23 Photos - Nov 1, 2013
At LuRu Home, Claire Russo ’09 and her partner, Liza Serratore, sell Nankeen indigo textiles, which are made using a 3,000-year-old Chinese hand-dying process. Tea towels $22; pillows from $94. Use code BROWN for 10% off. 
(203) 727-3839Photo: GUILT-FREE PLEASURES
When his girlfriend couldn’t eat gluten or dairy, Grant LeBeau ’09 got cooking. His vegan, gluten-free, organic cookies come in four flavors. $25/dozen.
Use code EVERTRUE for a 15% discount.
rickaroons.comPhoto: PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD
Here’s a game for your foodie friends. Karen Hudes ’95 is the brains behind the new board game Menu Mash-Up. $22.95   
menu-mash-up.htmlPhoto: COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

Living Artfully: At Home with
Marjorie Merriweather Post by Estella M.Chung ’99 AM (D. Giles)

Choosing Fatherhood by Lewis Kostiner ’72 (George F. Thompson)

American Ski Resort: Architecture, Style, Experience by Margaret Supplee Smith ’76 PhD (University of Oklahoma)Photo: EAR CANDY

(clockwise from top) Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, a five-volume set by Blue Heron, directed by Scott Metcalfe ’85.

Single Girl, by Ida Mae Specker ’09

Ashes and Roses by Mary Chapin Carpenter ’81

Evie Ladin Band by Evie Ladin ’91
www.evieladin.comPhoto: HAPPY FEET
David Peck ’03 thinks your toes deserve color, so he founded the Sock-of-the-Month Club to tickle their fancy. $12/month. Use code Brown University for 50% off your first month.
(650) 30SOCKSPhoto: ROPE ART
Sculptor Orly Genger ’01, who crochets massive art installations out of nautical rope, also designs
sophisticated bracelets and necklaces. The Crosby juxtaposes cast-metal rope with a soft rope center.
$145. Use code BROWN for 20% off.
ogjmnyc.comPhoto: SHEER INDULGENCE
Sheena Sood ’06 channels the vibrant colors of the tropics into her eclectic line of women’s clothing. Her triangle cutout blouse is made of silk chiffon and crepe de Chine. $138.60. Use code Brown20 for 20% off. 
abacaxi-nyc.comPhoto: FOR PERIPATETIC PADDLERS
Anton Willis ’99 grew up paddling on the lakes and rivers of rural Mendocino County, California, but a 2008 move to a city apartment forced his kayak into storage. Undaunted, the former architectural studies student used origami folding techniques to create prototypes of a kayak he could store at home. That led to his company, Orukayak. $1,095. Use code BRUNO for a 10% discount.
(415) 321-3462Photo: FOR THE READERS AMONG US

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman ’98. (Henry Holt)

The Bald Mermaid: A Memoir by Sheila Bridges ’86 (Pointed Leaf)

Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love, edited by Andrew Blauner ’86, with essays by Hugh Delehanty ’70 and Sally Taylor ’96 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick ’78 (Viking)

Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounter with the Mind in Crisis by Christine Montross ’06 MD, ’07 MMS (Penguin)

Claire of the Sea Light, by Edwidge Danticat ’93 MFA (Knopf)

The Glass Ocean by Lori Baker ’86 AM (Penguin).
Salinger by David Shields ’78 and Shane Salerno (Simon & Schuster)Photo: CLAY VISION
Amy Goldin ’79 uses polymer clay to make jewelry, and she applies her designs to glass bottles. $20–$50 each
(212) 866-0205Photo: A SNAIL’S PLACE
Atabey Sánchez-Haiman ’95 creates whimsical illustrations of critters, then prints them on archival quality paper. They’d brighten the room of any child—or anyone with a sense of wonder. 
$25 unframed. Use code BRUNO for 20% discount. 
(347) 762-6871Photo: BAGGED 
Suz Sommersall ’06 calls this little clutch the Pembroke. Made of calf hair, the bags are lined with hot pink silk grosgrain. Starting at $120. Use code BAM for 30% off. 
(646) 543-9181Photo: COOKS’ BOOKS
The A.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin ’88 (Knopf). 
Exotic Table: Flavors, Inspiration, and Recipes from Around the World—to Your Kitchen by Aliya LeeKong ’00 (Adams Media).Photo: HOT STUFF
When artist Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa ’98 and Heather Cox-Carducci married last year, they gave their guests Fire Dragon Love Sauce: The Official Hot Sauce for Gay Marriage. A Kickstarter campaign later, they’re selling to the public. $8 bottle, plus shipping. 
gigiheather.comPhoto: FISHERY MAN
Artist Nick Mayer ’93, ’99 MAT spent his early career protecting sea creatures as a fisheries biologist; now he’s capturing them on paper. His limited-edition archival giclée prints are made from original watercolor paintings. “Blue Lobster,” 21 x 28”. Framed: $300. Gift cards from $3.50. Mention the BAM Gift Guide for 15% off.
(802) 453-7005Photo: FOR YOUNG READERS

The Wig in the Window by Kristen
Kittscher ’96 (HarperCollins)

The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford ’83 (Scholastic)

Locomotive by Brian Floca ’91 (Simon & Schuster).
Razia’s Ray of Hope by Elizabeth
Kellner Suneby ’80 (Kids Can Press)

Neighbors: The Yard Critters Too by George Held ’58 (Filsinger & Co.)

Flying Henry by Rachel Hulin ’00
(powerHouse Books)

Hold Fast by Blue Balliett ’78

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan ’94 (Knopf).
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu ’96 (Walden Pond)Photo: BLING RING
Travels in India inspired Sheena Sood ’06 to design a line of ornate costume jewelry including this mandala ring. 
$28. Use code Brown20 for 20% off.
abacaxi-nyc.comPhoto: TEMPTATIONS 
Rebecca Stebbins ’85 paints 
impressionist and realist still lifes and landscapes from her travels. “Four from the Tree” is oil on gesso board, 5”x5”. Paintings from $100. 
(805) 684-8456Photo: DREAM HOUSE
When her son asked Katherine Belsey  ’92 to make him a paper house, she was daunted. Now her website sells everything from popout cards to this tiny but fully furnished, eight-room house. House kit: $49.95. Use code 10%4BROWN for 10% off.
makepopupcards.comPhoto: JAVA JUSTICE
At Cape Cod Roasters, Molly 
MacGregor ’04 and her sister sell forty varieties of ethically sourced coffee they roast in small batches in Mashpee, Massachusetts. Gift boxes and monthly subscriptions are avail-able. Use code Bruno13 for 10% off.
(508) 477-2400Photo: SWEET SOMETHINGS
These decorative sugar cookies by Greg Roth ’89 will be welcome anywhere this holiday season. Gift boxes from $30. Use code BROWN10 for 10% off. 
(888) 600-5760Photo: CLOCKWORKS
Jeremy Medow ’05 builds custom 
furniture, lamps, and clocks that 
combine fine craftsmanship with a vintage and modern industrial aesthetic. His Nixie Tube Sunrise alarm clock wakes you gently, using the gradual glow of an incandescent bulb. $345. Mention the BAM Gift Guide to receive 15% off.