Curator Corner: First Dates

Looking to bring out your inner romance? One of our eBay curators, GiftCurator, gathered a smart collection of items – from jewelry to music players – to woo your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Our fav piece from this collection, however, is the epic Picnic Basket complete with cutlery, plates, wine glasses, and napkins.

Take a look at the rest of “Young Love’s” items to step up your love game this season. 

(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Seller asavings)

1 Day ‘til Christmas

On the eve of Christmas day, we leave you with one of our favorite collections created by eBay curator Chrissie Miller. The theme? New York, New York! Jackets, books, pillows, and yes, snow globes. Keep the magic of the Big Apple near you at all times. We promise it will make your dreams come true.  

We’ve noticed this particular snow globe (seen above) has already found a home, but fear not, eBay has tons more in stock

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Curator Corner: Pharrell’s Basics

“Accessories are the rock stars”, writes eBay curator Pharrell Williams. “Keep your clothes simple” he adds. That means sporting a simple strong pair of blue jeans, white T-shirt, and some funky flair. For example, how about a stainless steel gold tone flask? Or perhaps sterling mic cufflinks, or Colette Converse’s by Kevin Lyons? 

Take a look at the accessories (seen above) and more hand-picked items by visiting Draped Up

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Curator Corner: Tech

eBay curator Phoebe puts together a group of items for tech heads that want it “better, stronger, faster”. Listen to your music on Harman Kardon’s Soundstick speakers, or snap an excellent photo on the Samsung NX300 Digital Camera.

Peruse these (seen above) and 11 additional products at Tech Built Better

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Curator Corner: Craftsmanship

Once you experience the glory of expert craftsmanship, it’s hard to go back. One of the eBay curators, Overstock, culled together a range of items from an oriental wool rug to to a multi-drawer dresser to a whitehall dingy. The common denominator? All conceived of skilled makers. 

Take a look at the whole collection entitled Expert Craftsmanship

(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Sellers. Text: Jauretsi)

Curator Corner: YSL Wallet

Slightly obsessed with this YSL wallet which not only is a new shiny toy, but genuinely serves a functional purpose – 12 cardholders, 3 bill holders, and 1 zip change pocket. 

Curated by Phoebe for her eBay collection entitled C'est la Vie, which includes more luxurious products from Louboutin to Balmain to Givenchy. Take a look here at the rest of the products in this collection. 

(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Seller queenbeebeverlyhills. Text: Jauretsi)

Curator Corner: Book Binding 

One of the most studied of eBay curators, TheShelfLifer, is a tenacious searcher of beautiful books. His latest affinity is the hunt for rare books of English and French origin, whom he feels that “share a passion for turning library shelves into exotic displays of leatherwork and metallurgy”. Take this book for example, Evangeline by Longfellow (seen above), an outstanding First Edition sold on eBay for $3900. 

To see or purchase one of the other books from this collection, visit Bound for Perfection. To follow ShelfLifer’s finds, visit his curator page. 


Pharrell Dropped New Stuff on eBay

Pharrell just streamlined his belongings and lucky for us. The Grammy winning toy collector put some of his items on eBay, from the classic Adidas’ Stan Smiths to a Murakami print. 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit From One Hand to Another, a nonprofit giving kids new technologies, arts, and media to meet their potential. Bid before May 22nd.

Run, don’t’ walk, to GivingWorks/Pharrell


Curator Corner: Shining Sea

eBay curator Callisto LOVES Jacques Cousteau. He writes of his nautical-themed collection, “Shining Sea”: “For those looking to bring a little more of the life aquatic into their homes, dive into this collection of seaworthy housewares." "Be forewarned,” he jokes. “You can live here. Forever." 

Take a look at the full "Shining Sea” collection

(Photo: Courtesy of various eBay sellers. Text: Jauretsi)

Curator Corner: Pharrell Williams

One of the major finds this week on eBay was spotted by one of our curators, Pharrell Williams, who compiled a collection of things for his fantasy home. Behold an original Andy Warhol screenprint entitled Perfume Bottles (1982) available on eBay. Serious collectors only. For $90,000, you can take this piece of art history home.

If 90K is too steep a price, visit the rest of the Grammy winners suggestions at Finally Home. We promise, there’s much more affordable stuff in it.