Gift Guide: Design Desires

The Epic Patchwork Body Pillow

$180

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Made from deadstock linen tinted with low-impact dyes and with an LA-made insert, this body pillow from Lindsay Rose Medoff’s sustainable sewing and production shop, Suay, is a design-forward, cozy home addition. Featuring patchwork in three different colorways (oatmeal, mustard or indigo), the pillow transforms upcycled materials into a lush way to lounge.

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Washed Cotton Bedding Bundle

$268

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From Revival, the washed cotton bedding bundle possess a soft but natural feel thanks to a 100% OEKO-TEX certified cotton composition. With a 300 thread count, this minimal but sophisticated set is available in nine colorways—some solid, some patterned, and all able to be mixed and matched. The bundle comes complete with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, four pillowcases and a duvet cover.

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Swirling with color and character, these mini cat figures from ceramicist Eleni Kontos double as ring holders. The series features different cats, each in various poses from kitties stretching and sitting to rolling around. They are sold separately but specific cats can be ordered upon request.

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“Do Not Fuck About With It” Print

$600

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David Shrigley—a multi-disciplinary artist whose off-kilter and humorous work captures the quotidian and disquieting—focuses on climate change in his aptly titled print “Do Not Fuck About With It.” Printed on Munken Lynx poster paper, this print comes in an edition of 250 and features a hand holding the globe with the title of the piece across the top.

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From Five Metal Shop, a creative studio based in both Taiwan and Hong Kong, this little 2023 calendar elevates the traditional with bold and bright designs. Printed on superfine 30gsm paper and featuring 100% manual binding, it measures 7.24 by 4.84 inches, making it an ideal desk accessory.

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Resin “Table-Mates” Coasters

$20

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Created by renowned architect, urban planner and designer Gaetano Pesce for his 1998 Fish Design collection, the Table-Mates coasters are awash in endless color combinations and entrancing spherical patterns. Handmade from resin, the sets of two come in bold colorways (like turquoise and purple) and more subtle tones (like black and pale pink). Price is in Euros.

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From Brooklyn-based Sticky Glass, founded and helmed by Grace Whiteside, the Bubble Pitcher #4 is part of the Bubble collection—full of delightfully bulbous objects in retro-leaning colors. Its handblown nature means that hot liquids and microwaves should be avoided, but this glorious vessel is just as attractive whether in use or on display.

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Chrysanthemum Bowl

$255

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Australian artist Kate Rohde (represented by Pieces of Eight Gallery in Melbourne and Culture Object in NYC) creates wildly colorful, playful objects with resin. With an appearance like an artifact from a fairytale, each unique Chrysanthemum Bowl has been hand-cast in food-safe resin and whether in use or not it adds whimsy to a room. Price is in AUD.

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Small Hanging Grow Light

$150

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Glowing with a precise photosynthetic spectrum that’s beneficial to plants, Soltech Solutions’ Hanging Grow Light supports indoor gardening in areas with lower sunlight. The smaller iteration of this luminous system (which includes a guidebook, the LED bulb, one 15-foot fabric cord, an outlet timer, a three-pack of ceiling hooks, two wall fairleads and one swag hook) is ideal for small- to medium-sized houseplants. (A larger …

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Polytope Ashtray

$800

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Designed by Andrew O Hughes for design-forward smokeware brand Tetra, the Polytope Ashtray is a functional decorative object, made from rose-citrine dichroic glass that was hand-cast into a rhombus shape. Artful and entrancing, the ashtray shape-shifts through colors as the lighting changes.

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Reservoir Table Planter

$198

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Handmade in Brooklyn by multidisciplinary designer Virginia Sin and her team, the two-piece Reservoir Table Planter pairs a cone-shaped vessel with a stand that doubles as a drainage dish. Together, the simple, playful geometries complement the elegant stoneware texture. The functional ceramic piece measures 6.75 by 6.75 by 9.5 inches.

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Danish design brand HAY partnered with NYC-based chef and designer Laila Gohar on a charming range of dining and decor pieces for the Sobremesa collection. From it, the Sobremesa tablecloth is a linen-cotton blend accessory embroidered with playful shapes including matches, flowers, fruits and more. Measuring 118.11 by 55.11 inches, it’s available in green or white and adds a dash of joy and whimsy to …

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