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This all-in-one teapot and mug is made for solo time, and takes a few tips from the traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the same time. Heat-resistant to save your hands, this cup keeps your tea warm while it steeps and you concentrate on getting zen. The vibrant touch of color adds just the right amount of energy to an object that encourages serenity.
Plastic milk crates, IKEA Kallax shelves, repurposed wooden crates—these classic storage options tend to hide the one of the best things about owning vinyl: album covers. Kickstarted into reality, Chicago-based flipbin has designed a slightly angled aluminum holder for easy browsing (and flaunting). The Model 33 can hold about 33 12-inch records, more than enough for an epic holiday party playlist. Lovingly made in the USA, it comes in nine different colors for extra decor flexibility.
With a classy, crimson and white nature patterning on high-quality fabrics, this Howl + Hound premium crafted bandana makes for a seasonal accessory. Each bandana is made to order in Brooklyn and quantities are limited. In no way twee or tacky, the refined pattern here really makes all the difference.
A 100% natural wool composition whisks moisture away while sustaining, maintaining and amplifying the natural heat your feet produce. There's enough flexibility to allow for an easy slip-on experience every time, while this particular Huckberry-exclusive version offers a slip-resistant rubberized sole. Further, these indoor shoes are entirely handmade in Denmark.
Predominantly composed of canvas with an affixed vegetable-tanned leather embellishment, Feit's new large tote is the epitome of the functional bag. A simply modern design accompanies a substantial amount of stow space. This bag's strength is ease of use but with components handmade by Florentine artisans in Italy, there's definitely a luxuriant edge.
120 products, with a value totaling over $24,000, can be found within the limited edition 24K MBox cannabis kit from California's ClubM. The organization is releasing just five of these boxes, altogether—and each purchase includes a two-year subscription to ClubM. Within, one will find everything from an encrusted vaporizer (with over 200 individually placed Swarovski crystals) to a 24K gold blunt tip with 420 diamonds. There's also plenty of marijuana and a VIP cannabis concierge line for cannabis recommendations and refills. Unsurprisingly, this box is hand-delivered.
This sleep time product is a tale of two cities: produced by The Glad House, the silk pajama-makers based in LA, and stocked at the one-floor Austin Mote. The blood red fingernails on this silk eye mask match the red-orange vinyl cushion bed-frames and lip-shaped bedside phones—and signal the wrath to come of whoever disturbs thy beauty sleep. It's a hotel-level amenity worth bringing home.
Easy to use and affordable, Saje's kit makes it simple to incorporate reflexology into your daily routine. With two essential oils—one for energy and one for stress release—the kit also includes a mat that works with your own weight to massage contact points on your feet. Promoting better balance and general wellbeing, this kit is for anybody who needs a little time to relax.
Forever a staple in children's rooms (or playrooms), a rocking toy encourage imagination and physical activity. With Rosenberry Rooms' high-end (but not obscenely priced) options, one finds bright hand-painted colors atop premium carved wood. The fire engine 01 model happens to be our favorite and encourages anyone over the age of two to be a hero.
Made from absorbent washi (Japanese paper) threads that are infused with Kumazasa plant fibers, these room boots—aka boot-shaped slippers—are breathable, moisture-wicking and antibacterial. Even more importantly, they're super-cozy and warm for the winter months. Shuffle around your house in comfort while the snow falls outside. Available in gray or navy.
From WS Game Company, an offshoot of Hasbro tasked with stylish, contemporary upgrades to heritage games, comes a 3D version of the classic Clue. In fact, the game is a 3D-wood cabinet version of the mansion with each room of activity displayed beneath a tempered glass top. Wood character movers meet plated die-cast weapons. Decorative metal plaques round out the premium attributes. It's a beautiful way to play a game so many know and love.
Fragrance design studio Joya and artist Camilla Engstrom—NYC neighbors—have collaborated on a candle for enhanced Zs.
To avoid a common, on-the-nose traditional lavender scent, oak moss, smoky incense, cedar leaf and a hint of burnt sugar complement the main ingredient for a sophisticated, intricate fragrance. Within the series of three, choose which napping position (portrayed by Engstrom's alter ego, Husa) you like best: back, side or front.
Partnering with German clockmaker Hubert Herr, Best Made Co has produced a limited edition, fully mechanical cuckoo clock (that must be wound once a day). It's been handmade in Germany's Black Forest, with fir and birch sourced from the country. Herr is the only person to produce such a clock entirely in-house today. It's as intricate as it is charming—and it chimes every 15 minutes.
HAY's minimalist, architecture-inspired designs continue to impress, this time with their multi-tasking Clip Clip Spoon. The clever kitchen utensil doubles up as a measuring spoon and a clip that can seal a bag—whether it's coffee, sugar or anything else that needs measuring and sealing. Not only is it functional, but it looks sophisticated in a brass-colored stainless steel.
Designed by Hunter Craighill, the Jack Puzzle feels just at home in the hands of child as it does on the desk of someone working in a creative field. Crafted from brass, the game involves six notched bars, interlocked in a very specific—if not challenging—order. It also doesn't occupy all that much space—though it certainly offers great distraction.
Philadelphia's Three Potato Four has a wide range of retro hotel-inspired key rings, but this year they have released a catchy, limited edition style just for the holiday season. Available in white on pink, or red on white, they say "Naughty" on one side and "Nice" on the other. Made in the USA.
While pure Peruvian alpaca wool blankets can set you back $300+ easily, direct-to-consumer bedding obsessives Brooklinen have a slightly less expensive version that doesn't sacrifice quality. The sumptuous, soft throw keeps warmth without the weight—you'll be wrapping yourself in it year-round—and makes a reliable Netflix and chill partner.
Master & Dynamic's flagship MW60 wireless over-ear headphones are now available in a few new colorways for their 2017 holiday capsule collection, including olive green, camouflage, and black on black leather. As expected, the high-quality headphones still deliver impeccable sound drawn in part from patent pending stainless steel componentry. The new styles, though, make clear reference to the brand's home city: NYC.
Inspired by Jim Henson's beloved television show "Fraggle Rock," a metaphor for diversity and cohabiting peacefully, Brooklyn chocolatiers the Mast Brothers have released five limited edition bars, each featuring a different character. The brand selected five of their favorite varieties to adorn with characters for this collaboration. A portion of all proceeds benefits The Jim Henson Foundation and the Museum of the Moving Image, where the bars are sold—as well as at the Mast Flagship store in Brooklyn.
Of course the actual fragrances of BYREDO's new range of room sprays are the most important, but the oversized black glass bottles are so sophisticated that you'll want to have it on display. Available in Bibliotheque, Cotton Poplin and Tree House, the perfumes are subtle but pretty. Our choice is Tree House, which has notes of bamboo, myrrh, leather and cedar. Price is in Euros.
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