Gestalten

Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

$50

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€50 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> €50 Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams The man who taught us to “question everything generally thought to be obvious” is celebrated in Gestalten’s book “Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams.” One of the most influential designers of all time, the book is both a retrospective and contemporary reevaluation of his work and philosophy on design. Available from Amazon for $50. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams The man who taught us to “question everything generally thought to be obvious” is celebrated in Gestalten’s book “Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams.” One of the most influential designers of all time, the book is both a retrospective and contemporary reevaluation of his work and philosophy on design. Available from Amazon for $50. The man who taught us to “question everything generally thought to be obvious” is celebrated in Gestalten’s book “Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams.” One of the most influential designers of all time, the book is both a retrospective and contemporary reevaluation of his work and philosophy on design.

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Greener Pup

Greener Pup Beds

$53

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$53 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $53 Greener Pup Beds Probably the best dog bed out there. Each bed contains 70-120 recycled plastic bottles as filler, and is covered by luxury fabrics recycled from high end home projects. On top of that, 100% of profits go to the Ace of Hearts Foundation which places shelter dogs into loving homes. Show your dog some love this holiday. Available from Greener Pup starting at $53. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Greener Pup Beds Probably the best dog bed out there. Each bed contains 70-120 recycled plastic bottles as filler, and is covered by luxury fabrics recycled from high end home projects. On top of that, 100% of profits go to the Ace of Hearts Foundation which places shelter dogs into loving homes. Show your dog some love this holiday. Available from Greener Pup starting at $53. Probably the best dog bed out there. Each bed contains 70-120 recycled plastic bottles as filler, and is covered by luxury fabrics recycled from high end home projects. On top of that, 100% of profits go to the Ace of Hearts Foundation which places shelter dogs into loving homes. Show your dog some love this holiday.

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Storymatic

The Storymatic

$30

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$30 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $30 The Storymatic Like an old-fashioned game of Exquisite Corpse, the Storymatic is the new must have game for your holiday party this season. Players draw two gold cards to find their characters, a person “with a large scar,” “who has never left the city,” and then a white situation card: “batteries are dead.” Let your imagination go from there. Literally trillions of stories can begin with these simple prompts. Use to create a fun parlor game, or on your own when you need a little antidote to writer’s block. Available from The Storymatic for $30. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> The Storymatic Like an old-fashioned game of Exquisite Corpse, the Storymatic is the new must have game for your holiday party this season. Players draw two gold cards to find their characters, a person “with a large scar,” “who has never left the city,” and then a white situation card: “batteries are dead.” Let your imagination go from there. Literally trillions of stories can begin with these simple prompts. Use to create a fun parlor game, or on your own when you need a little antidote to writer’s block. Available from The Storymatic for $30. Like an old-fashioned game of Exquisite Corpse, the Storymatic is the new must have game for your holiday party this season. Players draw two gold cards to find their characters, a person “with a large scar,” “who has never left the city,” and then a white situation card: “batteries are dead.” Let your imagination go from there. Literally trillions of stories can begin with these simple prompts. Use to create a fun parlor game, or on your own when you need a little antidote to writer’s block.

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Cool Hunting’s 2009 Gift Guide

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Constantly updated with our finds—from luxurious hand-sewn boxers ($65) to a Kenny Scharf-designed bong ($400)—this year's Cool Hunting Gift Guide makes a go-to resource for anyone tricky or otherwise on your list. We’ve included gifts for all types (grumpy dads and crafting sisters alike) and at a variety of price points, including under $25 (check out the cult NYC restaurant cookbook "Momofuku" and beyond ($30,000 for a Damascus steel and platinum straight razor). We'll be adding new stuff daily, so check back often to get a dose of Cool Hunting-style holidays.

Birds of Sausalito

Birds of Sausalito Boxers

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$65 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $65 Birds of Sausalito Boxers California-based Birds of Sausalito are offereing one of the most comfortable and luxurious pairs of boxer shorts ever created this holiday season. Hand sewn with luxurious 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton, mother-of-pearl buttons, and the single needle stitch sewing technique, your man will never go back to a regular pair of boxers after trying these on for size. Each boxer comes in its own Pima Cotton pouch for easy gift giving. Available from Birds Boxers for $65. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Birds of Sausalito Boxers California-based Birds of Sausalito are offereing one of the most comfortable and luxurious pairs of boxer shorts ever created this holiday season. Hand sewn with luxurious 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton, mother-of-pearl buttons, and the single needle stitch sewing technique, your man will never go back to a regular pair of boxers after trying these on for size. Each boxer comes in its own Pima Cotton pouch for easy gift giving. Available from Birds Boxers for $65. California-based Birds of Sausalito are offereing one of the most comfortable and luxurious pairs of boxer shorts ever created this holiday season. Hand sewn with luxurious 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton, mother-of-pearl buttons, and the single needle stitch sewing technique, your man will never go back to a regular pair of boxers after trying these on for size. Each boxer comes in its own Pima Cotton pouch for easy gift giving.

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Liddabit

Liddabit Sweets

$6

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$6 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $6 Liddabit Sweets Brooklyn-based Liddabit Sweets are a CH favorite–especially the caramels and coconut bars. Local ingredients make it even sweeter. Available from Liddabit Sweets from $6. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Liddabit Sweets Brooklyn-based Liddabit Sweets are a CH favorite–especially the caramels and coconut bars. Local ingredients make it even sweeter. Available from Liddabit Sweets from $6. Brooklyn-based Liddabit Sweets are a CH favorite—especially the caramels and coconut bars. Local ingredients make it even sweeter.

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Barton Perreira

Albert Maysles Glasses

$350

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$350 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $350 Albert Maysles Glasses Designed after the legendary Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter documentary filmmaker’s own glasses, the new Albert Maysles frames are the thing to transform any look this season. Maysles sent in his own 1960s frames to designer Barton Perreira to reproduce in updated lighter frames, available in white, black, and cloud. A percentage of proceeds benefits the Maysles Institute. Available from Barneys for $350. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Albert Maysles Glasses Designed after the legendary Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter documentary filmmaker’s own glasses, the new Albert Maysles frames are the thing to transform any look this season. Maysles sent in his own 1960s frames to designer Barton Perreira to reproduce in updated lighter frames, available in white, black, and cloud. A percentage of proceeds benefits the Maysles Institute. Available from Barneys for $350. Designed after the legendary Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter documentary filmmaker’s own glasses, the new Albert Maysles frames are the thing to transform any look this season. Maysles sent in his own 1960s frames to designer Barton Perreira to reproduce in updated lighter frames, available in white, black, and cloud. A percentage of proceeds benefits the Maysles Institute.

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Global Goods Partners

Beer Pot Candle

$18

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$18 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $18 Beer Pot Candle The hand coiled ceramic pot is a common item found in Swaziland. Usually used as a beer drinking pot it has been put to a new use as a candle holder. The proceeds help support AIDS orphans. Available from Global Goods Partners for $18. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Beer Pot Candle The hand coiled ceramic pot is a common item found in Swaziland. Usually used as a beer drinking pot it has been put to a new use as a candle holder. The proceeds help support AIDS orphans. Available from Global Goods Partners for $18. The hand coiled ceramic pot is a common item found in Swaziland. Usually used as a beer drinking pot it has been put to a new use as a candle holder. The proceeds help support AIDS orphans.

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Kiehl's

Argan Oil Products

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$25-$55 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $25-$55 Kiehl’s Argan Oil Products Among our favorite products this year, Kiehl’s line with Argan oil ranks near the top of the list. Argan trees are found only in Morocco, and the oil from their nuts has been used in the kitchen and in skin care products for centuries. Limited editions of the Superbly Restorative Body Lotion benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance charity. Available from Kiehl’s, from $25-$55. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Kiehl’s Argan Oil Products Among our favorite products this year, Kiehl’s line with Argan oil ranks near the top of the list. Argan trees are found only in Morocco, and the oil from their nuts has been used in the kitchen and in skin care products for centuries. Limited editions of the Superbly Restorative Body Lotion benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance charity. Available from Kiehl’s, from $25-$55. Among our favorite products this year, Kiehl’s line with Argan oil ranks near the top of the list. Argan trees are found only in Morocco, and the oil from their nuts has been used in the kitchen and in skin care products for centuries. Limited editions of the Superbly Restorative Body Lotion benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance charity.

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Foxy & Winston

Foxy & Winston

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$5 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $5 Foxy & Winston Brooklyn-based Foxy & Winston was established by illustrator Jane Buck. She produces stationary, greeting cards, wall art, in addition to a variety of other silk screen-printed products. All of the cards are printed on 100% recycled paper and use non-toxic acrylics. Available from Foxy & Winston for $5. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Foxy & Winston Brooklyn-based Foxy & Winston was established by illustrator Jane Buck. She produces stationary, greeting cards, wall art, in addition to a variety of other silk screen-printed products. All of the cards are printed on 100% recycled paper and use non-toxic acrylics. Available from Foxy & Winston for $5. Brooklyn-based Foxy & Winston was established by illustrator Jane Buck. She produces stationary, greeting cards, wall art, in addition to a variety of other silk screen-printed products. All of the cards are printed on 100% recycled paper and use non-toxic acrylics.

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Kim Kovel

Le Knockout

$119

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$119 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $119 Le Knockout by Kim Kovel This charming necklace was inspired when Kim Kovel came up with the idea to make a gold cast of her baby’s first lost tooth. With so much interest, she decided to create a business out of it. Just send in the tooth you want and it will be cast in 14 or 18 karat gold, to create your very own personalized charm. Available from Le Knockout for $119. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Le Knockout by Kim Kovel This charming necklace was inspired when Kim Kovel came up with the idea to make a gold cast of her baby’s first lost tooth. With so much interest, she decided to create a business out of it. Just send in the tooth you want and it will be cast in 14 or 18 karat gold, to create your very own personalized charm. Available from Le Knockout for $119. Kim Kovel came up with the idea to make a gold cast of her baby’s first lost tooth, and with so much interest, she decided to create a business out of it. Just send in the tooth you want and it will be cast in 14 or 18 karat gold, to create your very own personalized charm.

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Hommage

Hommage Damascene Razor

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$30,000 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $30,000 Hommage Damascene Razor For those who take shaving very, very seriously, no gift will compare to the legendary Hommage Damascene Razor. There are a mere 15 of these bespoke razors worldwide, each one hand-made with 128 layers of welded Damascus steel and sheathed in platinum. The mythical steel can be traced back to the Crusades when Syrian soldiers needed a sword blade durable and sharp enough to last through multiple battles. Available from Hommage for $30,000. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Hommage Damascene Razor For those who take shaving very, very seriously, no gift will compare to the legendary Hommage Damascene Razor. There are a mere 15 of these bespoke razors worldwide, each one hand-made with 128 layers of welded Damascus steel and sheathed in platinum. The mythical steel can be traced back to the Crusades when Syrian soldiers needed a sword blade durable and sharp enough to last through multiple battles. Available from Hommage for $30,000. For those who take shaving very, very seriously, no gift will compare to the legendary Hommage Damascene Razor. There are a mere 15 of these bespoke razors worldwide, each one hand-made with 128 layers of welded Damascus steel and sheathed in platinum. The mythical steel can be traced back to the Crusades when Syrian soldiers needed a sword blade durable and sharp enough to last through multiple battles.

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ThumbTacks

ThumbTacks

$13

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$13 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $13 ThumbTacks This plug-n-play ThumbTack turns any iPod Nano 4G or iPod Touch 2G into a portable digital recorder. An apt, affordable gift for a person always on the go and full of ideas that will change the world. Available from SwitchEasy for $13. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> ThumbTacks This plug-n-play ThumbTack turns any iPod Nano 4G or iPod Touch 2G into a portable digital recorder. An apt, affordable gift for a person always on the go and full of ideas that will change the world. Available from SwitchEasy for $13. This plug-n-play ThumbTack turns any iPod Nano 4G or iPod Touch 2G into a portable digital recorder. An apt, affordable gift for a person always on the go and full of ideas that will change the world.

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Simple Human

Fingerprint-Proof Rectangular Recycler

$180

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$180 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $180 Fingerprint-Proof Rectangular Recycler Simplehuman’s convenient Fingerprint-Proof Rectangular Recycler step trash can has two compartments–one for trash and the other for recyclables–eliminating the need for extra bins cluttering up a tiny kitchen. With a lid that closes slowly instead of banging shut and a 10-year warranty, this will become one as much a classic as your favorite Le Creuset pan. Available from Simplehuman for $180. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Fingerprint-Proof Rectangular Recycler Simplehuman’s convenient Fingerprint-Proof Rectangular Recycler step trash can has two compartments–one for trash and the other for recyclables–eliminating the need for extra bins cluttering up a tiny kitchen. With a lid that closes slowly instead of banging shut and a 10-year warranty, this will become one as much a classic as your favorite Le Creuset pan. Available from Simplehuman for $180. Simplehuman’s convenient Fingerprint-Proof Rectangular Recycler step trash can has two compartments—one for trash and the other for recyclables—eliminating the need for extra bins cluttering up a tiny kitchen. With a lid that closes slowly instead of banging shut and a 10-year warranty, this will become one as much a classic as your favorite Le Creuset pan.

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Matteo Cibic

Papillon Sexuel

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Neema Sadeghi

Barcelona Skyline Print

$23

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$23 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $23 Barcelona Skyline Print Artist Neema Sadeghi produced this amazing image of Barcelona. Available in multiple sizes. Available from Society6 for $23. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Barcelona Skyline Print Artist Neema Sadeghi produced this amazing image of Barcelona. Available in multiple sizes. Available from Society6 for $23. Artist Neema Sadeghi produced this amazing image of Barcelona. Available in multiple sizes.

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