You know you’re a procrastinator when you procrastinate on your “Last Minute Gifts” post… I cleaned my house, washed my dogs, cooked, worked out and generally engaged in nonsense instead of writing today. I’ll tell you what though, these gifts are so good, I wouldn’t mind getting them after Christmas (and right about now I am hoping my husband isn’t reading this). Just in case…
Disclaimer: CultureShockArt cannot be held responsible for looks of confusion, side eye, sighs, “withholding”, frying pans upside the head or other symptoms of disappointment induced behavior resulting from sending any of these gifts LATE… but trust me, these are really good. If you haven’t shopped for the music lover, art enthusiast, fashionista or foodie in your life, find a way to score one of these little gems.
HEDLEY & BENNETT
I’m not sure what I love more, Hedley & Bennett’s amazing line of chef’s aprons, or their energetic and adorable blog/ Instagram page. Either way, these aprons are coveted by Los Angeles’ culinary set and they are stylish, ultra functional, and fun.
HUMANS OF NEW YORK
Speaking of Instagram, you need to follow Humans of New York (HONY). Brandon Stanton’s captivating pictures are almost eclipsed by the poignant vignettes offered by his subjects. He has an amazing gift of drawing out some amazing stories. I am giving this book as a gift this year and I had to pick one up for myself.
OUTSIDE THE LINES
A coloring book for the budding artist or child (or adult) who just can’t be bothered with pop culture/mainstream characters, Outside the Lines is a collection of street artists, animators and graphic artists who all contribute something to inspire creativity in all of us.
RICHARD AVEDON, “WOMEN”-CATALOGUE
I went completely nuts over the amazing Avedon show at the Gagosian in Beverly Hills. The catalog from “Women” is an incredible collection of Avedon’s portraits. They are simply stunning and the catalog is presented beautifully.
JAWBONE UP 24
If you are like me, currently lamenting the cookies, brownies, cheese trays, spiked egg nog and hot chocolate consumed during the holiday season, you may want to jump-start your 2014 New Year’s Resolutions with the Jawbone Up (24). The wristband syncs up wirelessly to your iPhone and will monitor your activity and sleep. It will even buzz you if you have been sitting still too long.
And with that I hope that the Holiday Season is filled with good cheer, new memories and best wishes for a healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year! Thanks to all of my readers who have made this blog an utter joy! Cheers!