Brass Pen + Walnut Stand

$100

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Designed, manufactured and assembled by Grovemade in Portland, OR, this pen and stand set reflect four years of refined developments. The pen, precision machined from solid brass and later hand-polished, will adopt a distinct patina over time. Inside, high-quality Schmidt P8126 rollerball inserts can be replaced when used up. The accompanying stand pairs brass with an elegant, substantial American Black Walnut wood. It’s sturdy and fits the pen even when the point has not been retracted.

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Judy Chicago: Los Angeles at Jeffrey Deitch, a Postcard Book

$18

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Coinciding with the opening of Judy Chicago’s Los Angeles show at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, the beloved artist has released a collection of 36 postcards in collaboration with Prospect. The set is adorned with images of Chicago’s artworks made from 1965 to 1972 in LA, a city where she founded several feminist art programs (at Cal State Fresno and later at California Institute of the Arts) and initiatives. With images including the early sculpture “Zig Zag,” minimal pieces from Flesh Gardens and more, this collection of postcards is a colorful celebration of some of Chicago’s best work.

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Knitted from a blend of recycled cotton (80%) and polyester (20%), DittoHouse’s eponymous Ditto Throw blanket doubles as art with a pattern that references the De Stijl art movement. The bold piece measures to 50 by 60 inches and is machine washable.

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From Mesa Verde and the Great Sand Dunes to the Great Smoky Mountains and the Grand Canyon, Scott Reinhard’s three-dimensional, collage-like depictions of National Parks captivate. The designer places a digitally rendered 3D elevation map on top of a United States Geological Survey map to create pieces that toy with the eye. Each is a chromogenic print that uses traditional color photography development on lustre photographic paper—and the result is quite stunning.

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Printed on recycled paper from French Paper Co, NYC-based Poem Press’ “Court Notecards” feature a grainy, sky-blue basketball court on one side and blank space for notes on the other. Measuring out to be 3.25” by 5.25”, there’s ample room for messages and doodles—or plays on the court.

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Controllers Print

$395

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British mixed media artist Joe Webb combines found images to make otherworldly, cosmic scenes. For “Controllers” (a four-color screenprint made in an edition of 75 with Jealous Gallery), Webb plays with proportions and skews the viewer’s perception, placing an astronaut high above Earth but in the sightline of suited men behind a control board. The sky is covered in a black diamond dust overlay—replicating millions of stars—and the piece is printed on 410gsm paper stock. With each purchase, a tree is planted in Madagascar, thanks to a partnership with Eden Projects. Price is in Pounds.

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Issue #2 of Honolulu-based, artist-led Tropic Zine focuses on the Filipinx diaspora—aiming to “decolonize, deconstruct, and reimagine” what it means to identify as such. The publication has been printed in an edition of 500 and includes contributions from Leah Danze, Catalina Africa Espinosa, Jasmine Wenzel, Calla Camero, Taissa Fromme, Azuré Keahi, gentofish and many more.

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Carry on where artist Ray Geary left off using this art starter kit from the Whitney Museum of American Art. The set includes one partially done canvas and a set of supplies to finish off the piece as you wish. Each canvas features an unique (incomplete) work, which draws inspiration from influential women artists in the Whitney’s collection, as well as influential women in Geary’s life. It’s a stress-free way to take up art.

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Richard Colman’s exquisite work blends figurative imagery, geometry and delicious hues. The six-color screen-print, “UNTITLED.” (2018) is available in an edition of 45 and each is numbered and signed by the artist. Price is in Euros.

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Maple Measuring Set

$120

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Hewn from Eastern Hardrock maple, aluminum and natural cork, Grovemade’s measuring set features a ruler, protractor and triangle. Beautifully crafted, weighty and built to last, these tools are a sophisticated take on more common, flimsy iterations. Because of the aluminum base on each, all of your lines will be flush to whatever surface you’re working on.

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By artist/designer/musician Mikie Poland, Plants Are Nice is an ode to flora and growth. Across 22 pages, readers will find drawings of plants, various doodles and sketches, notes and more. Ultimately, it’s a sweet zine about “appreciating plant time.”

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Multi-Colored Japanese Fans

$28

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Bright, bold and yet still delicate, these gorgeous fans have been handmade in the same Japanese factory since 1585. Designed by Rikki Sato, this specific iteration is made from bamboo, cotton and polyester. Available in three colorways, they are cheerful accessories for when the weather (and the subway platform) starts heating up.

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With 50 papers and filter tips in each pack, Studio A-OK’s rolling papers are a psychedelic-tinged alternative to traditional iterations. Along with teh ’70s-inspired design, there’s a practical magnetic closure to keep the papers flat and safe inside.

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Cone of Shame Notecards

$35

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Spawned from her Cone of Shame series, photographer and creative director Winnie Au’s new notecards—which are currently funding on Kickstarter—are essentials for dog lovers and design enthusiasts alike. Stylist Marie-Yan Morvan created special, artistic cones for each dog, and the outcome is  regal rather than shameful. Made with Four & Sons editor-in-chief Marta Roca, each set will include 12 notecards, printed on uncoated, extra thick, 400gsm card stock. While the Kickstarter cards will fund the first edition, future proceeds will be donated to Animal Haven’s Recovery Road Fund.

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This book and deck of cards by Jerico Mandybur offers a unique, contemporary and thoughtful guide to tarot. With Neo Tarot: A Fresh Approach to Self-Care, Healing and Empowerment, users can put the ancient practice via insights, wisdom and exercises—all of which are crafted to not only heal but also explore. The book and 78-card deck are also gorgeously designed. 

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Perpetual Wall Calendar

$56

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Crafted from raw chipboard, maple wood, brass and grosgrain ribbon, TAIT Design Co’s Perpetual Calendar is forever. By using a rotating month and day dial, this calendar can be used every year. Its minimalist, vintage-inflected design is unobtrusive, making it a formidable option for any studio or workspace.

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