CanDid Art owner and designer Candice Cox’s original designs appear on the brand’s Sunset Under The Rainbow Quilt, which doubles as hangable wall art. Measuring 45 by 50 inches, the 100% cotton quilt has been crafted by local Oakland, California artisans. On one side, eight half-circle motifs appear and on the reverse side, an orange backdrop plays host to a pattern of lines and dots. This “Grandma-worthy” quilt will arrive two to three weeks after ordering, and has been pre-washed.
Made to order in Brooklyn, Octave Jewelry’s pieces explore contrasting shapes, colors, textures and styles. Ope Omojola—founder and lead designer—hand-cuts every stone to suit its individual shape and character, and above all wants her jewelry to be worn and enjoyed. Inspired by the corona around the sun, Octave’s AURA Hoops feature a geometric Mother of Pearl stud above a blue and white asymmetric borosilicate glass circle. Striking but understated, these lovely earrings are lightweight for everyday wear.
Luxury gift wrapping brand UNWRP—founded by multi-disciplinary designer Ashley L Fouyolle—often collaborates with artists on limited edition iterations, but their Waves pattern is Fouyolle’s own. Sold in a set of three oversized, premium-weight sheets, the Waves gift wrap combines earth tones and vibrant pinks and blues. Each sheet measures 20 by 28 inches.
San Diego-based shop Arts-Rec offers an array of skateboarding essentials—from apparel and accessories to decks, wheels and hardware. Further, they stock a bunch of their own branded merchandise. One such item is this Boxing Coach Jacket, which is made from 100% water-resistant nylon taffeta (with a polyester liner), making it useful for strolls, rides in inclement weather and everything in-between. Designed for a relaxed fit, the jacket features two exterior pockets, an interior stash spot and a drawstring hem.
NorBlack NorWhite’s Square Shirt Dress may be billowy and comfortable, but the two- or three-color ombre viscose-satin elevates it above the humble “house dress.” Available in various bold, sophisticated hues, each dress is individually hand-dyed and comes in just one size. The brand was founded by Mriga Kapadiya and Amrit Kumar (both raised in Toronto) who moved to Bombay over a decade ago in order to explore their Indian roots. NorBlack NorWhite is now based in Delhi, where their production occurs in-house.
Made by Iowa-based Candice Luter, this Fringe Mirror exudes playful sophistication. Crafted from brass, fringing and an arch-shaped mirror, it’s part practical piece and part room accent. With options for mirror tints (standard, smoke or bronze) and fringe options (ivory, black, block color or even custom hues), there are plenty of options with one certain to enhance your current decor.
With variations shot in Japan, 16th arrondissement of Paris and San Marino on an iPhone, Sean Brown’s 500-piece puzzles capture the energy of their respective locations through the creative director, designer and photographer’s thoughtful lens. Each puzzle is composed of sturdy cardboard with both lamination and a glossy finish. It’s a transportive adventure from the comfort of a living room.
Taiwanese tea purveyor Us Two Tea, founded by Shanghai-born Maggie Ranmu Xue, directly sources leaves from three small family-owned farms—all of which they have strong relationships with. Each farm forgoes chemicals and pesticides and processes their tea leaves on-site through traditional practices. Us Two’s four-tea variety pack includes five bags each of BaoZhong Tea, Black Tea, Jasmine Tea and Oolong Tea. Each is packaged in sustainable, 100% corn-fiber tea sachets that can be brewed up to three times.
LA-based label No Sesso—meaning “no sex / no gender” in Italian—exists at the crux of fashion, art, culture and design, while challenging the traditional notions of each. Founded by Pierre Davis, the brand’s signature pieces include hand-embroidery and made-to-order knits. This hoodie (one of their more conventional offerings), intended for all genders and identities, has been embroidered with a swirly No Sesso logo on the front and the “Acid Smiley” on the sleeve.
From the first-ever Vietnamese bottled cold-brew coffee brand, Omni Bev—founded by first-generation Vietnamese-American entrepreneur Tammy Huynh—comes this six-pack of dairy-free Coconut Matcha Plant-Based Cold Brew Coffee. This delectable and delicately sweet beverage contains more than two times the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee. Omni Bev’s products are also sustainable and fair trade. For those who love the flavor as much as we do, the brand also offers subscriptions.
Latinx- and Black-owned CBD brand Xula produces a tincture meant to provide a sense of focus and relaxation all at once. Aptly called Ah!, the blend aids in bodily relaxation through a careful concoction of herbs, hemp, oils, and dried flowers. There’s 1000mg of CBD and 150mg of CBG present in the entire bottle, and doses includes 33mg and 5mg of each, respectively. Together, they tackle anxiety and muscle tension, while coconut-derived MCT oil helps with clarity. All of the included ingredients can also be studied in Xula’s ever-growing herbal index, a hub for medicinal research. To use, simply ingest half a dropper one to three times daily.
Made from fresh hot chili peppers, onions, ginger, lemon juice, horseradish, turmeric, mustard and apple cider vinegar, Shaquanda’s Hot Pepper Sauce first made its appearance at queer party Bushwig in 2013. When asked to perform as Shaquanda (the drag persona of Andre Springer), Springer said she would oblige if food could be part of the show. After her performance, Shaquanda handed out samples to the crowd, and the response was overwhelming. With no fillers or starches, the hot sauce (along with three other condiments) is super-flavorful.
The sibling to the Kaya 3-Piece Bowl Planter, this two-piece iteration—designed by Justina Blakeney for her LA-based company Jungalow—proves itself to be just as charming. Available in four colors and measuring seven inches tall, this ceramic piece provides space for drainage and can be mixed and matched with other versions. These planters offer a beautiful and sophisticated home for your plants.
Designed by Sheila Bridges (who has helmed an eponymous interior design studio since 1994), this gorgeous Harlem Toile wallpaper features images not seen on classic Toile de Jouy. Rather than European pastoral scenes, this version satirizes and celebrates stereotypes that Bridges says are “deeply woven into the African American experience.” Characters joyfully dance next to a boombox, shoot hoops, play Double Dutch, picnic and more—blending contemporary concepts with the centuries-old style. The wallpaper is 27 inches wide by five yards long, with a 30-inch repeat on the pattern. It’s available in 12 different colorways, but Bridges also offers custom versions at an extra cost.
Diaspora Co’s customizable trio offers an array of spices packaged in a pint-sized set. For your box, choose one of three from their rotating list. Right now, they’ve made their Pragati turmeric, Aranya pepper, Nandini coriander, Nagauri cumin, Kandhamal black mustard, Baraka cardamom and Sannam chillies available. All of their offerings are made in India and the company aims to foster more equitable and seasonal spice sales.
Founded by twin sisters Corianna and Brianna Dotson, Coco and Breezy makes bold sunglasses and spectacles from high-quality materials. The statement-making MOXI-102 shades provide 100% protection from UV rays within their tinted lenses, and their slightly rounded-square shape is equal parts sophisticated and playful. Available in three colorways, the MOXI frames feature a fully acetate frame and hybrid metal arms with tortoiseshell ends.