What is a gift exactly? We say it’s selflessly giving someone something they want or need. What isn’t a gift? Something that has to always comes in a box. We’re quickly approaching the holiday season where the focus is all about buy buy buy but maybe you’d rather switch gears this year, maybe you’d rather give something that doesn’t come from a store. We have a few ideas to get you started.
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I found this on Pinterest and found it stunning. Swedish wallpaper from Sandberg and available in NYC via Stark. Raphael comes in four colorways, and the other collections are super beautiful as well.
By Dan Howarth
Here we are, with just enough time left to tie up any loose ends, touch up the paint, adjust that slightly crooked frame, fluff the pillows and then take some fantastic “after” photos to compare to the “befores” you took all the way back on Day 3.
By Amy Frearson
Up for a little star spotting? Rental listings site Rentenna has updated their map of celebrity homes in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Additions from last year’s list include Leonardo DiCaprio’s new health-centric condo and Lady Gaga’s move from LES to Central Park South.
Lighting has been big in recent years, with designers using new technology and materials to create uniquely-designed lamps, chandeliers, and sconces that are endlessly creative and beautifully sculptural. Now it seems like mirrors are following suit, as designers experiment with new methods and shapes to make interesting and reflective decor that straddles the line between art and function. Here are some recent favorites that put beauty in the mundane.
It’s rare to be surprised anymore by new innovations coming out of the tech industry. After all, it’s not been that long since our phones were wired. But if you want to surprise the serious tech heads in your family this holiday season, you need to check out these seriously innovative items: