From artist and skateboarder Jeffrey Cheung—who runs There Skateboards, an offshoot of the SF-based collective Unity which represents and supports queer skaters—this “Colors” deck features his signature figurative art. Available in two sizes (8.25 or 8.5 inches), this skateboard has been made and designed with all types of skaters in mind.
Casa Verónica’s ceramic Ixtlali Candleholders pay tribute to the Mexican drip-glaze technique, where multicolored swatches of paint cascade downward. Handmade and two inches tall, each of these mesmerizing holders is one of a kind and and finished with an interior and exterior gloss.
Made in Los Angeles by EVERYBODY.WORLD and embroidered by Philadelphia-based studio moderndaydreams, this apron from YOWIE works equally well for long-suffering DJs as it does home cooks. Crafted from 100% cotton, it comes in one size, but its neck and waist straps are adjustable. The apron also features two front pockets, for utensils—or a flash drive.
Justin Gill, founder of Bachan, honed his family’s authentic sauce recipe in a way that honors the generations who made it before him. Their Japanese Barbecue sauce is a CH favorite and is also available gluten-free. It’s still packed with umami flavor from tamari soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and koji seed and is cold-filled to eliminate preservatives while maintaining longevity.
Sold in a set of four, these placemats—like all of Intiearth’s wares—champion Peru’s indigenous materials and techniques while caring for the planet. Crafted from vintage frazada textiles and 100% wool, each bold zero-waste mat features a unique, lively pattern.
These lovely playing cards feature elements of Kehinde Wiley’s 2012 piece “Dacia Carter II” (from his An Economy of Grace show that comprised portraits of women) on both sides. On the back, the beautifully lit portrait; on the face, the suits feature the glorious green and pink floral pattern from the painting’s backdrop. Net proceeds from sales of the cards will be donated to Black Rock, Wiley’s artist-in-residence program in Dakar, Senegal.
Spirited in design and ethos, Roopa Pemmaraju is a sustainable, artisan-made lifestyle brand that upholds traditional techniques while taking cues from their roots in Australia, India and the US. They recently debuted their first-ever home collection which includes this vibrant throw pillow cover. Designed in Brooklyn and made in Bengaluru, this piece allures with naturally dyed hues of red and pink, a luscious fruity motif and silk velvet. It’s finished with ample fringing that adds to the bright panache.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based Brother Vellies—founded by Aurora James—champions traditional African design practices while sustaining artisanal practices and offering luxury accessories. Their cotton mid-calf Cloud Socks are chunky and cozy. While the one-size-fits-all socks comes in a range of colors, our pick is the lavender, as proceeds from this hue go to the brand’s mask-making and food-distribution initiatives in Kenya.
Taiwanese American writer Elaine Hsieh Chou’s debut novel, Disorientation, is a sharp, nuanced portrait of navigating relationships and institutions as an Asian American woman. Told through a quick-witted, satirical whodunnit, the novel follows the journey of PhD student Ingrid Yang when she uncovers a secret related to her thesis that quickly unravels her life. With gripping surrealism and pertinent characterizations, Chou captures the specific experiences plaguing those at the intersection of racism and sexism in a way that’s never been done before.
Another limited edition print from Oakland-based painter, musician, founder of queer skateboarding collective Unity and CH favorite, Jeffrey Cheung, this piece depicts five people, tangled together in the artist’s familiar style. Their off-kilter proportions and smiling faces provide each individual with even more character, and their intertwining limbs create a combined sense of tenderness and playfulness. This print measures 11 by 17 inches.
From Jessica Tse’s NOTTE Jewelry, the “Dream A Little Dream” pearl necklace is part of the MEZZANOTTE collection which exists as a “love letter to the magical hours that birthed the brand.” It’s a playful take on the classic string of pearls, comprising freshwater pearls and gold-filled beads. Each piece is handmade, and no two are identical.
An innovative Beijing-based brand known for uncovering connections between jewelry and the body, YVMIN teamed up with luxury fashion brand XU ZHI to create this striking jade and silver bracelet. Pairing a modern chunky chain with delicate, traditional jade beads, this piece accentuates the endurance and strength found in both materials.
For her eponymous jewelry brand, designer Aeri Go finds inspiration in the Korean virtue of inner peace connecting with harmony in the physical world (a concept traced to Confucianism). Soft curves and minimalist design reflect this equilibrium, as well as a resonance with nature. For the Smiley Flower Necklace, Go crafted a bulbous floral (sculpted with wax and then cast in sterling silver) to craft an elegant, thoughtful pendant that hangs from a delicate 18-inch chain.
Rock Plan’s green ChungKing keychain recalls both the notoriously nefarious multi-story residential building in Hong Kong as well as Wong Kar-wai’s hypnotic romantic comedy ChungKing Express. Paying homage to one of the esteemed director’s films, his distinct neon-tinged visuals and the chaos and mystery of the building, this keychain to the mansion captures the thrill and nostalgia of the site.
Natasha Ghosn’s jewelry and fragrance line, MONDO MONDO, blends mythological inspiration and traditional craft with contemporary charm to make timeless pieces. The brand’s 14k yellow gold Mini Daisy studs are dainty (measuring about 6.5mm) with a vintage feel. The handcrafted pieces are sold as singles or in pairs.
Made in the US and 100% vegan, this highlighter enhances complexion, making skin look dewy and luminous. It doesn’t just operate at the surface-level, however, it also supports healthy skin to ensure nourishment long after application. Chamomile, green tea extract, jojoba esters and more deliver calming benefits that make SuperDew applicable for all skin types, including flaky, sensitive or eczema-prone skin.