Woohoo! It’s gift guide time. That special time of year when you don’t ask for our advice, but we give it to you anyway. We are starting off this year with artsy gifts. Since we are both mid deep-dive into our respective creative endeavors, we have a newfound respect for all things crafted and special. We also have a lot of time to find fun stuff on the internet. Happy shopping!
This is a pretty random mix of things, because art is in basically everything. There are a few practical things in there, like the gorgeous Peruvian pillow, the art books, and the Promax markers that saved my life as a design student in London. But I also love the pretty things in life that I might not need, but really want. Like the gold trays from Kauffman, or the simple, meditative print from Max Wanger. Nevermind, I need all of it.
I’m a funny person when it comes to gifts. They’re never exactly on time. I take time mulling. Or I might refuse to give it until I find the perfect item. So there’s a +/- 3 month delay on gift giving. But this year, my artables found their beat and are totally all over the place. Kinda like me. I was thinking about friends, their spaces and just darn cool stuff I wanted to share. So what came out was a bit of hippy holistic home, a pinch of pop art and tiny bit of cool geek across a big range of prices. The graphic novel Soppy by Philippa Rice, is for friends who may be newly in love. That tiny red land cruiser is for the post-tomboy girlfriend is perfect for the lady who used to cruise the hills of northern Cali on a longboard. And that little vintage pennant? Perfect for the peripatetic homegirl with strong roots.