Okay, the theme isn't new. But I'm short on time (and sleepy) so you'll just have to appreciate my attempt to give you some gift-giving options that are fun, creative, and cheap - all under $50. I hope to keep rolling more out as the week goes on...we'll see how I do. In the meantime, you should be able to get your hands on any of the following in time for Xmas...
2009 Pentagram Typographical Calendar (12"x18") - I gave this calendar, pictured at right, to a friend of mine (and myself) a month or two ago...it's gorgeous and functional. $32 (includes ground shipping!) at kenknight.com
I saw another gorgeous calendar at Etsy...this one is quite small, but printed with very modern images of nature on premium, heavyweight matte paper, and sold with a clear clip that mounts to the wall...brilliant.
While we're on paper - I just saw this poster at our cool friends Tom & Leah's house last week. It's fantastic. And $22! My favorite is the LA version, but most major US cities are represented...find your here.
Other quickies...there's still time...how 'bout a cute fake tree? A 3' version from Urban Outfitters is just $28. Or an unusual bottle of sparkling wine (a $20 Gamay from the Loire Valley - bubbles are v. modern, you know...)?
A gift that's really useful but that you're unlikely to buy for yourself is the best kind (well, second best, after a gift that's fabulously UNuseful, of course). This recycled carafe & glass set, $22, certainly fits the bill.
One last quickie before bed - long time readers of d3 (that's you, Mom!) kno I'm obsessed with 20x200.com. If you aren't too, you should be. Anyhow, my latest love on this fanw thattastic art site is this image by artist Jane Mount. It's a gorgeous way to give the gift of art (it's hard to see here...do check it out, it's incredible - and $50).
More to come. Merry, merry!