Featuring chain-stitched “Aloha” text and hibiscus flower motifs by Australian surfer, artist and musician, Kai Brown (under his moniker All My Relations), Birdwell’s Aloha field jacket references a silhouette donned by WWII soldiers. With an interior tropical print, detachable patch, and a pair of velcro squares for additional patches, this cotton poplin jacket was produced in an edition of 30. 100% of the proceeds from its sale will go to Australian fire support services.
Published by New York’s Printed Matter, Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s No New Theories is a careful curation of essays, images, unfinished phrases, and in-depth conversations. Using her own writing, works by writers past and present, autocorrected words and phrases, personal images, pop culture references and more, Rasheed formulates a cohesive statement about blackness—and its vastness. While some pages are left open for interpretation (specifically about a dozen Xerox scans) others pose particular questions or address spiritual, socio-political and ecological issues. Limited to an edition of 1,000, this book is available in-store or online.
Born from a collaboration between heritage shoemaker Clarks and Japanese streetwear brand Neighborhood, this stylish take on the Desert Trek silhouette features a contrasting “shark tooth” print and a co-branded heel patch. A Vibram outsole contributes ruggedness to the boot, but the suede exterior steers it toward a more sophisticated look.
Featuring a variant of their beloved Always Pan, Our Place’s Year of the Rat Bundle nods to the Chinese New Year and the delicious meals made during the celebration. Included in this four-piece ensemble are the 10,000 Abilities 万能 Always Pan in red, a circular Fair Weather 好云 Platter, an elongated Tip the Scales 龙运 Platter, and a super-handy Eternal Strength 永力 Cleaver. Each was made in China, by local makers when possible. Whether you’re steaming dumplings in the pan’s accompanying bamboo tower or serving noodles on the circular platter, this set covers the bases and beyond.
Super-smooth and highlighted by a delicious full-bodied umami aftertaste, Ippodo’s New Year’s matcha is available for pre-order now and comes complete with 2020-centric rat-adorned label. Whether made as Usucha (light matcha) or Koicha (thick matcha), the flavor profile is mellow and drinkable—a celebratory treat for matcha experts and rookies alike.
Ideal for fans of American-Canadian author William Gibson (a beloved writer and vintage clothing enthusiast), this coat is based on one that Gibson’s Pattern Recognition protagonist Cayce Pollard wears in the novel. Crafted by Buzz Rickson from heavy nylon twill, this garment contains a wool fiber fill and is identical to the first-pattern US Air Force MA-1 intermediate flying jacket. With a cotton zipper tab, it’s easy to to deal with when wearing gloves.
Billed as the world’s smallest record player, this Ghostly edition Stokyo Record Runner laps the grooves of 33 1⁄3 rpm records, amplifying sound out of its internal speaker. The underside of the van bears a stylus and a cartridge system, which picks up the songs encoded below. It’s self-propelling for up to 90 minutes of playtime, courtesy of two AAA batteries. Though this playful, pocket-sized record player is good looking, it’s not recommended for your best records or overuse, as unexpected bumps could cause scratches.
Subtle but dually lush and gorgeous, this bouquet of green and ivory roses and winter foliage from Winston Flowers is available in five different sizes and can be delivered anywhere in the United States for the month of December. Beyond a pretty posy, the purchase of this gift benefits the brand’s Charity in Bloom program, with 20% of the purchase price given to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and NYC’s Madison Square Boys & Girls Club.
Oakland-based Jeffrey Cheung’s artworks are playfully lowbrow and entirely charming, with a strong focus on cheerful nudes taking part in activities of varying NSFW levels. This 16 by 20-inch piece, “Tangle II” has been printed in a limited edition of 100, each of which is signed and numbered. Available on its own or framed (black or white) from Hashimoto Contemporary, it’s a delightful gift for a loved one—or yourself.
Topping out at 24 pages, Jo-Jo Sherrow’s Garden Girls is a zine about “the plant fairies who live amidst the green world.” The zine blends the mystical fairy tale world with our real life one, where our relationship with our environment has never been more crucial. Each page features a black-and-white illustration of one of Sherrow’s characters. Limited to an edition of 100, this staple-bound zine was published in 2015.
Part of Patagonia’s Worn Wear collection, this denim bag is crafted in the USA from reclaimed, post-consumer organic cotton canvas and denim. Big enough for a grocery, beach or weekend trip, it features reinforced straps to make carrying your gear easy and comfortable. The interior is lined with post-consumer polyester fabric and postindustrial recycled Supplex® nylon. And, because each piece of fabric is reclaimed, every bag is unique.
From Impossible Project (which set out in 2008 to revive the analog photography format that Polaroid pioneered some 80 years prior), the Impossible I-1 camera boasts an 82-109mm lens with a five-zone autofocus system—making it an upgraded version of a classic. Accepting 600-type instant film, the camera also features Bluetooth capabilities and its app offers a remote trigger, self-timer and much more.
Born from a collaboration between beloved NYC ice cream shop Morgenstern’s and rapper and chef Action Bronson’s food enterprise, Fuck That’s Delicious, this holiday ice cream pack features flavors made from peculiar ingredients, pops meant to mimic the complexity of Michelin-starred meals, and merchandise—a hat, cooler bag and shirt. The Sumo Yuzu Pop (Madagascar vanilla ice cream, Yuzu sorbet and jam), Nazca Bar (olive oil ice cream, charred chocolate eggplant ice cream, and feuilletine), and Indiana Jones sandwich (toasted pistachios, tahini ice cream, chocolate chip cookie, strawberry ice cream, and pistachio pesto) are our favorites, but there’s plenty to be enjoyed here.
For their first-ever collaboration, Todd Snyder and heritage shoemaker Clarks Originals have reworked the classic Wallabee, a signature design that combines the moccasin and boot. The limited edition shoes reference Clarks’ origins as a rug-making company and Todd Snyder’s midwest upbringing. Employing one-of-a-kind paisley upholstery fabric for their exterior, they have a leather interior and it all sits atop the usual crepe sole. With leather and suede laces and label fobs, these Wallabees are available from size seven to 13 and are made in Italy.
The Skateroom and beloved artist Judy Chicago collaborated on this skateboard triptych—a limited edition printing of the artist’s “Return of the Butterfly” lithograph, courtesy of the Jessica Silverman Gallery. Made in an edition of 50, the three boards are seven-ply Grade A Canadian maple. Best of all, 5% of the proceeds will be donated to the Athens-based women in skateboarding non-profit, Free Movement Skateboarding; and an additional 5% will go to Chicago’s arts advocacy non-profit, Through The Flower, thanks to the artist waiving her royalties.
Justice’s IRIS: A Space Opera is a filmic transformation of their adored live performances of Woman Worldwide. This unique performance series was conceptualized explicitly for cinema, using special access, angles, and effects for a more expansive experience. While it was originally shown to a limited number of audiences in select cities, the cinematic release now hits DVD, streaming, and, in this set, VHS. It comes complete with a tape, hoodie, USB card that carries the movie, an enamel badge, and an IRIS poster. The package is available for pre-order now but ships starting 10 January. Price is in Euros.