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.
Historic clock manufacturer L’Épée 1839 has once again collaborated with experimental time-telling brand MB&F to create the Orb, a transformative, futuristic clock that resembles a high-tech eye. Comprised of four segments that surround the dial, the Orb can be positioned fully closed, fully open or somewhere in between for swivel, hanging or balanced structuring. Behind this cutting-edge design, a L’Épée 1839 hour-striking clock with an eight-day power reserve—inspired by the brand’s classic carriage clocks—displays the hours and minutes with an option to chime the passage of the hour. The Orb is limited to 50 pieces in white and black each. Price is in Swiss Franc.
Limited to 500 copies and available only at Rough Trade, this special edition of Japanese Breakfast’s Jubilee comes on a clear green vinyl. The indie band, helmed by singer and author Michelle Zauner, crafts an infectiously exuberant, electropop sound for their third album, which catalogs a fight for happiness in nuanced, guitar-laden tones.
When artist Judy Chicago was researching and developing her iconic 1974–1979 work, The Dinner Party, which commemorated influential women throughout history, she studied early goddess-worship within various cultures. This large, gloriously curved candle—A Goddess Glow—stands 10 inches tall and promises some 100 hours of burn time. Made in an edition of 1500 by Prospect New York, the goddess will change form through use, but remains a beautiful object even unlit.
After an art show was cancelled due to the pandemic, artist, writer and performer Annie Bielski combined different pieces of paintings that were meant for the exhibition to construct the layered, abstract work “Outside” (2020). As part of the Fort Makers’ Dreamscapes series, a limited edition print of this visual promises 50% of its proceeds to Henry Street Settlement Food Access Initiative, an emergency food pantry organization for those affected by food insecurity.
In this limited edition collaboration, iconic photographer and artist Cindy Sherman teams up with fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez to create a graphic, black and white T-shirt, with all proceeds benefitting Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. Sherman—who is revered for her use of costumed and theatrical effects that critique gender and identity—lends one of her dramatic and visceral images to this classic fit, which is available in size XS to XXL. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York provides crucial services and education, while also lobbying at local, state and federal levels regarding access to sexual and reproductive healthcare.
Made in Hawaii by Ilio and Co for Portland-based Kiriko, these dog collars use traditional Japanese fabrics for an accessory that’s as sturdy as it is stylish. The brass hardware compliments the prints and this Seigaiha (or “sea and waves”) pattern is our favorite. Two sizes are available—15-inch medium or 19-inch large—along with matching (or mismatching) leashes.
Crafted from grapes sourced from Clover Hill’s vineyard in Tasmania’s Pipers River region, the gently sparkling Clover Hill Cuvée Exceptionnelle Vintage Rosé 2016 delivers a finely balanced flavor with notes of raspberry, vanilla and citrus. Extended skin contact of Pinot Noir leads to the wine’s soft blush color. Produced using traditional methods, it is fermented in the bottle and aged for at least three-and-a-half years. Subtle and complex, this wine is a special occasion itself.
Released by independent publisher Blue Crow Media and printed on heavyweight paper by a family-owned printer, the Brutalist Calendar 2022 celebrates Brutalist architecture from around the world. Made in a limited edition, the calendar’s layout and lettering perfectly match the photographs of these concrete icons. Measuring 340 by 240mm when closed and 340 by 490mm when opened, this calendar includes 12 black and white photographs. Price is in Pounds.
On the Magnetic Fields’ 11th studio album, 50 Song Memoir, singer-songwriter’s Stephin Merritt once again exhibited his unparalleled penchant for clever lyricism. The 50 songs (one for each year of Merritt’s life) incorporated 100 instruments, creating a layered and masterful album. Soon after the release of the 2017 album, the band played two shows at the The Apollo Theater, and this limited edition poster commemorates the performances.
Juxtaposing beauty and destruction, the realistic and the uncanny, artist Jessica Bellamy crafts portraits inspired by her Southern California roots. In “Ambivalent Sunrise,” the artist highlights a burning palm tree amidst a dreamy sky to capture the critical state of the environment from a local, focused perspective. The 16 by 20 inch print, issued in a limited edition run of 10, is dated and signed by Bellamy and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Fiele Fragrance’s limited edition release A Flower For You pays homage to Ron Finley, a horticultural activist who aims to turn food deserts into food sanctuaries that overflow with high-quality produce and healthier eating options for locals. To reflect his harmonious connection to nature, the fragrance is rooted in earthy aromas (namely, sustainably sourced Hawaiian sandalwood and Atlas cedar) which are balanced by delicate notes of Madagascar vanilla and Egyptian rose. These soft touches, as well as the fragrance’s name, gesture toward the tenderness and generosity of Finely, who shares flowers, food and spirit to communities in need. In line with his ethos of care, proceeds from this perfume will go to The Ron Finley Project.