‘Tis the Season
The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Andy Warhol in Your Life
For the design freak who is uniquely chic.
Damien Hirst—Spot Clock, $500
What we wouldn’t give for one of Damien Hirst’s spot paintings. But since that’s a little out of Santa’s reach this year, a spot clock will do the trick. Finally something nice to look at while we’re stressing over the time.
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now, $48
Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson traveled the world documenting the people and events that he came across, earning the distinction of being the father of modern photojournalism. This monograph contains over 500 of his beautiful, emotional images as well as explores his life and development as an artist.
Robert Siegel Multi Banded Apex Vases, $148-248
These vases might just outshine the gorgeous fresh flowers that go in them. Part of artist Robert Siegel’s 2014 Beaux Collection, these porcelain vases are handmade, so each has slight variations. We’ll take one in each size, please!
After Hours Tour at the Museum of Modern Art, $750
Going to the museum is always an inspiring experience, but there is nothing more special than taking your own private tour of the MoMA after hours. A professional art historian will take the group of up to 10 lucky guests through a specific exhibition of their choice or the museums permanent collection. Private tours are also available before the museum opens (for $630) or during official hours (for $340). But it’s after dark, when the other visitors have been ushered out for the day, that the magic really happens.
Alessi Noe Bottle Holder, $90
We’re always on the lookout for sleek ways to store our wine (who wants to be caught empty handed when guests show up?!). This bottle holder can fit up to six of your best vintages while sitting safely out of the way on the floor or taking pride of place as part of your home décor.
Kinfolk Subscription, $60
Kinfolk may be a young magazine (it launched in 2011), but it has quickly become the publication for the Portlander-at-heart with a craft lifestyle. Want to try out the latest seasonal recipes, tour superbly decorated homes around the world, read interviews with artists and designers, and learn about the latest spots to travel? Kinfolk is for you!
What can’t you use this Turkish Peshtemal for? It’s plush, but still thin enough to carry around, and it’s the perfect accessory whether you’re lounging around at the beach, drying off after the gym, or just hanging it in your pristine bathroom.
The Covert Aeronautical Cocktail Shaker, $100
Prohibition may be long gone, but we’re still enjoying some of the great innovations that came out of the repressed era. While you are now free to down your favorite drink whenever and (mostly) wherever you wish, this covert aeronautical cocktail shaker is a great design addition to any desk or bar…and it can make three delicious dirty martinis at a time.
Zalto Decanter Axium, $114
Zalto glassware is a favorite of Momofuku sommelier Jordan Salcito. With a sleek look and perfect pour, the Axium is the decanter of choice for serving red wine during the cold winter months.