"Just Kids," by Patti Smith, $27
"Just Kids," by Patti Smith , $27
Buy it: harpercollins.com
My pick for best book of the year, hands down. The memoir tells the story of two struggling young artists - Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - before they became renowned. Smith's prose will knock the wind out of you.
Holga 35mm camera , $48
LEGO camera, $68
Buy them: Urban Outfitters
1782 N. High St., Campus
Odes to the point-and-shoot abound at Urban Outfitters. In addition to the LEGO version and Holga (which creates quixotic, retro images), there are fisheye film cameras, eight-frame Oktomats and note cards with Polaroid images on them.
Canvassed screen- prints by Ryan Orewiler , $39-$283
Buy them: Studios on High
686 N. High St., Short North
Studios on High is presenting "Be Original Give Original Art!" throughout December. Local artists will be selling gifts in myriad mediums, like this selection from Ryan Orewiler's "3958N 8300'W" collection.
Cups and saucers, $80 per set
Buy them: Wexner Center Store
1871 N. High St., Campus
Cute things always make the a.m. easier. These endearing stoneware sets are designed by contemporary artist Miriam Mirri. Each cup is decorated with part of a comic strip story about the adventures of a sweet little character named Niki.