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aspire Gift Guide 2021

Keith Haring Edition Polaroid Camera

This i-Type Polaroid Now Camera pays homage to the work of Keith Haring with a design that incorporates reproductions of his art. Each instant color photo in an assorted pack of eight has a frame with details from an iconic Haring artwork.

Harlem Toile de Jouy Silk Scarf

New York City-based Interior designer Sheila Bridges collaborated with The Metropolitan Museum to turn her lauded Harlem Toile de Jouy design into this stylish scarf – an homage to Bridges’s mother, who loved to wear colorful scarves from museum shops.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Skateboard Triptych

Past and contemporary street culture come full circle in this Jean-Michel Basquiat Skateboard Triptych featuring a reproduction of Basquiat’s 1983 work In Italian, made of high-quality Canadian maple wood skateboards.

Emmett Lamps

Designed by New York-based furniture maker Dean Babin, these lamps were the 2020 Winner of Pinnacle Award & International Society of Furniture Design’s Innovation + Design Award. Made of solid hardwood on the outside, these book-like luminaries include a 50.000 hour LED light inside.

House of Harlow 1960 X Gee’s Bend Creator Quilt

House of Harlow 1960 founder Nicole Richie has collaborated with her favorite Black-owned businesses for this series of holiday gifts available through Etsy. Seen here, this quilt was handcrafted following The Gee’s Bend traditions that date back three generations.

Modern Architecture Style Flashcards

“Yes! There is midcentury modern design in the hood!” says, Jerald “Coop” Cooper, the founder of Hood Century Modern. Coop has designed a set of flashcards to both educate and entertain, inspired by architecture hiding in plain site. This limited edition is set to the be the first in a series.

Erté Deco Manhattan Pin

This glittering statement pin celebrates the work of Romain de Tirtoff (French, born Russia, 1892–1990), better known as Erté. This classic Manhattan skyscraper is crafted in satin-finished 18K gold plate and decorated with 130 Swarovski® crystals—a dazzling piece that will elevate your look to new heights.

BADG Education Fund Donation

For a gift that will make a difference, consider making a donation in a loved one’s name to the Black Artists + Designers Guild’s Education Fund. The fund is structured to provide scholarships, grants, and residencies for artists and designers at different stages in their careers and to support special pedagogical projects.