Meet Jana Kinsman. She draws adorable black-and-white line caricatures of people. (You’ve probably seen her stuff at CB2.) Send her some pictures of one giftless person to sketch, and she’ll have a 4-by-6 card done by Christmas Eve. Basically, she’s your personal sketching elf.
That’s a Wrap
Your Guide to Last-Minute Giving
There are a few key constituents left on your shopping list. They’re expecting big things. (No pressure.) So we did some digging, some snooping and a little consulting with personal shoppers to create this last-minute gift guide. Use it wisely: an elf may lose his job because of it.
Say you know a man. And this hypothetical man is always dirty. He saws lumber or rides wild boars or something. This bar of soap will make him smell like a scotch cabinet in a Wisconsin cabin. Plus the gift-pack version comes with a screwdriver for extra manliness.
Boxer Oil Paintings at Judy Maxwell
The aesthete. The sportsman. Not so very different, those two. Either will appreciate the way acclaimed Nacogdoches, Texas–based oil painter Runcie Tatnall captures the glory of the boxing ring in his arresting work. It’s part brutality, part beauty. Not so very different from your holiday reunions.
Pencils That Double as Sculptures
Everyone is so busy multitasking. They want phones that are cameras. Globes that are liquor cabinets. Sculptures that can be used as pencils—like these objets d’art, carved from solid graphite (aka pencil lead) into shapes like feathers, alligators and branches. No school box is complete without one.
We’re not naming names, but someone you know likes clothes. They obsess over what people are wearing. They throw around words like “mauve” and “hot pink” and “fashion blogger Scott Schuman.” So this latest tome from fashion blogger Scott Schuman should be pretty perfect.