Category Archives: gifts

knock on wood

brooklyn designer pat kim knocks it out of the park with these knock knock! rings – made from pure walnut wood and complete with a miniature brass knocker.
because let’s be honest, superstitious inclinations come out of nowhere – regardless of your surroundings… $75

manhattan or brooklyn


Back by popular demand, these Manhattan and Brooklyn maps just became available (after selling out) for pre-order. While I suppose I’m partial to Manhattan – as it’s the place I’ve called home for many years – I love them both equally.

Designed by Jim Datz. Available on Three Potato Four
(one of my FAVORITE online shops)

the anti-bottle

It’s always cool to go green, but lately – I’ve been hearing a lot about Going Blue – specifically because that happens to be the name of my mom, Cathryn Kaye’s new book, co-written with Philippe Cousteau… My mom recently told me about these new water bottles called Vapur which takes a different approach on the refillable/sustainable trend because their flexible design making one able to grab it and “fold-and-go.” A portion of all sales go to water-related environmental causes and the vapur team works directly with local communities to make clean tap water more readily available than ever. Available for sale on the Vapur website for $8.95 in all the colors above plus newly released and my favorite, orange!

united states of cheese


These cheese boards are seriously amazing.
Handmade by etsy seller AHeirloom

{via a cup of joe}

leather strap

as you might remember I received a brand new
amazing camera as a graduation present…
this leather camera strap with gold rivets
from etsy seller hideindustry would be the perfect accessory.

Graduation Gifts

flo for flourescent pearl scatter necklace by kate spade

Canon G11

dom perignon from my uncle and his wife

flowers from my lovely sister…

Here are two pics of the delicious spread of food served before the party started:

photos by fellow graduate lauren darling

Thanks to all my friends and family who came by to par-tay!

postcard garden

Also known as a “postcarden!” I love this idea – a beautiful growing, green gift and greeting card all wrapped up into one. Simply open and pop-up Postcarden’s 3D scene and add the enclosed cress seeds and water. In a matter of days, PostCarden will start to grow and last for two to three weeks. A perfect addition to any desktop or windowsill… {spotted on design milk}