Silk Harness Micro Pleated Shirt

$395

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Siying Qu and Haoran Li’s NYC-based clothing brand, Private Policy is intended for all genders, and often interweaves the founders’ Asian-American heritage with visually intriguing silhouettes. The Silk Harness Micro Pleated Shirt embodies this same union. Complete with a 100% silk chartreuse trim, the sage green top is fitted with Japanese pleats on a blend of breezy cotton and polyester blend.

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Mahjong Rubik’s Cube

$12

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NYC’s Chop Suey Club blends two tile-based strategy games, Mahjong and the Rubik’s Cube, to create a fun hybrid version. Using the pieces of the ancient Chinese game, Chop Suey Club’s inventive cube replaces the typical colors and ensures buttery-smooth rotations.

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Stardust and Honey Silk Scarf

$120

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Honey Dijon’s partnership with Etsy, for an installment of the Creator Collaborations series, manifests as a gorgeous collection of apparel, accessories, home decor, art and more from 10 makers on the platform. Each piece has been selected by the artist who chose products that connected with her love and appreciation for queer culture of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Our pick is the Stardust and Honey silk scarf from Washington DC-based All Very Goods—founded by Ama Schulman. With Schulman’s design on the 36-inch by 36-inch 100% silk scarf, the accessory features a hand-stitched rolled hem.

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Part of YOWIE’s five-year anniversary collection, this denim hat has been made by Holsol—a shop and studio founded by Suldano Abdiruhman, Bokeum Jeon and Eloise Parisi. Handmade in their West Philadelphia location, the lined hat has a 23-inch diameter.

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Recycled PVC Basket

$109

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From South African brand Mo’s Crib, this basket looks like wicker, but it’s more durable, as it’s woven from recycled PVC. Whether used indoors or outdoors, as a container (for towels, toys or beyond) or as a planter, it’s a weather-resistant product that’s as tough as a plastic tub but much prettier. Available in five colorways and measuring 22 by 15 by 16 inches, it’s handmade—like all the brand’s offerings.

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Published by Montreal-based Anteism, the limited edition MOKO MOKO DOKI DOKI by Misaki Kawai is both a book and an artwork. Every one of the 108 copies available (18 in each color—yellow, green, blue, red, pink or white) has a handmade fur cover. With images from the multidisciplinary artist’s fourth solo show at The Hole, this saddle-stitch bound book provides inspiration and off-kilter escapism.

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Bed-Stuy’s BLK MKT Vintage—founded by Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart—specializes in second-hand delights from magazines to buttons, but this Juneteenth T-shirt is one of their own, new products. Commemorating and celebrating the holiday (the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas, but also the emancipation of enslaved African people across the country), this shirt has been hand-printed in Philadelphia. Available in size XS to 5XL.

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Lewes, UK-based artists (and sisters), Liv and Dom Cave-Sutherland make a number of lovely stoneware candlesticks—each one hand-built and hand-glazed, with no cast or moulds used. Selene, the goddess of the moon, inspired the the Luna iteration. Standing about 19cm (7.5 inches) tall, the piece is perfectly functional, but looks glorious even when not in use. Price is in Pounds.

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Franny Choi explores queerness, femininity, identity and autonomy as an Asian American woman in Soft Science, a book of poems that often center on futurism and technology in a remarkably human manner. While cyborgs feature as a vehicle for otherness, Choi also uses them in many other nuanced ways. Rhythmic and melodic, her poems enthrall readers.

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The “Magician” Satin Scarf

$125

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Oakland-based artist Yétundé Olagbaju has printed some of her glorious work onto square 35-inch satin scarves that can be worn or hung on a wall. Her “Magician” scarf features symbolism for the four elements, but in Olagbaju’s distinct, beautiful style—as a swan, a Yoruba bust, a fan and a vase. The black and white piece also has vines, candles, stars and shells printed on it.

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Capitulescence Earrings

$148,000

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Korean jewelry brand Cold Frame creates gold and silver accessories that balance classic style with avant-garde, off-kilter design. The Capitulescence Earrings are inspired by fallen flower petals, with organic, abstract shapes balanced by a neat silver rod. They are made in Seoul from sterling silver, so they won’t lose their color and can be polished from time to time for extra shine. Price is in South Korean won.

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Jessica Tse’s NOTTE Jewelry joyfully embraces the early 2000s without appearing entirely retro. The brand recently brought back one of their favorite designs, the Bloom Bloom earrings. The chunky hoops feature a diamond-cut flower charm and are tarnish-resistant gold-plated. Made by hand, they are available as singles or in pairs.

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The Kitchen Without Borders Cookbook

$25

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From Eat Offbeat, The Kitchen Without Borders is part cookbook, part story book. With recipes by refugees and asylees from Syria, Sri Lanka, Iran, Eritrea, Venezuela and beyond, who relocated to NYC and became chefs at Eat Offbeat, the book contains diverse and delicious dishes. From fattoush to stuffed momos, the recipes will thrill home cooks. Much more than a list of ingredients and a method, the book profiles each chef. The overall result is imbued with tales of memories, places, family and identity.

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Amber Dragon Candle

$65

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From Yueqi Qi’s eponymous brand (which is a celebration of Chinese romance and “an ode to Kaiping,” the city in southern China where she spent much of her childhood), this signature scented dragon candle routinely sells out. Combining traditionally Eastern and Western design styles, the unconventional cuboid-shaped candle is engraved on four sides. Scented with white tea, it’s made with vegetable wax.

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Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be

$65

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This stunning 600-page monograph, Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be, comprises 700 works on paper by the artist from 1992 to 2020, most of which are being published for the first time as they’ve been in Walker’s private archive. Handwritten notes, typed index cards, sketches and journal entries provide readers with intimate insight on the art. Aptly, Walker provides the foreword. Designed by Gavillet & Cie, the cloth-bound book features essays by the deputy director of the Kunstmuseum Basel, Anita Haldemann; curator and cultural historian, Maurice Berger; and artist and critic, Aria Dean. The book has been published to accompany Walker’s exhibition, also called A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be. 

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“Bronx Baldwin” Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

$87

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Ghetto Gastro’s “Bronx Baldwin” long-sleeve T-shirt, featuring a portrait of James Baldwin, is part of a collection that honors some of the legends educated at the Bronx’s DeWitt Clinton High School. Initially released last year, the shirt—which was designed by New Studio—has been made for all genders and comes in size small to XXL.

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