Sometimes the best gifts aren't gifts at all, but simply recommendations. Here's one for your design happy, furniture obsessed, paint color crazed giftee. And it's free!
The latest design craze right now are online publications. These things are scaring the crap out of print design mags, and I totally get it: these online magazines look gorgeous and professional, you don't have to wait for them to arrive or buy them at a newsstand, and they're often devoted to a single sensibility. Prairie Hive is such a publication. Started in Tulsa, OK by a group of decorating women, Prairie Hive is a modernist magazine with a decidedly reasonable flair. You won't find snotty, over decorated interiors designed by over priced designers and resided in by celebrities. Its decidedly lacking in $100,000 rooms. There will be no "cribs." No, just great combining of modernist, funky, and affordable design, created by real people. Prairie Hive reminds me a bit of Domino, but perhaps that's because I'm still mourning that mag's passing; I'd like all decorating magazines to resemble Domino.
For this "gift," all you have to do is forward the Prairie Hive site. How's that for easy?