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2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Thanks for checking out the 2012 edition of the Design Work Life Holiday Gift Guide! If you’re unfamiliar with our usual format,

If you’re not into astrology, not to worry.

the heart of this project is a series of

We’ve covered several more traditional

guides based on the four elements: Earth,

gift-giving themes, as well as a few guides

Air, Water and Fire. The idea was inspired

to all things holiday. All with creative,

by a concept shared by pastry chef Will

design-focused people in mind.

Goldfarb in a talk I attended a few years back. He presented the idea that since there are over six billion people in the world, but only twelve astrological signs, then in theory you should be able to please every living person with only twelve dishes. So we decided to simplify the concept a bit, by paring down the twelve astrological signs to the four elements, and apply it to gift-giving.

Happy Holidays! Courtney

TABLE OF CONTENTS The Four Elements Earth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Air. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Themed Guides Guys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Kiddos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Typography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Affordable Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Good Reads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2013 Calendars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Stocking Stuffers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Treats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Holiday Essentials Holiday Wrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Holiday Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Holiday Decor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

1 EARTH

2 AIR

EARTH SIGNS

AIR SIGNS

Taurus

Virgo

Capricorn

Gemini

Libra

Aquarius

Earth rep­resents one’s mate­rial

Air represents the intellect and one’s

resources, environment and pos­ses­sions. The

ability to reason and communicate. The

Earth signs are associated with sensation,

Air signs are associated with thought,

stability and practicality, and people with a

perspective, hastiness, and communica-

lot of earth in their make up are solid,

tion. People with air in their astrological

depend­able, thorough, responsible, cautious,

compositions are intellectual, objective,

overexertive, overprotective, and quiet.

lively, idealistic and articulate.

3 WAT E R

4 F IRE

WATER SIGNS

FIRE SIGNS

Cancer

Scorpio

Pisces

Aries

Leo

Sagittarius

Water represents imagination, human

Fire represents one’s desires and creative

feelings and one’s ability to love and sus-

energies. The Fire signs are associated

tain. The Water signs are associated with

with action, pas­sion, energy, and heat, and

growth processes, imagination, identifica-

people with a lot of fire in their make up

tion and emotion, and people with a lot of

are con­fi­dent, bright, warm, exciting, and

water in their make up are sensitive, seduc-

easily take the initiative.

tive, intuitive, imaginative, insightful, secretive, loving, learned, and moody.

Source: Wikipedia

1 SAIPUA: Basil Soap, $10.00; 2 LEIF: Dark Geode Earrings, $128.00; 3 THE DESIGN PALLET: Wood Tea Light Candle Holders, $52.00; 4 WILLIAMS-SONOMA: Ceramic Garden Markers, $24.95; 5 GYPSA: Hand Block Queen Bed Cover, $138.00

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6. A+R STORE: Pik Vase, $95.00; 7. MIXT STUDIO: Wood Reusable Wine Bag, $12.00; 8. ABJ GLASSWORKS: Universe Terrarium Kit, $140.00; 9. 31 BITS: Petunia Necklace, $38.00; 10. LEIF: Ginger Root Sculpture, $55.00

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1 FIELD NOTES: Archival Wooden Box, $34.95; 2 KATE SPADE: Brilliant Ideas Large Notepad, $10.00; 3 COURSE HORSE: Gift Certificate, any amount; 4 PRESENT & CORRECT: Letterpress Ruler Labels, $7.00; 5 FAB.COM: Art. Lebedev Verbarius Clock (Account required), $185.00

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6 LEXON: Safe Radio with Crank, $65.00; 7 ANTHROPOLOGIE: Multiples Pencil Holder, $48.00; 8 LEIF: Spear Print Tray, $80.00; 9 YOON JUNGYUN: Sterling Silver Inner Message Ring, $120.00; 10 HEARTWORK: Work Hard, & Be Nice To People Print, $150.00

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1 DONNA WILSON: Message in a Bottle Hot Water Bottle Cover, ÂŁ41.00; 2 UNCOMMON GOODS: Random Acts of Kindness Kits, $10.00 and up; 3 THE NIMBUS FACTORY: Beautiful Day Tote, $20.00; 4 LAONATO: Infinity Ring in Gold, $15.00; 5 TATTLY: Gift Box: Words to Live By, $35.00

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6 LEIF: Brushstroke Porcelain Tray, $54.00; 7 MILK AND HOLY WATER: You Are Marvelous Screen Printed Skateboard, $85.00; 8 CB2: Redstone Inkblot Test, $14.95; 9 ANTHROPOLOGIE: Resolution Pencil Set, $12.00; 10 JONATHAN ADLER: Enamel Curve Frame, $68.00

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1 VETTED: Malin+Goetz Mojito Candle, $52.00; 2 GELA: 6-Piece Knife Set, Multi, $30.35; 3 NEED SUPPLY: In God We Trust In It To Win It Necklace, $40.00; 4 HEARTWORK: Who Dares, Wins – Neon, $600.00; 5 GRETEL HOME: Folk Stripe 15 inch Tray in Red, $43.00

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6 NEED SUPPLY: For All Time Champ Smell, $45.00; 7 DWELL STUDIO: Gold Rhino, $35.00; 8 ANTHROPOLOGIE: Foiled Dot Napkins, $24.00; 9 ALWAYS WITH HONOR: Tiger Tee, $25.00; 10 KATE SPADE: Paper Gem Coasters, $20.00

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THEMED GUIDES

INSIDE 20 Guys 22 Kiddos 24 Typography 26 Affordable Art 28 Good Reads 30 2013 Calendars 32 Stocking Stuffers 34 Treats

1 HOMAGE: Legends Never Die Tee, $28.00; 2 NEED SUPPLY: Submariner PVD Bond Strap Watch, $199.00; 3 UNCOMMON GOODS: Baseball Bat Bottle Openers, $85.00 and up; 4 FJALLRAVEN: Rucksack No. 21 Small, $170.00; 5 CONCEPTS: Ricker Poorer Visionary Socks, $12.00

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6 THE GHOSTLY STORE: Porte Monnaie Classic Grey Wallet, $105.00; 7 PROSPECTOR CO: Mini Sampler Gift Package, $48.00; 8 A+R STORE: Wood Tool Set, $95.00; 9 FIELD NOTES: Traveling Salesman Edition, $9.95; 10 HEMINGWAY AND PICKETT: “Skillionaire” Money Clip, $44.00

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1 WRY BABY: Born to Listen to Music You Hate Snapsuit, $25.00; 2 AMAZON.COM: Doodles at Dinner: 36 Tear-Off Placements, $8.79; 3 PERPETUAL KID: Dinobox Stencil Set, $10.49; 4 POKETO: Artful Flyers, $9.00; 5 COLLAGE COLLAGE: Collage in a Jar, $12.00 CAD

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6 MANZANITA KIDS: Wood Castle Toy, $135.00; 7 ANTHROPOLOGIE: Big Words Flashcards, $14.00; 8 BLA BLA: Bamboo the Bear Doll, $42.00 and up; 9 A+R STORE: Gatcha Gatcha Wood Gumball Set, $58.00; 10 STUDIO SKINKY: Pastel Playon Crayon, $12.00

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1 DYNAMO: Typocolate, $20.00; 2 TURINA: ABC Pendants, €43.00; 3 DESIGN AHOY: Typographic Black World Map, $170.00; 4 UGMONK: Premium Ampersand Crewneck (Navy), $62.00; 5 GLAD: Kern, Baby, Kern Onesie, £14.00

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6 ALPHABET BAGS: iPhone 4/4S case, $19.07; 7 AMERICAN DESIGN CLUB: Holla Door Mat, $50.00; 8 MR. CUP: Helvetica Wood Letters, €19.00 and up; 9 STILLBELEN SHOP: Playtype Pop Poster, €26.67; 10 ANTHROPOLOGIE: Handpainted Still Life Monogram, $48.00

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1 HAMMERPRESS: State Postcards, $2.50; 2 TWO ARMS: Updike True New Yorker Quote Artprint, $10.00; 3 THE CALM GALLERY: New York Taxi Yellow Print, $79.52; 4 THE BUBBLE PROCESS: Iron and Wine Tour Poster, $30.00; 5 KEVIN RUSS: Winter Horses Art Print, $15.00 and up

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6 YONI ALTER: Shapes of London Print, $16.63 and up; 7 ELIZABETH MAYVILLE: Braid Print, $20.00; 8 SEB LESTER: The Voice of all the Gods Print, £75.00; 9 LOVE HAS NO LOGIC: Poster Series 1, $160.00; 10 PINK PAPER CIRCUS: I Am the Walrus Print, £25.00

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1 AMAZON.COM: Abstract City, $16.47; 2 AMAZON.COM: Breakthrough!, $11.78; 3 AMAZON.COM: Building Stories, $28.35; 4 A BOOK APART: Design is a Job, $9.00 and up; 5 AMAZON.COM: Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili, $26.40

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6 GESTALTEN: Hand to Type, $55.00; 7 AMAZON.COM: It Will Be Exhilarating (for Kindle), $4.99; 8 AMAZON.COM: GeoGraphics, $26.37 (preorder); 9 AMAZON.COM: Woodcut, $19.37; 10 AMAZON.COM: Sign Painters, $16.47

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1 MOMA STORE: To-Do List Calendar, $24.95; 2 THE INDIGO BUNTING: Illustrated Calendar, $36.00; 3 42 PRESSED: Dirty Dozen Letterpress Calendar, $32.00; 4 HEATHER LINS: Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit, $24.00; 5 DARLING CLEMENTINE: Harvest Calendar, $20.00

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6 FIFTY FIVE HIS: 2013 Robot Calendar, $24.99; 7 LITTLE THINGS STUDIO: 365 Days of Sunshine 2013 Calendar, $16.00; 8 THE GHOSTLY STORE: Typodarium 2013 Calendar, $28.00; 9 NEUYEAR: 2013 Calendar (DryErase), $30.00; 10 KATE SPADE: 2013 Wall Calendar, $20.00

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1 BEHANCE: Action Pad Mini, $6.50; 2 MADEWELL: Wild & Wolf Ridley’s® Jacks, $6.00; 3 MOMA STORE: Numberclips, $5.00; 4 UNCOMMON GOODS: Genius Decks, $9.00; 5 MOMA STORE: The Really Tiny Book Light, $16.00

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6 JACK SPADE: Tie Breaker Coins, $15.00; 7 GOOD FUCKING DESIGN ADVICE: GFDA SWAG Pack, $8.00; 8 CB2: Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap, $5.95 9 HELLO QUIETTIGER: Hello Pin, $8.00; 10 KIKKERLAND: Bolt USB Hub, $15.00

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1 TERRAIN: Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup, $38.00; 2 SWEETEETH: Gift Pack, $22.00; 3 CHOCOLATE EDITIONS: Marbleized Bar, $6.00; 4 NEW YORK MOUTH: Cookie Monster, $45.00; 5 WISHINGWELL ART: Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Shaped Sugar Cubes, $10.00

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6 SQIRL: Wild Blueberry + Tarragon Jam, $14.00; 7 HICKOREE’S: Morris Kitchen Ginger Syrup, $13.00; 8 DROGA CONFECTIONS: Mix and Mingle Boxes, $29.95; 9 MIGNON KITCHEN CO: Theo Caramels, $9.00; 10 TERRAIN: Penny Candy Reindeer, $5.00

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HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS

INSIDE 20 Holiday Wrap 22 Holiday Cards 24 Holiday Decor

1 RIFLE PAPER CO: Pine Wrapping Sheets, $8.50; 2 ANTHROPOLOGIE: Land & Sea Ceramic Gift Tags, $24.00; 3 AMERICAN DESIGN CLUB: Mark McGinnis Holiday Gift Wrap, $18.00; 4 ROONIE CO: Reindeer Gift Tags, $22.00; 5 MR. BODDINGTON’S STUDIO: Holiday Gift Tags, $14.00

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6 FIG. 2 DESIGN STUDIO: Gold Pin Dot Wrap, $12.00; 7 ANTHROPOLOGIE: Handpainted Pompom Wrapping Paper, $18.00; 8 MR. BODDINGTON’S STUDIO: Wrapping Paper Medley, $30.00; 9 WRAP: Wrapping Paper Sheets, £4.95; 10 CB2: Reversible Kraft and Silver Gift Wrap, $9.95

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1 RIFLE PAPER CO: Feliz Navidad Card, $4.50 and up; 2 SPRING OLIVE: Happy Holidays from San Francisco, $5.50; 3 OLD TOMFOOLERY: Hanukkah Cards, $15.00; 4 HAMMERPRESS: Happy Holidays Arrow Enclosure, $1.50; 5 FIFTY FIVE HI’S: Christmas Story Card, $3.99 and up

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6 QUILL & FOX: Noel Card, $4.00 and up; 7 PRESENT & CORRECT: Cross Stitch Mitten Card, £3.00; 8 MR. BODDINGTON’S STUDIO: Bright Tree Card, $20.00 and up; 9 HAMMERPRESS: Happy Hanukkah Nomad Card, $5.00; 10 PICTURETTE: Set of 4 Christmas Cards, $18.00 AUD

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1 TERRAIN: Glass Christmas Ball Set, $24.00; 2 FURBISH: Set of Naughty and Nice Candles, $30.00; 3 JAYSON HOME: Modern Brass Trees, $28.00 and up; 4 DWELL STUDIO: Felt Peace Dove Garland, $59.00; 5 FRICK AND FRACK SCRAPS: The MANorah, $27.00

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6 ANTHROPOLOGIE: Alphabranch Monogram, $8.00; 7 SPLIT DESIGN: The Bubble Wrap Advent Calendar, £8.00; 8 MR BODDINGTON’S STUDIO: Coasters for the Claus Crew, $12.50; 9 TERRAIN: Tinsel Icicle Ornaments, $28.00; 10 POKETO: Evergreen Tree Spinning Tops, $15.00

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2012 Design Work Life Holiday Gift Guide