Founded in 2020 by Laila and Nadia Gohar, Gohar World offers up tableware and culinary accoutrements that fully embrace the absurd and the abstract. These delightfully kitsch sea creature spoons (available as a set of two) have been hand-carved from mother of pearl and are ideal for softer sea treats like caviar.
An environmental science book by Rachel Carson, Silent Spring was published in 1962 and has captured the attention of audiences ever since. Exploring and explaining the harm that pesticides do to birds, bees and other wildlife, as well as domestic pets and humans, it has been lauded as one of the most influential books of the 20th century. Well-researched, scientific and prophetic, the work has been translated into many languages and was intended to ignite activists to advocate for the planet. This beautiful new 328-page edition features a foreword by Margaret Atwood and an afterword by biologist and environmentalist Edward O. Wilson. Visually, Teagan White provides stunning illustrations alongside photographs from the Documerica archive.
Limited to 750 hand-numbered editions, the gorgeous Plants of the Americas is the first facsimile the edition of Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia (1763) by botanist Nikolaus von Jacquinheld, an epic tome that’s part of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in England. With 264 beautiful and accurate illustrations reproduced from the original, hand-painted ones by Austrian botanical artists the Bauer brothers, it’s quarter-bound in goatskin, features cloth sides and veltique paper pages. This epic tome will thrill science, art and nature lovers.
Danish design brand HAY partnered with NYC-based chef and designer Laila Gohar on a charming range of dining and decor pieces for the Sobremesa collection. From it, the Sobremesa tablecloth is a linen-cotton blend accessory embroidered with playful shapes including matches, flowers, fruits and more. Measuring 118.11 by 55.11 inches, it’s available in green or white and adds a dash of joy and whimsy to any dinner party.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic 1991 album, The Low End Theory, hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest has released a limited edition boxset. The entire album, along with two bonus songs, features across eight brightly colored and boldly patterned seven-inch records. It’s all housed in a fabric-wrapped carrying case. Limited to 2000 units, it’s available for pre-order now, but will ship in April 2023.
For winter 2022, Snow Peak collaborated with Maak Lab—a Portland, Oregon-based apothecary company—on this limited edition citronella candle, conveniently held within a cup. The fragrance boasts notes of hiba cedarwood, black pepper and bonfire, which all work to elevate the humble (but functional) citronella. The candle provides 24 hours burn time, and the cup is reusable.
With 100% of proceeds going to Decriminalize Nature—an initiative focused on making all of nature’s psychoactive plants and fungi legal—this poster by artist James Madison Mitchell was commissioned by Madre mezcal, a brand that wholly supports the cause. Through education, organizing and campaigning, Decriminalize Nature hopes to improve people’s health and wellbeing. The limited edition print (on 100% agave pulp paper) features a colorful, hopeful and retro-leaning design.
Founded by designer and art director Alex Proba, NYC-based Studio Proba is a multi-pronged set-up. The online store offers blankets, throw pillows, face masks and prints—one being this majestic design from their Unborn Object category. Available in three different sizes, “UNBORN OBJECT_015” has been printed on 330gsm paper using archivable ink.
Designed by STUDIO NARI (founded by award-winning graphic designer Caterina Bianchini) for renowned cycling brand Rapha, this cotton cap celebrates the 10th annual Rapha Women’s 100—a 100km ride that the brand hopes will draw 100k competitors this year. The design incorporates bold graphics and bright colors, but it’s also a practical accessory. The cross-back design includes a hole for a ponytail or bun, and the elastic trim ensures a snug fit. Made from 100% cotton, this cap is made for use in all conditions.
Herbaceous and tinged with smoke, this limited edition candle from Bohemian Rêves aromatically attests to the expansive beauty of florals, as depicted in the accompanying book A Weed is a Flower: Artful Cannabis Photography. Made with soy wax and beeswax in collaboration with Portland, Oregon’s Maak Lab, this candle intoxicates with notes of jasmine, vetiver and terpenes.
Minimal on the outside and colorful on the inside, Our Place’s Full of Pride Mugs pay tribute to chosen families. They designed by Viviana Matsuda, a queer Japanese-Mexican ceramicist, and they will lend financial support to the community, donating 20% of its profits to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Food Pantry—which assists people facing food insecurity—during June. Price is for a set of two.
The latest collaboration between Converse and Comme des Garçons PLAY reimagines the duo’s first partnership with an even brighter, more striking design. The classic canvas high-tops (available in white or black) feature red midsoles that boldly contrast the rest of the sneakers. Finished with CDG PLAY’s signature heart and eyes logo, this iteration is loudly playful.
Cast in Bamford London’s signature matte black and aqua blue colorway, this bespoke, resin “Heart” Snoopy figurine furthers the brand’s relationship with the iconic Peanuts character (after the “Joe Cool” release in 2021). Like the first iteration, this accessory, which stands at 27 cm, is limited to 48 pieces and crafted in France by the Leblon Delienne sculpture workshop. But unlike the first, this aptly endearing take on the pop culture character hugs a heart—a thoughtful reminder to spread love. Price is in Pounds.
Made in adults’ and children’s sizes, these indoor slippers are part of a capsule collection by artisanal footwear and accessories brand FEIT and Northern Irish artist and author Oliver Jeffers. The super-soft leather slippers are crafted from a single piece vegetable-tanned calfskin and feature a natural latex-padded insole and a suede outsole. The subtly hued leather has been illustrated by Jeffers with symbols (campfires, hammers, storm clouds and more) from his art book All That We Need, which was made exclusively for FEIT. Printed by Brooklyn-based Small Editions, the book will be sent along with the first 100 adult-sized pairs of slippers sold.
Hong Kong-based streetwear brand RAW EMOTIONS released their signature tiger rugs in a refreshed cotton-candy color. Available in small, medium and large sizes, this pastel pink accessory comprises 100% polyester microfiber that is enlivened by blue, red and yellow detailing. Price reflects size medium.
Japanese-born Misaki Kawai’s colorful art brims with fluffy sculptures, emoji characters and furry creatures. Such is the case in Kawai’s “Arty Afternoon,” a bold, five-color silkscreen print on Tiepolo paper that features a peeping pink cat. Just like the artist’s other artwork, “Arty Afternoon” (in an edition of 30 prints) immerses viewers in Kawai’s whimsical and wonderful world.