This week's favorites: jigsaw puzzle soap, nostalgic air-mail postcards, an octopus-theme to-do pad, and nifty van-shaped gift boxes.
• "Edgar's Tears" print ($13)
by Portland artist Amelia. I'm also a fan of her portrait "Rainy Day."
•"Sycamore" linocut ($45)
by artist/biologist KShanks, who gets "very grumpy" when she's not making art. "Winter Goldfinch"
is equally striking.
• Petting Zoo tags ($7)
by Chicago design team PearlMarmalade would look great framed, grouped, and hung in a child's room.
•Break free from the tyranny of the wedding-gift registry and get this cantilevered wine holder ($34)
by Prince Street Woodcrafters instead.