Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

We don’t need much of an intro for this, because hell, you understand the concept of a gift guide. Here are a few picks from us that maybe you, your friends, and family will be into too!

Gregory

Brass Himmeli sculpture – I love geometric forms and epiphytes, so it’s a case of double happiness seeing this pyramid swing set for my favorite airplant for spritzing and display.

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Rob Sato notebook sketch one-of-a-kind archival prints – I was blown away recently by the stunning imaginary landscape/architecture worlds of artist Rob Sato, most recently at the Giant Robot Biennale and GR2 gallery show. Most of his work is just on the outskirts of what I can impulse buy, but these unique sketches are just $10 and capture the early ideation of a gifted artist.

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Poketo Linen Slippers – There’s always someone trying to rationalize wearing shoes inside the house, but that’s like someone telling me we should eat with our hands without washing them. I noticed while visiting Japan guests are given slippers to hide their shy toes and keep feet warm. Linen will feel lightweight and look great, and hopefully provide a compromise between politeness, hygiene, and comfort.

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Isle Curiosities Series Skate decks – As a kid of the 80s and 90’s these decks sort of capture everything I remember about being young, dumb, and full of…ahem…fun. These are 2014 year models, but you can still hunt them down online. I was thinking of purchased the trio as wall art and mounting them between bookshelves.

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Haku Sakura Cherry Blossom Shoyu – I’ve been trying to learn more about the different varieties of soy sauces across Asia; most variations tend to be concentrated in depth and flavor, but this one is interesting because it’s so very light in color and infused with cherry blossoms. The color has a bourbon hue and I bet this would help make for a delicious soba noodle marinade.

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Kiran

Merge VR Goggles – There’s a ton of new VR (err 360 video) being produced, but Google Cardboard doesn’t cut it. Toss on a comfy foam headset and pop your iPhone or Android inside. Plus, it’s super funny to watch people using these for the first time.

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Holstee Manifesto Mug – Encourage someone to live their life fully.

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HIBR Pillow – Because a better night’s sleep is an amazing investment.

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Vinyl Record Subscription – Give the gift of vinyl records and hopefully gatherings of friends that circle up around the turntable. Try Vinyl Me, PleaseVNYL, or pair vinyl with food at Turntable Kitchen.

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California Sunday Magazine – It has consistently put out interesting stories you wouldn’t hear about in mainstream media. The photography is exceptional too.

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LIFE CO. Paper – Some truly beautiful paper for snail mail, analog to-do lists, or a note to your lover.

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Catrina

Nine Lives T-Shirt – A human going through an angsty teen phase is usually not cool. A cat going through an angsty teenage phase is awesome.

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Map: Exploring the World – I spotted this book at the bookstore and I can’t stop thinking about it. Sometimes it’s included in the things I think about before I go to sleep at night.

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Washington State University Creamery Cougar Gold Cheese – My mom’s side of the family has been exchanging cans of this cheese as Christmas gifts for more than ten years. It’s so good I just eat it in chunks like a monster instead of slicing it and eating it with crackers like a normal person.

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David

Mollusk Fisherman Sweater – You only need one thing this winter.

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