In my family we give art as gifts for big events like graduation. It's a tradition that I've continued with Char (we exchanged prints for Valentine's day) and that means a lot to me. The photograph my dad got me for my high-school graduation is my absolute favorite thing in my apartment, and I love sharing the story of picking it out with friends who ask about it. There's something so meaningful about connecting events and the pieces that I look at everyday. So the top of my list for graduation is one of the beautiful paintings by Michael Carson, featured on the Jealous Curator.
"In your face subtlety"
For those who are looking for something other than art, I've created a gift guide with everything under $200 (most are under $100).
Twig bobby pins, woodlandbelle
Seahorse studs, catbirdnyc
Speckled egg silk scarf, shabd
M&Co. Watch Bodoni, MoMA
Yarn and Needle Plates, poketo
Campfire candle, catbirdnyc
Poulain Tape Dispenser, anthropologie
Leather journal, julieboyles
For the graduates of the male persuasion
Camera case, artemis leatherware
Hand printed rocks glasses, vital