ISSUE 24  |  City Summer

10 Gifts for the Cool Dad, Father’s Day Edition

June 16, 2015 11:00 AM

BY Margot Guralnick

We asked Brooklyn DJ, blogger, and design aficionado Myles Tipley, to clue us in: What do (cool or wannabe cool) dads really want? He immediately supplied us with his own wish list for Father’s Day.

Above: Myles with his wife (and fellow DJ) Lindsey Tipley and their three-year-old, Henry, in Williamsburg. Myles blogs about “vibes and stuff” at Myles Henry. Photograph by Christelle de Castro

Above: “The design books I’ve been wanting are Commune: Designed in California ($37.66), Modern Originals: At Home with Midcentury European Designers, $35.71, by Leslie Williamson, and photographer Paul Barbera’s Where They Create ($34).”

Above: “Can’t go wrong with this: Lagavulin 16-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch“; $106.99 from BevMo. Photograph via Tomorrow Started.

Above: “And as the perfect companion, I’m into these smoky Hand-Blown Whiskey Glasses.” Made by a small glass studio in Seattle, they’re $32 each and $118 for a set of four from Food52.

Above: “To add a mellow vibe to my work setup, I have my eye on a Japanese Ceramic Incense Holder ($32 each from General Store). And, to go with it, Stussy’s Kuumba International Incense Pack ($15).”

Above: “I really don’t wear cologne, but I like this oneā€“sort of a natural scent, and not too overpowering.” Bravado 3 by Baxter of California is $85 from Saturdays Surf.

Above: “One of the best parts of being married: There’s always fancy soap in my house. This is one of my favorites.” Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap with oat bran and pumice is $15 a bar from Kiehl’s.

Above: “It’s the perfect time of year for a new pair of sunglasses. I’ve been eyeing Oliver People’s MP-2 Matte Black ($450) from Gentry.”

Above: “I’m a hat guy, so there are always about five new ones that I want. I love this Ball Cap collaboration between Maiden Noir and Sneeze Magazine. A play on an Oakland A’s hat, it’s just so good”; $45 from Maiden Noir. “And here’s another I have my eye on: the Navy Ball Cap ($95) with a suede rim from Gentry. I usually cheap out on myself and would never spend that much for a cap, but my wife would splurge on it.”

Above: “I’ve been into this instant film camera lately. We actually already own one and have started using it to take photos of friends we have over for dinner; our guest shots all go up on a board.” The Fujifilm Instax 210 Camera is $92 from Opening Ceremony.

Above: “My wife and I have been trying to buy original pieces of art for each other. I love these 1990s photos by Lisa Leone.” Go to HVW8 gallery to see more and inquire about pricing.

For more ideas from Myles, take a look at his DJ-Approved Home Stereo Equipment and DIY: $65 Laundry Closet.

Gardenista suggests you consider a DIY Hanging Orchid for Father’s Day.