gift guide: under $150
elsewares has a great new product that i'm so happy i get to include in the gift guide. "lumen", designed by brooklyn artist, adam frank, is a stunningly simple shadow projector. made of acid-etched stainless steel, this oil lamp that throws a soft, luminous tree-shaped shadow on the wall. it comes with two odorless, clean-burning 17-hour fuel cells that meet or exceed all relevant safety standards. i just love it. it makes a wonderful gift ($48) for the person who has everything, for the younger people on your gift list, or anyone who loves the soft reflection of trees on their walls.
if you've got someone a bit edgier on your list, why not check out brooklyn design team deadly squire's super hip skate decks. available in three modern patterns, these are perfect for the skaters on your list.
if you're still looking for something a bit more traditional, check out inleaf's beautiful collection of textiles with leaf imprints- subtle, simple and perfect for holiday entertaining. enjoy!