January 2006

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  • Recycling Bags

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    $22 at Design Within Reach | Buy

    (No longer available.)

    | Posted 31 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Old Couple on a Bench Pendant

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    If you’re looking for a particularly noteworthy Valentine’s Day gift, the perfect gift for your new bride on your wedding day, or a touching anniversary present, this gets my vote. Designed by Anne Gericke, this pendant contains a diorama of an old couple seated together on a bench.

    $456 at Unica Home | Buy

    (1" L x .5" W x .5" D)

    | Posted 31 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Stellarscope Star Finder

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE He always wanted to be one of those guys who could look up at the night sky and tell constellation stories. Now you can help him out. The Stellarscope Star Finder helps you locate forty-two stars and seventy constellations. It comes with two star maps (one for each hemisphere), four latitude adapters, and a key-chain flashlight. You pack the picnic, he’ll narrate the stargazing.

    $39 at Flax Art and Design | Buy

    (10" long)

    | Posted 27 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Lumen

    Lumen

    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE The best mood lighting money can buy. Lumen is a stainless steel “shadow projector,” which is fancy talk for a little metal tree illuminated by an oil lamp. Still, the result is awful purty. The shadow gets larger the farther you move it from the wall.

    $48 at Elsewares | Buy

    | Posted 27 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Masters of the Universe Boxer Shorts

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE By the power of Gray Skull, buy him these boxers! They are 100 percent cotton and feature He-Man and Skeletor locked in battle. If he doesn’t love them, it may be because he’s dead inside.

    $12 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 27 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Talking Japanese Watches

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE Press a button, and these big, bright watches tell the time in Japanese. They come in five colors and are very reasonably priced. Once he’s learned to tell time, he can turn his attention to mastering the sushi menu.

    $20 at fred flare | Buy

    | Posted 27 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Tam Aura Katy Concrete Ring

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE Whether your love is an architect, a construction worker, or just a guy with keen fashion sense, this sterling silver and concrete ring is an uncommonly great gift. It’s strong and pretty, just like him.

    $70 at Mighty Flirt | Buy

    (1/4" wide)

    | Posted 27 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Stellarscope Star Finder

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE He always wanted to be one of those guys who could look up at the night sky and tell constellation stories. Now you can help him out. The Stellarscope Star Finder helps you locate forty-two stars and seventy constellations. It comes with two star maps (one for each hemisphere), four latitude adapters, and a key-chain flashlight. You pack the picnic, he’ll narrate the stargazing.

    $39 at Flax Art and Design | Buy

    (10” long)

    | Posted 27 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Lace-Trim Satin Slip

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE
    ON SALE You really want to get laid? Give her something that doesn’t make her feel like she needs to lose a few pounds. This bright satin slip with contrast trim is pretty, forgiving, and sexy. Something for everyone. It comes in nine colors and, of course, “Tigress.”

    $24 at Victoria’s Secret | Buy

    (Regularly $32.)

    | Posted 26 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Blinky the Eyelash Parasite

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE A hundred guys have given her teddy bears. Do you really want to be Mister 101? Blinky the Eyelash Mite is the patron saint of butterfly kisses. She’s the most romantic plush toy in the Parasite Pals collection, which also includes Dig Dig the Head Louse and Tickles the Tapeworm. Blinky is about 5” tall and comes with a keychain so you can hang her from a backpack. She also comes with a bonus eraser! Can’t beat that.

    $6 at Archie McPhee | Buy

    | Posted 26 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Message Capsule Necklace

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE Give her a tiny love letter that she can keep with her all the time. This pendant accommodates a sentimental note or a treasured cookie fortune. You can also copy a favorite quote or line of poetry, but if you’re still lost for a message, the necklace comes with seven starter notes.

    $85 at Pagliei Collection | Buy

    (18" chain)

    | Posted 26 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Tilla Flowers by Michelle Ivankovic

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE If you’re one of those guys who avoids giving flowers because they just die anyway, this silver-plated bunch will catch your eye. You get eighteen delicate flowers packaged as a bouquet. It even comes with a little gift tag.

    $50 at Unica Home | Buy

    (21" tall)

    | Posted 26 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Standard Circle Necklace

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE Back away from the bright fuchsia choker with dangling Austrian crystals. She’s a girl, not a “Dancing With the Stars” contestant. Keep it simple with these sweet icon necklaces in bright colors. I’m partial to the gingko leaf, but you can also get a rooster, bee, fern frond, little plant, cherry blossom, or stag head, so there’s room for personality. Also, she can wear it as pictured, or flip it and let the design show through the colored glass.

    $75 at Small Things Designs | Buy

    | Posted 26 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • AntWorks Space Age Ant Habitat

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE First space pens, then crunchy ice cream, and now an ant farm from the future! Astronauts get all the cool stuff. This setup was created by NASA for study of how well ants tunnel in microgravity. You can watch them tunnel in 3-D through the nutrient-rich gel, and you never have feed them or give them water. Ants are not included, though the package does come with a form that lets you order them by mail. It also comes with the case and gel, a magnifying glass, and an ant catching/tunnel starting pool. Now we have something to do while we wait for affordable personal jetpacks to come on the market.

    $20 at Think Geek | Buy

    (6.5"x 5.5"x 1.25")

    | Posted 25 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • One Dozen Custom Fortune Cookies

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE Custom fortune cookies let you choose your fate. You get a dozen fortune cookies, each with a different fortune written by you. Present them as a package, or slip a few into your carryout order when your sweetie isn’t looking.

    $23 at Custom Fortune Cookies | Buy

    | Posted 25 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Gerbera Daisies, 20 stems

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE If your relationship isn’t quite ready for the heavy symbolism of a dozen red roses, opt for this happy arrangement of gerbera daisies, which are much better suited to a rousing game of “loves me, loves me not.” I like Martha’s Flowers because you’re paying for the bouquet, not the crappy vase, so be sure your honey has one on hand. If not, you can always opt to pay for a vase with your order.

    $45 at Martha’s Flowers | Buy

    (Price includes Feb. 14 delivery guarantee.)

    | Posted 25 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Exploding Dog’s Thinking of You

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE Since 2000, Sam Brown has been publishing a collaborative art project online at Exploding Dog. Readers suggest titles, and Sam draws simple pictures to match. He’s especially keen on monsters and robots, and most of the drawings have a small, often humorous twist to them. (“We’re all gonna die.” is a good example.) Thinking of You is a limited-edition compilation, and includes 140 full-color pictures from over the years. You can also order a signed copy for $41.

    $36 at Exploding Dog | Buy

    ( 11" W, 8.5" H, .75" D)

    | Posted 25 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Rainbow Mini Photo Album Set

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    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE This album set contains six cloth-covered photo albums in a cloth-covered slipcase. Each album has room for twenty 4” x 6” photos. Buy the set, and fill each one with photos from a different trip or celebration you’ve shared. Or, just fill the first one, and leave the others free for future memories.

    $40 at MOMA Store | Buy

    ( Box, 7" H x 6" W x 6" D)

    | Posted 25 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Red Roses

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    ON SALE Some people just don’t feel like it’s Valentine’s Day without a bunch of red roses and a heart-shaped box of chocolates. If you can relate, I’ve got a deal for you. Until January 31, 2006, Kabloom is offering 25 percent off of one dozen long-stemmed red roses. Enter the discount code V6KEBRR at checkout. Also, you can get 15 percent off all bouquets with the code V6AFF.

    $30 at Kabloom | Buy

    (Regularly $40.)

    | Posted 24 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Mosaic Office Chair

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    $199 at CB2 | Buy

    (No longer available.)

    | Posted 23 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Powder Coated Bracelet

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    Like a black trench coat lined in red silk, this stainless steel bangle has a surprising pop of color on the inside. Comes in nine colors.

    $165 at Konzuk | Buy

    | Posted 23 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Brown Block Stripe Crewneck Sweater

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    This soft, lambswool sweater is so hot-guy-next-door.

    $69 at Karmaloop | Buy

    | Posted 20 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Wooly Warmer

    Wooly-warmer

    Her feet are like ice. Give her something to warm them on when you’re snuggled in bed. Besides your torso, I mean.

    $28 at Flight 001 | Buy

    (No longer available.)

    | Posted 20 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Forma Glass Jar

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    Because don’t all of us want our bathrooms to look more like doctors’ offices? We do.

    $7 at CB2 | Buy

    (No longer available.)

    | Posted 19 Jan, 2006 in January 2006 by Margaret Mason

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