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Wish List: Gifts for the Creative

  • <p>If wearing vintage skate shoes isn't eccentric enough for you, a simple online tool from Vans lets you rig up a custom pair of canvas slip-ons or "old skools" with a full range of colors and patterns. Takes about six weeks for delivery. $50; <a href="http://www.vans.com/" target="_blank">vans.com</a></p>
  • <p>You don't have to look far these days for evidence that the "it" type aesthetic is decidedly retro. Here's your primer, loaded with 400 provocative posters, logos, and product packaging examples. $40; <a href="http://www.watsonguptill.com/" target="_blank">watsonguptill.com</a></p>
  • <p>The coolest monitor we've seen, this 21.3 inch, high res, cordless LCD tablet can be operated by interactive pen. More than 1,000 actions, from brush size to opacity, are intuitively controlled by pressure sensitivity. $2,499; <a href="http://www.wacom.com/cintiq" target="_blank">wacom.com/cintiq</a></p>
  • <p>Grease your imagination and increase your Japanese street cred with the latest DIY design toy from Kid Robot. But beware: The oddly addictive vinyl figure will become the first of many on your desk. $40; <a href="http://www.kidrobot.com/" target="_blank">kidrobot.com</a></p>
  • <p>Yeah, this tiny point and shoot has a high-speed wide angle lens, built in optical image stabilization, and a wide ISO range. But what's really important is that red Leica logo -- and all the legendary German precision that comes with it. $495; <a href="http://leica-camera.us/" target="_blank">leica-camera.us</a></p>
  • 01 /05

    If wearing vintage skate shoes isn't eccentric enough for you, a simple online tool from Vans lets you rig up a custom pair of canvas slip-ons or "old skools" with a full range of colors and patterns. Takes about six weeks for delivery. $50; vans.com

  • 02 /05

    You don't have to look far these days for evidence that the "it" type aesthetic is decidedly retro. Here's your primer, loaded with 400 provocative posters, logos, and product packaging examples. $40; watsonguptill.com

  • 03 /05

    The coolest monitor we've seen, this 21.3 inch, high res, cordless LCD tablet can be operated by interactive pen. More than 1,000 actions, from brush size to opacity, are intuitively controlled by pressure sensitivity. $2,499; wacom.com/cintiq

  • 04 /05

    Grease your imagination and increase your Japanese street cred with the latest DIY design toy from Kid Robot. But beware: The oddly addictive vinyl figure will become the first of many on your desk. $40; kidrobot.com

  • 05 /05

    Yeah, this tiny point and shoot has a high-speed wide angle lens, built in optical image stabilization, and a wide ISO range. But what's really important is that red Leica logo -- and all the legendary German precision that comes with it. $495; leica-camera.us

If wearing vintage skate shoes isn't eccentric enough for you, a simple online tool from Vans lets you rig up a custom pair of canvas slip-ons or "old skools" with a full range of colors and patterns. Takes about six weeks for delivery. $50; vans.com

A version of this article appeared in the December 2007 issue of Fast Company magazine.

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