Graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu grew up idolizing mostly men, but it was—as she found out—not because there were few women role models for her, but just less visibility. Through plenty of wit, charm and inspiration, Bagieu's "Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World" shows young people (and those who need a reminder) that there are and were plenty of inspiring women doing brave and significant things all over the world. From Naziq al-Abid to Nellie Bly, Mae Jemison, Josephine Baker and others, these women provide hope and motivation—perhaps at a time we need it most.
With a section dedicated to Ren Hang, "Strange Plants III" also features work by 50+ other artists. Published by independent house Zioxla, this 164-page book (like those before it) celebrates plants in art—in weird and wonderful ways. From oil paintings of the foul-smelling corpse flower to a poodle sculpture made from vines, the work within is made for anybody who understands nature is, itself, an artwork.
The guayabera shirt (aka Camisa de Yucatán) is a traditional Caribbean-style button-down, usually made from linen or cotton for breathability in warmer climates. This lovely take on the classic offers a streamlined silhouette that's perfect for all genders, and features a large utilitarian pocket. What wins us over, though, is the lush green colorway—appropriately named "leaf." This piece is made from 100% Belgian linen in NYC.
Limited to an edition of 100, this "Abolish ICE" print by Ben Sanders doesn't just look good, but all profits are being donated to RAICES—an organization that free and low-cost legal assistance to those facing detention at the US border. Measuring 24 by 36 inches, it's printed on 80LB gloss-book stock, and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Once again, German watch brand NOMOS allows their design knowledge to inform two striking, playful pieces. The new Aqua collection features "siren white" iterations of their Club and Ahoi Neomatik models (18 different versions, in fact). Ready for diving, these sporty automatic watches can be dressed up or down. Timepieces in the Club line begin at 2,500€, while the Ahoi series starts at 3,240€.
Legendary knife-designer Todd Rexford's latest exclusive multi-tool collaboration with Urban EDC Supply features a Japanese "Seigaiha" pattern, custom-machined by Rexford himself. The slender titanium item features a blade, hex tool, flathead screwdriver and pry bar—and a bottle opener. Measuring 3.5 inches, it can be stowed away just about anywhere.
In original and spicy chipotle flavors, CORE + RIND's two cheesy cashew sauces offer a 100% vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and plant-based topping alternative. Both are rich and creamy, and complement savory dishes. Further, all feature whole ingredients and pack plenty of nutrients.
KARA, in collaboration with design duo Chen Chen & Kai Williams, has made a silver serpentine keychain that's as elegant and attention-grabbing as it is good at popping bottles. Made from stainless steel, it's durable and portable—measuring just over three inches long.
While getting out into nature—whether it's tucked inside the city or in the wilderness beyond—you can support NYC's parks with this cap. Proceeds from the sale (as with all items in the Only NY's NYC Collection) go to the City of New York, specifically to the Department of Parks. Made from 100% cotton chino twill and with an adjustable strap, it's suited to all sizes and genders.
Carver Surf Rack's small block rack holds your surfboard to the side of your bicycle, without getting in the way of your pedals. It utilizes an unbreakable clamping system, machined in Loveland, Colorado. For those who bike to the beach, all the rack needs is human balance, a board and some enthusiasm.
With deep-conditioning and bond-sealing, this hair mask leaves follicles feeling soft and hydrated. It is ideal for balmy summer days as it aims to make tresses silky and smooth—combating the frizz that comes with humid climates. Replenished with botanicals and butters, hair can then tackle many weather-related challenges.
Made to fit two people, this inflatable tent is crafted from stiff, weather-resistant polyester. There's also plenty of room for gear and cooking equipment—and a functional flow-through design means there are two entrances and two vestibules. This also helps with air circulation, furthered by two closable ventilation points. Weighing just over five pounds, it's also easy to carry and set up. (Note that an air pump isn't included in the kit.)
From the green Italian webbing interwoven with flex, to the drum-dyed nappa leather trim and leather-wrapped buckle, every component of artist André Saraiva's collaborative range with Beltology represents the most premium choice in its category. It's the vibrant colorways and the foil stamp of Saraiva's illustrated character Mr. A, that elevate the accessory to something beyond expectation. Saraiva took inspiration from a belt he purchased on the streets of Paris decades ago and, as evident as that is, this is certainly a contemporary collection.
Artist Cindy Sherman's motto "I'd rather be swimming," takes on new meaning with her new collaborative pool float. This special metallic gold version of the inflatable iPhone-shaped design by Third Drawer Down was produced exclusively for MoMA Design Store. It features one of Sherman's modified selfies, blown to epic proportion. It's clever, playful and functional... if you're interested in putting your art to use. Further, the overall project was done in partnership with + POOL, a non-profit building a river-water filtering floating swimming pool in NYC.
LA-based bfgf has joined several other artists and collectives for Debbie Carlos Shop's series Democracy Prints. All proceeds from the collection's sales will go to RAICES Texas Family Unification Bond Fund—whose mission is to reunite families separated at the US border. This particular print measures 13 by 19 inches, and is on matte heavyweight photo paper.
Founded and run by women, Wildfang supports the LGBTQ community all year—in 2017 they donated some $75K to various women- and LGBTQ-focused organizations including the ACLU and the Tegan and Sara Foundation. Right now, they're sending a portion of the profits from the sale of the Pride iteration of their Wild Feminist T-shirt to The Trevor Foundation. The relaxed fit top is boxy and made for all genders; available in size from XS to 2XL.
Even just a rainbow trim speaks volumes. Such is the case on 2(X)IST's Pride Jogger Colorblock Swim Short—all-white poly-microtwill with a colorful, celebratory accent. As for function, there's a quick-dry mesh interior and deep side pockets, too. It's the style that truly impresses, with retro dolphin splits at the side hem and a no-show rise. The brand is also making a donation to The Trevor Project.