Blackbird Mending Kit @ Blackbird Ballard ($35)















Desk Set by Singgih Kartono for Areaware @ A+R Store ($85 — includes tape dispenser, stapler, envelope opener, letter holder)













Vintage Change Bowl @ Terrain ($58)
















Polaroid Camera Beeswax Candle by Big Dipper Wax Works @ Branch ($32)















One Gallon Beer Making Kt (Everyday IPA) @ Brooklyn Brew Shop ($40)















Hori Hori Garden Knife @ Duluth Trading Company ($25) 















National Park Blankets @ Pendleton Woolen Mills ($168- $208)















Portland General Store Whisky Aftershave @ Terrain ($18)















Hudson Valley Seed Library Gift Membership (with Radical Radish seed mix) @ HVSL ($20)














Black + Blum Hot Pot BBQ @ Black + Blum ($124)













Mono Wine Rack by Hala @ Abe's Market ($39.95)












Recycled Cardboard Trophy Fish by Cardboard Design @ Uncommon Goods ($44) 











Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

The Daddy Dozen: Father's Day Gift Guide 2011
Just say NO ... to neckties this Father's Day. Instead, gift Dad with something that he'll use around the house like a Japanese gardening tool, a mending kit or