Ask the Dust by John Fante
This ceramic salt-and-pepper shaker––set in a compact, nesting design––is fun to use, easy to clean, and aesthetically pleasing to look at.
This year, delight your pals with a present you created yourself or gift them with materials for handiwork-to-be. It doesn't take much to get making! Here's a few of my tried-and-true faves and a few from the wishlist.
The autobiography by celebrated (and famously hard-living) guitar legend Keith Richards.
For a geometric touch of grey in the living room, look no further than Ikea's Andrea rug. The hand-woven, 100% pure new wool floor covering has a naturally durable thick pile that will withstand daily wear and tear. Spill a little something on the edge? It's alright. It will get by.
A simple shape and splash of color make this small stool from Seattle-based Chadhaus a surefire hit in pretty much any room of the house. It's made from locally sourced, sustainably harvested hardwood, and equally good for sitting, foot-resting, and keeping your book handy near the sofa when you get up to grab a sandwich from the kitchen.