The coolest holiday gifts to style travel aren’t hard to come by as long as you know an artist or two. Think about your favorite works of art, or better yet, your favorite contemporary artists and you’ll find gifts that overlap in form and function. From cheap and effortless to limited-edition luxury, let this curated guide add fun and all-art art to your travels with this curated guide.
PdiPigna The notebook of the Italians For analogue travelers
who prefer to keep track of life in print, Italian stationery brand PdiPigna teamed up with designer Olimpia Zagnoli for its Italians series of notebooks. Zagnoli interprets the concept of “Made in Italy” with her portraits in bright colors and pop shapes.
Boombox card game Playful, prolific and pop, American artist Tom Sach’s likes to play games. So why not with a deck of cards? Tap the cash register, $25, Boombox is both economical and versatile – you can play cards and look at art. The casino quality playing cards feature images of Sach’s boombox models and are a limited edition of 666.
Etta loves x Keith Haring Keep your baby wrapped and radiant with the Etta Loves x Keith Haring, a muslin baby blanket patterned with Haring’s iconic Radiant Baby characters. The pattern on the other side is Haring’s multicolored Brazil, with both sides scaled and colored (by an expert orthoptist) to enhance visual and cognitive development. Stylish and smart pants.
Tom Sachs x Nikecraft Universal Shoe GPS For performance art on the go, take a look at Sach’s sneaker collabs for Nikecraft. Since 2012, Sach has been designing sneakers for Nikecraft and in 2022 he launched the GPS as the most basic sneaker, stating “Your sneakers shouldn’t be the hottest thing about you”. The funny thing is that not only are the GPS comfortable, but its too cool to be the core of the norm, especially with the artist-signed tags. If you want to get your hands on a pair, stalk the SNKRS app for the latest launch.
Michael Armitage x Stella Jean sweater Nothing beats wearable art, especially when it brings together Italian fashion designer Stella Jean and British/Kenyan artist Michael Armitage. Part of a non-profit Art Collab social initiative, an extension of Fondazione Sandretto Re Raubedengo, the sweater is cozy and beautiful, and a limited edition work of art.
Eroded turntable in pilot case Rimowa’s cult classic Pilot Case has been reimagined by artist Daniel Arsham as the ultimate luggage, archaeological find and work of art. The limited edition Eroded Turntable and Pilot Case is an iconic Pilot Case/DJ bag featuring an eroding white plaster turntable.
Available soon. . . .Yayoi Kusama x LV – You’ll see spots featuring Kusama’s upcoming collaboration with Louis Vuitton in 2023. We got a sneak peek at Louis Vuitton’s 2023 Cruise when Kusama x LV bags littered the runway on signature and new model bags. Look forward to a capsule collection of clothing and accessories in January 2023, but it’s the dotted bag that will make your journey.