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Holiday Gift Guide #5: An Education

There is a good chance if you’re reading this that you don’t really “need” anymore stuff. The friends and family you’re buying gifts for this year most likely have their basic needs covered. Why not give the gift of education to some excited kids in Kenya and El Salvador in their names? This past weekend...

Holiday Gift Guide #4: Sanna Annukka Prints

You’ve likely seen the work of illustrator Sanna Annukka online before (maybe here or here), but her work seems very holiday-appropriate (without screaming Santa or snowflakes) today…and definitely gift-worthy! Annukka is a young-but-accomplished English-Finnish artist based in the UK. She has designed clever album covers for Keane, quirky patterns for Marimekko and had her work...

Holiday Gift Guide #3: For the Office

We’ve found perfect gifts for your coworkers and/or boss at Minneapolis-based store, Russell and Hazel. The founders believe that “good design is not over-design or design for design’s sake, rather pleasing design with loads of functionality.” I am a 100% sucker when it comes to well-designed office supplies so this company fits the bill. There...

Holiday Gift Guide #2: Kiosk

I realize I have posted about this little New York-based store before, but you’ll thank me for reminding you about it! Go to Kiosk‘s site this weekend and shop dozens of creative, odd, simple, quirkly, original, useful, friendly, inexpensive gifts for nearly everyone on your list. Okay, maybe everyone. The store’s concept is best described...

Holiday Gift Guide #1: We Feel Fine

At a recent conference, I met web design pioneer Joshua Davis and kicked myself for feeling like such a giddy/geeky teenager (he did admit that he wasn’t accustomed to female groupies). I imagine I would feel the same if I were to meet digital artist, Jonathan Harris. I so admire what he has been creating...