Uniqlo’s latest collaboration with Marimekko is the coziest yet

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The two brands revive nine iconic prints from the Marimekko archive designed to set the mood for the holiday season. This year, the holidays may feel different, as people continue to socially distance in the midst of the pandemic. Marimekko, the Finnish fashion label, has partnered with Uniqlo on a limited-edition holiday capsule designed to evoke the warmth and cosiness of being at home in the winter. Read Full Story

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Pentagram’s holiday card has some of the most poignant advice for 2021

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The design firm’s annual card pays tribute to Michael Sorkin, who died of COVID-19 last year, and his ‘250 Things an Architect Should Know.’ Most holiday cards are festive celebrations of the season. You know the kind: sparkly, heartwarming, may accompany a fruitcake. Design agency Pentagram took this year’s card one step further, with a list of items that can double as New Year’s resolutions. Read Full Story

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Away’s new holiday luggage collection is designed for our stay-at-home era

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Travel has changed during the pandemic. Away’s latest collection works for when you’re staying close to home—and will come in handy after the pandemic, too. The winter holidays are nearly here, but this year, they’re probably going to look a bit different than year’s past. With the pandemic still raging, some of us will not be traveling at all, while others might decide to take road trips closer to home. Away, the luggage startup, is closely observing these trends. The company’s design team has created a collection of new products perfectly designed for our travel needs today but also versatile enough to be used in the future, if and when travel returns to normal. Read Full Story

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The best designed gifts of 2020

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The annual Co.Design gift guide is here to brighten up your holiday shopping in the strangest of all years with 43 creative and unique ideas. It has been a relentlessly challenging year, and the last thing you want to worry about is holiday shopping when you can’t even leave home. To make it easy, we’ve compiled more than 40 thoughtful, beautifully designed gift ideas for the loved ones in your life, from the work-from-home jockey (a prefab office ) to the cannabis aficionado (a luxurious stash box ) to the cardio junkie who can’t go to the gym (a VR workout app ). The best part? Each is available online, so you can shop from the comfort—and safety—of your couch. Read Full Story

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These 11 gifts will delight the home cook, baker, and food lover in your life

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The best gift ideas for foodies and home cooks, including Breville’s new mini espresso machine, Great Jones’s colorful bakeware, and Our Place’s gorgeous, versatile glasses. This season, we might not be able to sit down for that sumptuous holiday feast with all our closest friends and family—but when it comes to gifts, delicious experiences can still be had. For the gourmands, culinary masterminds, and just plain hungry on your holiday shopping list, we rounded up a collection of top treats, smart gadgets, and well-designed dining accessories. Our picks, which range from a 60-second pizza oven to retro-inspired cookware, are sure to please anyone with good taste. Read Full Story

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Dog-centered design is here. And it’s very expensive

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Luxury dog accessories are here thanks to Pagerie, a startup that makes leather collars and leashes using the same tannery that supplies Hermès. You adore your dog. You buy your beloved pet tasty, organic treats and elegant carrier bags for when you go on long trips together. But the holidays are around the corner, and you’re wondering what you could possibly get Fido to express your love. Why not get the Birkin of dog collars ? It’ll only run you $380. If you decide to throw in a leash , that’ll run you another $520. Read Full Story

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