Turning 90 this year, spinach-loving Popeye remains an icon of popular culture. To commemorate him, CH favorite Bamford London and Hearst-owned media company King Features put the cartoon sailor on the face of an automatic GMT, where his strong arms double as watch hands. Even though the edition is undoubtedly playful, the navy color scheme elevates the piece. The release is limited to just 50 pieces. Price is in Pounds.
Launched alongside Stumptown’s second short film, Wax & Gold (directed by Britton Caillouette and produced by Farm League), seasonal coffee Ethiopia Mordecofe’s latest limited edition packaging celebrates the origin nation’s significance. The iteration, which boasts notes of peach and an elegant florality, will be available as bagged whole beans and canned cold brew. Proceeds from sales will go to Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke’s Jazz School in Addis Ababa.
In celebration of Gap’s 50th anniversary (the store started as a denim and records retailer on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, California), the brand is reviving iconic designs from their history and refreshing them for a 2019 release dubbed the 1969 Premium Collection. This western suede jacket boasts an iconic silhouette and is made from 100% premium suede leather. The unlined garment is a straight, relaxed fit and is adorned with a brief brand history on the inside.
Retrospekt, Parks Project and the Grand Canyon Conservancy teamed up for this limited edition Polaroid 600 which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon officially being named a state park. With a custom colorway and artwork, each of the 600 cameras has been carefully crafted from refurbished parts and features a built-in flash, exposure compensation slider and comes with a neck strap.
British mixed media artist Joe Webb combines found images to make otherworldly, cosmic scenes. For “Controllers” (a four-color screenprint made in an edition of 75 with Jealous Gallery), Webb plays with proportions and skews the viewer’s perception, placing an astronaut high above Earth but in the sightline of suited men behind a control board. The sky is covered in a black diamond dust overlay—replicating millions of stars—and the piece is printed on 410gsm paper stock. With each purchase, a tree is planted in Madagascar, thanks to a partnership with Eden Projects. Price is in Pounds.
Using the brand’s in-house modified Calibre JJ04 automatic moon phase movement, Christopher Ward’s 40.5mm C1 Moonglow watch keeps the time and carefully guides two illuminated 3D moons around the dial. With a stark black face, punctuated by white hour and minute hands and a red seconds hand, the watch is undoubtedly dignified. Just like the Apollo 11 landing, which it commemorates, the timepiece features plenty of technical innovation. In the dark, the moon, hands and indicators glow boldly thanks to the Grade X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova coating.
Decapitated Floats’ swan inflatable pool toy can accommodate two and comes with its severed head included. Whether you helm the body and let the lost appendage float nearby, or keep the two intact until they separate (for dramatics), this is a delightfully morbid reimagining of the timeless summer accessory. The release is limited to 500.
For those interested in understanding the inner-workings of Apollo 11’s mission to the moon, Phil Dollings and Christoper Riley’s Owners’ Manual affords insight previously seen by those working on the mission. From diagrams of rockets and command modules to details of suits worn by the crew and instructions on how to fly Apollo 11, there’s a bounty of information to peruse.
1,000 pieces comprise this moon jigsaw puzzle by artist and quilter Lindsay Stead. The first release from her new Four Point Puzzles brand, it measures out to 26.5″ in diameter when complete. With massive swathes of purely grey space, it will challenge even the quickest minds. But, in the process, you’ll become a master of the moon’s surface—all in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing there.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Seattle Chocolate and The Museum of Flight concocted an out-of-this-world bar. Featuring a delightfully rich and creamy milk chocolate truffle base and popping rock candy, it’s a playful treat that’s drenched in nostalgia—right down to the Jessica Allen-designed packaging.
Hand-dyed in-house, American Trench’s tie-dye crew socks are a playful take on their classic Silver Crew Socks. Made from a premium American ring-spun cotton blend, these socks feature silver filament knitted into the heel, toe and foot. The tie-dye iteration comes in six colorways (Dusk, Superbloom, Lagoon, Double Rainbow, Blaze, or Purple Haze) but in reality, every single sock is different. Simply choose the colorway that best fits your taste and you’ll receive two unique, hand-dyed socks.
With 100% of the net proceeds from the release to be donated to OutRight Action International, Levi’s pride collection aims to benefit the global LGBTQ+ community. With socks, underwear, outerwear and more available, our pick is the very versatile ombre bandana. With a classic paisley pattern, the rainbow-hued piece is a cheery accessory for all genders.
Made in Serbia using European enamelware and steel, Best Made Company’s limited edition Polaris Plates “celebrate the mystery of the night sky.” The front side’s illustration, by Ross MacDonald, depicts the night sky’s constellations and proves to be an accurate guide for when you’re eating under the stars. The plates come in sets of two and can withstand both campfire heat and dishwashers.
Limited to 200, this hemp set by Back To The Roots includes everything you need to pot, plant and grow your own hemp—though it shouldn’t be used commercially or industrially. The kit features a handy informational booklet, organic and non-GMO seeds, as well as soil and five pots. Since the passing of the USA’s farm bill, industrial hemp cultivation is legal and fruitful—and this at-home kit is an easy way to get in on the fun.
Part of Heath Ceramics limited edition summer 2019 collection, a beautiful single stem vase in the brand’s Pisces glaze. Each of the vases is unique, as they are hand-dipped in white clay slip and then spray-glazed—so the color line on each piece will be different. Just under seven inches tall, these vases are designed and handcrafted in Heath’s Sausalito studio.
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.