Forget break-in-a-moment novelties; the holiday season is all about long lasting gifts that combine beauty with utility. This is my wish list. (Family take note.)
Original 1227™ Desk Lamp, $285
First launched in 1935, the Original 1227™ Desk Lamp has become a contemporary design icon. If you’re looking for a classic, then this is it. Shop Now.
Wall Clock Concrete, $95 from Manufactum
Materials don’t come much cooler than concrete and with its easy-to-read white and red hands, this clock is refreshingly functional too. Shop Now
Magi, from $330 from Pottinger + Cole
A small, perfectly formed – and portable - storage solution for magazine hoarders. Shop Now
Original 1227™ Mini Ceramic Table Lamp, $190
Faultless engineering + a neat, compact form + a new bone china shade that glows prettily when the light is on = the ultimate beside light. Shop Now
Renu Jug, $17 from Caroline Mcgrath
Classic lines combined with an antique grey finish give this jug a fuss free vintage feel. Use it for water, flowers or nothing at all. Shop Now
Anglepoise® + Paul Smith Type 75™ Mini and Type 75™ Giant Editions, from $195
Paul Smith has turned his attention to scale for his latest collaboration with Anglepoise®, proving that beautiful, useful things can be playful too. Celebrate the small with a Type 75™ Mini desk lamp (available in all three established Paul Smith and Anglepoise® colour options), or go super-size with a Type 75™ Giant floor lamp in the fresh, summery stripes of Edition One. Shop Now
Modern Stainless Steel House Numbers, $30 each from Goodwin and Goodwin
Precision cut in brushed stainless steel and based on the straight edged Helvetica font, these are numbers for the front doors of the design-minded. Shop Now
Type 75™ Mini Metallic in Gold, Silver or Copper Desk Lamp, $195
Brighten up a loved-one’s desk with some on-trend metallic glamour. Shop Now.
Type 75™ Collection, prices range from $140 for a Wall Light to $300 for a Floor Lamp
Flowing movement and fuss free, modernist lines make the Type 75™ a must for anyone with pared down tastes. And with six different options to choose from, you can be sure to find one to satisfy even the most awkward of lighting needs. There's also the reimagined version of the desk lamp by esteemed British designer Margaret Howell in three chic, mid-Century colours; what’s not to love? Shop Now.
Photo by @DavidVillagelighting
Limited Edition 205 Palomino Blackwing Pencils, $46 for a box of 12 from Papermash
Blackwing was the pencil of choice for creative giants from Vladimir Nabokov to Eugene O’Neill. Now this iconic writing implement is available in a limited, marbled edition. Shop Now
Words by Charlotte Abrahams.