because working with glass involves temperature, flame, and color chemistry—all volatile—each pendant is a unique work of wearable art. Made from sturdy borosilicate glass, they are fully kiln-annealed for maximum durability. Handmade in Philadelphia.



Chrysanthemum Implosion Glass Necklace

THU, 14 DEC 2017 13:13:53 EST

(image) Beautiful chrysanthemums, long symbolic of optimism, joy, and long friendship, are the topic of hundreds of classic Chinese poems. With these pendants, glass artist Madeline Rile Smith honors their blossoms in her own medium. Madeline works with fire, heat control, color, gravity, tools, and serious know-how to create the stunning, 3D effect of petals enclosed in clear glass. Because of the volatility of temperature, flame, and chemistry, each pendant is a little different from the next, making every one a unique work of wearable art. Made from sturdy borosilicate glass, they are fully kiln-annealed for maximum durability. Handmade in Philadelphia.



Mixed Metals Ray Of Light Necklace

THU, 14 DEC 2017 13:04:07 EST

(image) This necklace proves Fernanda Sibilia must have been a mermaid in her past life (or maybe still is?). The brass and copper medallions look as if they’ve been plucked straight from a sunken shipwreck, with levels of patina that vary from vivid turquoise to patterned metallic. A double brass chain adds to its unique design, making it a stand-out piece for brunches on the reef and power lunches with Neptune. Handmade in Argentina.



Mixed Metals Loops Necklace

THU, 14 DEC 2017 12:52:44 EST

(image) She didn't care for roller coasters or ringlets, but these loops? So lovely. Fernanda Sibilia uses her signature mix of materials—brass and copper here—and adds patinas to create this modern take on a traditional chain necklace. Designed to stand out against a bright white tee and little black dress alike. Handmade in Argentina.



My Miniature Library

THU, 14 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) Once upon a time, there was a library full of tiny tales and diminutive storybooks. Were they made by industrious, bookbinding elves? Hardly. They were made by a crafty young reader from this cute kit. Budding book artists can create an adorable collection of 30 miniature volumes that you can really read (magnifying glass not included). From illustrated fairytales like The Frog Prince to well-loved nursery rhymes like The Owl & The Pussycat and books of birds, butterflies, and flowers, this doll-sized library also comes with a sweet little bookcase to assemble. The set includes templated titles like "My Miniature Adventure" and two blank books to complete with their own stories and drawings. Even the book-like box opens to become a reading nook playset. When story time is done, it's a handy place to store everything until the next round of play. It makes a great do-it-yourself gift for creative fairy librarians. Includes detailed instruction booklet. Made in China.



Embroidery Patch Kit

THU, 14 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) Needle and thread may well become your favorite art tools once you take a stab—actually, a stitch—at embroidery with Megan Mussari's beginner's DIY kit. Decorate a favorite denim jacket, make patches or bookmarks, or create unique, embroidery wall hangings. Simple projects, using the decidedly non-traditional designs provided, lead to show off-worthy results. Everything needed to learn basic stitches comes inside a neat tin box: recycled denim and linen patches, and high-quality embroidery tools, floss, thread, and a hoop. Components made in China and Thailand. Assembled in New York City.



Sangria Fruit Serving Pitcher

THU, 14 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) If anyone knows sangria, it's Luis Herram, Carles Marquina, and Francesc Duart. The designers hail from Valencia, Spain, aka the sangria capital of the world. It's no wonder then that they'd design a simpler way to sip your favorite fruit-infused refreshment. Their sleek stoneware pitcher allows you to drink the wine without fruit splash mishaps, then enjoy the wine-soaked fruit from the basin at the top. It also keeps your drink cool without using ice that dilutes the piquant flavors. Complete with an interior turquoise glaze reminiscent of the Spanish seaside, it's a festive gift for wine lovers and party hosts. Handmade in Valencia, Spain.



Japanese Sashiko Denim Patch Kit

THU, 14 DEC 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) Your favorite, perfectly worn-in jeans have gone from "distressed look" to "distress call." Repairing is caring, but with "slow textile" maker Megan Mussari's kit, you don't just patch tears and worn spots—you also adorn your old denim friends with one-of-a-kind artistry. Both decorative and practical, sashiko is a centuries-old Japanese folk technique of embroidery mending based on the simple running stitch. Antique sashiko pieces are now highly prized by collectors; now you can easily sew your own using the kit's special sashiko thread and needles. Make beautiful repairs to your highly prized denim and give it its longest possible life. The kit also includes pins and cushion, needle threader, recycled denim patches in varying colors, and instructions. Components made in China and Thailand. Assembled in New York City.