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Christmas Gift Ideas for Design Lovers

W’s features director Alix Browne reveals 10 items at the top of her wishlist.

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  1. 1/17

    Alix Browne, Features Director.
    Courtesy of Ezra Petronio.

  2. 2/17

    If Santa really loved me, he’d drop the British designer Max Lamb down my chimney to do over my entire bathroom in Marmoreal. But I am willing to settle for Lamb’s cool Marmoreal cutting board. It’s about $190 from makersandbrothers.com.

  3. 3/17

    Donald Judd’s elemental metal furniture, which he started making in 1984, is still in production—and comes in a rainbow of colors. I’ll take this chair in one of each, please! Price upon request. Juddfoundation.org

  4. 4/17

    I first saw these handspun metal planters by Brook & Lyn at Sight Unseen Offsite in New York. They start at $45 for a small bowl and go up to $1750 for a planter. My number one new year’s resolution? Start a cactus garden! Brookandlyn.com.

  5. 5/17

    For Christmas, Linda Rodin’s miracle face oil comes in festive packaging, so you can just drop it right in my stocking without even bothering to wrap it. It’s $130 from oliolusso.com.

  6. 6/17

    When Tiffany & Co and Dover Street Market get together, the results are both classic and cool. Tiffany & Co. earrings, $4,500, doverstreetmarket.com.

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    This cheerful, charming silver, sapphire and cubic zirconia ring was part of Karl Fritsch’s recent show at Salon 94 in New York. $2400 seems such a small price to pay for such a big smile! Salon94.com

  9. 9/17

    This little leather and enamel number, from the Swiss design duo Kueng Caputo, is as practical as it is pretty. Stool? Bedside table? Cocktail podium? You make the call. It’s $10,000 from salon94.com.

  10. 10/17

    These colorful, Bauhaus inspired blankets made in Norway will give the design aficionado in your life that warm fuzzy feeling. They are $325 each from lufinawovens.com.

  11. 11/17

    These Heller Rainbow Mugs are a Massimo and Lella Vignelli classic. Last year, I gave them as Christmas gifts; this year I’m buying them for myself. They’re $60 for the set at dwr.com.

  12. 12/17

    I would use these graphic tea towels from the Dutch design darlings Scholten & Baijings and produced by the Danish company HAY as dinner napkins—which means I’ll need all 8 eye catching variations. They are $18 at momastore.org.

  13. 13/17

    Michael Anastassiades is another multi-talented light designer. His delicate, brass and glass Floating Forest planters hold teeny, apartment-sized trees. From $75 at thefutureperfect.com.

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    Designer Lindsey Adelman is well known for her exquisite, jewel-like lights, which are made by hand in her New York studio. But her actual jewelry is not too shabby. These two-finger rings ($1400 each) are available by special order at lindseyadelman.com.

  16. 16/17

    These simple, zippered pouches from the Hayward resort collection have been gussied up in rich Fortuny fabric. They’d make the perfect evening clutch. Hurry—they’re limited edition! $400 at haywardluxury.com.

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