INKED Holiday Spend Guide
IT’S BLACK FRIDAY! Check out INKED Holiday Spend Guide for cool, interesting, and original gift ideas!
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Axel Pfaender has brought to market his Berlin Boombox (about $90, berlinboombox.com). The cardboard MP3 player houses real speakers and plugs into any device’s headphone jack.
SQUASHED AND CUDDLY
Consider the teddy bear: Kids learn to think that bear cubs are cuddly companions. Terrible lesson. Teach them the circle of life with a Road Kill plush ($40, firebox.com).
THE NUT SCRATCHER
You are classy as fuck, so why use your own hand when you get an itch in your jock region? Reach for the Silver Plated Ball Scratcher for the Busy Executive ($16, amazon.com).
SCROLL IT UP
Masterly crafted by tattooer and artist Joel Long of Boulder Ink in Boulder, CO, the Water Dragon Scroll ($180, scorpionfront. com) has beautiful Japanese-style artwork printed on a ream of luxurious fabric.
Horiyoshi III teamed up with Huichol artisans from western Mexico who hand-beaded these ornamental skulls. The Exquisite Corpse Beaded Skull (about $670, thethiiird.com) is part of a limited run, so hurry to the master tattooist’s site to get one.
Beards don’t get more epic than this one made from three bears on a guy so cool he’s practically over it. For us, looking at Brandon Loving’s print (starting at $23, society6.com) is like looking in a mirror.
Around the holidays your mother puts out her seasonal decorations. You should skip the ceramics and candles, and deck the halls with a bobblehead of Sally ($12, funko.com) from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Gabriel Dishaw up-cycles random junk like type- writer keys and airplane parts to create astonish- ing sculptures such as the Tank Vader ($1,000, gabrieldishaw.com).
As easy to assemble as IKEA furniture but without the odd Swedish name, the Remember Graffiti Cardboard Stool (about $25, remember.de) brings some street flavor to your indoor space.
If you think that it’s tough to find a card that correctly expresses your feelings, check out Calligraphuck. They have four holiday options, including “Merry Fucking Christmas” and “Happy Yuletide, Bitches,” all on fine cotton stock (about $6, calligraphuck.bigcartel.com).