Delhi-born, London-based designer Ashish Gupta studied fine art before pursuing his wildly successful career in fashion, and returned to art when he took up photography several years ago. Seeing the art form as a diary of sorts, he eventually collaborated with House of Voltaire on Gaze—a book of portraits that documents, explores and celebrates queer desire and masculinity. A departure from his trademark flashy style, the photos are intimate, personal and tender—but oftentimes maintain a playful energy. The 365 full-color images, Gupta says, “are full of joy, humor, longing, desire, (and more than a little feeling of tenderness) about sex and sexiness. It’s also about exploring images of sexuality and masculinity, but not just the type of images that we tend to see in the mainstream of gay culture.” Price is in Pounds.
Vanessa Lilak’s bold, colorful illustrations span subject matter, but her postcards all depict couples performing sex acts in various public (sometimes humorous) locations—from a foot clinic at a strip mall to the behemoth Scientology Center in Hollywood. A graphic designer at Capitol Records and a freelance artist, Lilak creates playful works, often drenched in irreverence.
LELO’s latest high-tech masturbation sleeve, the F1s, might look like a simple cylinder but that minimal design masks unmatched capabilities in the sex-tech sector. The handheld console itself provides intensity controls for its sonic waves, pleasure grooves on the silicone sleeve for additional sensation, and numerous performance sensors—but it also comes with a dedicated developer kit than enables tinkering and customization within the paired LELO SDK app. It’s all waterproof and the console can last up to two hours per charge.
Authored by multi-media artist Walt Cassidy (aka Waltpaper), New York: Club Kids proves to be a most comprehensive survey of the legendary antics of ’90s nightlife in NYC. Cassidy, a central figure in the subculture, saw firsthand the “artistic, fashion-conscious youth movement that crossed over into the public consciousness.” Though it includes rare photographs, this book is far more than an attempt at archiving an era that bubbled up from the underground; it also works to contextualize modern-day concepts that originated with the Club Kids: “reality television, self-branding, ‘influencers’ and the gender revolution.”
Part perverse, part playful, the art on this 100% cotton towel—from Paris-based Carne Bollente—is printed on just one side, so you can flip it over if you happen to be spending time with puritans. Sex-positive and a little silly, this delightfully colorful towel measures 130cm by 65cm. Price is in Euros.
Made with jojoba and soybean oils, this hand-poured candle is unlike most—it’s intended to be used as massage oil once melted down, thanks to a low burning temperature. Including amber, cedar leaf, lemongrass and more, it’s a delicately fragrant blend that’s also hydrating for the skin. Made in New York, it’s also vegan and cruelty-free.
Written by journalist and former West Coast editor of High Times, David Bienenstock, this guide to marijuana isn’t for rookies. Experts will enjoy the deep-dive into all things cannabis—from the plant’s lifecycle, customs, culture, recipes, travel tips and more. Not only super-informative, it’s also funny and compelling.
With 66% THC and 7% CBD, dosist’s Bliss formula is named so for good reason. Available in a pre-filled, recyclable vaporizer (with no battery required) this particular pen contains 200 doses at 2.25mg per dose. This uplifting strain is made up of 88% cannabinoids and 12% terpenes.
From the Tom of Finland store comes a collaboration between CDLP and Tom of Finland. Made from a super-soft blend of 95% lyocell (eco-friendly wood pulp) and 5% elastane, these briefs are available in four sizes. The blend is proven to be softer than silk and the shape is extra-comfortable for all shapes and sizes.
Designed by Solstice Studio, the super-sophisticated Nomad Travel Pipe is a compact evolution of the one-hitter. With a base forged from brass, it has a sliding aluminum top that contains the pipe and hides the chamber—in which about a half gram of cannabis can fit. Small enough to stow in a bag or clothing pocket, it also features a magnetic closure to keep everything in place when it’s not in use.
In a limited edition run of 50, Guy Overfelt has created near-exact replicas of Picasso’s ceramic work from the 1950s—and made them functioning bongs. This one, dubbed “Picasso,” was made in Jingdezhen in southern China—a region known for its porcelain production. Whether used as a bong, displayed as an objet d’art, or even a vase, it’s a playful take on an artwork originally made by a man notorious for having very little sense of humor.
Mister Green’s Greatest Hits Box Set is a guarantee for a pleasant and chill afternoon. All the essentials are included inside: from rolling papers and a rolling tray, to a roach clip, peace pin and grinder. Of course, greenery isn’t included.
Referencing a very specific character’s very specific invention from ’90s cult movie “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,” these Lady Fair rolling papers are functional with a side of fun. With 32 papers in each pack, these king-sized pink papers are made for legal herbal use only and offer “twice the taste in half the time, for the girl on the go.”
Socially responsible medical cannabis company Bloom Farms has partnered with Uncrate for a collaboration of epic proportions. First, there’s the striking black pen with gunmetal accents. It features an integrated ceramic heating element for clean vapor and a stainless steel enclosure. The oil is a 50/50 custom hybrid known as Calaveras—blending the creativity enhancing Jack Herer strain and the pain combatting ACDC strain. It’s refined, lab-tested and design forward.
Made with super-thin paper, Pure Beauty‘s pre-rolls are very discrete—appearing like a regular cigarette, save for the cheeky side-eye motif. Available in each of the brand’s signature strains, developed in California, each pack holds five .70g premium cannabis flower pre-rolls.
Emphasizing high-design and all-gender usage, Maude’s reminding consumers that safe sex can be elegant while exciting. With their Kit 7, they’ve paired a 100% soft-touch, three-speed silicone personal massaging “vibe” with ultra-thin lubricated latex condoms (easy to open) and their shine organic lubricant. It comes complete with a natural canvas travel pouch perfect to stow it all in.