cincinnatimodern’s favorite things – part VII

by Nov 19, 2017ModObjects0 comments

what happens when the millennial children decorate the gingerbread cookies……

Just in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday… get the drill. Here is our 7th annual installment of gift suggestions for the moddies in your life.

Happy Holidays to all from the cincinnatimodern team! 

fiona playing cards 

? I……want a hippopotamous for Christmas……  Support the Cincinnati Zoo and our local cutie pie with this great stocking stuffer or hostess gift.  They are supposed to be available at Kroger stores, and you can order direct from U.S Playing Card, Co., too (a locally based 130 year old company!).

land of nod palm springs playhouse

Everyone loves to play in a fort.  This is one you won’t mind looking at, either.  Way classier than blankets over a table.  They are never too young to enjoy good design.

charley harper tree skirt 

This Land of Nod exclusive with our hometown hero Charley Harper’s design (with a bonus nod to Cincinnati Nature Center) is a must for Harper lovers.  Watch for percent off and free shipping sales. And while you are at it, check out the other Land of Nod Harper items.  Their quality is fantastic!

click here for all land of nod harper items

dyson animal cord free vacuum

Industrial design at its finest, this cordless vacuum is a game changer!  Amazing power and utility, and easy on the eyes hanging on the charging station.  It’s in Target’s Black Friday sale at a great price.

shag tiki coasters

We have really stepped up our Tiki game over the past year, and artist Josh Agle  (aka Shag) seems to embody the tiki spirt in much of his artwork.  This set of 4 coasters would be right at home in any MCM pad or tiki bar.

orla kiely items from amara

Like the prints of Marimekko and Lilly Pulitzer, Orla Kiely prints evoke an attitude of fun and whimsy while maintaining a bold, modern design aesthetic.  London based Kiely’s household products are available for amazingly fast delivery to the states from U.K. online retailer Amara.  Seriously, everytime we have ordered, our items arrive within a few days. Quality is very good.  Use this link for a first time shopper’s discount.

lilly pulitzer mens’ ties

lilly pulitzer harp cashmere wrap

The 60’s inspired prints and designs, originally conceived to conceal juices stains on designer Lilly Pulitzer clothes as she sold oranges and juice from her husband’s groves, have transcended time and place and speak to a sunny state of mind, no matter where you are.  And with long, gray Cincinnati winters, who couldn’t use a little color in their lives?  Back by popular demand is a line of men’s ties.  And the Harp Wrap is a great gift for any woman on your gift list because a) everyone LOVES cashmere b) gold goes with everything and c) one size fits all!!

fishs eddy harper items

These adorable glasses and many other items with beloved Charley Harper designs are the product of  a collaboration between designer Todd Oldham and “crafty dish retailer,” Fishs Eddy.  Items can be ordered directly from them, or purchased locally at several Fabulous Frames and Art locations.

square stud earrings

Canadian jewelry designer Hilary Druxman always has a great selection of affordable modern jewelry available.  These earrings may be simple, but they are definitely not boring.

jewelry redesign from paolo | a modern jeweler

Even the person who has everything will appreciate what local jewelry designer Paolo has to offer.  Not only do they have a great selection of original designs, but they specialize in redesigning your existing jewelry and family heirlooms into truly unique and custom pieces.  This is NOT your typical mall jewelry store with mass produced pieces.  And guess what?  It does not cost any more to shop local and work with actual artisans who give you a truly custom experience.

brendon farrell 6-fin hook rack

This functional walnut piece doubles as a gorgeous wall sculpture.

playable art ball

Our friend Jenny at Newfields (formerly Indianapolis Museum of Art) always finds the best gizmos for her shop.  Love that this is for ages 3 – 99.  Who needs a fidget spinner when you could have this inviting playable sculpture sitting around?  Great way to teach the kids about Roy G. Biv.

casabella guac-lock

If you are obsessed with making the perfect guacamole like we are, then you know how poorly it keeps.  We are super excited to have found the guac-lock, guaranteed to keep guacamole fresh! It’s available locally at Container Store in Kenwood.  And it gets huge bonus points for being the perfect shade of green!

jenco brothers cincinnati mix popcorn 

Not sure they really call it that, but 2/3 Grippos Barbecue Popcorn + 1/3 carmel corn = a truly addictive mix.  Jenco is located on McMillan St. in University Hts, and at a pop up shop in Findlay Market.  Thank us later!

That’s it for this year!  check out our previous lists from 201120122013 ,2014, 2015, and 2016 for many more modern classics!

And don’t forget to shop local:

  •  City Flea Holiday Market  – Saturday, December 16 from 5:00 – 10:00 at Washington Park
  • MiCA 12/v – corner of 12th and Vine in OTR
  • Leftcoast Modern – 1202-1204 Main Street in OTR
  • Mainly Art – 3711 Madison Road, Oakley
  • Modern Art Jewelry – 8316 Plainfield Road, Deer Park
  • Fabulous Frames and Art – the definitive source for all things Charley and Edie Harper.  Several locations around town including Montgomery, Kenwood and Downtown.  And don’t miss the annual Harper Art Show – Saturday, December 2 11-5 at the Montgomery Gallery.
  • Cincinnati Zoo – memberships and gift items that support conservation and our local treasure


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