Yves Béhar needs no introduction here, though a recently posted clip by PBS Arts does a nice job of profiling the star designer. The video, part of the "Off Book" original web series about contemporary art and design, also features Dr. Harvey Moscot of Moscot eyewear and Peter Schmitt of the MIT Personal Robotics Group. Some of the content might be old news to the design community, but it's worth watching as a nicely-produced showcase of the three disparate designers' work.
Meanwhile, the high-culture aficionados at Nowness have paired Béhar with filmmaker Marcus Gaap for an artsy short about his gift picks for this holiday season. We agree on at least one of the objects, and we can't say we're surprised to see another: fuseproject's Jambox—a Core77 Design Awards 2011 Notable for Products/Equipment—is one of Béhar's selections... which isn't surprising, considering that he even built a bike around it at one point.
Maybe we'll go the art-film route for next year's Ultimate Gift Guide...
He explains the items, if not the video itself (though it's more or less self-explanatory), on Nowness.