Handmade in the US, KILLSPENCER’s limited edition duffle bag has been crafted from Italian oil-suede in a rich, olive green hue. With Swiss Riri zippers, bullhide leather accents and a removable and adjustable shoulder strap, the bag is practical, yet luxurious and understated. Ultimately though, it’s sturdy—thanks in part to fire-retardant and waterproof nylon lining.
Created in collaboration with Gucci and limited to an edition of 500, Dapper Dan’s Harlem is a leather-bound book centered around the influential designer/haberdasher’s influence on hip-hop culture. Printed in Italy, the book features photos of friends, admirers, street scenes in Harlem and some of Dan’s work—shot by Ari Marcopoulos. Reminiscent of a bible, the book is an essential for style enthusiasts.
With production limited to just 25, this chess set from Poketo is a collectible, design piece—and a functional game, of course. The pieces are geometric, and are made from lucite, as is the board. Though the rules remain the same this edition is a contemporary and stylish update.
Immediately eye-catching, the Run Star Hike is another playful collaboration between Converse and British fashion label JW Anderson. A bold take on the classic Chuck Taylor, these sneakers emphasize certain features from the original. The stacked sole and sawtooth tread are striking additions while hand-drawn typographical marks are subtler.
Released for the first time since 1989, the ZX 4000 silhouette gets a contemporary makeover today, with the addition of an adidas Carbon 4D technology sole. The sneakers have been revamped and are better than ever, while still referencing the key design features that made them timeless. With its colorful Primeknit upper, these sneakers slip seamlessly into the roster of designs the brand has launched recently.
Inspired by The Truman Show and Victorian mirror signs, this piece by London design studio Crispin Finn is emblazoned with either greetings or farewells depending on how you look at it. Utilizing the studio’s trademark reds and blues, it has been four-color reverse screen-printed and made in an edition of 50—each of which is framed in cherry wood.
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.
An instant classic, MoMA and Champion’s collaboration sweatshirt debuted for the museum’s Is Fashion Modern? exhibition and remains a playful take on the classic, collegiate style crewneck. With MoMA’s logo appliquéd on the front, the sweatshirt is made from a cotton blend and available in size small through XL. Art fans, represent.
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.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the UK, this “Suffragette City” cup and saucer is made by Plinth in collaboration with the Mayor of London and Bella Freud. Made from fine bone china, its gold rims mean it’s not dishwasher-safe. More importantly, a portion of the proceeds go to the Fawcett Society, which works for gender equality and women’s rights.
Handmade with riso-printed drawings and collages and limited to 50 copies, Maria Midttun’s 2019 calendar is a lavender-hued schedule keeper with the nicest details. Saturdays are marked in a contrasting pink tone, a purple coil keeps it spiral-bound and the pages are printed on 170gsm Munken Pure paper (a thicker, heavier weight paper). Price is in Pounds.
With all profits from sales going to The Big Issue’s efforts in helping homeless and disadvantaged people, this limited edition “Sexy” wrapping paper is undeniably the work of artist Ben Eine. A familiar name for graffiti, art and lettering enthusiasts, Eine has even signed the paper—so it can be used on gifts, but more likely framed and hung on a wall. Measures 70cm by 50cm. Price is in Pounds.
This two-book feature, DEVO: The Brand / DEVO: Unmasked, follows the immeasurably influential and oddball band. Tracking the new-wave outfit’s inception to the present day, both books track founding members Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale. Insight is offered through interviews with both British and American publications in The Brand and first-hand recounts in Unmasked. The set is the perfect gift for music historians and DEVO fans alike.
Empress Of‘s widely acclaimed album Us, released on Terrible Records, gets a tie-dye-like limited edition vinyl pressing of 500. The hues on the record obviously nod the album’s cover—with shades of white, maroon and pink—and give the already excellent album an added touch. Exclusive to Vinyl Me, Please, the record is foil stamped and comes with an album poster.
Geotic’s upcoming album Traversa, out on Ghostly on 19 October, will be pressed on limited edition translucent vinyl. The record promises to be beautiful (like all the ambient pop outfit’s music) and the vinyl accompaniment is packaged beautifully too—adorned with iridescent cover art and a geometric sleeve-liner.
Carry a token of love and positivity everywhere you go, with this Little Cloud amulet from FriendsWithYou. The art collective will also be donating 10% of proceeds to the ACLU. The brass-plated lead-free pewter trinket is limited to 1,000 pieces.