Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:56PM
With Hanukkah extra early this year and Christmas right around the corner, it's time to get in the holiday spirit. And that means it's time for our annual 'Favorite Things' list. I am a sucker for good, modern design. I believe I was born this way. I also learned a lot when I worked at a little store located within Contemporary Galleries downtown on 4th Street back in the late 80's. The 221 Store. Does anyone remember it? Awesome little design and housewares shop 'curated' by owner Steffanie Gentile (who had impeccable modern taste). I think I spent more than I earned there, and I still have just about everything I bought. That's the thing about good design. It never goes out of style. Here are our picks for this year's modern gift givers (or things for your own 'wish list'). Enjoy the season - and our little slideshow of our Summer 2012 visit to the Christmas Story House and Museum in Cleveland!