Christian Ross

Gift Giving Made Easy – Wall Coverings

I originally thought about doing a general “design” type gift post but it eventually evolved into what you see here, art for your walls. Dress up your office, bedroom or any other empty wall space with some of these great pieces.

2010 Posters, Pictures, Signs and More

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2010 Wallcoverings - Posters, Prints & Signs

1. Polaroid for Sale by Jorge Quinteros: $46 CAD
2. Tightrope City by Ryan Brinkerhoff: $12
3. Daily Drop Cap by Jessica Hische: $225
4. Colosseo by Cameron Moll: $74
5. Admiring the Manhattan Bridge by Jorge Quinteros: $46 CAD
6. Custom Replica NYC Subway Signs by Underground Signs: $300
7. Argyle Socks by Brent Couchman: $35
8. Ideapaint Dry Erase Paint: $350 for 100 sq ft

Gift Giving Made Easy – Tech Toys

Got a gadget lover on your list? Here’s some items that will either grow his collection or help him to maintain it in some way.

2010 Tech Toys and Gadgets

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2010 Christmas Gadgets

1. Color Lens and Flash Filters: $15
2. Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF 5.0 Digital Camera (Black): $280
3. Apple 11-inch MacBook Air: $1200
4. Bluelounge Cableclip: $10
5. AppleTV: $99
6. Bluelounge Cabledrop: $10
7. BoxWave Capacitive iPad Stylus: $15
8. West Elm Safe Radio
9. Dual Socket/Dual USB 110v Power Outlet: $20
10. Fisheye, Macro, and Wide Angle Camera Phone Lenses: $20-$40
11. Boxee Box: $199

Gift Giving Made Easy – She’s Got the Look

Didn’t want the ladies to feel completely left out this year so I enlisted the help of a fashonista and friend of mine to put a little something together for my female readers. She gets the chance to have fun and play Internet dress up and I get the chance to act like I don’t know anything about women’s fashion. Men, don’t just glaze over, these are last minute ideas for you.

Unfortunately, by the time of posting, most of her picks are sold out.

2010 Women’s Style Guide

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The professional woman

1. Cashmere Cable Open Wrap: $348
2. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Skirt, Tianna Grey Tweed Pencil
3. Boutique 9 Women’s ‘Frank’ Suede Booties: $94
4. DKNY Hosiery ‘Bold Houndstooth’ Tights
5. NY & Company Semi-Sheer Ruffle Neck Sleeveless Top: $22

Gift Giving Made Easy – Black is the new Black

Men, we should dress like men. Here’s a little guide to looking your best in gray/black and making your significant others’ knees buckle in the process. Feel free to show up your boss and/or wear it out for a nice evening. Also, some of these are completely out of everyone’s price range, I realize that. Use it as a guide.

2010 Men’s Style Guide

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2010 Men's Style Guide in Black

1. Nigel Cabourn Naval Duffel Coat: $1150
2. Brooklyn Tailors White Formal Shirt: $138
3. Brooklyn Tailors No. BKT50 in Mid Grey: $695
4. Ben Sherman High-shine Lace-up Pointed Brogue: $110
5. Ralph Lauren Black Label Narrow Jacquard Squares Tie: $75
6. J. Crew Drakes London® Cashmere Scarf: $$425
7. Ben Sherman Boxed Leather Cut-to-Fit Belt: $32

Gift-giving Made Easy 2010

Hopefully I can pencil in enough hours to knock out a few of my own gift ideas before the month ends. I’ve even enlisted a bit of help as well for a post or two so we’ll see how that turns out. I had a good time coordinating gifts by color and designing matching posts last year, but this year simple lists/montages will probably have to suffice due to time constraints.

I couldn’t come up with a decent title for this one but it falls somewhere along the lines of:

Home griller / Bobby Flay wannabe

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Wannabe Home Foodie

1. Salt Plate: $40
2. One Line Spice Rack: $190
3. Two Dudes, One Pan: Maximum Flavor from a Minimalist Kitchen: $25
4. OXO Grilling Tools: $50
5. Handcrafted Terra Cotta Pizza Oven: $1900
6. Apron Cooking Guide: $20
7. Char-Broil Oil Less Turkey Fryer: $99
8. The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual: $25