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2016 Gift Guide: Deep Woods


Three presents sure to remain ingrained in recipients’ memories for years to come


Wooden spoons
Hand-carved in Brazil, these understated spoons have an elegant simplicity and are sturdy enough to serve up thick chutneys and jams. The set’s contrasting light and dark tones create a fun dynamic. Each one is roughly 15-centimetres long. $35/6, at Zebuu


Dressed in Wood cake stand by Alessi
Dutch designer Marcel Wanders decorates the base of this beech wood servingware with an ornate relief pattern. With a pedestal so pretty, you needn’t worry if the cake atop doesn’t measure up to Martha Stewart standards. Made by artisans in Valle Strona. $130, at Studio Brillantine


L’Oiseau by Vitra
What to get the design lover who already has everything – including an Eames bird perched atop the fridge? Add to their flock of aviary objets with this smoothed maple wood sculpture. Designed by France’s Bouroullec brothers, it makes a dapper complement to modern decor. $230, at Design Within Reach

Looking for more great gift ideas? Read our roundups of the city’s best ceramic, metallicstone, glass and plastic designs.

Great news, last minute shoppers: a one year gift subscription to our sister magazine AZURE is just $25. Get the best of design, architecture, interiors and curiosity delivered to their mailbox all year long. (Because no design lover’s coffee table is complete without a stack of handsome periodicals.) As an added bonus, each new gift subscription includes a complimentary monster-shaped Diabolix bottle opener by Alessi. Now that’s a deal worth toasting to!


Get a closer look at what you can expect to find in the 2024 New Builds Issue of Designlines Magazine

In the 2024 Spring/Summer Issue of Designlines, we focus on New Builds and “celebrate the profound impact of creating something new, not just as an architectural endeavour but as a testament to laying down roots and shaping the very essence of our city’s identity,” editor-in-chief Joseph Cicerone writes.



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