Written upon a portrait of civil and LGBTQ+ rights activist Bayard Rustin, the “black is love is black” illustration by Donovan Edwards for The Tenth repeats the simple yet powerful message. The print is letter-sized and printed on matte archival paper, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter.

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Bioluminescent Lavender Bath Bomb

$70

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Given an otherworldly glow by the antioxidant Marine Luciferin (which happens to be worth five times more than gold), baths taken with Bath Diamond’s bioluminescent bombs replenish the skin, while providing the bather with a magical experience. The lab-synthesized bioluminescent protein that causes the glow has been removed through sterilization, ridding the bomb and its light crystals of bacteria, while ensuring the glow still activates. This lavender-scented iteration adds an element of aromatherapy to the list of benefits, which range from upping collagen production to smoothing the skin’s surface.

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This Moonrise reed diffuser set includes a custom-printed glass vessel, nine reeds, and the fragranced oil inside, which references the aroma of “late-night crowds, the lure of the dance floor” and “smoke and strange perfumes.” That scent—rich with notes of yuzu, Indian jasmine, and smoked cedar wood—disperses evenly throughout a room, leaving it subtly enveloped in the fragrance. Part of the limited edition Sunset Collection, this particular piece—an earthy green with minimalist black and gold art that depicts the moonrise—is inspired by spending the summer season in California.

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“Center” Ping Pong Paddle

$115

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Named “Center,” Round21 and artist Ju Schnee’s collaborative ping pong paddle features a colorful design that clearly marks the middle of the strike zone—where the ball should hit to avoid it careening out of bounds. A vibrant, geometric design adorns one side, while a speckled black and white pattern occupies the other. This high-preformance paddle features an ergonomic grip that lends comfort and control, and a rubber-foam hybrid pad for improved accuracy. Right now, the brand commits 10% of net proceeds to the Public Art Fund.

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A collaboration between LA-based Besito and Another Room, this handy little joint and lighter locker safely stores the essentials for an on-the-go smoke session. A cylindrical compartment can fit a joint next to the lighter holder—Besito recommends a standard Bic for the perfect fit. The durable plant-based plastic is easy to clean, should ash or hash clutter the bottom. Best of all, 1% of all proceeds (on all Besito sales) go to Equity First Alliance.

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Orange Slice Foaming Hand Wash

$4

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From Method’s Women in Design Limited Edition Collection, made in partnership with the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, this Orange Slice Foaming Hand Wash pairs refreshing citrus scents with a sunny pattern from Barbara White. The artist’s “Cosmic Waves,” from which the soap vessel print was drawn, is a part of Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection. The collection also features the work of Marguerita Mergentime and Ilonka Karasz.

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Creator Expert Fiat 500

$90

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Comprised of 960 pieces, Lego’s Fiat 500 set requires patience. Launched as a part of the brand’s Creator Expert line, the finished vehicle features movable parts and interchangeable accessories. Opening its hatch reveals a complex engine, a rollable sunroof opens the vehicle up further, and a sticker-covered suitcase mounted on the rear emphasizes the car’s Italian roots. An easel, palette and canvas adorned with a picture of the vehicle are included too. This limited edition toy pays homage to an Italian design icon. It’s intended for individuals over 16.

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Natural Leather High Top Sneaker

$348

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Made in collaboration with LA-based sculptor Bradley Duncan, Koio’s newest sneaker release comes in an all-natural leather hue accompanied by leather laces, a translucent outsole, and a sculptural adornment on the tongue. “His refined expressions demonstrate the enormous strength of both minimalist tradition and time-honored craftsmanship,” the brand explains of Duncan’s work in relation to the sneaker’s overall appearance. The lines formed here are clean and crisp, and the shoe appears unexpectedly unique from all four of its most prominent angles—front, sides, back, and from above.

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Jif + GIPHY Creamy Peanut Butter Limited Edition Jar

$10

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To play upon the debate over how to pronounce GIF—with either a hard G or soft G—peanut butter brand Jif has partnered with the search engine GIPHY on a clever, collaborative product. Their limited-edition jar features a double-sided JIF/GIF label and holds about 34 servings of peanut butter. In a joint proclamation, they declare that “A GIF is a looping animation. A Jif is a jar of peanut butter. If you’ve ever called a GIF a Jif… we forgive you.”

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Chalet Collection Carry-On

$275

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With bold colors and retro stripes in a high-shine finish, Away’s limited-edition Chalet collection brings Alpine-inspiration to their dynamic suitcases. The smaller of the brand’s two carry-on offerings, this iteration fits in the overheard bins of almost all airlines while still transporting so much—thanks to an interior compression system—in its 20 by 13.5 inch interior. Style and spaciousness aside, it also comes with a TSA-approved lock.

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Travel and food magazine Fifty Grande addresses the various scenes—both small and large in scale—across the US, encouraging readers to enjoy the nation’s domestic and culinary grandeur. For its first issue, the focus lies on hometowns. But, to introduce readers to the magazine’s particular lens, it all begins with a thesis statement of sorts: “How do you begin a fresh exploration of the United States in 2020? It’s home to 328 million residents in 3.8 million square miles…It’s also an idea as much as it is anything else: A better way of life, achieved through democracy, liberty and opportunity. Exploring the country is all of this: people, places, ideas and more, across all 50 states.” From Boston and Chicago to New York and Houston, cities are explored with a particular intimacy and care for conveying their complexity. Editor and founder Chris M Walsh guides the collective force’s debut, but allows for it to bound off the page, much like those beloved food magazines that are now bygone.

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Tangerine Aubergine Dyed Socks

$28

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Featuring a hand-drawn, anatomical pattern in pops of orange and red, these tie-dye “Tangerine Aubergine” socks from Al’s Big Deal were designed using the batik method (which employs resistant wax, meant to create vivid contrast). Available in two sizes (regular and large), each black bamboo/rayon sock may be subtly different, due to the one-by-one dyeing process.  

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Kelis: Kaleidoscope 20th Anniversary Edition

$34

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20 years ago, Kelis released her game-changing debut record Kaleidoscope—an album that synthesized countless genres and dismissed all rules of R&B and pop music. With cosmic sound effects and Middle Eastern influences (among others), the production was done by The Neptunes, while Kelis bounced from rich, smoky jazzy vocals on one track, to whispering on another, and wailing and screaming on the next. This limited edition orange vinyl version of Kaleidoscope features four alternative versions of “Get Along With You” and the radical “Caught Out There.”

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Kasezome Sashiko Jacket

$575

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Dyed using the time-consuming and meticulous technique called kasezome (aka hank- or skein-dyeing), this Studio D’Artisan jacket celebrates Japanese tradition and craftsmanship. Crafted from 100% cotton Studio D’Artisan original sashiko fabric, the jacket features a plush wool lining and collar as well as black snap buttons. A combination of workwear and luxury, tradition and modernity, this jacket is available in sizes 38 to 44 and is made in Japan.

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Limited Edition “Lust in Paradise”

$1200

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This special collaboration between Parisian perfume brand Ex Nihilo and LA-based visual artist Reine Paradis is a reimagining of the glorious “Lust in Paradise” fragrance. Each 100ml bottle of the refreshing, radiant perfume comes in bold, limited edition packaging, along with a signed and numbered A4 print from the artist’s 2019 series called Midnight. The perfume’s notes include white peony, lychee and solar blossom, balanced by pink pepper and woody undertones. This lovely set is limited to 10 pieces. Price is in Euros.

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One of three bowls in Case Studyo’s collaborative collection with French artist Jean Jullien, this Skate Bowl features skaters in various positions on the inside, while the exterior is a plain, muted, concrete gray. The limited edition piece is made from porcelain and measures 23cm in diameter, and holds approximately three liters. The other two serving bowls in the collection are decorated with Jullien’s illustrations of fish. Each comes in custom packaging. Price is in Euros.

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