Holiday 2016 Gift Guide


We've been introducing cashmere and merino-silk accessories at our trunk shows and in-person events and are offering them to our newsletter subscribers this holiday season. Inventory is very limited, so please order by emailing December 20th for US delivery by Christmas Eve. 
UNIFORME Cashmere Throw Blanket ($395)
These cashmere blankets were manufactured in the English countryside from a two-centuries old mill that has supplied the finest tailors as well as luxury houses such as Hermes, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent for decades. Cashmere has become commonplace in this day and age of fast fashion and cheap cashmere, but we work with mills that trace their supply chain and quality all the way down to the fiber. These blankets are crafted from the finest cashmere fiber sourced from Outer Mongolia, and the fiber is processed entirely in the UK, spun into yarn and woven into cloth.

Black fringed throw has a brushed finish for an ultra soft hand feel (47" x 63")
The cream striped throw is finished with a bias bound edge and is a tailored, chic addition to a living room or bedroom (59" x 59")

Quantities are very limited: email to order. Order by 12/20 for Xmas delivery. 
UNIFORME Pashmina Cashmere Stole ($425-650*)
We brought back a few samples from our recent trip to India. Available in a textural handwoven as well as a smooth-and-light machine woven variety, these stoles are buttery soft, creamy in texture. Wound around the neck, they are a luxurious warm cloud. They are large enough to use as a travel blanket. 37" x 80"

Quantities are very limited, so UNIFORME notebook subscribers only can purchase by emailing us at **Special subscriber-only price: Standard weave: $425 (from $575), Handwoven: $475. (from $650)**

Email to order.
UNIFORME Merino-Silk Scarf ($150)
Available in a neutral rainbow of shades, these merino silk scarves are large enough to use as a wrap (39" x 80") but light enough to fold and stow into a handbag. Australian super fine merino wool (80% dyed, 10% undyed) fibers are blended with silk (10%). 

Inventory is very limited: currently in stock in pale grey heather (far left), deep charcoal (second from right). 

Email to order.
Some recommendations for gifts made by dear friends and fellow designers:
...for the chef
Hand Forged Chef Knives by Will Griffin($300-400)
Hand-forged carbon steel knives made in Red Hook, Brooklyn by chef Will Griffin. A small selection of chef knives are available for Christmas delivery, and custom orders (including steak knives and oyster knives) can be accommodated with some lead time.

Email to place an order or inquire for more information.
...for the art collector
Michael Lavine Fine Art Print ($100)
11x14 prints from Lavine's PALE SOULS and MIDTOWN 85 series make stunning gifts. Prints from selected other work (including his books NOISE and GRUNGE) are also available, as well as 17 x 22 signed limited edition prints starting at $1000.
Images are printed on archival Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper and signed. Order by 12/19 at the latest to guarantee Xmas delivery.
...for yourself (or a fellow feminist!)
Support feminist media and buy someone you love an annual subscription to Bust Magazine. Digital only subscriptions are $14.95 and print + digital for $24.95 for 6 issues annually.
...for the stationery fetishist
Handmade Metal Boxes & Kaweco Fountain Pens ($30-80)
Recently launched e-commerce start up Perch creates affordable flat-packed office furniture and carries a lovely selection of products for your beautifully designed office. My picks are the Kaweco fountain pens (I love the heft of the Raw Aluminum Pen, $80) and the Japanese brass and copper boxes to store loose items like safety pins and unscanned receipts. 
...for the new parent
BABY DEGEN Handknit Alpaca and Wool Beanies ($45-52)
In addition to her eponymous unisex knitwear line, Lindsay Degen makes spunky knits for babies (up to 24 months) and these handknit beanies are soft, warm, and adorable! In versions with earflaps ($52) and without ($45).
...for a lucky lady in your life
Mary Macgill Hand Studs ($125)
These gold fill hand studs are handmade in Mary Macgill's Block Island and Upstate New York studios. Light as a feather, these studs are an easy everyday statement piece.
Gray Matters Micol Pump ($535)
Designer Silvia Avanzi's high cut mid-heel pump are on my winter wishlist!! With a perfectly 90s inspired square toe and sculptural cylinder heel, these nappa leather pumps are handcrafted in Italy with luxurious finishes, including a suede sole and extra set of heel caps. Be still my heart...
Yestadt Millinery Nomad Packable Hat($275 as pictured) and Peaks Hat ($350)
Current CFDA Incubator designer Molly Yestadt makes gorgeous handmade hats - I love the drama of the wide brim and deep crown of the Peaks Hat ($350), or the snappy yet practical proportions of the packable Nomad Fedora ($275).

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