Bocce’s Bakery makes small-batch dog treats using locally sourced, 100% natural ingredients. Founder, Andrea Tovar, decided to make healthier snacks after reevaluating her dog Bocce’s health and diet; finding that the preservative-plagued treats she had been giving him weren’t helping with his weight problem. These new Bedtime Tea treats are made from banana, lavender, vanilla and oats—and ensure pooches (and pet parents) rest easy.
From unlikely infusions to at-home blending, author and whiskey expert Aaron Goldfarb has accumulated numerous tips and tricks for furthering one’s relationship with the popular tipple. The best of the best appear in Goldfarb’s latest book, “Hacking Whiskey,” in the form of recipes, experiments, advice and tips. As ever-more consumers flock to bourbon, rye, scotch and beyond, Goldfarb’s guidance makes consumption all the more personal—and extra exciting.
Drive Coffee’s newest blend, Trophy, is inspired by the rally races in chase of the Camel Trophy. The races tasked drivers with surmounting the terrain of places like the Mongolian Desert, Sumatra, and Sulawesithe latter two are also where the beans in this blend are sourced from. Each variety in Drive’s collection comes in a signature gas can and tells the story of an akin vehicle or moment in racing history.
Nespresso pods have been subject to scrutiny for their impact on the environment because they can’t be recycled in a traditional manner. (Facilities cannot accommodate items that small or any containing food remnants.) But Volcano is now making Nespresso-compatible pods that are 100% biodegradable and fully compostable—and the coffee inside is just as good. Price is in British Pounds.
Made from plant-based cellulose acetate, this round comb from Poketo fits neatly into a pocket or small clutch, for all your on-the-move grooming needs. With sturdy, wide teeth, it can tame almost all tresses. Plus, the black and blue pattern is sophisticated enough to make pulling it out on the subway (or anywhere else) far from embarrassing.
From Serena Williams to Marlene Dietrich and Virginia Woolf, 60 powerful women provide the inspiration for cocktail recipes in Jennifer Croll’s cocktail book “Free The Tipple.” Including vivid illustrations from NYC-based artist Kelly Shami, the book truly celebrates icons across many disciplines. And Croll does a superb job of tying the drinks’ ingredients back to the inspiration, whether it’s the use of earthly components (like beets) for Marina Abramović or champagne for Coco Chanel.
In original and spicy chipotle flavors, CORE + RIND’s two cheesy cashew sauces offer a 100% vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and plant-based topping alternative. Both are rich and creamy, and complement savory dishes. Further, all feature whole ingredients and pack plenty of nutrients.
This mesh tote bag—complete with rainbow strap—is made by UO in collaboration with GLSEN, an organization that’s aiming to create more LGBTQ-inclusive schools. With a mission that benefits both children and teens, the group was founded by a small team of teachers 25 years ago. UO will be donating $10 from the sale of each tote directly to GLSTEN in celebration and support of Pride.
Graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu grew up idolizing mostly men, but it was—as she found out—not because there were few women role models for her, but just less visibility. Through plenty of wit, charm and inspiration, Bagieu’s “Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World” shows young people (and those who need a reminder) that there are and were plenty of inspiring women doing brave and significant things all over the world. From Naziq al-Abid to Nellie Bly, Mae Jemison, Josephine Baker and others, these women provide hope and motivation—perhaps at a time we need it most.
Right to the point, Poketo’s colorful “As I Am” lapel pin is made to celebrate you as you are. Plus, for the month of June, 50% of the proceeds from sales with go directly to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which offers the community support regarding health, housing, social services, education, leadership, advocacy and more. Last month the organization opened their 3,000-square-foot Trans Wellness Center—which is the result of six different local organizations joining forces.
Celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ community (as they do every year) Levi’s has released their 2018 Pride Collection, and our pick from it is the two-pack of striped socks. Made from 77% cotton, they have plenty of stretch and feature the all-familiar and cheerful rainbow flag colors.
From the mind of SF-based artist Brion Nuda Rosch, this second edition of the Fluxus coloring book (based on the art movement of the same name) features 12 new designs for readers to scribble, sketch and color in—or leave as is. The minimal but thoughtful 12-page zine is more or an “anti-coloring book” with lots of white space and just a few abstract shapes scattered throughout. Certainly an activity book for those with creative minds.
Made with all-natural water lily seeds, organic extra virgin coconut oil, nutritional yeast, sea salt and paprika, Lily Puffs taste like a healthier version of cheese puffs—but with no actual cheese. With no sugar, these are a crunchy snack that satisfy, without any guilt. (Price is for six one-ounce packs.)
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.”
Handmade in New Jersey, these “Die Mosquitoes” citronella candles offer some dark humor and retro styling along with their practicality. Made from 100% soy wax, each will burn for around 80 hours, so most summertime grilling and picnics should be bug-free.
Available for pre-order now, the Selby’s Box of Wonders contains 12 cards and envelopes illustrated with all kinds of bits and pieces—from aliens to tombstones, ramen noodles and more. Along with the watercolor pictures on the cards, there are two sticker sheets with some of the same imagery. Nothing is quite as touching as receiving a hand-written note, and this is a cute little box that may motivate you in your correspondence.
Perfect for anybody suffering short-term from a case of the Mondays (or a long-term case of being a curmudgeon), No Fun Press has just released a pair of socks that tell it like it is. Made from 100% pima cotton and woven in California, the white socks are emblazoned with “No Fun” at the top and toe.
Kiva Confections’ sugar-free Moroccan mints blend peppermint and a tad of Tahitian vanilla with California-grown cannabis. The precise 2.5mg micro-dosage per mint allows users substantial control over their experience. And, with the addition of green tea matcha, these refresh the spirit as much as the breath. Right now, this product is only available in California.
From staying up late, drinking heavily, popping melatonin, sipping chamomile tea and more—there are countless theories on how to avoid jet lag. But this Jetlag First Aid (made from avenia sativa, ginko bilboa, skullcap and more) is a plant-based formulation made to reset and refresh circadian balance. It also relaxes the body, so even if you can’t sleep, you’ll feel rested.
Made for keeping your pre-rolled joints fresh and tidy (as well as discreet) this unassuming silver keychain is essentially a lidded, hollow tube. With a gold tip, and measuring just over three inches long, it’s a sophisticated accessory for on-the-move tokers and subtle enough to keep prying eyes to a minimum.
Available in 30, 15 and three minute sizes, HAY’s “Time” hourglass collection modernizes a unique nostalgic character. Made with glass and colored sand, the organic-shaped time-telling devices come in various colors—nude, petrol, grass green, and burnt orange—that are reminiscent of mid-century modern palettes.
For those who really miss their pets when on vacation (or even just at work for the day), DivvyUp offers a way to bring your dog, cat or bird with you everywhere you go by incorporating their pretty little faces onto a pair of custom socks. Their very cute, very kitsch personalized socks have an added feel-good factor too—with every pair purchased, a set is given to those in need.
Author of the excellent essay collection “The Empathy Exams,” Leslie Jamison has written a book that’s part memoir, part literary criticism and part cultural history study in “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath” (out next week, but available for pre-order now). The story proves that our understanding of addiction is narrow, and that the road to recovery can be as tumultuous (if not more) than the dramatic throes of addiction itself.
Available in three colorways, Sunnylife’s beach pillow makes reading (or snoozing) outdoors comfier. The cover is a heavy 100% combed cotton, while the insert is inflatable and waterproof. Measuring 16 by nine inches, it has a soft velour feel and is appropriate for people aged 12 and up.