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  1. Branch Hooks

    Branch Hooks

    Taking us back to the basics, these branch hooks require only a tree branch, knife, sandpaper, varnish or paint, and a way to connect it to the wall. Pretty simple, yet makes for a clever gift.

  2. Zippered Pouch

    Zippered Pouch

    Spice up your DIY skills using the light sensitive dye Inkodye. The sun-activated dye can be used on textiles, wood, and any natural fiber. Just one of the many Inkodye-based projects, this fabric...

  3. Woven Lamp

    Woven Lamp

    Lighting your home with a flare of design doesn't have to be expensive. This year, give a handmade woven lamp to brighten another's living space while also adding a hanging piece of inspiration to...

  4. Covered Notebooks

    Covered Notebooks

    For those of us who take a lot of notes day-to-day, receiving a new notebook is always appreciated. These handmade covered notebooks are quick and inexpensive to make, and with endless paper...

  5. Paper-Covered Votives

    Paper-Covered Votives

    Whether you want to stick to the vintage style of Norwegian Cathrineholm enamelware (shown) or vary off with your own design, paper-covered votive candleholders are quick and easy DIY gifts or even...

  6. Calendreco


    Never get confused about the date with this bold, oversize perpetual calendar that features moveable headers and chemical-free paper. Just one quick motion is all it takes to stay ahead of that...


  7. Table Light

    Table Light

    Pros: It’s short and squat, but this lamp's stubby looks—matte black shade, oiled oak legs, and aqua cord—grew on us. Changing bulbs is a breeze—just reach in from the top....


  8. Rook Lamp

    Rook Lamp

    Pros: The linen shade and the chunky walnut base channel a mid-century vibe while bringing it up to date. You can also tilt the base to balance on one leg. Two lamps in one! ...


  9. Tube Top Colors

    Tube Top Colors

    Pros: It’s affordable, dimmable, and available in six jewel-toned hues: yellow, red, hot pink, navy blue, sky blue, and bright green....


  10. F/K/A Lamp

    F/K/A Lamp

    Pros: An attractive energy-efficient lamp on the market! An LED bulb illuminates the F/K/A. The design is pleasantly eccentric: The pull is reminiscent of a vintage library light, and a colorful...


  11. Bright 1

    Bright 1

    Pros: If you desire maximum luminosity from a minimalist design, this one’s for you. Who says design can’t do a body good? Bright 1 is certified for bright-light therapy—a treat...


  12. Snoopy Lamp

    Snoopy Lamp

    Pros: Is it a Goomba from Super Mario Bros.? A strange breed of mushroom? Castiglioni’s striking 1967 marble, glass, and metal design is a surefire conversation starter. ...

  13. Twist Rug

    Twist Rug

    Hardwood floors can give toes a cold and entirely inhospitable morning greeting. This woolly rug will soften the a.m. transition from sleep to stand.

  14. Maya Pendant Lamp

    Maya Pendant Lamp

    Maya, a modular Mermelada Estudio design, is a hexagonal, powder-coated, folded-steel pendant lamp that can be used alone or in a cluster to form a honeycomb of light. Almerich, based in Valencia,...

  15. Ply Side Table

    Ply Side Table

    The angular two-legged Ply side table by Ronan Copia, founder of Valencia-based outdoor furniture company Axthor, is made of heavy-gauge powder-coated steel—a departure from the company's...

  16. Medina Rug

    Medina Rug

    Kilim-style wool rugs from Barcelona's Nani Marquina allude to Spain's Moorish past. Their black and white geometric patterns and bands of color are woven by hand in Pakistan.

  17. Folda Table and Chair

    Folda Table and Chair

    Last year, Ham & Cheese, foudned by Jordi Gisbert and Veronica Coloma in Alcoy, won immediate acclaim and the chance to work with furniture manufacturer Sancal. They returned with space-saving...

  18. Aro Chair

    Aro Chair

    Valencia designer Carlos Tiscar makes joints a virtue in his perfectly round, barrel-shaped molded woo and fabric Aro chair by Capdell, a Valencia manufacturer. Aro's elegant wood legs contrast...

  19. Ryutaro Coffee Table

    Ryutaro Coffee Table

    Viccarbe founder and design director Victor Carrasco (who partners with design think-tank Coalese in San Francisco) uses a minimalist Japanese approach for the design of his new Ryutaro coffee...

  20. Gabion Table

    Gabion Table

    We've long been fans of gabions—those rock filled cages usually used for civil engineering purposes. They've made their way into high-design buildings (thanks, Herzog + de Meuron) and now...


  21. Tulip Lamp

    Tulip Lamp

    Istanbul-based design duo Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar of Autoban took a page from Warren Platner's book for this chic gold-plated steel lamp. We love the taper of this lamp's stem,...


  22. Geo Low Tables

    Geo Low Tables

    An oldie, but goodie from Arik Levy, the Geo Low table is available in three sizes. Arrange an archipelago, or leave solo. We love that this design comes in a powder-coated aluminum version for...

  23. Girard Arabesque Pillows

    Girard Arabesque Pillows

    Back in the 1950s and 1960s, there was no bigger name in fabric design than Alexander Girard, who beginning in 1952 held a twenty year tenure as director of design for Herman Miller's textile...


  24. Era Wall Clock

    Era Wall Clock

    Blomus's Era wall clock is essentially a pretty face—and that's nothing to be ashamed of.


  25. Bottle Grinder

    Bottle Grinder

    In terms of designs for the kitchen, salt and pepper grinders and shakers always seem to catch our eye. This set by Norm Architects' Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Ronn for Menu is especially...