The Brvtalist is proud to present the third and final installment of The Brvtal List 2015. We close out this year's list with some of our favorite collaborators from the past year. Happy gift giving and we are already looking forward to next year.
Nathaniel Shannon – KING DIAMOND, NYC 2014 11x14 - $50 - Art is the best and most lasting gift, especially when it’s a sick photo of King Diamond! Here’s one of NYC photographer Nathaniel Shannon’s shots, signed and numbered from a limited run of 25 prints. Available at Cvlt Nation Bizarre.
NOCTURNA - I. NYCTOPHILIAC - $45.00.
(n.) love of darkness or night. Finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness.
Nocturna’s candles are handmade to order and packaged beautifully. A perfect gift for that witchy, meditative someone. At Cvlt Nation Bizarre.
Wolf+Sadie - THEURGY CUFF RING – $87.00. Another made to order piece, the Theurgy Cuff ring in sterling silver from Wolf+Sadie. We recently were lucky to see all of Wolf+Sadie’s collection in person at a local designer marketplace put on by Other Vancouver, and this ring is amazing in person! At Cvlt Nation Bizarre.
Consouling Sounds - Wiegedood - Logo (t-shirt) - $20.00. When Belgium’s Wiegedood came out with their debut De Doden Hebben Het Goed this year, we knew we were hearing something legendary. Share your underground black metal knowledge and pick up this Wiegedood logo t-shirt from Consouling Sounds. At Cvlt Nation Bizarre.
Hooftarded Fromthesky - CHEERS! Hard Enamel Pin - $8.50. Drunken opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one and they’re all sitting overnight in central lock up with a big ass footprint on ‘em. Remind yourself with these wise words on an enamel pin from Hooftarded Fromthesky. At Cvlt Nation Bizarre.
Cvlt Nation Bizarre Gift Card - If you can’t decide, you can always pick up a CVLT Nation Bizarre Gift Certificate! Available here.
The Brvtalist (Jeremy)
Los Angeles (www.thebrvtalist.com)
Dark & Somber Greetings Krampusnacht Gift Cards- Often times, the most difficult thing to find someone is a good greeting card. That's where Dark & Somber comes in. Their Black Metal inspired cards have been the perfect way to send a holiday greeting and this year they've released a gift pack which includes three new Krampus cards illustrated by artist Farron Loathing. Definitely give these to all your friends. Available at Amoeba.
The Devil and The Universe - "Benedicere" LP. I really wanted to include the limited box set but it sold out before I could post it! The purple vinyl and jacket is still beautiful and I've really been looking forward to this album. TDATU goes beyond music and crafts truly mystifying works that invoke spiritual and magical elements. Preparation for this record included travelling to the most visited pilgrimage site in the world- Lourdes, France, as well as to the Spanish Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and the Vatican in Rome. Get it here.
Balenciaga Marble High Sneaker. If you've been following The Brvtalist on social media you know that I currently have an obsession with marble. Whether white or black, nothing quite walks the line between classic elegance and progressive design more. These shoes are one of the best ways to implement marble into your wardrobe. Keep in mind, this will work best for minimalists. All black (or white) with these shoes will be the perfect outfit. At Balenciaga.
The works of Suzy Poling. Suzy has been one of my favorite artists for quite some time. I can't think of anyone else who creates such strong works across so many different mediums. Whether sound or visual art I always seem to love everything (can you see why?). Lucky for us, her new venture will make it even easier to pick up her creations. Along with Christopher Reid Martin (another great sound and visual artist), the duo have launched Arcsine Trade. Here, you can acquire prints, tote bags (which are amazing), t-shirts and more, without the huge gallery price tag. There's something for everyone. Launching December 10th. www.arcsinetrade.com
Julius Black Single Button Blazer. I love blazers with a unconventional twist. Whether it be leather trim, interesting cuts or standout fabrics, there's no single item of clothing that means more business. From breakfast to cocktails to gala, it is really all you need. This jacket caught my eye due to its geometric qualities and luxurious fabric. Made by Julius, a killer Japanese label. Available at Ssense.
Whipsnake Accessory - Hvnter Gvtherer. There's been so many great accessories I've loved this year. I've never really been one to wear jewelry but over the past couple of years I can't get enough of rings and bracelets. I was very excited to see one of my favorite designers come out with a leather collection and this Whipsnake accessory is great. A wearable fetish object, it can be wrapped on the wrist, arm, leg, ankle or used as a hair accessory. It doesn't get more versatile than that. Made to order from salvaged leather. At Hvnter Gvtherer.
Clog Books. There is perhaps no better series of books on architecture than Clog. From Brutalism to Miami to Sci Fi, they cover all of the coolest topics and give you an amazing overview in a small, yet beautiful package. I own Brutalism, which has since sold out, and it's one of my most prized possessions. Now is an important time to buy as Clog is selling out all of their current 14 editions. These are highly sought after and have become somewhat of collectors items. You only have a couple more days but I want to include this just in case you can grab one. Good luck!! At Clog.
Material Lust (Christian Lopez Swafford)
artist/designer, NYC (www.material-lust.com)
Zana Bayne Gunther Harness Vest. Elevated bondage gear for your inner sadist. At Zana Bayne.
Vinyl is the only way to buy music nowadays. It conquers your ADD and makes you listen to whole album. If you like industrial there is one band that has carried the flag into the modern era: 3TEETH. Doesn't hurt that my brother is in the band. At Storming the Base.
We only celebrate Pagan holidays in our studio. The perfect gift is the Pagan Chair by us. At 1st dibs.
These are perfect for the world traveler that wants to make a statement. Usually that statement is "I have important shit in here, don't talk to me." At Pelican.
James Bond Lotus submarine. It's so absurd and selling for 1 million dollars on eBay. No doubt I would take this thing into the abyss and zone out listening to ambient music. At ebay.
Hands free bubble umbrella. Great for limiting interaction with people and maintaining some amount of privacy in public spaces. At Nubrella.
A pool table that acts like a pool. I enjoy pool and I enjoy a good play on words even more. From Obscura.
This is a jellyfish aquarium. I may like this photo more than I would like to have this in my home however, jelly fish are without a doubt the dreamiest of fish. At Groupon.
Who wouldn't want this. I have stairs in my home leading to the front door. I am all about making a proper and dramatic exit when starting the night, however I can't say it would be all that fun coming home tired, three sheets to the wind, and trying to scramble up a 45 degree angle slide. At Quirky.
Thank you again to all of our contributors. We hope that you have discovered not only great gifts, but new artists, designers, musicians and more. From fantasy to reality, there are always new things to be found.