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Gift-giving and wedding favors: We have tons of options for you this summer, including this Handmade soap and candle set. Check them all out in the collection entitled, Find Favor. 

Gift-giving and wedding favors: We have tons of options for you this summer, including this Handmade soap and candle set. Check them all out in the collection entitled, Find Favor

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1 Day ‘til Christmas
On the eve of Christmas day, we leave you with one of our favorite collections created by eBay curator Chrissie Miller. The theme? New York, New York! Jackets, books, pillows, and yes, snow globes. Keep the magic of the Big Apple near you at all times. We promise it will make your dreams come true.  
We’ve noticed this particular snow globe (seen above) has already found a home, but fear not, eBay has tons more in stock. 
(GIF: Jason Goodman for TIS. Text: Jauretsi)

1 Day ‘til Christmas

On the eve of Christmas day, we leave you with one of our favorite collections created by eBay curator Chrissie Miller. The theme? New York, New York! Jackets, books, pillows, and yes, snow globes. Keep the magic of the Big Apple near you at all times. We promise it will make your dreams come true.  

We’ve noticed this particular snow globe (seen above) has already found a home, but fear not, eBay has tons more in stock

(GIF: Jason Goodman for TIS. Text: Jauretsi)

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Michael Bastian for eBay Holiday Collective
This tech treat is from our series of designer USB bracelets that went on sale this week on eBay. The Michael Bastian design is short and sweet with a note that reads “Omnia Causa Fiunt”.  What does that mean? In Latin, it means “Everything Happens for a Reason” — an important mantra to wear at all times. Wisdom and tech all wrapped up in one. 
You can view the entire colorful series here. Proceeds to benefit the CFDA Foundation to support emerging designers. Purchase the bracelets at eBay’s Holiday Collective. 
(GIF: Jason Goodman. Text: Jauretsi)

Michael Bastian for eBay Holiday Collective

This tech treat is from our series of designer USB bracelets that went on sale this week on eBay. The Michael Bastian design is short and sweet with a note that reads “Omnia Causa Fiunt”.  What does that mean? In Latin, it means “Everything Happens for a Reason” — an important mantra to wear at all times. Wisdom and tech all wrapped up in one. 

You can view the entire colorful series here. Proceeds to benefit the CFDA Foundation to support emerging designers. Purchase the bracelets at eBay’s Holiday Collective

(GIF: Jason Goodman. Text: Jauretsi)

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eBay Search Alert: Hermes Ashtrays

Here’s another smart gift item to peruse eBay for. The feline set above (new, not used) is available now through the seller "My World" who is in Japan, but promises to ship anywhere in the world for an extra $15. If you miss this one, type in “Hermes Ashtray” into your eBay Feed to discover new ones on the site. We already spotted so many gorgeous other ones here.  

(Photo: Courtesy of Seller, My World. Text by Jauretsi)

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Insta-Peep-o-Gram: Fresh Hermes Plateware
By Jauretsi
The folks at Zio & Sons — a firm specializing in art direction, branding, interiors, and vintage pieces — has one of the most stylish of Instagrams. Above is a snapshot taken by one of their staff members, capturing this incredibly gorgeous set of Hermes kitchen pieces we’re now dying for. We discovered a few Hermes plates floating around on eBay that we highly recommend giving as a fashionable holiday gift. 
(Photo: Courtesy of Zio & Sons)

Insta-Peep-o-Gram: Fresh Hermes Plateware

By Jauretsi

The folks at Zio & Sons — a firm specializing in art direction, branding, interiors, and vintage pieces — has one of the most stylish of Instagrams. Above is a snapshot taken by one of their staff members, capturing this incredibly gorgeous set of Hermes kitchen pieces we’re now dying for. We discovered a few Hermes plates floating around on eBay that we highly recommend giving as a fashionable holiday gift. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Zio & Sons)

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Kubrick’s First Major Retrospective

By Jauretsi

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has long been committed to exploring the intersection of art and film, and it recently hit a bull’s eye with their launch of the first major Stanley Kubrick retrospective in the United States. The exhibit is a rabbit hole of scripts, lenses, costumes, props, and production photos. For all the geeked-out Kubrick junkies, the exhibit features two projects that Kubrick never completed: Napoleon and The Aryan Papers. Kubrick-philes can also learn of the technological advances developed and utilized by Kubrick and his team.

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This body of work is worth the plane ride to Los Angeles. Held inside the Art of the Americas building, the exhibit runs through June 30, 2013, so book those flights to study first-hand one of cinema’s greatest directors. To purchase tickets, visit LACMA here. If you can’t make it, read more about the exhibition online.

While we’re on the topic of Kubrick, it’s good to note that a boxed set of Kubrick films is always a primo holiday present, so we found a few on eBay to help you offer the gift of film. Another exquisite gift we spotted on eBay is the large, out-of-print edition of the Stanley Kubrick Archives coffee table book. Opening either of these gifts is sure to put a smile on the face of the receiver. 

(Photos: Courtesy of Mulholland Books and Awards Circuit)

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The Plush Life
By Jenny Bahn
Christmas is coming, and it’s coming quickly! This year, I’ve got countless kids to shop for. Newborns, infants, you name it — the list is long. In my opinion, a plush toy is a no-brainer. They’re cute, cuddly, and totally customizable. I mean, just check out the range of options we found. Dream Lite makes a plush toy that doubles as a stand for lights that are projected onto the ceiling of your child’s bedroom. For something classic, you can never go wrong with the teddy bear (and this one’s organic, to boot). And leave it to the French to make plush pillows in the shape of fashion icons such as Karl Lagerfeld and Ziggy Stardust (AKA David Bowie).  Last, but never least, the cutie that just won’t quit… Elmo.

Plush Life by jlbahn on Polyvore
Pillow Pets Dream Lites Giraffe | eBay / New Pillow Pets Plush Dream Lites Nightlite Penguin | eBay / My name is Simone, $31 / My name is Simone, $31 / Blue Ice Bat with Orange Wage Uglydoll Uglybuddies Plush Animal… / Les Petites Marie, Cezane the donkey, France toy, $21 / Licensed Sesame Street 10 ” Elmo Plush Fuzzy Plush Doll | eBay

The Plush Life

By Jenny Bahn

Christmas is coming, and it’s coming quickly! This year, I’ve got countless kids to shop for. Newborns, infants, you name it — the list is long. In my opinion, a plush toy is a no-brainer. They’re cute, cuddly, and totally customizable. I mean, just check out the range of options we found. Dream Lite makes a plush toy that doubles as a stand for lights that are projected onto the ceiling of your child’s bedroom. For something classic, you can never go wrong with the teddy bear (and this one’s organic, to boot). And leave it to the French to make plush pillows in the shape of fashion icons such as Karl Lagerfeld and Ziggy Stardust (AKA David Bowie).  Last, but never least, the cutie that just won’t quit… Elmo.

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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

By Sade Lythcott

I don’t know about you, but I’m always struggling to find something to do on a rainy fall day, or — even more difficult –- trying to find a unique house-warming gift that isn’t so predictable. Well, I think I may have found the solution to both.

The DVD and coffee table book, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, is the way to go. Both the film and book chronicle the life of former editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar and American Vogue, and serves as an enthralling peek into the world of a woman who had vision by the bucket-load.

Style Bubble describes the documentary as “loosely chronological and takes us from the beginning of Vreeland’s enchanted life as a girl who had people like Diaghilev and other luminaries waltzing into her life. As a young society wife, she was dressed by Coco Chanel and… [MORE] skipped between London, New York and Paris soaking up the twenties with gusto. Her calling came when Carmel Snow, then editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar noticed Vreeland for her style and made her a contributor in 1937 with the noted ‘Why Don’t You…?’ column. Vreeland of course then became fashion editor and after a tenure of over twenty years, she jumped ship to Conde Nast and was editor-in-chief there from 1963 until 1971. Her final years as consultant to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through her death rounded off an illustrious career.”

It’s your lucky day because a few copies of this book — as well as Diana’s photo book, Allure — are available at eBay.

(Photos: Courtesy of dianavreeland)