Available in three flavors—original, salt and vinegar, and BBQ—Flock Foods’ gluten- and dairy-free chicken chips contain more protein than potato chips. Made from 100% premium chicken skins and sea salt (and fried in soybean oil), these simple but irresistible chips come in packs of eight single-serve bags.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning senior art critic for New York Magazine (and social media user extraordinaire), Jerry Saltz, How to Be an Artist dispenses practical wisdom, inspiration, humor and honesty to nourish the artist in all of us. For those already taken by Saltz’s passionate criticism and witty storytelling—as well as those looking to persevere in creative professions—the book will prove to be a beautiful resource.
By Kenny Gould, The Brewing Cloud deviates from the beer writer’s typical reportage (which he does for the magazine he founded, Hop Culture) in favor of fiction. Using an imaginary “floating city where everyone is involved in some aspect of the beer industry” as the foundation for stories like “The Rat Problem” and “Vampire Brewing,” Gould spins tales of love, luck and more. Gould’s pieces are brief, witty and celebrate the beloved beverage.
To limit single-use plastic, the brand by Humankind delivers their rich, concentrated hand soap—which comes in tea tree, grapefruit or lavender—with an accompanying bacteria- and mold-resistant dish. Your first order will arrive with both products, but those that follow include just the soap. by Humankind’s cold-processed and cured cubes contain a higher amount of glycerin (the moisturizing agent in soap) and boast a greater density, making them longer lasting.
Available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC and Steam, the doodle-like adventure game PIKUNIKU challenges users—who appear as a blob with telescopic legs—with puzzles and tasks in single or local co-op player modes. The game relies on a storybook-like plot line with mini games hidden within the larger mission and plenty of underlying relationships and Easter eggs to uncover—from “a deep state conspiracy” to a “fun little revolution.” Intended for kids and adults, PIKUNIKU is a well-developed game that’s both accessible and addictive. Watch the game’s trailer here.
Available in three skin tones, Nuditone bandages offer more diversity in hue than the widely available versions. Rooted in the belief that “nude is a conceptual color that should suit all skin tones,” the Swedish brand makes light, medium and dark adhesive matte-finish bandages that come in packages of 20—with two sizes inside. There’s also a multipack edition that accounts for all three tones currently available.
Crafted by Marfa, Texas-based Marfa Brands for Joshua Tree, California-based Wonder Valley, the Two Deserts Soap honors two high deserts—a distinction made for dry terrain at or above 2,000 feet elevation. Wonder Valley’s lush olive oil acts as the foundation for the soap composed of palo santo, juniper, cedar, eucalyptus, ginger and a natural smoke tinge. Free from synthetic dyes and foaming agents, this all-purpose and all-natural cleanser comes in packaging designed by LA-based artist John Zabawa.
From Method’s Women in Design Limited Edition Collection, made in partnership with the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, this Orange Slice Foaming Hand Wash pairs refreshing citrus scents with a sunny pattern from Barbara White. The artist’s “Cosmic Waves,” from which the soap vessel print was drawn, is a part of Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection. The collection also features the work of Marguerita Mergentime and Ilonka Karasz.
Written by music critic Will Hermes, Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever explores the years in the mid-1970s when NYC was failing as a city, but punk, hip-hop, disco, salsa and jazz were thriving from block to block, borough to borough. Beginning with New Year’s Day in 1973 and ending with New Year’s Eve in 1977, the book is encyclopedic and detailed, and tells the fairytale of various music scenes and the fascinating ways they oftentimes converged in a city that was, in many ways, divided.
by Humankind’s all-natural mouthwash tablets (made from baking soda, tartaric acid, sodium benzoate, menthol, and thymol) now come in a travel-size iteration with a reusable container made for use while on the go. The durable glass cup makes standardized dilution simple, while the silicone tablet holder sits snugly on top. Removing single-use plastic from the ritual, by Humankind also ships tablet refills in 100% compostable pouches.
More than a collection of personal essays, Little Weirds, by actress, comedian and author Jenny Slate, offers memoir-like intimacy and impossible-to-categorize insight. From moments of vulnerability to acts of eccentricity, Slate encourages readers not only to read but to play along as the planet goes about its strange business.
Written by acclaimed author and activist Olga Tokarczuk and beautifully translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead blends a whodunit murder mystery with William Blake’s poetry, astrology, nature, gender and power. The confounding and dazzling tale centers on Janina Duszejko—its 60-something protagonist—and portrays a small, rural Polish town, but expands far beyond; becoming a kind of fairytale about humans and their innate capacity for cruelty. First published in 2009, the book was translated a decade later, the same year Tokarczuk won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
With a design reminiscent of the classic smiley face carryout bag, Baggu’s Thank You tote differs from the now-banned plastic version in that it can be used over and over again. Composed of 100% ripstop nylon (of which 40% is sourced from pre-consumer waste), the bag holds up to 50 pounds and can be folded up flat inside a five-inch pouch. Perfect for lugging groceries, this bag can also be machine-washed.
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.