ISSUE 6  |  French Connection

Valentine’s Wish List: Editors’ Top 10 Picks

February 11, 2015 4:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Ten useful and beautiful presents for the design lover.

Above: Melted Picardie glasses; a set of Two Clear Tipsy Glasses is £23 ($35) from Loris & Livia.

Above: Sarah likes to add a splash of June Taylor’s versatile, light-bodied Fruit Syrups to white wine. June makes the syrups in small batches in her Berkeley stillroom; prices start at $12 for the 7.5-ounce size. Photograph via Quitokeeto.

Above: Discovered by Margot’s next-door-neighbor Felicity, double-sided Perfetto Pencils by graphic designer Louise Fili are $13.95 from Princeton Architectural Press.

Above: Justine is a fan of Boston-based Niho Kozuru’s Handmade Beeswax Candles available on Etsy; prices start at $50.

Above: The matte Pink Ceramic Tea Pot, made in Japan by Claska, is $50 from Alder & Co. (It’s on all our wish lists). 

Above: The Sleep Shirt of Canada began with a 19th-century chemise found by Alexandra Suhner Isenberg at a vintage menswear stall in London’s Spitalfield’s market. Margot’s pick is the company’s Long Sleep Shirt in oatmeal linen; $290 CAD ($230.39 USD), and there are lots of other options available. 

Above: Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Iittala, the mouth-blown Ruutu line of 10 diamond-shaped vases–available in five sizes and seven colors–are meant to be mixed and matched. Our favorite, the 5.5-inch-high Salmon Pink Ruutu Vase (center) is $195.

Above: The best interiors book you don’t know about: Down the Long Driveway, You’ll See It; $65 NZD ($48 USD).

Above: The solid brass Keychain Shoehorn, handcrafted in Japan by Lue, is $32 at Alder & Co.

Above: Red Hook, Brooklyn-based Cacao Prieto makes single-origin organic chocolate from Dominican beans. The Criollo Assortment is $50 and individual bars are $8. (They also make two award-winning, oak-aged rums.)

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