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Is there any place more convenient than Amazon come holiday season? With millions upon millions of products, there are a lot of gift options to choose from, which is precisely why we launched 10 Things That Make Me Happy, a series that asks designers and tastemakers to share their favorite picks for gifting or getting this holiday season. There’s something for everyone on your list, even at the last minute (thank you, Prime Two-Day Shipping). Each product is also available to see IRL at the Domino x Amazon Holiday Home pop-up in SoHo, New York. The convenience of Amazon, narrowed down by the coolest tastemakers—’tis the season, indeed!

A much-loved interior and product designer, Sarah Sherman Samuel currently splits her time between Los Angeles and a covetable new cabin in Michigan. Her spaces are practically a Pinterest-approved playground, so naturally, her must-have list is too. It’s filled with interesting neutrals, like wood, jute, and cement, playfully interspersed with sculptural objects with a function, like a flower pot and candleholder. Get ready to *add to cart.*

White Speckled Stoneware Flower Pot, Bloomingville, $20.71

Pottery is my go-to gift. I love the handmade quality of the speckled glaze and footed base.

Hand Woven Natural Jute Area Rug, Safavieh, $89.59

These rugs add a textural, organic feel to a room. They’re the ideal neutral.

Ellis Collection Modern Style Concrete Living Room Coffee Table, Limari Home, $518.23

I found this while searching for a large stone coffee table. It’s sculptural, rugged, and modern all at the same time.

Pratfall Chairs, Modway, $313.72

These remind me of a favorite vintage chair that I discovered at the Long Beach flea market.

Mid-Century Ceramic Planter with Stand, Rivet, $59.48

Greenery gives a room life, so when I find a good planter, I have to get it.

The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel by Matt Zoller Seitz, $23.49

I love Wes Anderson’s attention to detail. Every cinematic frame is a piece of art thoughtfully composed.

White Queen Candleholder, Zuo, $34.39

The taller the candlestick, the higher the drama.

White Stage Coach Rolling Trunk, Rockland, $82.41

Gorgeous luggage is always at the top of my holiday list, and I’m still waiting for Santa to get on board. This is the one!


A color love affair that will last a lifetime. The hue, the material (can’t get enough of a terra-cotta tile), and the handmade nature are all wins.

Siren Hotel, Detroit

The new Siren Hotel in Detroit’s iconic Wurlitzer Building is dripping with charm. It’s the best of old-world opulence with a modern edge—and bold terrazzo bathrooms to boot!