Whether you're looking for a new pair of desk scissors or an entire decor overhaul, you don't want it to look like everyone else's. We'll admit we love a good VITTSJO shelving unit as much as the next person, but sometimes we crave a bit more originality. Enter Of a Kind. This creative online boutique stocks cool, limited-edition pieces from budding designers, which means the chances are unlikely that everyone in your contacts list will be rocking the same look. Check out a selection of our favorite items below.
Cap your stray bills, receipts and to-do lists with this tiny egg-shaped paperweight. It's handmade from solid brass, so it's got heft without being bulky.
Dimes' (the restaurant-turned-subculture) signature scent is found in the form of this heady, intoxicating candle. Containing notes of cedar leaf, wood chips and neroli, it will transport you to the farthest isles of the Mediterranean–even though it's hand-poured in the heart of New York City.
Moglea's beautiful handmade wrapping paper, printed on a letterpress at their studio in rural Iowa, is truly a work of art for any special gift recipient on your list. Alternately, you can frame a trimmed piece to your liking, add an inexpensive mat, and voilà!–a new addition to your gallery wall.
This multicolored "confetti" map pillow is crafted from all-natural fibers; the front is a blend of cotton and linen while the backing is all 100% cotton. As an added convenience (and one less thing to add to your to-do list), a pillow insert is included.
Souda Fin Coasters, $48/set of 4
This set of 4 gold-ridged coasters prevent your favorite mug from staining the dining or coffee table while simultaneously posing as an objet d'art when not in use. Presenting this as a hostess gift will cement your status as Best Houseguest Ever and ensure your next visit is in the bag.
Forget the plastic dustpan and brush procured from the corner bodega. This enameled steel beauty elevates the previously unglamorous act of sweeping crumbs into an art form. The handle is crafted from beech veneer and the shiny black coating will complement any modern decor scheme.
From former NYC-based interior design team Wary Meyers comes their latest creative endeavor: the art of soap and candlemaking. This clementine and grapefruit soap is vegetable-based and almost too pretty to use. Make sure you order a backup—houseguests might not be able to resist the citrus-scented allure while washing their hands.
This minimalist notebook from the almost century-old printing company, 365 Series, features discarded scraps of tissue-thin Japanese paper called junpakushi. The pieces are then bound into a journal containing a year's worth of sheets in cherry-blossom pink (which, incidentally, represents spring in Japanese seasons).
Esselle Resin Hexagon Placecard Holders, $36/set of 6
Up the table setting at your next intimate dinner party with these creamy-colored resin placecard holders. Take inspiration from Of a Kind's photo and scrawl each guest's name on a colorful hangtag. Or, for a cute, more interactive idea, a quick Polaroid snapped upon entry (and a quick dash over to the table to secure each in place) will creatively identify who's seated next to whom.