For the Designer: 5 Coffee Table Books to Give or Get

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For those lovers of design, (or friends of those that do!), I’ve selected my most treasured and returned to design books from my library. All of these  have shaped my understanding of design, and fueled my passion for it. All “must-haves” in my humble opinion. Head over to my guide on ebay to check it out!

Weekend Snapshots 12.01.14

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Not that I have too much to compare it to, but there is something magical about New York City this time of year. Everywhere looks dressed up and is lighted beautifully. It’s like NYC itself is one big window display of a classic holiday scene. One of my holiday traditions is going up to midtown and checking out all the big department stores and their holiday windows. Bergdorf’s has always been my favorite. Below are a few pictures i took over the weekend… it was around dusk, so reflections of NYC creep into many of these snaps, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Every year Berdorf’s has a theme, usually not holiday-related, but it is in the incredible story-telling of the theme that the holidays creep in… This year’s theme is “The Arts”.

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The “Literature” window seemed to be the most popular. I wasn’t able to get the whole window, and was too impatient in the 30 degree temps to wait… but you get the idea.

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Weekend Snapshots 12.23.13

122313_ws_01It’s become a holiday tradition of mine to check out the holiday window displays uptown every year. While I try and see all the major players, Bloomingdales, Barney’s, Tiffany’s, etc there is one store I ABSOLUTELY have to see: Bergdorf Goodman’s. There is something utterly magical and fantastical about their displays… it really doesn’t feel like Christmas for me without stopping by. Below are some of my favorite snapshots, taken yesterday. Enjoy!

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Gifting

When it comes to gift buying for the holidays, I always procrastinate until the last possible moment. This year I promised myself things would be different, but here we are. For those of you who are also still shopping like me, I’ve put together a few gift ideas from my favorite places.

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Salut Flask by Catbird $26

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Tool bag by Klein Tools $58.48

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How To Be a Man: A Guide to Style and Behavior for the Modern Gentleman by Glenn O’Brien $16.64

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You can view the rest of my Gift Guide for Guys over on Luvocracy.

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The World is Your Oyster! Print by Rifle Paper Co. $50

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Jetsetter Weekender by Ashley Longshore $198

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Threadbare Ring by Catbird $44

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You can view the rest of my Gift Guide for Gals over on Luvocracy.

Luvocracy is doing a promotion of free shipping and no taxes and it ends tonight. If you wanna see more of my gift guides, visit, Gift Guide for the Foodie, Gift Guide for the Holiday Home, and Design-Centric Gifts.