Gift Guide: Nesting

Artist’s Spoon Crock

$135

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From Brooklyn-based photographer and potterer Helen Levi, the Artist’s Spoon Crock is elevated without becoming impractical, whimsical without becoming kitsch. The stoneware vessel’s speckled rainbow pattern, coated in a clear glaze, adds color and flair to any kitchen.

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The Future Perfect + Hiro Clark Hoodie

$164

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From LA-based clothing and accessories brand Hiro Clark, this classic black long-sleeve hooded sweatshirt comes adorned with the logo (albeit upside down) of acclaimed contemporary design gallery The Future Perfect. Made in Canada from 100% French Terry of the utmost quality, the ultra-soft hoodie features a comfortable, relaxed cut. This apt collaborative capsule includes a 100% combed cotton jersey T-shirt, too.

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Brooklyn-based artist and designer Piera Bochner’s Romanesco candle is a study in maximalism and eccentricity. Handcrafted by the artist, this beeswax candle is modeled after Romanesco broccoli in custom, spirited colorways. As the candle burns, the wax drips down unconventional paths, forming new color patterns and structures. An investigation into the multiplicity of wax, wick and fire as well as a functional art piece, Bochner’s …

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“Ikebana Practice #1” Print

$30

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Just as ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, emphasizes observing and appreciating the beauty of nature, Lauren Doughty’s “Ikebana Practice #1” print celebrates the forms and shapes of bouquets through warm yet lively hues. Printed on Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper with a matte finish, this London-based illustrator’s giclée print is packed and signed by the artist and comes in protective cardboard. Price is in …

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NYC-based Staff adds personality to household objects, and their oven mitts are no exception. Made from a food-grade silicone outer layer and a soft cotton fiber interior, these contrastingly colored mitts feature a joyful smile overlaid on a textured surface that improves grip. They can withstand temperatures from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 446, making these charming kitchen essentials as functional as they are design forward.

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Family-owned and operated by Jayna and Justin Roy, Boonies is a metal fabrication studio that applies contemporary design to traditional objects, as is the case with their U Candle Holder. Handcrafted in the US from steel, this piece dazzles as a balanced structure (inspired by macaroni) that features two standard tapers on either end. Finished with either a violet or rose powder coating, makes for …

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This colorful, playful plywood tissue box helps bring a bit of joy to those runny nose or tear-wiping moments—brightening the mood of your bathroom, therapist’s coffee table or bedside. Designed by Dusen Dusen for Areaware, it fits over any standard sized cube-style box of tissues.

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Historic clock manufacturer L’Épée 1839 has once again collaborated with experimental time-telling brand MB&F to create the Orb, a transformative, futuristic clock that resembles a high-tech eye. Comprised of four segments that surround the dial, the Orb can be positioned fully closed, fully open or somewhere in between for swivel, hanging or balanced structuring. Behind this cutting-edge design, a L’Épée 1839 hour-striking clock with an …

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Black Cypress Candle

$42

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The balsam fir, woody sage, rock rose and bayberry scents of Apotheke’s Black Cypress candle combine for a rich fragrance that’s ideal for wintery days. Crafted from a soy wax blend that burns for approximately 60 to 70 hours, the candles are made in the US. This particular iteration comes in a white ceramic vessel (contrasting the deep green wax) with a clean design that …

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Named after the Bauhaus artist and designer Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, Block Shop’s Alma Robe is composed of 100% Belgian linen that’s been block-printed in cobalt blue by fifth-generation master printers in Jaipur. The LA-based textile, art, and design studio invests 5% of the profits into their own Community Health Camps, hosted biannually in Jaipur.

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Tom of Finland 2022 Wall Calendar

$22

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Produced by Peachy Kings and printed on heavy paper stock, this Tom of Finland 2022 wall calendar includes 13 of the pioneering queer artist’s figurative illustrations. Classic Tom of Finland characters—some clothed, others nude, all bulging—make each month an extraordinary one.

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