1 Hot fan heater by Dyson
Those with abodes furnished with vintage, energy-sucking rads will appreciate Dyson’s latest creation. This beauty – also available in white and silver – is bereft of blades and visible heating elements. It sucks in the air and delivers a jet of hot air back out to warm the entire space. $400
2 Home Sweet Home cushion by The Rug Company
Designed by Suzanne Sharp, TRC’s co-founder, this goose down accent pillow is entirely handmade. It features that perennial homey message in intricate stitching, decorated with colourful blooms and framed by playful pom-poms.
3 Illy cups by Anish Kapoor
Espresso drinkers with discerning taste will appreciate the artist’s contribution to the Italian coffee company. Leaving the pristine white exterior as is, Kapoor lined the inside of the cup in silver, and did the same to the saucer, which has a hole punched in the middle. When the saucer is placed on top of the cup, steam wafts out. $90
4 Eames Hang-It-All by Herman Miller
In 1953, the Eameses jazzed up the ordinary coatrack for Tigrett Enterprises Playhouse Division with vibrant balls fixed to a steel white powder-coated frame. The Hang-It-All has since moved out of the children’s room and into the bathroom, foyer and office. For would-be collectors of Eames pieces, this makes the perfect inagural item. Drywall anchors and screws included. $199
5 Nesso table lamp by Artemide
It’s an Artemide classic, and diehard Mad Men fans on the gift list will remember spotting a lamp similiar to it on ad exec Roger Sterling’s desk (Saarinen’s Tulip table, to be specific) in season five. The retro-cool fixture features a body and diffuser made from injection-moulded thermoplastic in white or orange. Bonus: Until the end of December, Nesso is part of the company’s holiday sale.
Pick up Azure‘s November/December 2011 issue, currently on newsstands, for more great holiday ideas.