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Holiday gift guide 2014: Downtown Sophisticats

Living in cities uncomfortable with corporate gloss, there’s no other place we’d rather be…Downtown embodies the true spirit of the city: with its unmatched selection of contemporary art house cinemas, bookstores, galleries, gently used vinyl, giggle-inducing gadgets, delicious coffee and pastry. Borderline hostility is the norm, it’s alright! We’ve selected the best for the dreamers and makers in your life. Give art to those into cycling and recycling, quality over quantity and substance over flash. Their craft is what drives them. These works are for the ones brave enough to travel alone. For people who know the exact amount of kitsch to add to a polished room. For those whose small but potent apartments mean the world to them, where everything is precious and well-considered.

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Holiday gift guide 2014: The Age of Geek.

Nothing’s cooler than someone who has the wit and expertise to shape the world! We love the geeky type because they’re the people who follow their hearts, the rebels who go against social norms to pursue their passions and values. Above all else, the geeks are the curious ones. We notice them because they work tirelessly on the innovations that could revolutionize the way we live. Buying the right thing for the geeky type is definitely a challenge… not to worry! We have everything from the wickedly smart to the delightfully obscure: space travel, retrofuturism, 80′s paraphernalia, video games, nostalgia and more.

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Holiday gift guide 2014: For those in love.

That’s how you know you love someone, when you can’t experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it too. When you’re in love the things that seem insignificant such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept in your trove forever. These works captures the essence of love: a textural, immeasurable, enigmatic phenomenon. For those missing someone. For moments in your life when words become unclear. For times so intimate that you breathe in unison and forget the rest.

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Holiday gift guide 2014: Who’s the cutest?

There are those who think cute and pretty things are only sentimental, we think they’re getting it all wrong! There’s a good reason why we love cute things, in fact, we need them as refuge from the vulgar and somber moments in our everyday lives. Our version of cute is cute laced with satire, art that takes a playful jab at our follies and vices. Art helps us develop laughter and wonder, it adjusts our mood to better face the reality of our world.

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