Most vaporizing devices are either for flower or extract. The Pax 3, however, can handle both. While the form of Pax’s vaporizer has remained the same with each iteration, the technology is constantly upgraded. In addition to its dual-use functionality this third version has better temperature management, longer battery life and elegant color choices.
Diaspora Co’s customizable trio offers an array of spices packaged in a pint-sized set. For your box, choose one of three from their rotating list. Right now, they’ve made their Pragati turmeric, Aranya pepper, Nandini coriander, Nagauri cumin, Kandhamal black mustard, Baraka cardamom and Sannam chillies available. All of their offerings are made in India and the company aims to foster more equitable and seasonal spice sales.
From experimental Icelandic chocolatiers, Omnom, the Big! Sea Salted Almonds bar utilizes a handful of premium ingredients—organic cane sugar and cocoa beans, cocoa butter, Icelandic milk powder, sea salt, almonds and sunflower lecithin—to deliver larger-than-life flavor. It’s a delectable small-batch, bean-to-bar delicacy, designed and made in Reykjavik. It’s worth exploring the brand’s roster of other items, too.
This annual special edition from Kyoto-based Ippodo Tea (one of our favorite tea shops in Japan) features higher grade green tea leaves than their typical Genmaicha. Obukucha tea is intended to be enjoyed near the new year, celebrating a 1,000-year-old tradition for bringing good fortune and good health.
Trufflin’s Black Truffle Ranch doubles as a dipping sauce and a salad dressing. The NYC-based brand’s consideration for the condiment’s thickness lends it its duality. Plus, the formulators toyed with the percentage of black truffle oil the entire composition should be—in this case it’s olive oil mixed with 1% black truffle concentrate. A blend of herbs and spices contribute to the overall flavor, and a new squeeze-top makes it easy to dole out the right amount. The brand does recommend that the ranch is refrigerated upon arrival and before first use. After it’s opened, it’s safe for consumption for up to 10 days.
From Sonoko Sakai, author of Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors, this curry brick kit includes all of the spices necessary to make three bricks of curry powder at home (for immediate use in any number of recipes or to be saved and stored for later). This blend includes turmeric, cardamom, chili pepper and 14 more flavorful components needed for a nuanced, mild curry. Each of the three curry bricks then translates to 12 servings.
Inspired by the Dada art movement, Dada Daily purveys everything from home accessories to guilt-free snacks—always intending to challenge the status quo and revel in a little opulence. The brand’s Vegan Milk Chocolate Elderberry Boob Truffles are also free of gluten, dairy and refined sugars. Creamy, decadent and playful, they come in a beautifully designed box of six. Additionally, each purchase results in a donation to the Carriage House Birth scholarship fund.
Located in NYC’s LES neighborhood, Chop Suey Club prides itself on celebrating contemporary Chinese culture through books, magazines, homeware, art, apparel and accessories. With plenty of products that aren’t widely available or super-familiar, their store (both online and brick and mortar) is a treasure trove. One such item is this Mahjong Mold. Made from FDA-approved, food-grade silicone, each tray features 21 Mahjong “tiles.” Use it for ice, chocolate, stock or just about anything else.
Textured, luscious and just juicy enough, The Prisoner Wine Company’s 2017 “The Prisoner” boasts notes of ripe berries balanced by rich flavors of chocolate and roasted fig. The Napa Valley blend (inspired by the field blends, or “mixed blacks,” traditionally made by European farmers) incorporates zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, petite sirah and charbono. Rather than becoming a flavor hodgepodge, the mélange of grapes results in a remarkably smooth but striking wine.
Beloved Israeli-English chef, restaurant-owner and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi teamed up with Ixta Belfrage (who works in the Ottolenghi test kitchen) for this vegetable-centric cookbook. Featuring recipes like tofu meatball korma, sticky rice balls in tamarind rasam broth, swede gnocchi with miso butter and more, Ottolenghi Flavor focuses on three fundamentals: process, pairing and produce. Perhaps the most important when it comes to vegetarian food, the techniques (from charring to infusing and beyond) explained within the 320-page book help rookies and experts bring out the flavors in their produce. The resulting dishes are satisfying and robust.
From English cook and food writer Nigel Slater comes Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter, the second of a pair of recipe books based on the seasons. Each dish (all of which are vegetarian) included within the 320 pages promises to be straightforward and with a firm focus on fresh, seasonal produce. With easy-to-find ingredients and minimal steps, these approachable recipes include cabbage with berbere spice and breadcrumbs, fregola with greens and pecorino, and fennel with cream and pine nuts. Most dishes incorporate dairy, however, so vegans might need to get creative when switching out ingredients.
26 beneficial ingredients compose mindbodygreen’s Organic Veggies+ supplement, which aims to enhance the immune system and metabolism. From ginger and turmeric to sea vegetables and dark greens, the USDA- certified organic, nutrient- and antioxidant-rich formula can be added to any meal.
An elegant and timeless looking at-home coffee essential, Fellow’s powerful Ode Brew Grinder specializes in transforming beans into grinds for brewed coffee—pour-overs, drip, French press and more. The professional-grade appliance uses stainless steel flat burrs with 31 different grind settings for absolute customization. And delight is in the details, like the catch that magnetically aligns so grounds never make a mess.
The sale of every one of Mello’s products results in 10% of the proceeds going to the Last Prisoner Project, an important non-profit organization focusing on bringing justice to the cannabis industry by working to free people who are incarcerated for drug offenses—many of which are actually legal now. A user-friendly edible, these sea salted caramels include 15mg of active CBD sourced in Colorado. Not only a tasty sweet treat, they also aim to provide benefit that include pain and anxiety relief, as well as help with sleep. Each box contains 20 caramels.
Taking the world of pod-based vaporizers up a notch, the Airgraft Clean Vaporizer starts with beautiful design. The device is minimal and elegant, as are the pods. The brand only works with thoroughly vetted farms to source the highest-quality single-origin extracts. We’re fans of Lava Flower from A Golden State. Furthering the experience and offering an element of control, the paired app gives real-time feedback every time you draw from the vape to know exactly how much THC you’re consuming.
Comprised of a ceramic base, a Borosilicate glass carafe (with ML measurements) and a brewer, Manual’s Coffeemaker Nº4 celebrates the tech-free ritual of coffee making. A glass nest offers room for Hario v60 or Kalita Wave filters and plenty of grounds. Below, the glass carafe catches each drop. The entire system (which stands at 10.5 inches) looks gorgeous on the kitchen counter, too. Ultimately slower than automated drip offerings and many pour-over systems, the Coffeemaker Nº4 rewards patience.