The Tie Bar Pocket Squares: The Tie Bar was born out of frustration—frustration that ties cost so much. So former lawyers Greg and Gina Shugar decided to do something about it: Greg learned design, Gina learned the retail business, and soon thetiebar.com had solved their sartorial dilemma. It turns out they weren’t the only ones who were having trouble finding well-priced, on-trend accessories, and their success with neckwear led them to expand into tie bars, pocket squares, and cufflinks. Greg’s original designs (“traditional,” “trendy,” and “trenditional”), in seemingly countless colors and patterns, help any professional add that little extra.
$10.00 Solid Wool - Navy (Wool PSq)
Mati & The Music: 52 Record Covers 1955-2005 by Serge Bramly: The 1960s and 1970s offered many options for mind expansion: psychedelic drugs, Eastern meditation, sex—and the art of Mati Klarwein. Klarwein (1932–2002) was a major presence in the New York art scene, admired by everyone from Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalí to Jimi Hendrix and Jackie Onassis (who commissioned him to paint a portrait of John F. Kennedy). His pop-surrealist universe of pantheistic religious harmony, sexual fertility and gender and racial unity gave visual expression to an era and to a generation of music, and was embraced by some of the most progressive musicians of his time. Mati & the Music presents Klarwein’s 52 paintings that appeared on album covers, a body of work that began in the mid–1950s and continued for half a century. The majority of the album covers Klarwein painted were commissioned by the musicians themselves, most famously by Miles Davis for his breakthrough fusion albums Bitches Brew and Live Evil and Carlos Santana for Abraxas. Others included Earth Wind & Fire, Buddy Miles and Gregg Allman. Major record labels also employed Klarwein, including Blue Note for Jackie McLean and Reuben Wilson, and Douglas Records for the Last Poets, Howard Wales and Jerry Garcia. With the trim size of an LP album, Mati & The Music will appeal to lovers of music, graphic design and psychedelic art.
$34.20 on Amazon
Commune Linen Throw: Saw one at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. Commune made this washed painter’s linen throw for us with metallic stitching — distressed just a bit, it wears the telltale signs from its portion of weather with a humble grace we can’t help but admire. It hangs from slatted walls next to the walking sticks. Versitile.
$200.00 at Ace Hotel Shop
Customized New Balance 574: Not to long ago the folks at New Balance launched the company’s new custom 574 program which allows you to take to the internet and create your own specially designed sneakers. It shockingly only takes five days for the special 574s to show up straight from the New Balance plant in Norridgewock, Maine. You can basically design the entire shoe all the way down to the color of the big N and the custom embroidery on the back of each sneaker. The possibilities are endless. So I trust you.
$114.00 at New Balance
Cuisinart Griddler GR-4N: Compact in size but big in features, Cuisinart’s countertop Griddler offers five-in-one functionality as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle. The stylish brushed stainless-steel housing looks sleek and modern in the kitchen and features a wide panini-style handle and a hinged floating cover that adjusts to various food thicknesses. On the base, two temperature controls and a function selector are clearly marked and have indicator lights for quick reference and accurate, no-guesswork operation. Open the cover and customize the cooking surface with removable and reversible nonstick grill and griddle plates that snap in and out easily and drain grease to an integrated drip tray for healthier cooking. The Griddler also comes with gourmet recipes and a cleaning scraper tool. The cooking plates, drip tray, and scraper all go safely into the dishwasher. Limited three-year warranty.
$98.95 on Amazon
I will take giftcards also…
…I’ll keep you posted