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Young Alexander
Puff Puff Pass Ashtray
$45

This ashtray—handmade by Brooklyn-based designers Deirdre Shea and Na Kim aka Young Alexander—blends the perfect amount of sophistication with a playful, rebellious nature. Boasting real gold luster, the "Puff Puff Pass" ashtray is a subtle way to make sure your guests abide by the unspoken rules.

Billur Kazaz
Watercolor Scarf
$45

Sometimes, scarves are just so nice that you're afraid to wear them out at all. For the first time, Brooklyn-based illustrator Billur Kazaz has transferred her watercolor designs onto quality scarves—but keeps the price affordable so you can run, splash and sweat with scarf in tow without a worry. Made in Turkey, with production overseen by Kazaz herself, these scarves are a fun, versatile way to add a pop of color to your day.

Hender Scheme
Home Bank
$90

Tokyo-based Ryo Kashiwazaki's label Hender Scheme has become known for its thoughtfully designed shoes—many of which are crafted from natural, un-dyed leather. Kashiwazaki gives the same attention to this Home Bank made from raw cow leather. It's a beautiful place to drop your loose change and, on those "rainy days," it's simple to take coins out without breaking it at all.

Lily Camera
Self-Flying Camera
$499

Born out of the basement of a UC Berkeley robotics lab, Lily is a radio controller-free camera that starts recording as soon as you throw it in the air. Whether you're snowboarding or surfing, the waterproof quadcopter follows (and films) you around via a small GPS tracker you wear, and uses computer vision technology to keep you center of the shot. More robot than drone, Lily is a camera of the future—literally, as orders won't ship until February 2016, but to reward your patience, they're offering a hefty $500 discount.

Constance Guisset
Cumulus Oil Diffuser
$111

French design studio Constance Guisset has created a special product with their "Cumulus," an essential oil diffuser whose function is as calming as its design. Aptly name, the diffuser is shaped like a puffy cloud and made from matter porcelain that is soft to the touch. While underneath, there is a high-tech, functioning diffuser, the outside of this piece conveys a dreamy and peaceful vibe.

Erik Parker
Hello Skate Deck
$100

Stuttgart, Germany-born, NYC-based artist Erik Parker's signature style of bold graphics and neon hues have been masterfully applied to a skateboard for his new Hello Skate Deck. Adapted from his 2014 painting "Hello," the limited edition deck is made from hard rock Maple and blends tradition with subculture in a wild style.

Cool Hunting Editions
Limited Edition Starfleet Machine
$34,500

Modeled after an intergalactic space station is the Starfleet Machine, a table clock dreamt up by horological design house MB&F and engineered by Switzerland's oldest clockmaker L’Epée 1839. Cool Hunting has partnered with MB&F to create a distinct version with bright blue domes—and only 10 have been made. 48 jewels, a 40-day power reserve and moving laser-gun turrets are just a few of the painstakingly crafted details found in this artful masterpiece that will delight clock nerds and Trekkies alike.

Aelfie Oudghiri and Alex Proba
Aelfie + Studio Proba Rug No. 5
$1,675

Aelfie Oudghiri and Alex Proba both attended medical school, but changed course and ended up as prolific designers. The two have collaborated on a stunning collection of rugs for the home—all inspired by Kurdish weavings and mid-century design. The results are bold, colorful and definitely statement-making. Five designs have been made in a strictly limited edition of three each, and our pick is Rug No. 5, a pink, blue and lavender hued carpet accented by a strong black and white geometric pattern.

Cheryl Humphreys
Unimpressed Print
$150

LA-based artist Cheryl Humphreys uses the technique of blind embossing to slightly raise the words "We Are Not Impressed" on paper, resulting in a minimalist print that can be felt as much as it can be seen. It's artwork with attitude.

Apolis
Utility Apron
$98

The latest from Apolis, a certified B Corp that aims to empower disenfranchised people through equal opportunity (in place of charity), is a durable apron made from hemp canvas with three pockets and an adjustable leather strap. Whether you're hard at work in the studio or the kitchen, this versatile piece will keep what's underneath pristine.

Third Drawer Down Studio and Craig Damrauer
Modern Art Key Ring
$12

Boasting the statement "Modern Art = I Could Do That + Yeah, But You Didn’t," this fabric key ring by Third Drawer Down Studio and Craig Damrauer are part of the New Math Collection. New Orleans-based Damrauer's New Math project lasted from 2008 to 2014 and explored tangible and intangible concepts, from rumors to truth and teen angst (one example: Uncle = Dad + Fun). The bold equation on modern art remains one of the truest—and funniest.

Prestel
Print is Dead. Long Live Print.
$35

Compiled by The Guardian journalist Ruth Jamieson, "Print is Dead. Long Live Print" is a hardcover tome that looks at independent publications—and explores the reason they are thriving in a time when traditional magazines are struggling. Jamieson profiles the pubs that she thinks are the best in the world—with themes reaching from sports to current affairs and the arts—through imagery, words and quotes from editors and founders. A fascinating look at the current state of publishing, but also an introduction to new titles like the bilingual English-Japanese "Cat People."

Proper Assembly
No. 3 Cinch Bag Baja
$125

Young Brooklyn-based brand Proper Assembly has a small collection of beautifully designed evergreen bags that champion functionality, quality and affordability. They're able to accomplish this by partnering directly with a manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic that's been making luxury accessories for decades. Proper Assembly's durable yet super-light cinch bags, with leather cord drawstrings and shoulder pads, are available in Japanese denim, Italian linen/polymide as well as our favorite: Italian wool. Each purchase supports The Adventure Project in their goal of eradicating poverty in developing regions by providing employment.

Incausa
Bronze Singing Meditation Bowl
$200

Aside from their pure incense, Greenpoint's Incausa offers bronze, hand-hammered singing bowls from Tibet that vibrate with beautiful harmonic overtones when rubbed or struck. Not only beautiful to look at, the bowl helps guide you into a meditative state (especially when cars are honking outside your window) as you follow its almost infinite frequencies into emptiness and stillness. This Bath & Meditation gift set also includes incense, fragrant handmade soap and clay incense-holder. More importantly, Incausa's fair trade and social business mission ensures that this is a gift that keeps on giving back to the craftsmen and indigenous people who make it.

Minotaur
JAXA Reversible Climbing Jacket
$248

Boasting a spectacular image taken by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) land-observing satellite "DAICHI," this climbing jacket from Minotaur is reversible and comes in three colorways: blue, green or black. The photo is of the rainforest island Yakushima—a UNESCO World Heritage site that serves as a sanctuary for wildlife, including monkeys and loggerhead turtles.

The Sill
Kokedama Moss Ball with Fern
$48

This Kokedama from NYC-based The Sill is a bundle of green joy wrapped in a moss ball. An art-form developed by the Japanese, it's an eye-catching way to hold plants, setting them free from pots or planters—you can even hang them. Choose from three different ferns and toss out your ho-hum succulents to make room for this living sculpture. Best of all, the Kokedama doesn't require a lot of maintenance beyond a weekly five-minute bath—staying true to The Sill's mission to make beautiful, unique indoor plants much more accessible (and less scary). National shipping available.

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