8 Design-Minded Ways To Spread The Love

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Every year our friend and long-time collaborator, Rick Valicenti of Thirst, creates a frame-worthy Valentine for us to send to our friends. See some of our favorites here.

We love to spread the love. But candy and flowers quickly get eaten or die, so they’re way too fleeting for us. We want our friends to feel the love for a long time, which is why we’ve been sending Valentines that are frame-worthy works of art in their own right since 2005. And it’s why we’re giving a shout out to some gifts that are not only lasting ways to spread the love, but will bring a touch of luxury and the power of design to their recipients’ lives.


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Love Deck: Given that “Eros: The Garden of Love Tarot” is a limited edition of 1000 by super-talented Chicago artist Linnea Gits, we think the value in this erotic pack of cards—which can be used for playing games as well as divining the big questions in life—will only increase.

$55 at Uusi

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Message in a Sandal: Tamara Mellon’s sexy lipstick red “Love” cage sandals not only say it all—they make your legs look like a million bucks. Now that’s what we call the power of design.

$495 at tamaramellon.com


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Tangle-free Earos: Bose’s new SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones increases the power of design exponentially given all the ways you can use it every day. Whatever you listen to can power your workouts (or walks). That means the listening power they provide—and their sheer good looks—will make your heart beat. Best of all, they can track your heartbeat and stay tangle-free (the wire goes around the back of your head).

$199.95 at Bose.com

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Love Depository: Stash floral tokens of love from your significant others in a heart for your home that will be simpatico with every decorative style—Orrefors classic Valentino Vase. It measures 11.75 inches.

$300 at Neiman Marcus

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Smooth Operator: Combine the power of design and sound with the Beoplay A9, a powerful and spectacular music streaming system. The speaker is clad a wool fabric from Kvadrat designed to enhances acoustics and aesthetics. You can choose from 14 colors, but we’re enamored with their option in red. Beoplay A9 Speakers in bright red.

$2,897 at beoplay.com

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Money Plant: With its heart-shaped leaves and reputation in Feng Shui as the Money Plant, what could be better for love, luck and anyone with a black thumb than the Philodendron Plant Mobile by Portland artist Natalie Joy Miller?

$130 at ofakind.com


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Eternal Accent: From its sleek lines and shapely silhouette to its smart (9x8x4 inch) size and sexy hue, everything says everlasting about Céline’s Micro Belt Handbag in Poppy Calfskin. We think of it as a long-term love affair that will be worth the investment.

$2,250 at celine.com (for stores)


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Warming Friend: With Sofia Cashmere’s Travel Set in red, you can wrap yourself in the color of love wherever you are—be it home or away.

$300 at Saks Fifth Avenue

10 Feb 2017

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