Composer Series: Julia Sherman

The Composer Series:
Julia Sherman

Known for her Salad for President publishing project, including a book, website, and Instagram, Julia Sherman draws meaningful connections between food, art, and everyday obsessions. When it comes to composing the perfect holiday gifts, this photographer, writer, and cook is as thoughtful and inventive as she is with all of her artistic creations.

What is your idea of the perfect gift?

Like the best salads, the best gifts are the ones that have a clear perspective, don't follow trends, and show a little thoughtful restraint. They are also a little bit indulgent – something one wouldn’t purchase for oneself.


How do you compose gifts for the people you love?

I try to give something handmade as often as possible. I always try to keep the recipient in mind and give something super specific to them. I love giving gifts so much that I walk through the world scanning for things that might be the perfect fit for a particular family member or friend!
What are the little extras that make a gift special to you?

I love when people go the extra mile with wrapping and presentation. My husband is an excellent gift wrapper, and sometimes we make our own wrapping paper. I have a kind of aversion to purchasing things that I know will be thrown out, so we often try and make something beautiful out of found or recycled materials. I save every ribbon from every gift I receive!

What is the best gift you've ever received?

When I was in college, my father gifted me with a first edition copy of the MoMA Artists' Cookbook that he found in a used cookbook store. I didn't know it at the time, but that book had a huge influence on my future career. When I think back on it, it just astounds me that he knew me so well.
“Like the best salads, the best gifts are the ones that have a clear perspective, don't follow trends, and show a little thoughtful restraint”

The Mini Jewelry Case

The Mini Jewelry Case

The perfect compact piece to stow little luxuries.

Small Leather Goods

Thoughtful simplicity and easy functionality for elegant organization makes our wallets a perfect gift.

“I always try to keep the recipient in mind, and give something super specific to them”

Leather Travel Case Set

Leather Travel Case Set

A perfectly composed set that is always ready for travel, or in your home bathroom, bedroom or office.

The Baby Alpaca Color Block Throw

The Baby Alpaca Color Block Throw

The perfect way to get warm and cozy for the holiday season.
Mini Jewelry Case
red
  • red
  • black
  • stone
  • blush
  • passion fruit
  • burgundy
  • ecru

Mini Jewelry Case

$105

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Ecru
soft grey
  • soft grey
  • red
  • navy/black
  • olive
  • black
  • forest
  • soft rose
  • fuchsia
  • blush
  • passion fruit
  • pearl grey
  • burgundy
  • turquoise
  • sapphire
  • ecru

Leather Travel Case Set

$120

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Blush
blush
  • black
  • forest
  • blush
  • passion fruit
  • burgundy
  • ecru

Vanity Case Set

$110

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Black
black
  • black

Men's Toiletry Case

$95

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Small Leather Zip Around Wallet

Small Leather Zip Around Wallet

$115
Stone
black/red
  • blush/ecru
  • caramel/red
  • navy/stone
  • forest
  • black/red
  • red/red
  • stone/red

Classic Zip Around Wallet

$125

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Triangle Pouch
caramel
  • blood orange
  • black
  • blush
  • burgundy
  • caramel

Triangle Pouch

$50

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Charcoal
black
  • sand
  • black
  • charcoal

Cashmere Beanie

$95
Alpaca Color Block Throw
light heather grey/charcoal
  • light heather grey/charcoal
  • ecru/sand

Alpaca Color Block Throw

$185
Sand
beige
  • beige
  • black
  • light heather grey
  • blush

Alpaca Scarf

$75
Beige
grey
  • navy
  • nude
  • grey
  • black

Lightweight Cashmere Scarf

$190
Silk Band Collar Shirt
black
  • navy
  • black
  • white

Silk Band Collar Shirt

$185
White
white
  • black
  • white

Wide Sleeve Silk Blouse

$175
Dolman Sleeve Silk Dress
black
  • blood orange
  • black
  • jade

Dolman Sleeve Silk Dress

$275