10 Gifts for the Style and Design Maven

10 Gifts for the Style and Design Maven

Michelle Chin
Dec 16, 2010

The stylish and design-savvy can be challenging to buy for. Is it cool enough? Is it too cool? I've gathered up ten items that surely any style-centric friend can appreciate. Practical, beautiful and green, there is something for every budget. You might even be inclined to gift something to yourself!

TOP ROW

1. Book Art by Lisa Occhipinti ($54 - $68): Lisa Occhipini's beautiful book creations — including mobiles, hanging spheres and table sculptures — are individually created from old, discarded books. She bends and curls and crafts each page to transform it into a lively literary piece of art.

2. Triangle Wooden Alarm Clock ($29): This wooden LED clock is made of wood can display time, date and temperature alternately.

3. Kalon Isometric Table ($1600 - $2200): Eco-Friendly, People-Friendly, Recyclable, Renewable, Biodegradable, and Low Waste, the Isometric Table is made with 100% all-natural, non-toxic and sustainable materials. It comes in bamboo, black locust, black walnut and maple.

4. Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects ($16.47): The easy use reusable pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder inside this full-color, lay-flat spiral bound book. Lotta has included patterns for handy tote bags, smart aprons, chic bed linens, and much more.

5. Re-Vinyl Wall Clocks ($48.93): Made from old LP records, the options run the gamut from über-designer numeric type treatments to cute bunnies, miniature cityscapes and a teapot, there is a style for nearly every taste.

BOTTOM ROW

6. BoomCase Upcycled Boomboxes ($385 - $551): Mr. Simo gives vintage suitcases a new lease on life by turning them into portable "BoomCases" with audio input for your iPhone, iPod or any other device with a headphone jack.

7. Minimonos 100% Handcrafted Pillows ($55): Handmade from their patterns to their stitches, these beautifully silkscreened pillows feature trees, iris flowers, owls, carp, and landscapes. Minimonos pieces are printed using environmentally-friendly inks.

8. Jill Rosenwald Ceramics ($42-$220): Heirloom-quality handmade pieces that are not only beautiful, but thoughtfully made in Boston.

9. Brave Space Design's Bamboo Stagger Shelving Unit ($2540 - $2975): Made of 100% bamboo, this stunning shelving unit will become a family heirloom. The smooth surface is treated with an Organic Herbal Oil that is applied by hand and comes in two sizes.

10. Feisty Elle Felt Dahlia Trivet ($60): This pair of Orange Dahlia trivets is the perfect cozy chic addition to your table top decor. Wool felt is a naturally flame retardant and self-extinguishing material.

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