By photographer Ian Lewandowski and print publisher Harlan & Weaver, this exclusive artist edition of the photograph “Candystore + Jarrett, Crown Heights (after Linda Simpson)” (2022) benefits the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR). All proceeds from each sale directly benefit FIAR’s annual summer program for LGBTQ+ artists, as well as the community the organization fosters.
Featuring the design and artwork of the queer and trans artist team Ash + Chess, this 78-card tarot deck is a vibrant, affirming and inclusive set with depictions based on real LGBTQ+ people of different sizes, abilities, races and sexual orientations. Alongside it is a helpful guidebook that includes descriptions, suggested readings and the history for each card. It all comes in a magnetic keepsake box, along with a travel case.
Whether preparing a meditation space, getting ready for yoga or simply looking to cultivate more mindfulness, Intuition Spray’s earthy notes and light citrus scents help awaken the senses for more empowering rituals. Like all of Sage and Salt’s sprays, the blend is made with responsibly harvested herbs.
With bold cutouts, utilitarian buckles, adjustable straps and a rounded crotch gusset, the Sol Bottom (available from XS to 4XL) is high-cut and high-waisted swimwear made from recycled nylon taken from recovered fishing nets. From empowering bodywear brand Chromat’s collaboration with the artist Tourmaline, named Collective Opulence Celebrating Kindred, the liberating red bottoms are thoughtfully designed for trans femmes, trans mascs, nonbinary people, people who are intersex, women who don’t tuck, men and more.
Made from deadstock linen tinted with low-impact dyes and with an LA-made insert, this body pillow from Lindsay Rose Medoff’s sustainable sewing and production shop, Suay, is a design-forward, cozy home addition. Featuring patchwork in three different colorways (oatmeal, mustard or indigo), the pillow transforms upcycled materials into a lush way to lounge.
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.
An embroidered lobster and a lemon wedge adorn the Fabric Le Homard Bib from Chez Diane, the design studio created by drag performer Steak Diane. Available in retro-leaning gingham or striped patterns, each bib comprises a double layer of 100% cotton and features a plastic snap closure. This accessory perfectly blends nostalgia with practicality, as well as a touch of kitsch.
Designed in NYC, the Essential Three-Piece Set from Universal Belongings consists of four entrée plates, four salad plates and four cereal bowls. The ceramic objects—available in four colorways—feature a two-tone glaze that creates a subtle ombre look, adding character without being gimmicky or gaudy. The sturdy bowls and plates are dishwasher- and microwave-safe, and can be mixed and matched with all kinds of other items from the brand to create an affordable yet upscale table setting.
One of the only fully women-owned and -operated gins, Future Gin is made in LA with almost all botanicals sourced from Southern California. With unexpected inclusions like avocado and grape leaves, the smooth and juicy gin is citrusy and earthy. Its bright and silky nature makes it perfect for cocktails or straight sipping.
Knitted in New Jersey, this maximalist “Fruit Punch” pillow cover from interdisciplinary artist and designer Zoe Schlacter is crafted from an OEKO-TEX recycled cotton and polyester blend that’s durable and machine-washable. Measuring 18 by 18 inches, it features a zipper closure.
LA-based label No Sesso—meaning “no sex / no gender” in Italian—exists at the crux of fashion, art, culture and design, while challenging the traditional notions of each. Founded by Pierre Davis, the brand’s signature pieces include hand-embroidery and made-to-order knits. This hoodie (one of their more conventional offerings), intended for all genders and identities, has been embroidered with a swirly No Sesso logo on the front and the “Acid Smiley” on the sleeve.
From beauty brand and platform for queer- and gender-expansive identities, We Are Fluide, the 7-Free Polish is a non-toxic, vegan nail polish. Free of the seven harmful components typically found in such formulas (formaldehyde, Toulene, DBP, Xylene, Camphor, Phthalates and TPHP), this gloss won’t do you harm. With a thick and shiny application, it’s available in glittery hues, bold shades and iridescent iterations.
Available in black, khaki, pink or gray, this 100% bio-washed cotton twill cap is machine-embroidered with the very simple statement: “i’m stoned please leave me alone.” The humorous and potentially truthful slogan is embroidered by Astraea Goods and the cap features an adjustable back with brass buckles.
These 100% GOTS-certified cotton shorts celebrate trans love and power while donating proceeds to GLITS (Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society), an organization that supports the LGBTQ+ community globally. Available in XXS to 4XL, these shorts are designed by Grayson Izekiel—a Brooklyn-based Black, trans and non-binary artist and tattooer—and feature empowering reminders like “God is Trans,” “Pride is Power” and “Trans Inclusive Feminism” and more.
Centralia, Pennsylvania-based artist Bum Lung collaborated with online, sweatshop-free merchandise shop Punk With A Camera to create a series of tops featuring their “Be Gay Do Crime” artwork. Available as a cropped, long-sleeve or regular T-shirt; sweater; tank; crewneck sweater or hoodie, the art reclaims the ways in which queer people have been stereotyped and scapegoated for problems in society. All proceeds from sales go to the National Network of Abortion Funds.
Franny Choi explores queerness, femininity, identity and autonomy as an Asian American woman in Soft Science, a book of poems that often center on futurism and technology in a remarkably human manner. While cyborgs feature as a vehicle for otherness, Choi also uses them in many other nuanced ways. Rhythmic and melodic, her poems enthrall readers.