What to Get Us for the Holidays

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Every year around December, great and mighty Panda descends from his golden perch in Pandaland to bestow a wealth of treasures on the fine and humble folk here at BRIGADE. We’ve made our list and checked it twice and here’s what we’ll be asking Panda for this year. If you’ve got a designer or an artsy-fartsy friend in your life, they might enjoy one of these hand-picked gifts from Panda, too.

 

Self expression never looked so good. Creatives will love these ‘DEEP THOUGHTS’ Pencils by thecarboncrusader on Etsy.
We’d hate to come off as partisan, but this BERT, ERNIE and BERNIE TOTE BAG from Kayrock gets our vote for best tote bag of the season.
Curiosity: it’s one of the fundamental keys to creativity. What better way to explore the wild unknown than a POCKET MICROSCOPE?
For the feisty foodie in your life, this TRUFFLE SALT from MAISON PÉYBEYRE adds a sprinkle of luxury to even the simplest dishes.
A handsome addition to any designer’s bookshelf. LOGO: THE REFERENCE GUIDE TO SYMBOLS AND LOGOTYPES
Help them capture the moment with a FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 50S INSTANT PRINT CAMERA
BioLite CAMP STOVE for the outdoor adventurer with a tech addiction and a soft-spot for sustainability.
SUGRU is one of the greatest inventions in modern memory – a moldable glue that turns into durable rubber when it dries. It’s useful for a million and one things, and…ok fine, it’s playdoh for grownups.
How about some bling for their beloved bicycle? JAPANESE BIKE BELL from POKETO
To send them on a nostalgia trip they’ll never want to wake up from, try the (genius) JAZZY 90’s SHIRT from Shirtwascash
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, BITCH PLANET, VOL 1 from IMAGE COMICS is a feminist sci-fi exploitation comic described as ‘Margaret Atwood meets Inglorious Basterds.’
A clean, stylish way to stay organized: SATECHI USB HUB
For the doggie obsessed, gift the beautifully illustrated BELOVED DOG by MAIRA KALMAN
Unlike the Apple Stylus, the 53 PENCIL works with the iPad, iPhone, and many iOS apps and features Surface Pressure, Erase, Blend and adaptive Palm Rejection technology.
The SMART NOTEBOOK FROM MOLESKINE is a cloud-connected scratchpad that instantly turns hand-drawn sketches into digital SVG files.
Ok, we know you’ve seen drink rocks before, but have you ever seen DRINK ROCKS this pretty?
CAT IN BOX BANK is just too kawaii for words. Look at it go!
This PEBBLE TAPE MEASURE is a handy tool that doubles as a deeply satisfying design object.
CRITERION DESIGNS “gathers highlights from designs commissioned by the Criterion Collection, featuring covers, supplemental art, and never-before-seen sketches and concept art.”
Go old-school on game night with RETRO SERIES TWISTER
PAPER AIRPLANE PUSHPINS are an adorable reminder that no detail is too small for good design.
DRAWING BLOOD by MOLLY CRABAPPLE “is a memoir that will change the way you think about art, sex, politics, and survival in our times.”
Clean workspace, clean conscience. ELECTRONICS CLEANING BRUSH BY OXO
A PAPIRMASS ART SUBSCRIPTION puts fresh art prints in their mailbox every month.