Ever wanted a personal shopper to help you pick out just the right gifts? Well, that's the whole idea behind the Open Sky Project, a unique boutique of dozens of online specialty shops run by expert bloggers who pick only items they really-really love and recommend.
Design2Share is proud to have our own Open Sky shop, featuring unique home design items that we're passionate about. We're proud of our fellow shopkeepers and think they've got a great group of products (a list that grows more every day!) along with an approach to online shopping that makes everything more exciting. Here's our Holiday Home Gift Guide, selections we love from our fellow shopkeeper/bloggers.
To help you navigate:
1. The bloggers' names are links to visit their home websites, so click on each to get a better feel for their areas of expertise. Join their mailing lists and follow their passions!
2. Click on the product links or the product photos to jump to its Open Sky ordering page. This will get your foot in the door of the many amazing Open Sky Shops. You can keep shopping from any product page and find other cool shops and shopkeepers, and keep the same shopping cart!
Irwin and Jay at Design2Share
DESU Design 1-Line Spice Rack
We design gurus at D2S think this is a wow accessory! Most kitchen backsplashes are boring, dated, or nonexistent. Those kitchens that have small 4-inch splashes are perfect for this spice rack.
We like this rack as a piece of sculpture or wall art, and it’s a wonderful bonus that it’s extremely functional. The construction of the rack is astounding; very heavy-duty brushed stainless steel. The spice cubes hold a small container's worth of spices (it's great to have them handy and out of your spice drawer for cooking convenience), and they're made in Spain from recycled glass. No photos can do this spice rack justice.
The deeper well for olive oil or balsamic vinegar could easily be given over to something decorative—we'd happily fill it with a small piece of sculpture, a St. Joseph statue, or a flower in a bud vase (think the Volkswagen Beetle's flower vase).
Since the spice containers are not filled, you might want to consider a non-spice and even a non-kitchen function. How wonderful would this rack work over a desk with the jars being used for paper clips, post-its, rubber bands, pushpins, coins, stones and decorative pebbles, craft supplies (glitter, sequins, beads!), and other items like keys!
Butch & Harold Stickr Frame Kit
$16.99 (Regular Stickr Frame Kit) and $21.99 (Glam Stickr Frame Kit)
Canon Digital SLR Camera Kit
Red Dots Collection
Cake Stand ($37.99), Set of 4 Dessert Plates ($30.99)
The Tumbleweed Composter
Samson Vegetable Juicer
$16.49 and $19.99
$29.69 and $19.79
Zyliss Cheese Grater
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
White: $45.79 or Red: $46.5
$39.99 and $59.99
$141.99 and $146.99
Includes tools, fertilizer, spray, instructional e-book, and 25-Variety Heirloom Vegetable Seed Collection