As founder of Care of Chan, a food-culture agency based in New York City, Sue bridges the food and design worlds, one party at a time — connecting chefs with fashion and design brands for product launch events and collaborations.
Below, a few special things on her gift (and wish) list this year.
A Beautiful Cooking Vessel
In Japan, Donabe (“clay pot”) is widely used for making hot pot dishes, but it’s also great for winter stews. Make sure to buy one from Mrs. Donabe herself, Naoko Takei Moore, at her shop Toiro Kitchen in Los Angeles. Iga-Yu Donabe, From $80
A Very Personal Coffee Table Book
I value history and tradition, so I love the idea of giving someone a book of the full New York Times issue from the day they were born. Who wouldn’t want a present that’s all about them!
The design world has never been more exciting and eclectic, so now’s the time to give well-made, unique décor pieces that can be passed down through generations. I'm personally eyeing a few things for myself, like Minjae Kim’s Lola Chair with seat back ears.