Design Lover

Sleek and simple with a nod to the architectural is the cornerstone of this minimalist aesthetic.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Design Lover 

1. Screen Saver

Hand-crafted from walnut by Afghani artisans, these screens are typically used in older homes in lieu of windows and are pieced together by hand into intricate geometric patterns.

Tray, $149. Available at
Far & Wide

2. The Good Bowl

Crafted by Haitian artisans from recycled cement bags, part of the proceeds from these bowls goes directly into the hands of the artist who made it.

BRANDAID PROJECT Medium Cement Bowl, $40. Available at The Bay.

3. Stay Glassy

Designed to bring out and enhance the aroma of cognac, these sphere-like glasses just feel good in your hands.

Normann Copenhagen Cognac Glass, $61. Available at The Modern Shop.

4. To Russia

Inspired by Russian nesting dolls, these measuring cups take up minimal storage space.

Fred M-Cups Matryoshka Doll Measuring Cups Set, US $10. Available at MoMA Store.

5. Bowled Over

Simple and sexy. The perfect vessel for everything from micro-greens to homemade caesar salad.

Umbra Ensalada Wood Bowl & Server Set, $60. Available at IQ Living.

6. Let’s Toast

A toaster this good looking scores bonus points for its ability to warm up our day-old croissants.

Toaster With Bread Warmer Sandwich Maker Stefano Giovannoni. $214. Available at MoMA Store.

7. Great Dane

Created in 1937 by the world-renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, the Bauhaus-inspired typography on this porcelain mug feels fresh and modern.

Milk Jug by Design Letters, $42. Available at The Modern Shop.

8. Side Kicks

Originally designed in 1952 by designer Eva Ziesel, this gravy boat deserves a prime spot on the holiday table and is in danger of overshadowing the main event.

Crate & Barrel Classic Century Sauce Boat, $65. Available at Crate&Barrel.

9. Oh Joy

Not just for the Holidays, the design enthusiast will appreciate the simple and straightforward message this sign conveys all year long.

Vintage marquee JOY sign, US $199. Available at Restoration Hardware. 

10. Architectural Digest

The lusty organic shape and mirrored finish on the architect-designed cobra bowl make it the go-anywhere, fill-with-anything dish. 

Georg Jensen Cobra Bowl. $95. Available at The Bay.