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  1. Letter Opener and Paperweight

    Letter Opener and Paperweight

    Our Stone Age ancestors used flint as a primitive tool and today, more than 700,000 years later, French designer Ora-Ïto looked to this artifact to influence his elegant letter opener and...

    $250.00

  2. Calendario Bilancia

    Calendario Bilancia

    Move these wood strips side to side to align the date in the middle, but beware: They’re a bit wobbly and won’t stay completely parallel when left or right of center.

    $96.00

  3. Perpetual Calendar

    Perpetual Calendar

    Magnets rule! One sphere miraculously “floats” toward the month while the other slides along the horizontal rail to indicate the date.

    $40.00

  4. Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    A plastic rendition of classic wooden blocks, Cubes makes a splashy desktop addition. Its petite size keeps its bright colors from overtaking your workspace.

    $15.00

  5. Round & Round Calendar

    Round & Round Calendar

    A spin of the finger rotates the plastic panels to reveal the day of the week, date, and month.

    $221.00

  6. Penpal

    Penpal

    Keep your desktop writing implements neat and tidy with this silicone holder available in red, black, and white.

    $14.00

  7. Masters Chair

    Masters Chair

    For this versatile indoor/outdoor seat, Philippe Starck mined the silhouettes of the Arne Jacobsen Series 7, Eames Shell chair, and Saarinen Tulip armchair.

    $244.00

  8. Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop

    Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop

    This is the complete zeitguide to an era of country music concert posters from Nashville's alpha print company, Hatch Show Print. The tome features over 175 illustrations of handcrafted letterpress...

    $35.00

  9. Speak-er Desktop Speakers

    Speak-er Desktop Speakers

    Desktop speakers aren't known for their high aesthetic factor; luckily, designers like music, too, and are working to jazz up the littles boxes of sound.

    $100.00

  10. Rough Trade Album-of-the-Month

    Rough Trade Album-of-the-Month

    London's Rough Trade pioneered the music-as-retail strategy, so trust that this isn't your average CD subscription service. A 3-, 6-, or 12-month membership locks down the must-hear album of the...

    $56.50

  11. Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear Vol. 2

    Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear Vol. 2

    The anticipated follow-up to volume one from 1999, this anthology explores the space between sound and architecture, from "acoustical technologies" to public art and urban planning. Plus,...

    $27.00

  12. NPR Radio

    NPR Radio

    The NPR radio connects via wireless to over 20,000 internet radio stations across the globe, and a portion of the price tag goes right to the beloved non-profit radio station.

    $119.99

  13. 1-Bit Symphony

    1-Bit Symphony

    When the compact disc case is the audio player: Tristan Perich's 1-Bit Symphony is catnip to ambient music fans, tech nerds, and design aficionados alike. The five-movement symphony is played on a...

    $29.99

  14. Edition 10 Headphones

    Edition 10 Headphones

    Yes, there is a pair of headphones that costs as much as a home audio system. The price of the limited-edition Ultrasone Edition 10 is only slightly justified by the fact that only 2,010 pairs of...

    $2745.00

  15. TMA-1 DJ Headphones

    TMA-1 DJ Headphones

    If you can't live with yourself for gifting almost $3K worth of headphone, these limited-edition ear speakers were designed with the help of indie record label Fool's Gold.

    $250.00

  16. Shoehorn Hanger

    Shoehorn Hanger

    The clothes hanger gains a rather pedestrian second use thanks to the London-based design firm Faudet-Harrison. This hanger, made for shoe maven Tracey Neuls's new store in Shoreditch, has a...

  17. Cork Trivet

    Cork Trivet

    The simplest and cutest trivet I've seen in a while, from the Danish company Ferm Living. A chain of cork balls on a raw leather string—so simple, so clever. Plus, affordable!

    $22.00

  18. Fold Unfold Tablecloth

    Fold Unfold Tablecloth

    I ogled this digitally printed tablecloth at the design store HAY in Copenhagen, and was pleased to discover it's available stateside as well. The design, by Copenhagen-based textile and color...

    $160.00

  19. Plus Salt and Pepper Grinder

    Plus Salt and Pepper Grinder

    This salt and pepper grinder, designed by Norway Says for Muuto, is available in white, black, and natural beech wood, but our favorite is this playful multi-colored version. The stacked components...

    $85.00

  20. Kuksa Finnish Camping Cups

    Kuksa Finnish Camping Cups

    We love these hand-carved cups, made from rare arctic birch burl and outfitted with a reindeer leather strap. Apparently the cups are antiseptic and don't need to be cleaned between uses, so they...

    $65.00

  21. Taika Plate

    Taika Plate

    A friend who recently got married registered for Taika dinnerware, and I was immediately smitten with Klaus Haapaniemi's whimsical illustrations for this Iitalia line. Taika (which means "...

    $40.00

  22. Unfold Pendant Light

    Unfold Pendant Light

    Not to over-hype Muuto, but I also covet this soft silicone pendant lamp, designed by Form Us With Love, a Swedish design house. It ships flat, and when you take it out of the box it pops open to...

    $189.00

  23. Björk Pouffe and Rug

    Björk Pouffe and Rug

    I, too, thought these rugs and poufs were homages to the Icelandic singer but no—björk means birch tree in Swedish, and the striated pattern, achieved through a warp of cotton...

    $240.00

  24. Drunk Bar Trunk

    Drunk Bar Trunk

    Here's the gigantic splurge of the bunch; a compact, stylish bar from the Scandinavian designer Gesa Hansen, who bases her company and atelier, The Hansen Family, in Germany. But no matter&mdash...

    $4010.00

  25. Harris Tweed by Lara Platman

    Harris Tweed by Lara Platman

    This handsome coffee table book documents the great export of the Outer Hebrides islands off the coast of Scotland: Harris tweed. A portrait not so much of the fabric, but of its production, Lara...

    $40.00

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