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Coveted Gift Guide Part III: The Entertainer

 

The season of gift-giving and merry-making well upon us, we have prepared a beautiful selection of gift ideas for everyone on your list, with a twist: all our selections are suitable for any gender, separated into hard-to-shop-for categories. 

Today, gifts for the host and hostess, the party-thrower, the master entertainer: Nearly everything one needs to throw an unforgettable holiday bash. 

Terrazzo Cheese Boards – Hexagonal & Square 

Available in two shapes and three sizes, these versatile pieces – in an unexpected material – will take their charcuterie spread from good to great. Each is finished with a leather loop for hanging. Hand-wash only. $24, $36, $48. 

Splatter Print Napkins

Whether you choose classic navy, sharp ivory, or soft gray, these gorgeous and unique napkins will make a splashy impression at their next dinner party. Perfectly complimentary to each other, the colors are made to be mixed and matched. 100% cotton. Machine wash. $24/pair. 

Foxtrot Coasters – Hexagonal & “KC”-embossed

From Kansas City’s own Foxtrot Supply Company come these thoughtful and functional coasters, available in two styles; hexagonal and round, embossed with Kansas City in curvy script. The perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on your list. Hexagonal; $24. KC; $28. 

Candlesticks

What better gift for the party-thrower in your life than a set of stand-out vintage candlesticks? We search far and wide for the most unique, sculptural and fun candlesticks, in a wide variety of sizes, styles and eras. Just the thing to set a festive mood at any table. 

Wood + Brass Bottle Openers 

A functional addition to any bar cart, these sleek, angled wood + brass bottle openers will pop those bottles in style. Available with either a walnut or ash handle. Wipe clean. $24.

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Coveted Gift Guide Part II: The Collector

The season of gift-giving and merry-making well upon us, we have prepared a beautiful selection of gift ideas for everyone on your list, with a twist: all our selections are suitable for any gender, separated into hard-to-shop-for categories. 

Today, gifts for the vintage fanatic, the person who has it all, the collector: a curated grouping of our choicest vintage pieces, sure to please anyone and everyone on your list. 

Ystad-Metall Lily Candlesticks

A favorite of the design world, these classic candlesticks were designed by Ivar-Alenius Bjork for the 1939 World’s Fair and have been a bona fide icon since. Freshly polished and ready to liven up a mantel or dining table. Made in Sweden. $149.

Walnut + Aluminum Box 

A well-designed box looks great on any tabletop, and this vintage, 1960’s Silvercrest example is no exception. Perfect for holding anything from matches to treasured mementos, this handsome and well-made box makes a stunning addition to any interior. $75

Art Deco Silver Vanity Tray

Dating from the 1920’s, this substantial and chic tray is a gorgeous way to corral perfume and jewelry in a bedroom or bathroom or as an accent on a console or cocktail table. It is in fantastic original condition, with light wear commensurate with age. Made in England. $72.

Modernist Bottle Opener

An elegant and well-crafted addition to any bar cart, this solid brass and chrome bottle opener is as sleek and modern as it gets. A true mid-century modern accessory, it was probably made in the 1950s or 60s. In excellent condition with light, age-appropriate wear. $64.

Horn Object 

An earthy but sculptural addition to any table or shelf, this sustainably-harvested horn was mounted on a wooden base by artisans in Uganda. A one-of-a-kind gift for anyone on your list. 

Carved Horse Sculpture 

A hand-carved, stylized horse’s head sculpture is just the accent for any coffee table, console or bookshelf. Works well in a variety of interior styles. In excellent condition. $48.

Abstract Nude Painting

A vibrant color palette and expressive, abstract brush strokes lend this mid-century modern painting an air of sophistication and fun. Framed in an antique wooden frame. $95.

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A Coveted Holiday: The Genderless Gift Guide, Part I

 

The season of gift-giving and merry-making is well upon us, we have prepared a beautiful selection of gift ideas for everyone on your list, with a twist: all our selections are suitable for any gender, separated into hard-to-shop-for categories. Our second gift guide installment will be released in a few days, stay tuned!  

This week, gifts for the tastemaker, the aesthete, the design-obessed in your life. What to get someone who curates every facet of their lives, you ask? Keep reading. Happiest of holidays to you and yours! 

Turkish Woven Towels

Ideal for everything from a chic, oversized scarf or wrap, to draping on a chair as a light throw, to using for its intended purpose as an absorbent, lightweight, long-lasting towel. They come in four on-trend color-ways and are perfect to mix and match. Linen & cotton, machine wash. $59.

 

Happy Habitat x Inspire Good Co. Notebooks (set of 3)

A thoughtful and useful stocking stuffer, this set of three notebooks are a collaboration between Kansas City’s own Happy Habitat and the Inspire Good publishing company, featuring covers inspired by Happy Habitat’s colorful knit throws. 60 pages each. $15. 

 

 

 

Palo Santo trays

Handmade, small-batch ceramic accessories for the of-the-moment home fragrances, Palo Santo wood! Crafted by local ceramics maker The Object Enthusiast in earthy, goes-with-anything neutrals . Pairs perfectly with both our Palo Santo bundles. Palo Santo trays, $35. Palo Santo bundle, $12 for five sticks. 

 

Simple Leather Card Wallet

Cut and sewn by the local leather goods line Foxtrot, a functional way to carry your cards and cash stylishly. Outer card sleeve and open pocket. Available in three chic shades of the highest quality leather. Made in Kansas City. $46.

 

Molten Brass Frames 

Perfect for gifting a photograph of yourself, these weighty and textural solid brass frames liven up any tableau with a bit of metallic shine. Perfectly complimentary to nearly any interior. Available in two sizes, 4″x 6″ and 5″ x 7″. $54 and $66, respectively.

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Why We’re Obsessed With Color Clashing: Bring on the Brave, the Bold!

“I love the fact that we’re becoming bolder with pattern and color,” says Graham & Brown designer Paula Taylor. “This year’s softer pastel palette works beautifully on the new geometrics, conveying a more feminine edge to a masculine style — particularly if you add a little metallic highlight.”

 
 
 
 
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A Case of the Shapes : Art Opening with Lee Ahlskog

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About Lee Ahiskog: 
 
Working in the intersection of art and design, American Graphic Designer, Lee Ahlskog explores the relationship between form and color in her oil paintings and digital work. Her biomorphic shapes refer to forms seen in the natural world while her color palette is more subjective. 
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Your Midwest Soundtrack + Songs for Fall

I like my music like I like my fall weather –all over the place. One day it’s cold and out come the booties and the sweats. The next say it’s hot and it’s tanks and flops.

These mood-swinging tracks celebrate Girls who rock. Girls who never back down. Who challenge the man and the machine.

Status quo? No thanks. 

  • YACHT: Psychic City
  • In Love With a Ghost : Flowers
  • Solange: Dancing in the Dark
  • iamamiwhoami: Play
  • Tei Shi: Keep Running (One Bit Remix)
  • Honey is Cool: Baby Jane
  • Hole: Awful
  • Poe: Angry Johnny
  • Orbital: Halcyon and on and on
  • Ra Ra Riot: You and I Know

 

#musicmonday: what’s on you