Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Angie Myung of Poketo
What’s your go-to host gift?
Japanese enamelware designed by Makoto Koizumi. They are absolutely beautiful and pretty much fit in any household due to their minimalist aesthetic—and they’re so well made. Kaico series enamelware by Makoto Koizumi, $72–$150.
What is your everyday bedding?
We love our Matteo bedding. They make the most beautiful linens right here in Los Angeles, and their showroom is literally next door to us. I shouldn’t tell, but they have the most incredible sale once a year. Flat sheets from $130; fitted sheets from $134.
What’s your favorite kind of towel?
We use our Turkish Pestemal towels. Hand-woven by traditional methods, using 100 percent Turkish cotton, and dyed with vegetable dyes, the pestemal is famous for its absorbency and softness. We also love using it as a tablecloth, a picnic blanket, a light throw, or even a beautiful shawl. They’re so versatile. Turkish pestamel towels, $39.
What’s the best wedding present you’ve given or received?
What would you give to a recent college graduate?
The Color Pop Planner. The Navy Daily Planner has hours written so you can write down all your appointments and meetings day by day. The Pink Weekly Planner has days of the week so you can plan your week without missing a beat. Color Pop Planner, $15.
What is your go-to kitchen appliance?
My husband bakes, so he uses our Cuisinart Stand Mixer. For me, I do most of the stove top cooking, so I am totally dependent on our Viking range. Stand Mixer from Cuisinart, from $349; freestanding ranges from Viking, from $4,749.
What is the best design book to give as a gift?
Designing Patterns: For Decoration, Fashion, and Graphics, by Lotta Kühlhorn (Gestalten, 2014), $49.90, and Less but Better, by Dieter Rams (Gestalten, 2014), $40.