Bringing a hand-picked selection from their Upper East Side outpost to VitsÅ“'s Bond Street space, Cooper-Hewitt makes their first-rate gifts from their shop more accessible to downtown masses through December. The collection of goods uses the address of the furniture showroom to limit the offerings to 33 items, all geared toward design-minded giftees and available pre-wrapped and tax-free. (Cooper-Hewitt members can also bring their card to take advantage of their discount, of course.)
Below, check out a smattering of under-$50 offerings (which sell online too for those outside of NY) that our own Brian Fichtner chose for us.
Braun's classic AB1 Quartz Travel Clock ($44) nails all the basic features in a small, lightweight body that adds a little aesthetic comfort to the most generic of hotel rooms. Plus frequent travelers receiving this as a gift will have one more reason to think of you. In the spirit of gifts with a subtext, the Daruma Money Bank ($36), based on traditional Japanese dolls, encourages positive behavior by following the custom of filling in one eye to set a goal and completing the other eye when the goal's met.
A re-release of British designer Lucienne Day's 1954 tea towel, Night and Day ($40) makes the perfect hostess gift. For people on your list who always come up with new ideas, One Year of White Pages ($35) gives them a chic way to record and organize them.
33 Gifts at 33 Bond Pop-Up
Through 31 December 2009
33 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012 map
tel. +1 917 675 6990