Packed with everything needed to tie-dye your preferred garment, FAO Schwarz’s ultimate set comes with 18 colored dyes, six pairs of protective gloves, a plastic tablecloth, rubber bands, and a bag to store it all in. Whether you’re a first-timer looking to experiment or a seasoned veteran working to perfect a specific pattern, opportunity for creativity abounds with this kit.
To play upon the debate over how to pronounce GIF—with either a hard G or soft G—peanut butter brand Jif has partnered with the search engine GIPHY on a clever, collaborative product. Their limited-edition jar features a double-sided JIF/GIF label and holds about 34 servings of peanut butter. In a joint proclamation, they declare that “A GIF is a looping animation. A Jif is a jar of peanut butter. If you’ve ever called a GIF a Jif… we forgive you.”
Lomography’s preloaded “disposable” camera looks and functions like a simple, convenience store option—and can fit in a pocket, too—but it produces better and arguably more interesting photos. With LomoChrome Metropolis ISO 100-400 film inside, shots will tend toward the grungier and more contrasty end of the analog spectrum. Once you’re finished with this film pack, the camera can be refilled with any of Lomography’s 35mm options. To develop your shots, turn the roll in to any photo lab.
Travel and food magazine Fifty Grande addresses the various scenes—both small and large in scale—across the US, encouraging readers to enjoy the nation’s domestic and culinary grandeur. For its first issue, the focus lies on hometowns. But, to introduce readers to the magazine’s particular lens, it all begins with a thesis statement of sorts: “How do you begin a fresh exploration of the United States in 2020? It’s home to 328 million residents in 3.8 million square miles…It’s also an idea as much as it is anything else: A better way of life, achieved through democracy, liberty and opportunity. Exploring the country is all of this: people, places, ideas and more, across all 50 states.” From Boston and Chicago to New York and Houston, cities are explored with a particular intimacy and care for conveying their complexity. Editor and founder Chris M Walsh guides the collective force’s debut, but allows for it to bound off the page, much like those beloved food magazines that are now bygone.
Made from bamboo, bio-based packaging, and a water-based cleaning solution, DFNS compostable sneaker wipes can buff off stains, spills, scuffs and dust from leather and vinyl sneakers. With just a few wipes, troublesome spots disappear and leave sneakers clean and even disinfected—as bamboo has natural antibacterial properties. Plus, the Amsterdam-based company employs factories powered by wind to produce each package. Available in packs of 30.
Shaped like a Japanese Dango dumpling, these ceramic Daruma wishing dolls are made by Manchester-based artist Amy Victoria Marsh. Available in two sizes, each doll is crafted from stoneware clay and comes with an instruction card for use. As with the traditional Daruma, users think of a goal or wish and color in the doll’s left eye and, once the goal has been achieved, they color in the right. Price is in Pounds.
Made with high-quality shade-grown, stone-milled Japanese matcha and Belgian white chocolate, Kettl’s Matcha Chocolate boasts complex flavors and aromas. There are 2.5 servings of matcha in each bar, which contributes to the chocolate’s rich green coloration, too. It’s available individually or in a box of six.
This limited edition release of Dan Deacon’s Mystic Familiar album comes on silver vinyl, and with a double-sided poster featuring the record’s cover art by Cristina Daura. As for the music itself, these tracks are unmistakably Dan Deacon: from songs that are dizzyingly buoyant, to those that are unbridled in their energy, chaos and joy. Experimental but accessible, the Baltimore-based artist’s latest album will thrill fans and those new to his music alike.
Fine art animal photographer Kristopher Rutherford has made six of his kangaroo portraits available for purchase—between $10 and $60—with all proceeds going to WIRES, the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service. Rutherford took the images at a Texas zoo one year ago. He captured their tender nature through incredible details.
Amy Hempel’s fifth collection of short fiction, Sing To It: New Stories, is the first in a decade from the beloved writer. Made up of vignettes, the book includes 15 stories that tackle themes including loneliness, truth and guilt. As ever, Hempel’s prose is somewhat minimal but concurrently undeniably rich.
Made from raw and wild plant ingredients, these breu resin incense sticks last for 50 minutes each, but are effective enough to burn a little at a time. Available with different botanical options blended in, our favorite is Palo Santo. The combination offers healing, cleansing and protective qualities with a scent that invokes Southwest US vibes. They come in a set of nine.
Made to relieve congestion and illness-related aches and pains, C.O. Bigelow’s herbal soak is packed with willow bark, ginger, eucalyptus and peppermint—a combination that boosts the immune system and clears sinuses. Simply add four to six capfuls to bathwater and settle in. Made with all-natural ingredients, this soak is especially soothing in the colder months.
Product build-up and extra dryness can plague the scalp in colder months. Kyn’s scalp scrub—made with coconut-derived Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, charcoal powder and various essential oils—doesn’t necessarily foam like regular shampoo, but with a little elbow grease, will deep clean your scalp. With a very faint scent, this sulphate-free potion detoxifies and exfoliates, and helps your scalp remove build-up, produce fewer flakes, and remain healthier overall.
Made using just three ingredients—aloe, South American soap bark extract and coconut-based cleanser—this dishwashing block from Well Earth Goods is designed to reduce plastic and packaging waste in the kitchen. The soap is crafted to cut through grease and grime, as well as sanitize food-stained surfaces. It can also be used on stains in fabrics (from apparel to carpets) and thanks to the infused aloe, it’s gentle on skin.
Made from BPA-free, food-safe plastic, Toothpaste 2 Go addresses packaging waste and forgetfulness. The kit includes a flight-approved vessel for toothpaste and a transfer mechanism to get some from your current at-home tube into the travel-sized iteration. Since the mechanism also works in reverse order, when you return home you’re able to transfer unused toothpaste back into its original packaging.
To meet the liquid needs of each year’s holidays and special occasions, acclaimed spirits author Aaron Goldfarb’s latest book, Gather Around Cocktails, provides recipes for parties from two to 200 people. Once again, Goldfarb distills the essence of his subject matter to its most useful and provides celebratory substance that all can enjoy. Be it Derby Day, Friendsgiving or a Groundhog Day get-together, Goldfarb’s got a signature drink recipe that all will appreciate.