shopping 12.1.09

The Gift Guide:
21 Over $21
Plus: Every Person in New York

A special edition of MUG today, part of a group effort among thirteen websites to publish a cumulative guide today to the holidays.

NYC BLOGGERS DO THE HOLIDAYS
Brooklyn Based: Home for the Holidays
Give and Get NYC: Tis The Season to Volunteer
the improvised life: unwrapping the holidays
Mommy Poppins: Offbeat and Multicultural Family Holiday Events
NY Barfly : It's the Holidays, Time to Drink
NewYorkology: Big-ticket holiday shows
offManhattan: Ten Holiday Getaways Near NYC
Patell & Waterman's History of NY: A little history with your holidays
the skint: 30 days of skintmas
The Strong Buzz: Holiday Eats Old and New
WFMU's Beware of the Blog: Happy Freakin' Holidays Playlist
Walking Off the Big Apple: The Thin Man Walk



The Future Perfect perfectly describes Marcel Wanders' Birdhouse as a five-star bird restaurant; we submit that gueules will be amused. $85


Your giftee will get a six month reprieve on the wait time for the third part of Stieg Larsson's compelling trilogy: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. $45 for the import.



The 4D Skyline Puzzle compiles 120 plastic buildings of NYC from 1812 through to the future Freedom Tower (the fourth dimension being 'time'). Nifty. $49.95

A rocking horse with a thoroughbred Scandinavian design.
$184


Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930 is Luc Sante's superb collection of early 20th century real-photo postcards, and Sante's smart commentary about the impulses behind the phenomenon. $24.95


Lovely pendants from Fernworks, hand-painted and encased in resin. $85-$115


Sure, you can get better espresso in the world than what comes out of a Nespresso machine. Still, we think for a quick, consistently good hit of espresso at home, you can't do better for the price – $249.


If they're watching Glee every week, we can confidently predict they'd like this Spring Awakening poster, signed by cast members. $100 (click on 'signed posters' and scroll down)



A sketch of a globe found in the Frank Lloyd Wright archives (on which was written Wright's note: "Something like this") is now a series of globes authorized by the FLW Foundation, including the Tabouret World Globe. $180

When you're on the go and need a jolt of java, top-rated JOEmo keeps the hot stuff hot and the cold stuff cold. $24.95



Spoken of with increasing fashionista reverence, some of the Jeffrey Campbell shoewear line is now at Brooklyn's Alter. The Carry Boot, pictured, is $215.


Whether it's 4:20 in the afternoon or the morning, this kaleidoscope projector is like, whoa. $102 (plus $40 shipping)


Not your most romantic gift, though it may be among the most appreciated: the foldable dishrack high&dry has a flip-up drain spout and removable silverware basket. $59


Bergamot, sage, lavender, freesia, and mint are among the evocative ingredients in Le Cherche Midi No. 1, a transporting fragrance available as an eau de toilette ($39) or scented candle ($50).


Sinatra: New York is Sinatra in New York, four CDs and a DVD. You need a diagram? $49.99


At Fabulous Fanny's in the East Village, very fair prices on vintage, antique, and occasionally insane eyewear.

The Urban(e) Silk Scarf from Lovegrove and Repucci is the unexpected intersection of silk and street. $49


We never fail to get joy from the work of the late Charley Harper, an arist/illustrator best known for his images of birds. Here's a litho, though, of ladybugs having a Slumber Party. Awwww. $50

Fans of the The Dieline website will enjoy a similarly focused book on packaging design called Boxed and Labelled. $65


There are lots of fun retro-flavored small bags at Oktak's stall on Etsy, including this pouch, $46.


Hit or flop, expect the Broaday musical version of Spider-Man, with music by Bono and The Edge, directed by Julie Taymor, to be an event. Previews begin in February, assuming that it doesn't spontaneously combust before then. Tickets via Amex presale are $67.50-$135.


MUG's Gift Guide: 21 Under $21


NYC BLOGGERS DO THE HOLIDAYS
Follow these links for more great holiday ideas!

Brooklyn Based
Home for the Holidays

Give and Get NYC
Tis The Season to Volunteer

the improvised life
unwrapping the holidays

Mommy Poppins
Offbeat and Multicultural Family Holiday Events

NY Barfly
It's the Holidays, Time to Drink

NewYorkology
Big-ticket holiday shows: Nutcracker, Rockettes, Wintuk

offManhattan
Ten Holiday Getaways Near NYC

Patell & Waterman's History of New York
A little history with your holidays

the skint
30 days of skintmas - a cheap (or free!) holidays-in-nyc-treat for every day of the season

The Strong Buzz
Holiday Eats Old and New

WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Happy Freakin' Holidays Playlist

Walking Off the Big Apple
The Thin Man Walk: A New York Holiday Adventure with Nick and Nora Charles



[If you have a NYC blog or website and would like to participate in a future group post, let us know.]


Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.






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