There are those who tear into gifts quickly with little regard for the wrapping, and others who savor the experience, carefully undoing the bow, gently peeling off the tape, and unfolding the paper as if it's part of the present as well. It's pretty safe to say that anything that arrives within a sheet of Loop designer Elissa Brown Barbieri's thoughtful, hand-drawn prints will be considered extra special, and the opening process will no doubt be slowed to a slow, reverent pace. The organic motifs are sustainably produced, just lovely (we've had one hanging as decoration in our work cube for almost a year now), and adorn notecards, jotters, and a new organic textile line, too.
Carefully wrapping a present in this paper by Sanna Annuka makes whatever treasure you're passing along the gift that keeps on giving. The recipient might be more interested in the packaging than what's inside, and we'd be happy to simply frame these prints on their own and put them straight up on the wall. Check out nineteenseventythree (thanks, DK!) for an amazing collection of pretty perfect paper goods.
This isn’t the best-looking machine on the market, but it certainly remains true to the Hoover name as far as suction goes. It’s unfortunate that such a powerful, well-made mechanical system is housed in such a shoddy body. It’s true that it’s what’s inside that counts, but the extraneous cords and overall plastickyness make this the least desirable of the group. While we’re always for Britishisms, we’re going to have to do our hoovering elsewhere.
You can always count on a pendant light to brighten up a room. The Fibonacci lampshade from the MoMA Store was inspired by the eponymous Italian mathematician who explored the complex number sequence behind the spiral-like patterns that appear ever so naturally on pinecones, seashells, and sunflowers.
- Send a super-special note to someone you love. There's something strangely thrilling about a blank piece of loose-leaf, and this fabric sheet will only get better with your hand-embroidered note or doodle.
This lovely felt breadbasket keeps dinner rolls toasty warm and make them easy to pass. It opens like an envelope so you can grab one as it makes its way around the table, and later, it'll fold flat for easy storage.
- For those who adore the beauty of a blank-page-in-waiting, behold! The incredible allure of a hardback book you make yourself is just too damn much to resist.