Gift Guide: 11 Ideas for the Small Apartment Dweller

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By Jenny Xie
These gifts don’t take up a lot of space, but they pack a big punch.

When space is at a premium, the oft-repeated adage "less is more" rings even more true. These holiday picks combine form and functionality in compact packages. From jewelry to storage solutions to lighting, they could just be the perfect fit. Click through each product to learn more.

Béton Brut Concrete and Wood Box
Béton Brut Concrete and Wood Box
Equally inspired by the natural world as the geometric lines of city living, Brooklyn-based design studio Light + Ladder produces home goods made to last. Founder Farrah Sit's own ethos is "own less and own well." Béton Brut is a container of cast concrete and solid maple wood.
Marmol Radziner Lightweight Double Slab Ring With Green Amethyst
Marmol Radziner Lightweight Double Slab Ring With Green Amethyst
Created by chief designer Robin Cottle, the Stone Collection from Marmol Radziner Jewelry continues the firm's practice of allowing the natural site to inform the built architecture.
Vera Poster by E. Dunker
Vera Poster by E. Dunker
What began as a blog in 2007 for artist and photographer Elisabeth Dunker to share her work has now grown into a design studio whose products range from textiles to prints. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Fine Little Day creates expressive, cheerful goods for the young and the young at heart.
Sound1 Bluetooth Speakers
Sound1 Bluetooth Speakers
The Sound1 Speakers by 11+, created by Korean design house cloudandco, combine minimalist styling with the freedom of wireless listening. The speakers deliver clear, crisp stereo sound throughout the room and pair with Bluetooth-enabled portable devices and computers.
Alessi Ossidiana Espresso Coffee Maker
Alessi Ossidiana Espresso Coffee Maker
Sicilian architect Mario Trimarchi of the "freehand" generation placed drawing, photography, design, and image on equal planes in his theoretical approach to the visual world. His Ossidiana espresso coffee maker narrates memories and images through its expressive form.
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio .ORG Deskscape System
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio .ORG Deskscape System
Founded by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio operates out of Seattle and Brooklyn, expressing its bi-coastal identity with designs that bring together complementary opposites—"warm minimalism, playful austerity, and simple sophistication." The .Org Deskscape System is...
Pinetti Hook Basket
Pinetti Hook Basket
Italian family company Pinetti specializes in fine leather goods, and the Hook Basket is no exception. A woven leather grid creates the framework for a canvas border and interior.
Page Thirty Three Void Incense Burner
Page Thirty Three Void Incense Burner
With a focus on Australian design and manufacturing, Sydney-based studio Page Thirty Three crafts functional artwork using renewable materials and environmentally friendly packaging.
Good Thing Platform Bowl
Good Thing Platform Bowl
Originally from Toronto, New York-based designer Jamie Wolfond founded manufacturing company Good Thing in 2014. The Platform Bowl is a minimalist module that can be stacked for a clean, space-saving display.
Vitra Miniature Panton Chairs
Vitra Miniature Panton Chairs
The Vitra Miniature Collection presents important modern furniture classics in a smaller size. Although more petite than the full-size originals, each part of the series is an exact 1:6 replica of the historical design, including the construction, materials, and colors.
Adolfo Abejón Slim Brass Lamp
Adolfo Abejón Slim Brass Lamp
This handmade brass table lamp is a special edition of the Slim Collection by Barcelona-based designer Adolfo Abejón, whose design ethos is guided by craftsmanship and small production.

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