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eBay Gift Inspiration: Rare Children’s Book
Yesterday we wrote about famed graphic artist, Milton Glaser, the creator of the ubiquitous “I [heart] NY” campaign. eBay currently has a special first edition of a children’s book, If Apples Had Teeth, which Milton illustrated for wife Shirley Glaser back in 1960. The rare book can be found on eBay for $451. A hefty price for most perhaps, but a genuine treasure for design nerds with a penchant for collecting kids books.
See listing here on eBay. 
(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Seller Kirkland_Books. Text: Jauretsi)

eBay Gift Inspiration: Rare Children’s Book

Yesterday we wrote about famed graphic artist, Milton Glaser, the creator of the ubiquitous “I [heart] NY” campaign. eBay currently has a special first edition of a children’s book, If Apples Had Teeth, which Milton illustrated for wife Shirley Glaser back in 1960. The rare book can be found on eBay for $451. A hefty price for most perhaps, but a genuine treasure for design nerds with a penchant for collecting kids books.

See listing here on eBay. 

(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Seller Kirkland_Books. Text: Jauretsi)

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Martha Stewart: American Made

Martha Stewart, an infamous arbiter of good taste, has teamed up with eBay for her American Made Market, an online marketplace for goods celebrating all things unique, handmade, and, most importantly, American. This well-curated array of items, from foodstuff to jewelry to craft works and more is exclusive to eBay. Click here to see the collection!

(Photos courtesy of eBay sellers. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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If you’re a fan of classic watches, this vintage Rolex should definitely be on your wish list. Unlike the more traditional version of the famed timekeeper, this Rolex sports Roman numerals and, unlike the usual chain, a crocodile strap. Click here to check it out on eBay now

(Photo courtesy of eBay seller runwayimages. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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RAPP Me Up in Love
By Jenny Bahn
Still looking for last-minute Christmas gifts? You’ve got a few hours left before time runs out! We love these digitally printed and Melbourne-made scarves from textile designer RAPP. The abstract shapes, bright colors, and silk crepe de chine fabric are just what you want to tuck into your pocket or tie around your neck. Wait, we’re shopping for other people, right? Either way, whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one, head on over to Monk House Design to purchase one of five RAPP-designed scarves. Or, if RAPP doesn’t suit your fancy, there’s another amazing Hermes scarf up on eBay that you should definitely swoop up.
(Photo: Courtesy of Monk House Design)

RAPP Me Up in Love

By Jenny Bahn

Still looking for last-minute Christmas gifts? You’ve got a few hours left before time runs out! We love these digitally printed and Melbourne-made scarves from textile designer RAPP. The abstract shapes, bright colors, and silk crepe de chine fabric are just what you want to tuck into your pocket or tie around your neck. Wait, we’re shopping for other people, right? Either way, whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one, head on over to Monk House Design to purchase one of five RAPP-designed scarves. Or, if RAPP doesn’t suit your fancy, there’s another amazing Hermes scarf up on eBay that you should definitely swoop up.

(Photo: Courtesy of Monk House Design)

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Postcards from China: Steven Alan
Steven Alan was recently in China to celebrate eBay’s launch out there. We asked him to pinpoint a new obsession he was inspired by. He tipped us off to this very cool traditional Chinese teapot. It’s an antique Chinese pewter Yixing teapot with jade signage. Following his lead, we’re now scouring eBay for more antique teapots, which make the cutest home adornments. We’d also like to remind you that the Steven Alan eBay Holiday Collective bags are in short supply, but still available for a limited time only. Take one for yourself and for a friend this Christmas. 
(Photo: Courtesy of eBay. Text by Jauretsi) 

Postcards from China: Steven Alan

Steven Alan was recently in China to celebrate eBay’s launch out there. We asked him to pinpoint a new obsession he was inspired by. He tipped us off to this very cool traditional Chinese teapot. It’s an antique Chinese pewter Yixing teapot with jade signage. Following his lead, we’re now scouring eBay for more antique teapots, which make the cutest home adornments. We’d also like to remind you that the Steven Alan eBay Holiday Collective bags are in short supply, but still available for a limited time only. Take one for yourself and for a friend this Christmas. 

(Photo: Courtesy of eBay. Text by Jauretsi) 

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5 Days to Christmas: Aisha Sharpe

Aisha is a pro beverage consultant in NYC. She tended bar at New York’s Soho House and soon became a sought-after mixologist for places like The Breslin in Manhattan. She also served as the knowledgeable judge on NBC’s On The Rocks: The Search for America’s Top Bartender. We asked Aisha if she could have anything rushed to her doorstep in exactly one hour (using the eBay Now app) what would she get?

“Things I have needed in an hour professionally are glasses for booze and vessels of different varieties for holding large amounts of cocktails, garnishes, etc.” She adds a lil’ fashion item. “Personally, I think I would love to be able to get a good pair of jeans in an hour.”

If ordered on the eBay Now app (deliveries are within New York City and San Francisco currently), the liquor mix-master would be able to order several Igloo 12-Qt Ice Cube Blue coolers via the eBay/Target store for $17.99 and some Kirby Cordial glasses from eBay/Crate & Barrel for $8.95. For good measure, she could throw in some J Brand jeans from either Bloomingdale’s ($169) or Saks Fifth Avenue ($176) stores on eBay. Each item has a $5 delivery charge. Remember, eBay takes $20 off all first orders! Isn’t it time you used eBay now for all your Christmas shopping asap?

(Photo: Portrait courtesy Aisha Sharpe. Items Courtesy of eBay Now app. Text by Jauretsi)

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Postcards from China: Steven Alan’s Morning
By Jauretsi 
Designer Steven Alan recently flew out to China for eBay’s big launch this month. Here’s the most awe-inspiring morning shot of Beijing from the man himself. When asked which Chinese phrase he mastered, Steven responded, “Thank you, I am full” or “謝謝,我飽了.” Remember, there’s only a few more Steven Alan-designed eBay Holiday Collective goodies left. Perfect stocking stuffers.
(Photo: Steven Alan Instagram at @salan212)

Postcards from China: Steven Alan’s Morning

By Jauretsi 

Designer Steven Alan recently flew out to China for eBay’s big launch this month. Here’s the most awe-inspiring morning shot of Beijing from the man himself. When asked which Chinese phrase he mastered, Steven responded, “Thank you, I am full” or “謝謝,我飽了.” Remember, there’s only a few more Steven Alan-designed eBay Holiday Collective goodies left. Perfect stocking stuffers.

(Photo: Steven Alan Instagram at @salan212)

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eBay Now: Your Son Can Now Bake in One Hour
By Jauretsi 
Breaking News: Starting February 2013, Hasbro will officially make their Easy-Bake Oven gender-free. No more feminine pink for the baker boys. Yesterday, an eighth grade girl delivered 44,000 signatures to Hasbro’s headquarters from friends who demanded a gender-free version of this toy. The result? Hasbro will be releasing a silver and black edition in 2013. Go America!
This Christmas, if your little man is strong enough to endure purple and pink shades, we think he should begin his cooking early. eBay has a few vintage Easy-Bakes to purchase. If you really want it fast, download the eBay Now app and order the Hasbro Easy-Bake via the Toys R Us store, and get it delivered to your home within 1 hour! We’re not kidding. If you order between Dec 17th and 22nd, you’ll get the special gift all wrapped up in pretty Jonathan Adler wrapping paper. Embrace the kitchen boys and girls!
(Photo: Courtesy of Toys R Us. Text by Jauretsi)

eBay Now: Your Son Can Now Bake in One Hour

By Jauretsi 

Breaking News: Starting February 2013, Hasbro will officially make their Easy-Bake Oven gender-free. No more feminine pink for the baker boys. Yesterday, an eighth grade girl delivered 44,000 signatures to Hasbro’s headquarters from friends who demanded a gender-free version of this toy. The result? Hasbro will be releasing a silver and black edition in 2013. Go America!

This Christmas, if your little man is strong enough to endure purple and pink shades, we think he should begin his cooking early. eBay has a few vintage Easy-Bakes to purchase. If you really want it fast, download the eBay Now app and order the Hasbro Easy-Bake via the Toys R Us store, and get it delivered to your home within 1 hour! We’re not kidding. If you order between Dec 17th and 22nd, you’ll get the special gift all wrapped up in pretty Jonathan Adler wrapping paper. Embrace the kitchen boys and girls!

(Photo: Courtesy of Toys R Us. Text by Jauretsi)

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7 Days to Christmas: Director Gabriel Stanley

Gabriel Stanley spends his days directing videos for clients like Lanvin to WWD, and making music with his band, Spooky. We asked him what he would order with the new eBay Now app (which delivers anything to your doorstep in 1 hour). ”If I was stuck in a shoot and needed an Apple USB Super Harddrive, I would get it ordered to the set asap” he mentions first. “I’m also a musician, so if I was at a gig and needed an emergency save, I’d hop onto the app and search Guitar Center for a Guitar Amp.” Good thinking Gabe. 

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Too good to be true? Just download the eBay Now app yourself, and just let your fingers start searching for items. If you order before Dec 22nd, all delivery fees are free and git wrapped in Holiday Jonathan Adler wrapping paper. Remember, you can shop til midnight! Also, if you place your first order before Dec 31st, eBay will take 20% off. 

(Photo: 1. Gabriel Stanley 2. Guitar Amp courtesy of Guitar Center 3. Apple USB Super Drive. Text by Jauretsi)

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It’s a Small World

Okay, so you want to build a terrarium. You’re going to need a few things. First, find a container. Do you want something round? Cylindrical? Re-purposed? Second, you’ll need your plants. Which plants you choose depend on the closure of your container. Succulents will not thrive in a closed-off terrarium; they don’t need humidity like other plants. If you want to keep your miniature garden living for more than a week, you’ll have to do your research. Thirdly, you must have a good drainage base. And last, you’ve got to have the right kind of soil. The devil is certainly in the details and we’re here to point you in the right direction. TheLittleBlog.com has a great step-by-step description for your D.I.Y. terrarium. And when it comes to supplies, eBay most definitely has you covered. From glass containers to air plants to soil to succulents, you’ll find everything you need online. 

(Photos: Courtesy of Dwell and TheLittleBigBlog. Text by Jenny Bahn)