Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Graduation gift guide

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

Happy bag, dooney and burk (via bleachblack

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

Tie bar, nikolai rose (via heartoflight)

Camera case, artemis leatherware

Hand printed rocks glasses, vital