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Design Gift Guide

Design Gift Guide

Design lovers are a discerning bunch, and that means pickiness can come with the territory, (or ahem, so we hear). We’ll admit that those with extra-discriminating tastes aren’t always the easiest to shop for, so to help do our part, we’re letting you in on a whole bunch of swoony items on our own personal wish list.

And once you’ve zeroed in on the goodies, gorgeous gift-wrapping ideas to package your present are right this way.

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Burn baby, burn

I love all of Cinnamon Project’s products and their brass incense holder is one of my favorites! Rose quartz, is a stone radiant with unconditional love, so share it with someone special (or yourself!)

Sculptural stoneware

Handmade by ceramicist, Alana Wilson, this terracotta vase has stoneware glazes — You couldn’t pry this one out of my hands!

Playing footsie

This simple collection of stoneware plates are made by hand in Marrakesh by local artisans following customary methods. And they’d go perfectly as a staple on your countertop!

Apparatus affection

I adore all things Apparatus — these candle blocks are sculptural and made with hand-worn materials.

Curvy ceramics

I absolutely adore Simone Bodmer-Turner work and baring witness to the arc of her career over the past 3-4 years. When I was designing my home she and I worked together for a piece for my master bathroom just before the home was shot for AD. The Bridge Handled Vessel retains a cool story in that I have THE original, and they are now in production, Simone shared in part thanks to me. It is also the foundation for new forms for her SS20 permanent collection. Furthermore, Simone and I are collaborating currently on the design of a few pieces!

A Classic

Playing cards around the holidays is a Calderone family tradition! These black cards are a chic take on a classic game!

Catch-all

We love a good catch-all for our little knick-knacks. Not to mention this dark green marble is to-die-for.

Palo Santo perfection

This scent reminds me of ritual, routine, and home.

Muy bien

This mortar and pestle unifies my love of natural stone, a current beloved palette of green or rose, while also functioning as one of my most indispensable canteen companions.

Let's spoon

Hand carved from smooth grained walnut wood. Choose from six distinctive shapes or grab the whole set!

Art affair

Check out my favorite art and photography pieces here, on Tappan Collective’s site!

Marble mayhem

You can always spot this marble beauty in my home!

Bottoms up

A unique + bold flask with a wavy shape + matte black sleekness.

Bold + Beautiful

This beauty is a striking staple in my home. Great investment piece!

Shearling chic

My airplane must-haves! These shearling slippers are oh-so-cozy!

Taking notes

I always keep a notebook on hand whether I’m working or find myself inspired. It is a simple and timeless gift that almost everyone appreciates.

Bath robe

This organic waffle robe feels like a trip to the spa… even when you’re at home

Stack 'em up!

If you know me, you know I love a good accessory. Stacking these enamel bracelets up has become my signature and now it could be your stocking stuffer!

On a budget

We’re seeing an influx of softer edges making their way into the world of design. No doubt about it — we’re embracing the curves!

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