An X represents so much—a spot containing something valuable, a kiss, a crossing or the intersection of two things. NYC-based architectural firm Reddymade Design won this year’s annual Times Square Valentine’s Day Heart competition with their X-shaped sculptural pavilion, on view through 28 February. For anyone looking to bring it (or its message) home, weR2’s commemorative chocolate puzzle embodies the spirit—and tastes delectable. One part dark chocolate, one part milk chocolate, the pieces can be assembled, appreciated and then devoured.
Available in nine different colorways, this round-edged and stout teacup holds six liquid ounces of your favorite brew. The cup and saucer set is a reproduction of Russel Wright’s American Modern line, which launched in 1939 and featured plenty of curvy silhouettes. While all the colors are covetable, our pick is the turquoise—one of the original Wright hues.
Crafted from natural ingredients, Plant People’s Stay Sharp capsules are made for brain boosting—increasing memory, cognition and general awareness. With organic CBD, Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract and Bacopa Monnieri leaf extract, these supplements also include L-theanine, which helps to reduce anxiety. This means increased mental awareness won’t come with a side of jitters or stress. The ingredients are all organic and sustainably sourced, and, of course, these pills are non-psychoactive.
Sugarfina’s bite-sized gummies celebrate the Year of the Pig through their very sweet, strawberry flavor. This four-box set includes plenty of treats for gifting to others (and keeping for yourself). Each one is adorned with a red and gold ribbon—representing good fortune and joy.
One of the most beloved single malts, The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old, will come for a limited time in a double-bottle collectible Lunar New Year package that honors the Year of the Pig. It’s the second annual release in this series, with specific labels and packaging incorporating red and gold accents. The liquid is the one many already know and love, guided by notes of honey, caramel and oaky orange.
Building upon their luxe line of CBD-infused products, Lord Jones offers a special Valentine’s Day edition of their naturally flavored fruit gumdrops. This limited edition release features nine treats: eight Passion Fruit and one Red Raspberry. Each one contains 20mg CBD, which will promote a sense of calm but is non-psychoactive, of course. The limited edition box is only available until 14 February, or until supplies last.
Made by HAY and designed by George Sowden (a founding member of the Memphis Group), this sleek bottle is available in several colorways and two sizes. Its interior is coated with stainless steel—keeping beverages cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. Ultimately functional, this design doesn’t eschew practicality for style.
Penned by René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma, and David Zilber, head of the restaurant’s fermentation program, The Noma Guide to Fermentation is a book as beautiful as it is informative. Fermenting is a vital part of the culinary world and continues to grow because of its health benefits and complex flavors. Using more than 500 step-by-step recipes and illustrations, the pair give readers exclusive insight into Noma’s famed kitchen, their fermentation practices and the end products—and, with a bit of practice (plus access to great ingredients), anyone can follow along and ferment, too.
Made in Japan from heat-resistant silicone, this pig lid can be used on any kind of pot or plate—for stove-top or microwave cooking. Steam is released through its snout, which is ideal for more fragile ingredients as it eases the pressure within the container. It’s available in pink or white.
Divided into a set of eight notebooks, this collection of 100 “essential” cocktail recipes was devised by the editors at PUNCH. Each notebook focuses on one base ingredient–vodka, gin or tequila, for example–and helps readers builds out an expansive repertoire of drinks to have on hand for any occasion. In total, the collection is 384 pages worth of cocktail knowledge, recipes and tips.
With My Flavor’s clever skewer method (where the fruits and herbs stay afloat) makes infusing water neater and more effective. Not only to ingredients remain mostly intact and in place, but also the slight piercing from the skewer lets oils and flavors slowly seep out. Plus, when you’re ready to serve, the attachment can be easily removed. Made from borosilicate glass, silicone and stainless steel, all parts are dishwasher safe.
This simple design from Brabantia accommodates countertop waste and compost in a modern and discreet way. Topping out at six liters, the bin can be mixed, matched and combined with others in their line to create an organized system. It can also be wall-mounted or easily carried with its handle.
Designed for soil-free use, this hydroponic smart garden from Plantui can grow up to six plants at a time with autonomy and ease. The 18 lights tucked into the device’s lid fuel the plants’ germination and growth all year. The only work to be done is to add water to the chamber and adjust the lamp’s height as the plants grow. From first breach to full-grown plant, the process takes about six weeks.
Available in three sizes, dubbed Maker (10 oz), Mover (18 oz) and Founder (32 oz), the Purist bottle another well-designed water vessel. But this one features a glass interior that guarantees a clean flavor no matter what’s inside—use it as a growler one night and a water bottle the next morning, with no lingering flavor of beer or kombucha. Plus, the double-wall vacuum insulated interior can also keep liquids cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. Of course, the lid is 100% leakproof.
Featuring photography from William Mullan, “Odd Apples” is a book that indexes the rare, odd and beautiful varieties of apple available today. The book’s cover and page-to-page layout were designed by Andrea A Trabucco-Campos—an associate partner at Pentagram and known for projects like Mastercard’s new logo, Raaka’s packaging and Cynthia Nixon’s campaign logo. “Odd Apples” is limited to 200 printed, hand-numbered editions.
Nothing beats cooking with cast iron. Replacing every piece of cookware in your kitchen with ironware makes for a worthy goal. It’s easy to use, retains (and distributes) heat well and can go from the stovetop to the oven without a pan switch. Plus, you can make pretty much anything in there: cookies, steaks and even bread. This three-piece set from Smithey Ironware—with eight, 10 and 12 diameter skillets—is one of the best out there.