toys in every store ... the prettiest sight to see

neiman marcus's the christmas book is oft talked about during the holiday season.

but what about the dwr (design within reach) gift catalog? the gifts aren't in the same league as submarines or airplanes, but they are pretty adorable and a touch more accessible.

like these bosse brass figures of cute little creatures

. . . elephant . . . bunny . . . mouse . . .

this coral pendant lamp whose designer was honored with the natural world museum's 2007 green leaf award for artistic excellence.

and these flocks poufs made of the wool of new zealand crossbred sheep.