xMas wishlist list 2017

Sonos One

brand: sonos, origin: santa barbara, 2002

Photo: Sonos

This chic new speaker from Sonos combines sophisticated design, studio quality sound and machine learning software to deliver a premium user experience. Sonos One is equipped with Amazon’s Alexa, and compatible with Spotify voice (Google Assistant coming soon) allowing you to control your music by simply using your voice. For a modest $174 this speaker delivers solid bass for the buck.

Afghanistan, Steve McCurry

brand: taschen, origin: cologne, 1980

Afghanistan, Steve McCurry

From the photographer of the world-famous Afghan Girl comes this haunting retrospective depicting Steve McCurry’s travels to Afghanistan. With over 140 images, this new release from German publishing house, Taschen, offers a firsthand look into the country often closed off to western cultures. McCurry captures decades of war and geopolitical conflict in the faces of a people as diverse as the various countries that once occupied the mountainous nation.

Deer, Papertrophy 

brand: papertrophy, origin: berlin, 2009

Photo: Papertrophy

One Berlin-based design company, is offering a modern and environmentally friendly approach to animal trophy hunting with these award-winning 3D paper trophies.  With animal figures of various shapes and sizes, Papertrophies are the perfect hybrid of modern and traditional.

Google Pixel buds

brand: google origin: menlo park, 1998

Google Pixel Buds

At first glance the Google Pixel buds might seem like another pair of bluetooth headphones but the real magic happens when you pair them with a Google Translate enabled Pixel. Not only do they make interacting with your Google Assistant essentially seamless, they also translate 40 foreign languages in real-time; total game changer for my next trip abroad

Adidas NMD CS1 Gore-Tex Prime Knit

brand: adidas origin: herzogenaurach, 1949

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From a Saturday morning workout and brunch to Washington Square dog park, these stylish, functional and comfortable sneakers lend themselves perfectly to running errands around the city. The athletic equivalent of the Chelsea boot nothing beats the ease of slipping these on and running out the door.