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Lanvin Pearled Heather Blazer

"This relaxed blazer is a timeless style with a modern twist. I love the jacket’s functionality, its lightness and comfort. You can wear it from day to night and it’s perfect for mixing and matching. Lucas Ossendrijver has given Lanvin a new attitude with his very modern and masculine take. He’s able to mix tailoring and sportswear with a very elegant touch."

Park Hyatt Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City - 5 Stars

'With an enviable location on Lam Son, Saigon’s central square, this gleaming upscale hotel with colonial accents delivers splendidly assured service and has one of the finest spas in town.' Featured in the Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotel in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Audio-Technica ATH-R70x Headphones With Self-Adjusting 3D Wing Support

'The device supports a comfortable, self-adjusting 3D wing support headband that automatically adapts to fit any wearer."

Ansel Adams - Tetons and The Snake River

"Ansel Adams is the most famous American photographer in history. His career provides a road map to potential success while also serving as a reminder that everything old will be new again."

NEST Holiday Candle Diffuser Votive Gift Set

"Fill the home with the scents of pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber."

Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona - 5 Stars

'Since opening in late 2009, the Mandarin Oriental, with 98 elegant rooms and suites, has been the choicest hotel on the grand Passeig de Gràcia. Faultless service and unadulterated luxury.' Featured as one of the three recommended places to stay in New York Times' 36 Hours in Barcelona.

Typeface Inspired Design Glasses

"Japanese company Type wants to put your favorite typography on your face in the form of glasses. Type has created two lines of glasses that take design inspiration from a couple of the most well-known typefaces, Helvetica and Garamond. Each line has three versions of the spectacles — light, regular, and bold, of course — that delineate the thickness of the frames."

Gold Digger Garden Hose

"This is pure garden bling – they can chuck out that ratty old green thing from the DIY store and sparkle while they water."

Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design

"Saul Bass (1920-1996) created some of the most compelling images of American post-war visual culture. Having extended the remit of graphic design to include film titles, he went on to transform the genre. His best known works include a series of unforgettable posters and title sequences for films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Otto Preminger's The Man With The Golden Arm and Anatomy of a Murder. He also created some of the most famous logos and corporate identity campaigns of the century, including those for major companies such as AT&T, Quaker Oats, United Airlines and Minolta."

The Leela Palace Hotel, New Delhi - 5 Stars

'Over-the-top fin-de-siecle maharaja luxe—double-height reception rooms hung with massive chandeliers and filled with gilded furniture, the couches plumped with elaborately brocaded pillows, and tables laden with vast urns of flowers.' Featured in the Conde Nast Traveler Best Hotels in the World Gold List in 2014.

PACT Men's Boxer Brief

"Next to naked never looked so good. Pact's 95-percent cotton undies come in a variety of cool colors and designs. They're ethically made, come in biodegradable packaging, and as if it couldn't get any better, 10 percent of your purchase goes to one of PACT's environmental nonprofits."

Kohler Moxie Showerhead and Wireless Speaker

'For the multi-taskers, this Kohler showerhead allows them to listen to their favorite playlists, morning news, or the latest episode of Serial, all while soaping up for the day ahead."

Yazbukey C'est Ahh Lips Cross-Body Bag

Witty designs and pop culture references are all part of Parisian label Yazbukey’s DNA. This C’est Ahh Lips cross-body bag is a clever mix of novelty and high-octane glamour, and depicts a pouting pair of lips in patent burgundy leather. Carry it on your shoulder or as a clutch to give an LWD a graphic boost.

Hotel Okura, Amsterdam - 5 Stars

'Ciel Bleu is the name of the top-floor restaurant, a two-star Michelin pick. Down on the ground-floor, the Yamazato restaurant also has a Michelin star. The rooms, as one expects, are of the highest grade, offering subtle, unshowy luxuries galore.'

Il Bussetto Business Card Holder

"Because business cards aren't meant to be kept next to frozen yogurt punch cards."

Art in America 1945-1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism

"This is a plump, unbuttoned and convivial book, streaked like bacon with both gossip and cogitation. Here’s the art writing that emerged during the era defined by the rise of the Abstract Expressionists, painters like Pollock and de Kooning."

Luna Concrete iPhone 5 Skin

"Korean creative collective posh craft has developed ‘Luna’, an iPhone 5 skin made entirely out of concrete in collaboration with realize design studio. Each unique accessory features one-of-a-kind crater-like voids and imperfections on its surface, appearing as if the cover was extracted directly from the moon."

Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet, Istanbul - 5 Stars

'Rooms are beautifully arranged, with breathtaking views of the courtyard and have headboards and bedposts that resemble a mosque’s dome and minarets.' Featured in the Conde Nast Traveler Best Hotels in the World Gold List in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Orla Kiely Stainless Steel Vacuum Flask

"Gardeners can take this charming Orla Kiely thermos down the allotment for a brew during breaktime, and those of a less nurturing nature can plan picnics or even a warm winter commute."

Nutter Cycle Multi Tool

"After a very successful kickstarter campaign, The Nutter is now available for purchase. The stylish leather pouch includes all the essentials you need when out riding your bike."

Nest Learning Thermostat - 2nd Generation

"The Nest Learning Thermostat’s trademark feature—its ability to dial things up or down depending on whether you’re at home or not—is getting tweaked for increased efficiency. It will improve auto-schedule, and reduce a user’s utility bills."

One&Only Hotel, Cape Town - 5 Stars

'This glam urban resort was built for name-dropping: Bastien Gonzalez gives mani-pedis in the spa, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s only eatery in Africa is here and local celeb-chef Reuben Riffel dishes up South African cuisine at the somewhat-cavernous Reuben’s.'

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Red Rubber Sneakers

"These new Chuck Taylor Rubber kicks are a chic and fully waterproof alternative to wellies."

Marc By Marc Jacobs x Urbanears Humlan Headphones

'Top-notch Marc by Marc Jacobs x Urbanears headphones for label lovers."

Thermo Pot by Black + Blum

"Food flask with clever magnetised stainless-steel spoon."

Hotel Denit, Barcelona - 3 Stars

'The modish Denit is a budget hotel, and even better, it underscores that affordability need not come at the expense of smart design and attentive service. Denit’s stark white, minimalist décor is more Jetsons chic than plush, but in Barcelona that’s just right.'

Welder Unisex 9000 K30 Watch

"The Welder Unisex 9000 K30 Oversize Three Time Zone Watch is a chunky and stylish timepiece with a futuristic feel. Featuring a black analog dial and a black rubber band, this watch is extremely eye-catching and exciting to wear."

BIA Cordon Bleu Camembert Side Plates - Box of 4

"Perfect for cheese or design lovers – a boxed set of plates featuring different camembert packaging through the ages."

Atari Flashback 4 Classic Game Console

"A trip back in time to the 2600s, the console is loaded with Asteroids, Missile Command, Space Invaders, Jungle Hunt, Centipede and 70 more classics. Joysticks are wireless."

The Colony Hotel Seminyak, Bali - 3 Stars

'There’s one big plus point about staying at The Colony Hotel: no children under the age of 16 allowed. Another bonus is the on-site Jari Menari massage facility. Not to be overlooked are the 20 rooms done up in a pretty but minimalist decor.'

Shakuhachi Geo Print Tee Dress

"From the modern and sophisticated stylings of Shakuhachi, a sleek geometric floral printed tee-shirt style dress. Features a rounded neckline, and a relaxed fit through the torso, for a casual look."

Yazbukey Extra Cool Mint cross-body bag

Kitsch design and a wicked sense of humour is what sets Parisian label Yazbukey apart. This leather cross-body bag is designed to resemble a retro chewing gum wrapper, and finished with a Plexiglas front. Come evening, you can remove the strap and carry it as a clutch.

Vivienne Westwood Globe Trotter Suitcase

"The pick of the new Vivienne Westood luggage range bunch is the Globe-Trotter. Available in elegant cream and midnight blue, the print utilises that infamous squiggle first seen in Westwood’s 1981 Pirate collection and, in both senses, that’s the sort of bootlegging we can get behind."

Caro Hotel, Valencia - 5 Stars

'Originally a palace that was the home of the Marqués de Caro, fragments of the Roman city and the Arab city wall were found when the building was being renovated and were incorporated into the chic contemporary design.'

Personalized Bike Notebook

"Personalised notebooks with a range of quotes, initials or pithy sayings."

Buckler's Daily Defense Kit

"Not many are immune to the skin-destroying effects of winter’s bluster, not even those who claim disinterest toward grooming products. For those deniers, there is this no-nonsense kit, made up of a chapped skin remedy, repairing lotion and shine-free lip balm."

The Designer Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

"The Designer Says is a compendium of design wisdom, culled from a range of practitioners from El Lissitzky to Frank Chimero, with pointers from the likes of Peter Saville, Paula Scher, Irma Boom and many others in between."

Park Hyatt Hotel, Beijing - 5 Stars

'Check-in takes place on the 63rd floor at this haven in the sky, and from there it's breezy comfort all the way. Generous suites come with a butler, the biggest bathtub in town and soothing views.'

Baxter of California Travel Kit

"All the essentials for a well-groomed traveler, conveniently sized to fly through security."

Olloclip 4-In-1 Quick-Connect Lens Solution for iPhone

'Olloclip's brilliant little lens turn your iPhone (or Android) into a supercamera. There are various different kits and models, including a brilliant macro lens - and a selfie kit for teenagers and/or the selfie-obsessed."

Fendi Leather-trimmed wool-felt coat

Fendi's black coat is made from soft double-faced wool-felt and has a cocoon-like silhouette. Tan and cream bonded leather trims emphasize the clean, collarless cut. The roomy fit makes it perfect for layering over knitwear.

Skovshoved Hotel, Copenhagen - 4 Stars

'Really clever people stay at the 22-room Hotel Skovshoved, a great little seaside hotel in between Copenhagen’s two best beaches, Charlottenlund Fort and Bellevue, against a forest backdrop.'

Aerin Tiger's Eye Match Striker

'A stone-and-brass match striker is sort of genius. For the dad who has everything."

Fujifilm X100: Optical Electronic Viewfinder in Gorgeous Retro Body

"Fujifilm’s retro-fantastic X100 is probably the hottest-looking camera you’ll see this year. Announced at this year’s Photokina tradeshow, the magnesium-clad compact makes it look like Fujifilm took the wish list of many photographers and made it real."

The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution

'Photographer Jim Marshall spent five decades photographing anyone who was anyone in rock, pop and jazz. But as a San Franciscan, he also documented the counterculture revolution that flourished in the city's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood."

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - 5 Stars

'The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur is for those who want to experience the best of KL. Literally and figuratively. It's the Ritz-Carlton, so stays include fancy amenities like luxurious high thread-count bedding and top-notch dining.'

Stanley Mountain Vacuum Food System

'Stanley has recently introduced an update to its hallmark food system. The Mountain Vacuum Food System incorporates its own internal spark to both heat and preserve a can’s worth of food for up to 13 hours."

Ziiiro Men's Celeste Gunmetal Mono Watch

"Ziiiro is one of those companies that consistently finds its way on to our wish lists. Celeste is its latest offering, which represents your linear travel through the fourth dimension as a pair of overlapping colored disks. As the partially transparent bands circle about, they blend together to create dynamic hues of blue and gray, on the Mono models, or green and blue, on the Colored editions."

Yurbuds Ironman Inspire PRO Performance Fit Sport Earphones

"For gym-goers, runners or active people: Yurbuds are the best for listening on the move. Buy the right size for your ears and they do not fall out, ever. These include a microphone with full track, call, and volume control – and a lifetime guarantee."

Villa Denise Hotel, Istanbul

'Tucked away just out of sight behind a row of restaurants is the bijou Villa Denise, where luxurious, colourful, Topkapi Palace-inspired fabrics are the order of the day. Small kitchens and microwave ovens mean you can still make yourself at home, even amid the grandeur.'

Smashbox Eye Wish Palette

"This limited-edition Smashbox makeup palette is a win-win gift: By purchasing, you can help a child fight a life-threatening illness through the Children's Miracle Network. The set, worth more than $240, includes 12 eyeshadows, four cream eyeliners, a mini-lid primer, mascara, and a step-by-step look book."

Breaking Bad Print by Needle Design

"Apparently, this TV series has been quite popular – who knew, eh? This stylish print is inspired by the show."

The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

"This is what the latest encyclopedia of design history, The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, looks like. Inside the box is the entire panoply of the world's graphic design icons reduced down to an essential 500 artifacts—posters, logos, books, type specimens, etc."

The Palace Downtown, Dubai - 5 Stars

'The Palace Downtown also has more soul than many other Dubai hotels and the 242 spacious rooms and suites feature Middle-Eastern touches in the form of carved-wood panelling and rich fabrics.'

Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR with 18-55mm STM Lens

"What caught my eye during 2014 was the smallest and lightest DSLR in the world, Canon’s EOS 100D. It delivers an intuitive experience that won’t scare off amateurs yet combines it with superb picture quality and the ability to delve deeply into advanced settings, if desired. It crushes a number of more expensive rivals."

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette

"Bobbi's Christmas edition tortoise shell palette comes with a gorgeous selection of subtle to stand-out party shades."

The Voice Activated R2-D2

"The Star Wars zealot who could use some droid company while waiting for Episode VII. This nifty motorized replica dances, recites Star Wars quotes, and responds to more than 40 voice commands, like R2, behave yourself!"

The Hazelton Hotel, Toronto, 5 Stars

'More than the service and amenities, the Hazelton’s arresting style distinguishes it from Toronto’s other luxury hotels. Already favored by visiting celebrities, the hotel and its place on the paparazzi stakeout map is likely to remain unchallenged, at least until the next round of aspiring five-star hotels open.'

San Cisco Concert Poster by Kii Arens

"A friend of Boing Boing introduced me to the work of artist Kii Arens. We visited his studio for a karaoke party. It was great. I love his work. I would like one of everything, please."

The Westbury Hotel, Dublin - 5 Stars

'This traditional hotel enjoys an enviable location just off Dublin’s main shopping thoroughfare, Grafton Street. Recent renovations have given new life to The Westbury’s classic atmosphere: flourishes of modern decor take on an Asian-meets-Western aesthetic with cool, rich tones.'