GDA Staff -- Gifts and Dec, 5/21/2012 8:00:00 AM
No one Twoolies doll is alike since each is handmade leaving behind subtle differences in texture, colors and patterns. The Frog is one of 27 Twoolies in the collection, Each doll was designed by architect and interior designer, Sindy Posso, and handcrafted by Mayan artisans. $31. Eleven Design Studio, Miami, FL. 786.521.7061.
Marzipan for Skin
Almond Luxe Body Polish by Soapwalla Kitchen looks and feels granular like marzipan, but works to exfoliate and leave skin glowing. The polish is good for smoothing elbows, knees and any other rough spots. All Soapwalla ingredients are vegan and organic. 8 oz. $36. Soapwalla Kitchen, Brooklyn, NY. 646.369.2007.
My How You've Grown!
The BB family began with the BB Bank when designer George Lee looked at his pregnant wife and saw the need to start saving money. The designer decided that the "adults" needed some company, so he designed the BB Kids - a set of salt and pepper shakers in white porcelain. Le Mouton Noir & Co., New York. 212.713.1558.
Creative Co-Op, best known for its selection of home accents and furnishings, is expanding into a new category - fashion jewelry. The company's new collection, Embellish, will feature designs from artists Lori Seibert and Lisa Kaus. $5.99-$60. Creative Co-Op, Memphis, TN. 866.323.2264.
Wax is hand-poured into recycled, rustic-colored glasses for each Izola candle. Clary Sage has a little of everything - earthiness, fruit, floral and herbaceous notes. Created with scents that appeal mostly to men, the candle collection also includes Lavender, Green Moss, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Rosemary. Burns for 40 hours. 8 oz. $35. Izola, New York. 212.924.4270.
Wedding card is part of the Blessing Bouquets collection from Kingdom Greetings 4U. The card features a hand-embellished design with flower petals combined with inspirational verse to celebrate the special occasion. $6.99. Kingdom Greetings 4U, Largo, MD. 301.459.3680.
Budding fashionistas can get their start with Sass Factory's customizable paper doll inspired t-shirts. The line features six characters and come with detachable dress-up outfit appliques. Each printed character represents a different ethnicity. Me-Ts are available in pink and purple, and come with a detachable dog applique and two detachable dress-up outfit appliques that attach with Velcro and sticker backings. Girls can visit the company's interactive web site where they can design their own fashions. Me-T sets, $60; $13 for applique sets. Sass Factory, Bellevue, WA. 206.302.9790.
Get the Party Started
J Falkner Designs is introducing a collection of bright, fun imprintables for all occasions. 6"x9". $12.50/box of 10. J Falkner, Palm Beach, FL. 561.833.8455.
Stylish Summer Entertaining
Linnea Design presents paper entertaining accessories including plates, cocktail napkins and coordinating guest towels designed by Johanna Riley. Three designs: seashells (shown), zinnia and blue willow. Dinner plates, $6.99/set of eight; salad/dessert plates, $4.99/set of eight; cocktail napkins, $4.99/pack of 20; guest towels, $7.99/pack of 15. Linnea Design through Madison Park Group, Seattle. 800.638.9622.
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