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A Hand-Crafted, One-of-a-Kind Gift List for Design Obsessives

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Nursing a design habit is tricky: It's hard to be design-obsessed without resorting to throw pillows and wallpaper. And that makes the design-obsessed hard to shop for, without tipping into self-parody. Here, we've done some work for you, with 18 gift ideas. 
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<p>A Martini glass by byAMT. $55 for set of two <a href="http://store.yankodesign.com/byamt.html" target="_blank">at YankoDesign</a>.</p>
  • Champagne flutes. $59 for two, at <a href="http://store.yankodesign.com/byamt.html" target="_blank">YankoDesign</a>.
  • Bertelli is more than a bike maker; they're bike curators who lovingly hand-select the best parts for vintage-style rides. Give the time that takes and the quality of the parts, the $1,500 price tag is actually pretty reasonable. <a href="http://www.bertellibici.com/product.php?works_id=116" target="_blank">At Bertelli</a>.
  • Side view.
  • A modern take on the classic bell-jar mantel clock. $215 <a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Mantel%20Dome%20Clock_10451_10001_61209_-1_11548_11551_null_shop_" target="_blank">at MoMA</a>.
  • Finally, a decent-looking camera case. This one's made out of felt, with a leather strap for your hand. $72 <a href="http://shop.hardgraft.com/product/base-camera-case" target="_blank">at Hardgraft</a>.
  • <a href="http://www.falconmotorcycles.com/index.php" target="_blank">Falcon Motorcycles</a> restores classic Triumph motorcycles, using brand-new parts that are hand-made.
  • One of the best-looking rain-shower heads out there, distributed by <a href="http://www.flexdoccia.it/" target="_blank">Flexdoccia</a>.
  • SmrtCase, for iPhone, has a space for I.D. cards or metrocards, and you can slide out what you need on the fly. <a href="http://www.smrtcase.com/buy.shtml" target="_blank">$30 at SmrtCase</a>.
  • InCase's perforated iPhone case. $30 at <a href="http://goincase.com/products/detail/perforated-snap-case-cl59167" target="_blank">InCase</a>  .
  • The scariest candleholder you'll ever buy, designed by Maxim Velcovsky. $99 at <a href="http://www.gnr8.biz/product_info.php?products_id=442" target="_blank">Gnr8</a>.
  • Samsung's BD P4600 Blu-Ray Player. $264 <a href="
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-BD-P4600-1080p-Blu-ray-Player/dp/B001TK3D4U" target="_blank">at Amazon</a>.
  • An 18-inch-by-24-inch, gold-leaf poster by Jason Dean, <em>The ABC's of Branding</em>. It shows an alphabet comprised of famous logos. $50 at <a href="http://www.merchline.com/thebestpart/productdisplay.9863.p.htm" target="_blank">Merchline</a>.
  • A detail.
  • Headhones designed by <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/cliff-kuang/design-innovation/kibisi-new-danish-product-design-supergroup" target="_blank">KiBiSi</a>. $73 through the manufacturer, <a href="http://www.aiaiai.dk/catalog/category/view/s/all-products/id/46/" target="_blank">AiAiAi</a>.
  • BassJump, a portable subwoofer designed to mesh with the Apple MacBook Pro. $80 at <a href="http://twelvesouth.com/products/bassjump/gallery/" target="_blank">TwelveSouth</a>.
  • A turnable designed by AudioWood. Available <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=973625&navAction=jump&navCount=" target="_blank">at Anthropologie</a>. $1,300.
  • A beautiful deck of playing cards designed by painter Tauba Auerbach. Like much of Auerbach's work, the designs are inspired by mathematics. Inquire for price at <a href="http://www.dzekdzekdzek.com/#" target="_blank">Dzek</a>.
  • A natural-wood desk set. $75 at <a href="http://www.areaware.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ssksset&CatID=12&subCatID=93" target="_blank">Areaware</a>.
  • MyPressi, a handheld espresso maker. The pressure to create a creamy cuppa comes from a nitrous-oxide canister in the handle, which aerates the coffee and water. $169 <a href="http://shop.mypressi.com/-strse-1/espresso-portable-n2o/Detail.bok" target="_blank">at MyPressi</a>.
  • This bedside lamp by Townhouse has a faceted shape for a reason: You can adjust the light intensity by laying the lamp on different sides, since each opening of the shade varies in size. Approximately $170 through <a href="http://www.ilovetownhouse.com/?p=817" target="_blank">TownHouse</a>.
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    Nursing a design habit is tricky: It's hard to be design-obsessed without resorting to throw pillows and wallpaper. And that makes the design-obsessed hard to shop for, without tipping into self-parody. Here, we've done some work for you, with 18 gift ideas.

    A Martini glass by byAMT. $55 for set of two at YankoDesign.

  • 02 /21 Champagne flutes. $59 for two, at YankoDesign.
  • 03 /21 Bertelli is more than a bike maker; they're bike curators who lovingly hand-select the best parts for vintage-style rides. Give the time that takes and the quality of the parts, the $1,500 price tag is actually pretty reasonable. At Bertelli.
  • 04 /21 Side view.
  • 05 /21 A modern take on the classic bell-jar mantel clock. $215 at MoMA.
  • 06 /21 Finally, a decent-looking camera case. This one's made out of felt, with a leather strap for your hand. $72 at Hardgraft.
  • 07 /21 Falcon Motorcycles restores classic Triumph motorcycles, using brand-new parts that are hand-made.
  • 08 /21 One of the best-looking rain-shower heads out there, distributed by Flexdoccia.
  • 09 /21 SmrtCase, for iPhone, has a space for I.D. cards or metrocards, and you can slide out what you need on the fly. $30 at SmrtCase.
  • 10 /21 InCase's perforated iPhone case. $30 at InCase .
  • 11 /21 The scariest candleholder you'll ever buy, designed by Maxim Velcovsky. $99 at Gnr8.
  • 12 /21 Samsung's BD P4600 Blu-Ray Player. $264 at Amazon.
  • 13 /21 An 18-inch-by-24-inch, gold-leaf poster by Jason Dean, The ABC's of Branding. It shows an alphabet comprised of famous logos. $50 at Merchline.
  • 14 /21 A detail.
  • 15 /21 Headhones designed by KiBiSi. $73 through the manufacturer, AiAiAi.
  • 16 /21 BassJump, a portable subwoofer designed to mesh with the Apple MacBook Pro. $80 at TwelveSouth.
  • 17 /21 A turnable designed by AudioWood. Available at Anthropologie. $1,300.
  • 18 /21 A beautiful deck of playing cards designed by painter Tauba Auerbach. Like much of Auerbach's work, the designs are inspired by mathematics. Inquire for price at Dzek.
  • 19 /21 A natural-wood desk set. $75 at Areaware.
  • 20 /21 MyPressi, a handheld espresso maker. The pressure to create a creamy cuppa comes from a nitrous-oxide canister in the handle, which aerates the coffee and water. $169 at MyPressi.
  • 21 /21 This bedside lamp by Townhouse has a faceted shape for a reason: You can adjust the light intensity by laying the lamp on different sides, since each opening of the shade varies in size. Approximately $170 through TownHouse.
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