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Thanks for checking out the 2013 edition of the Design Work Life Holiday Gift Guide! If you’re unfamiliar with our usual format, the heart of the DWL Gift Guide is a series of guides based on the four elements: Earth, Air, Water and Fire. The idea was inspired by a concept shared by pastry chef Will 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 in the world 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.

If you’re not into astrology, not to worry. We’ve covered several more traditional gift-giving themes, as well as a few guides to all things holiday. And this year we’ve also added a new section dedicated to “Designer Goodies” which you can check out starting on page 36. Each and every product was chosen with creative, designfocused people in mind. I also want to give special shoutout to my new intern Garth, who you will meet on DWL very soon, and who helped out with many of the picks in this year’s guide. Happy Holidays!

Courtney


Table Of Contents

The Four Elements

Designer Goodies

Gifts for Earth Signs..............................10

Gifts for the Bookshelf........................ 36

Gifts for Air Signs................................... 12

Gifts for the Type Library................ 38

Gifts for Water Signs............................. 14

Gifts for the Digital Toolbox............ 40

Gifts for Fire Signs ................................ 16

gifts by recipient

Holiday Essentials Guide to Stocking Stuffers................ 46

Gifts for the Guys................................... 22

Guide to Treats....................................... 48

Gifts for the Kiddos...............................24

Guide to Holiday Wrap........................ 50

Gifts for the Art Collector................. 26

Guide to Holiday Cards.......................52

Gifts for the Planner............................ 28

Guide to Holiday Decor.......................54

Gifts for the Type Lover..................... 30 Gifts for the Host / Hostess.............. 32


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THe four elements What’s Inside 8 • Introduction 10 • Earth 12 • Water 14 • Air 16 • Fire


1 Earth

EARTH Signs ✳ Taurus ❉ Virgo ❉ Capricorn Earth rep­resents one’s mate­rial resources, environment and pos­ses­sions. The Earth signs are associated with sensation, stability and practicality, and people with a lot of earth in their make up are solid, depend­able, thorough, responsible, cautious, overexertive, overprotective, and quiet.

2 Air

AIR Signs ✳ GEMini ❉ libra ❉ aquarious Air represents the intellect and one’s ability to reason and communicate. The Air signs are associated with thought, perspective, hastiness, and communication. People with air in their astrological compositions are intellectual, objective, lively, idealistic and articulate.


3 Water

water Signs ✳ cancer ❉ scorpio ❉ pisces Water represents imagination, human feelings and one’s ability to love and sustain. The Water signs are associated with growth processes, imagination, identification and emotion, and people with a lot of water in their make up are sensitive, seductive, intuitive, imaginative, insightful, secretive, loving, learned, and moody.

4 Fire

fire Signs ✳ aries ❉ leo ❉ sagittarius Fire represents one’s desires and creative energies. The Fire signs are associated with action, pas­sion, energy, and heat, and people with a lot of fire in their make up are con­fi­dent, bright, warm, exciting, and easily take the initiative.

Source: Wikipedia


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FOR THE

Earth Signs

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1 A+R STORE: brick cushion / $93 ✳ 2 anthropologie: Nathalie Lete Dessert Plates / $14 each ✳ 3 Terrain: Marble & Wood Cheese Board / $78 ✳ 4 emtee: organic screen printed t-shirt / $32 ✳ 5 kate spade saturday: clasp wallet / $85 ✳ 6 izola: green moss candle / $35 ✳ 7 colby june jewelry: Gold Pebble Raw Twig Set / $174 ✳ 8 moonlight micro farm: heirloom seeds / $45 ✳ 9 wrkrmn: moreroom wall hook / $49 ✳ 10 leif: PASTEL MINI PLANTER / $36 ✳ 11 southern hospitality: floral sugar scrub gift set / $17 ✳ 12 daimblond: resin stacking ring / $30.40

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FOR THE

Air Signs

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1 need supply: handkerchief envelope mosaic / $4 ✳ 2 kikkerland: Calendar Stationery Box / $20 ✳ 3 sideshow press: handy notes / $10 ✳ 4 board by design: blokkey organizer / $74 ✳ 5 chisel & mouse: Hoover Building Architectural Scultpture / $185 ✳ 6 oropopo: Point and Line leather cuff / $50 ✳ 7 leif: DOTS & STRIPES NOTECARD SET / $20 ✳ 8 artsy modern: Typographic Bookend–Fin / $35 ✳ 9 poketo: Moon Dominoes / $80 ✳ 10 carpe diem journal / $12.46 ✳ 11 anthropologie: nordic island watch / $218 ✳ 12 cw&t shop: pen type-a / $150

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FOR THE

Water Signs

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1 terrain: Mercury Glass Votive Set / $24 ✳ 2 UGMONK: it’s the little things t-shirt / $26 ✳ 3 leif: OCEANIC SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS / $46 ✳ 4 southbank centre: one hundred questions / $26.92 ✳ 5 need supply co: BALANCING BLOCKS / $48 ✳ 6 need supply co: AQUAMARINE PRONG STUDS / $121 ✳ 7 leif: LOVE LETTERS IPAD CASE / $26 ✳ 8 rifle paper co: Vintage Blossom Notebook Set / $14 ✳ 9 jess quinn small art: hand painted decorative plate / $41.98 ✳ 10 mignonne handmade: Ombre blush feather headband / $75 ✳ 11 Dikla Levsky Design: hand printed scarf / $122 ✳ 12 c wonder: cashmere xoxo gloves / $58

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FOR THE

Fire Signs

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1 kate spade saturday: small notebook set / $12 ✳ 2 bw prints: oh darling let’s be adventurers print / $14 ✳ 3 leif: COPPER STARBURST TRIVET / $44 ✳ 4 photojojo: instax 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera/ $225 ✳ 5 kate spade saturday: BOXY WIDE TOTE IN HOT LAVA / $135 ✳ 6 best made co: be optimistic t-shirt / $38 ✳ 7 kate spade: BRING TO LIGHT COIN PURSE / $50 ✳ 8 sephora: pantone universe nail lacquer / $10 ✳ 9 rifle paper co: Assorted Queen card Set / $18 ✳ 10 furbish studio: zodiac pendant / $44 ✳ 11 poketo: Solid Brass Coaster / $35 ✳ 12 firebox: mystery box / $39.79+

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gifts BY REcipient What’s Inside 22 • G  ifts for the Guys 24 • Gifts  for the Kiddos 26 • G  ifts for the Art Collector 28 • G  ifts for the Planner 30 • Gifts  for the Type Lover 32 • G  ifts for the Host/Hostess


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FOR THE

Guys

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1 supr: slim wallet / $25 ✳ 2 the woven sheep: hand-woven scarf / $73.30 ✳ 3 poler: the rolltop / $70 ✳ 4 fluffy co: bar Bottle Opener / $28 ✳ 5 son of a sailor: Handpainted Wooden Handle Tiny Folding Knife / $34 ✳ 6 best made co: The Lambswool Crew Neck / $162 ✳ 7 alder new york: Natural Beeswax Hair Pomade / $17 ✳ 8 neuarmy: hustle flag t-shirt / $28 ✳ 9 jack spade: DONEGAL TWEED SLIM BRIEF / $395 ✳ 10 happy socks: blue triangle sock / $12 ✳ 11 izola: Get It Together Dopp Kit / $45 ✳ 12 truss design: Stainless steel bottle opener / $17

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FOR THE

Kiddos

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1 egg-a-go-go: Hello I’m New Here romper / $18 ✳ 2 anthropologie: cubebot / $8 ✳ 3 land of nod: happy together doll family / $39 ✳ 4 damien hirst abc book / $20.19 ✳ 5 roma winkel: heirloom lion blanket / $165 ✳ 6 wee society: Wee You-Things Blocks / $65 ✳ 7 costumini: Cat Dress in Turquoise / $72 ✳ 8 precious little things: tiger print / $30 ✳ 9 fifty-five hi’s: space alphabet print / $29.99 ✳ 10 uncommon goods: kinetic sand / $15 ✳ 11 mamma 190: Bunny rabbit fall winter hood / $26.25 ✳ 12 stuf: yellow8 plush character / $14.95

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FOR THE

Art Collector

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1 samantha totty: delilah print / $17+ ✳ 2 spencer charles: FUGUE NO. 1 IN THE / $20 ✳ 3 the bubble process: mgmt poster / $25 ✳ 4 the island continent: STUDIES IN BROADCAST COLOUR 5 / $50 ✳ 5 tubidu graphics: paris illustration / $20+ ✳ 6 oh gosh cindy: molly ringwald watercolor portrait / $14.81+ ✳ 7 leif: ‘A’ PRINT / $35 ✳ 8 supermundane: yes print / $107.70 ✳ 9 delicious design league: jamie lidell print / $30 ✳ 10 studio liscious: Paint by Number Circle Art Block / $22 ✳ 11 max wanger: tulum photographic print / $25+ ✳ 12 leah nyssa: Garsington 3 colour risograph print / $41.15

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FOR THE

Planner

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1 linda & harriet: 2014 wall calendar / $34 ✳ 2 1canoe2: 2014 Oversized Wall Calendar / $69 ✳ 3 rifle paper co: 2013 Botanical Desk Calendar / $48 ✳ 4 united bamboo: 2014 Cat Calendar/ $50 ✳ 5 CATS LET NOTHING DARKEN THEIR ROAR CALENDAR 2014 / $45 ✳ 6 girlin gear studio: 2014 calendar / $30 ✳ 7 present & correct: Letterpress File Card Planner / $24.90 ✳ 8 kate spade: 2014 wall calendar / $26 ✳ 9 TYPE: 2014 Letterpress Desk Calendar / $29 ✳ 10 Jonas Wyssen: circular calendar / $33.28+ ✳ 11 bison bookbinding; Zodiac Birthday Calendar / $30 ✳ 12 albertine press: 2014 Letterpress Postcard Wall Calendar / $30

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FOR THE

Type Lover

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1 scrabble typography / $199.00 ✳ 2 stuart rogers: handcrafted engraved bat / $190 ✳ 3 ferm living: BAU DECO LETTER POSTERS / $35 ✳ 4 spunky fluff: ampersand sign / $57.50 ✳ 5 make pie not war: ampersand rose gold bracelet / $33+ ✳ 6 alphabet bags: shopping list tote / $23.83 ✳ 7 looodus: Alpha-Bits laser cut letters / $113.29 ✳ 8 anthropologie: monogram doorknocker / $30 ✳ 9 michele varian: customizable neon signs / $68 ✳ 10 c wonder: social media earring box / $48 ✳ 11 kate spade: sticky note set / $16 ✳ 12 pb teen: The Emily and Meritt The Shimmer Needlepoint Word Pillow / $59.50

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FOR THE

Host / Hostess

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1 nelle design: handmade cheese markers / $24 ✳ 2 kate spade: ALL THAT GLITTERS WINE TOTE / $28 ✳ 3 craig’s market: Gourmet Salt Sampler / $29.95 ✳ 4 ross lab: Ceramic Cellars / $45 ✳ 5 knock knock: DRINK THIS WINE GIFT TAGS / $8 ✳ 6 sydney hale co: FIR and BLUE SAGE candle / $28 ✳ 7 small gunns: scented candles / $50 ✳ 8 the little factory: letter coasters / $12 ✳ 9 uncommon goods: Wine Pairing Towel Set / $28 ✳ 10 vice and velvet: Custom Stamped Soap / $9.57 ✳ 11 williams-sonoma: CC Made Caramel Corn Gift Set / $49.95 ✳ 12 piebox / $35

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Designer Goodies What’s Inside 36 • G  ifts for the Bookshelf 38 • Gifts for the Type Library 40 • G  ifts for the Digital Toolbox


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FOR THE

Bookshelf

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1 paper to petal: thuss farrell / $19.88 ✳ 2 100 Quotes By Charles Eames / $20 ✳ 3 victionary: Palette 03: Gold & Silver / $25.96 ✳ 4 ROY G. BIV: jude stewart / $16.41 ✳ 5 find & keep: beci orpin / $18.62 ✳ 6 work for money, design for love: david airey / $20.28 ✳ 7 i like it. what is it? Anthony Burrill / $18.71 ✳ 8 Manage Your Day-to-Day: Jocelyn K. Glei / $8.97 ✳ 9 Kate Spade New York: Things We Love / $28.66 ✳ 10 Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design: chip kidd / $13.29 ✳ 11 Maximize Your Potential: Jocelyn K. Glei / $8.39 ✳ 12 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People: Susan Weinschenk / $22.97

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FOR THE

Type Library

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1 house industries: worthe numerals / $49 ✳ 2 Latinotype: lolita / $189 ✳ 3 hold fast foundry: gin / $45 ✳ 4 lettering inc: directors gothic / $29+ ✳ 5 decade typefoundry: american brewery / $28.50 ✳ 6 2d Type: historism border 2d / $108 ✳ 7 great lakes lettering: asterism / $30 ✳ 8 wood type revival: borders and ornaments / $15 ✳ 9 luke lisi: summit / $5+ ✳ 10 joe prince: klinic slab / $0+ ✳ 11 you work for them: roman extended / $24.95+ ✳ 12 urtd: odesta / $50+

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FOR THE

Digital Toolbox

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1 sticky jots: everything kit / $50 ✳ 2 symbolset icons / $10+ ✳ 3 totally rad: radlab / $149 ✳ 4 pocket wires: Pocket iphone Wireframe book / $5+ ✳ 5 Akashiya: Sai Watercolor Brush Pen 20 Color Set / $43 ✳ 6 ryan vs. clark: RVC Vector Brushpack 01 / $5 ✳ 7 retro supply co: RetroPress Photoshop Actions / $9 ✳ 8 ui stencils case / $32+ ✳ 9 gagne: The Porta-Trace LED Light Panel / $88.95 ✳ 10 chip slip: 5-pack / $14.95 ✳ 11 blk co: TEXTURE SUPPLY COMBO PACK / $25 ✳ 12 ghostly pixels: Topographic Elevation Maps / $10

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Holiday essentials What’s Inside 46 • Guide to Stocking Stuffers 48 • Guide to Holiday Treats 50 • G  uide to Holiday Wrap 52 • G  uide to Holiday Cards 54 • G  uide to Holiday Decor


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GUIDE TO

Stocking Stuffers

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1 photojojo: The iPhone Wrist Strap / $35 ✳ 2 university of brooklyn: Be Amaze-y Patch / $5 ✳ 3 sakao: Leather Cable Bands cord Organizer (set of 2) / $12 ✳ 4 keegan meegan: measure twice cut once knife / $5 ✳ 5 mochi things: Instax Mini Book Album / $12.95 ✳ 6 herbivore botanicals: Lip Balm Set of 3 / $28 ✳ 7 poppin: Pink Wine + Beer Opener / $8 ✳ 8 kate spade: EXPLETIVE PAPER CLIPS / $12 ✳ 9 skinny vinny: designer maker thinking pin set / $35 ✳ 10 uncommon goods: Great Minds Puzzles / $20 ✳ 11 restoration hardware: WHATCHAMA DRAW IT / $17 ✳ 12 three potato four: GOODLIFE KEY TAGS / $6

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GUIDE TO

Holiday Treats

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1 theo chocolate: GINGERBREAD SPICE / $4 ✳ 2 the apothecary’s kitchen: pepperminT bark / $24 ✳ 3 zukr boutique: Whisky Chocolate Truffles / $16.30 ✳ 4 the groovy baker: Holiday Eggnog Lollipop / $10 ✳ 5 boncora biscotti: Biscotti Cookie Tubes / $25 ✳ 6 treat house: chocolate pretzel / $2 ✳ 7 poor man’s kitchen: Clove Syrup & Root Beer Syrup Set / $40 ✳ 8 dick taylor chocolate: Maple Coconut Chocolate / $21 ✳ 9 anthropologie: Tonic Mixer Gift Pack / $14 ✳ 10 ticket chocolate: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Sticks / $16 ✳ 11 chocolate editions: white circles on blue / $10 ✳ 12 wondermade: pumpkin pie marshmallows / $7.50

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GUIDE TO

Holiday Wrap

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1 rifle paper co: Party Dots Gift Tags / $7 ✳ 2 paper source: menorah wrapping paper / $7.95 ✳ 3 sideshow press: WOOD VENEER GIFT TAGS / $6 ✳ 4 luxe paperie: holiday cheer gift wrap / $4 ✳ 5 paper and present: IVORY and GOLD gift wrap kit / $32.50 ✳ 6 kate’s paperie: glitter berries wrap / $4 ✳ 7 i like sleeping: christmas wrapping paper / $1.50 ✳ 8 print smitten: Holiday Gift Tag Assortment / $17 ✳ 9 anthropologie: Holiday Wonderland Gift Labels / $12 ✳ 10 normans printery: Geometric Forest wrap / $12 ✳ 11 charm and fig: christmas & holiday gift tags / $15 ✳ 12 Sugar paper: cheerful red reversible wrap / $8

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GUIDE TO

Holiday Cards

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1 fab: Vintage Typography Cards (sign-up required) / $8 ✳ 2 hammerpress: MISTLETOE & HOLLY BADGE / $5.50 ✳ 3 these are things: COLORBLOCK NOEL CARD / $5 ✳ 4 rocket ink: Tree Toters Greeting Card / $5 ✳ 5 smock paper: Happy Hanukkah cards / $16.50 ✳ 6 star shaped press: 8 Are The Days card / $4.50 ✳ 7 the hungry workshop: NO FAKE TREES card / $7 ✳ 8 826 valencia: holiday card bundle / $20 ✳ 9 terrain: Christmas Carols Card Set / $24 ✳ 10 rocket ink: Champagne Year Greeting Card / $18 ✳ 11 moma: Peaceful Doves card / $18.95 ✳ 12 foglio press: Joy to the World cards/ $20+

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GUIDE TO

Holiday Decor

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1 biscuit cuit: Ceramic Christmas ornaments / $16.58 ✳ 2 neighborwoods: Brooklyn Wood Holiday Ornament / $16 ✳ 3 dwell studio: CARNABY GROOVE ORNAMENTS / $66 ✳ 4 schoolhouse electric: Schoolhouse Stocking / $22 ✳ 5 west elm: Felt Mistletoe / $9 ✳ 6 pottery barn: ALL IS CALM ALL IS BRIGHT PILLOW COVER / $29.50 ✳ 7 methane studis: holiday print pack / $50 ✳ 8 jonathan adler: Bel Air Menorah / $198 ✳ 9 terrain: Antique Bloom Wreath / $128 ✳ 10 anthropologie: Mercury Lantern Lights / $88 ✳ 11 land of nod: nutcracker ornaments / $24.95 ✳ 12 ballard designs: Fresh Cedar Alphabet Wreath / $39

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2013 Design Work Life Holiday Gift Guide  

A holiday gift guide for the design-minded

2013 Design Work Life Holiday Gift Guide  

A holiday gift guide for the design-minded

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