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I live with a musi­cian who recently began trav­el­ing to Europe once a month on tour. Now that he is a ser­ial trav­eler, I have started con­sid­er­ing portable acces­sories for gifts, which will remind him of his other life back at home. Here are a few prac­ti­cal yet styl­ish ideas for your jet-setting friend.

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Whether you’re a cof­fee con­nois­seur, a tea drinker, or both, there is some­thing seduc­tive about the rit­ual of prepar­ing the per­fect cup. Here are a few gift ideas for the caf­feine enthusiast.

N.B.: You can see all of our gift guides at Remod­elista Daily: Hol­i­day Gifts.

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Izabella

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Accessories: Bridie Hall at Home

On December 22, 2011 By

Bri­die Hall, an artist, designer, and man­ager of Ben Pen­treath in Lon­don, finds inspi­ra­tion in objects from the past. Hall, a native of New Zealand, has spent the last four years split­ting her time between mak­ing art and sell­ing beau­ti­ful things for the home. “Mostly, I make objects that are either very hard to get a hold […]

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Located in Stockholm’s Old Town, Den Gyldene Fre­den is owned by the the Swedish Acad­emy, which selects the Nobel Prize for Lit­er­a­ture (leg­end has it that many win­ners have been anointed at the Academy’s reg­u­lar table on the premises). Opened in 1722, the restau­rant is a “liv­ing exam­ple of a typ­i­cal Swedish 18th-century […]

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DIY: Finnish Himmeli Mobiles

On December 21, 2011 By

I dis­cov­ered him­meli, which are tra­di­tional Finnish Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, in a some­what round­about way. A fash­ion blog that I fol­low, Closet Visit, cov­ered a Japanese-born designer named Momo Suzuki. (Hang on here for just a bit longer.) Suzuki has a del­i­cate, min­i­mal­ist aes­thetic, and there was a phở­to­graph of her under an intri­cate mobile she
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Nick and the Candlestick

Two appeal­ing year-round meno­rah options with dra­mat­i­cally dif­fer­ent pric­ing; we’d be happy with either.

Above: Nick and the Can­dle­stick, designed by L
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Julie

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The Japan­ese have long under­stood the health virtues of Bin­chotan char­coal, a type of hard­wood char­coal made from oak burned at extremely high tem­per­a­tures. Its porous sur­faces make it an effec­tive fil­ter and water puri­fier while simul­ta­né­ously releas­ing nat­ural min­er­als. In Japan, it’s com­mon to use Bin­chotan char­coal sticks in the bath and as filters […]

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House of Hack­ney founders Frieda Gorm­ley and Javvy M. Royle describe their sub­verted take on the tra­di­tional as “Cole­fax and Fowler on acid.” Started in 2011, the duo’s line of bed linens, wall­pa­per, and home fur­nish­ings fea­tures a dis­tinctly British vibe; the prod­ucts are largely made by tra­di­tional UK-based spe­cial­ist fac­to­ries (includ­ing the lamp­shade manufacturer […]

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When I was in col­lege, it was enough to bring a bot­tle of cheap table wine to the party. Now, as my friends begin to host house­warm­ings and hol­i­day din­ner gath­er­ings, a quick trip to the cor­ner store no longer suf­fices. Here’s a roundup of thoughtful gifts.

N.B.: To make sure we’ve got every­one on your list covered, […]

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Recre­ate the Anglo-bohemian rock-star vibe of Court­ney Love’s town­house in NYC (see House Call: Court­ney Love in New York) with the fol­low­ing elements.

Above: UK-based

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