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The biggest gift buying week of the year is upon us. We have been inundated with promises of Black Friday savings, doorbusters, unbeatable deals and all the hottest gifts that 2014 has to offer. After the dust of that commotion settles, we have Small Business Saturday and, of course, Cyber Monday. Needless to say, it’s going to be a long few days in the world of retail, advertising and credit card billing. As a company committed to creating goods and services in the US, this week also seems like the perfect time to create a round-up of beautiful holiday gift ideas made on US soil. A few of the items below are faucethead tried and true favorites and others are quickly climbing to the top of our holiday wish list. Whether shopping for yourself, your partner or your furry best friend, we’ve got you covered.
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It was a cold rain, the kind that you feel in your bones before you feel it on your skin. From the warmth of the car I stared without blinking; transfixed at the reflection of the newly lit streetlight in a puddle. In this dusk, the colors of the leaves were immeasurably brilliant, sailing on an inky sea. My mind drifted through the portal to a distant, warm place, where I stood surrounded in golden tones and contentment. A warm cup of coffee, the sound of the surf just beyond the hill, and the selective sunlight that casts endless shadows. Those few moments, the ones that allow you to “see.” The moments that let you glimpse the bigger picture — they seem more prevalent at the end of Autumn.
1 // James Brown – Nancy Dupree
2 // The Payback, Pt.1 – James Brown
3 // Protection – Massive Attack
4 // You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) – Dawn Penn
5 // Rock With You – Michael Jackson
6 // Careful You – TV On The Radio
7 // Fall In Love – Phantogram
8 // Water Me – FKA twigs
9 // Lovely Day – ∆
10 // All For The Best – Thom Yorke
11 // Sisters – The Ravonettes
12 // Yalla Yalla – Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros
13 // Dearly Departed – Shakey Graves
14 // Run From Me – Timber Timbre
We’ve entered, what I like to call, the grey phase of autumn. The leaves are lost, the sunlight is minimal, the clouds threaten snow just about every day and it’s all grey: the tree bark, the roads, the sky. It’s everywhere. It’s the time of year that calls for good books, good friends, a stockpile of fire wood and easing into the mindset that all that grey will shortly be white. For now, though, we’re clinging to those final days of late autumn with the mood board below.
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