The season of sparkling snow, stress and singing Santa figurines is here! In between the food and the familial feuding, we hope you'll find time to show your loved ones you support their creative aims. At Hand-Eye Supply we think a good gift sparks excitement about the object and the way you'll use it. We've gathered some especially inspiring objects for the shop, the studio, the campsite and the home. Who they're gifted to (or hoarded by) is up to you, but we guarantee they're all nicely made, satisfying to hold and ready to fit a creative lifestyle.
Check out some of the collection stand outs after the jump.
Fuerhand Lanterns have been made entirely in Germany since the 1930s—wick, glass and all—and they're known for their dependable quality. Whether you seek to simplify your life or prepare for complicated times a-coming, owning a lantern is a good move. Their glow is gentler and more adjustable than propane options, and (despite olden associations) they are highly efficient. $39.95
Does your desk lack a certain...gravitas? Here at Hand-Eye Supply, we recommend filling every ambiguous emptiness with knives. In this case, the Japanese-made Kujira Whale Knives, designed to compliment your daily desk needs with enough style to keep you well-prepared and dangerous looking. $55
When you were a wee one, the adults in your life probably tried to trick you into thinking clean-up was an exciting pastime. No well-meaning duplicity here, these tidiness tools are just fun. The Iris Hantverk Long Handle Brush and Dustpan is designed to balance together delicately. Using this brush and dustpan set feels a little like touching a Calder and getting away with it. $80
The Adjustable Clampersand is a rare and precious thing— true Core77-born commodity. Its first inkling was an original Coretoon by Tony Ruth, showing the typographical tool in sketch form. And now, with much hard work and horn-tooting, you can now buy the fully-functional Clampersand. $40
Behold, the mighty Bridgetown Forge x Hand-Eye Supply Hand-Forged Nata Hatchet! Each Nata is crafted in Portland, Oregon by the experienced hands of blacksmith Arnon Kartmazov, with the assistance of Nitzan Lilie. Bridgetown Forge is run by Arnon, whose decade+ of apprenticeship in Japan makes him an ideal person to craft this Japanese style hatchet. $245