The brains behind Melbourne’s Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli, Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse have put out a second cookbook. Smith & Deli-cious: Food From Our Deli (That Happens to be Vegan) is an aptly named guide to all kinds of impressive and unexpected plant-based dishes. From shepherd’s pie to plakopsy, larb, brownies and more, the recipes evoke the warmth and comfort of home, but are concurrently super-inventive. With helpful guides to basics (like stock and sauces) and the Smith & Deli story (about a Fitzroy favorite with queues streaming out the door), it’s a comprehensive book that spans cuisines, cultures and flavors—and might even satisfy avid non-vegans.
Forged from heavyweight steel and wound tightly by glistening copper wire, this bottle opener from Hop Culture doesn’t look like your typical drinking tool. It’s simple, handmade, and far off from the garish ones people usually acquire. Further, the quality materials will age elegantly over time.
These walnut garden scissors feature blades made from heat-treated stainless steel. The inlaid walnut is smooth to the touch, and these scissors (which come in two sizes) are also ambidextrous—unlike so many others.
Recommended for kids ages six and up, this set is comprised of 21 pieces (one pond and two river pieces included) and lets anyone become a landscape architect. You can dream up the ideal park, create an innovative green space or replicate your favorite one, and the best part is you can change it whenever you like.
Between its pyramid shape and glossy golden color, this grater from W&P is certainly a bold kitchen accessory. Thankfully, it’s also functional—with an inverse pyramid handle and four shredding options. Made from plated stainless steel, it’s (of course) food safe, but should be washed by hand.
With a motif inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain, this bright plate has been hand-painted in Portugal. Measuring 11 inches in diameter, it’s safe for overs and microwaves—and there are matching bowls and salad plates available too.
Written by journalist and former West Coast editor of High Times, David Bienenstock, this guide to marijuana isn’t for rookies. Experts will enjoy the deep-dive into all things cannabis—from the plant’s lifecycle, customs, culture, recipes, travel tips and more. Not only super-informative, it’s also funny and compelling.
Oh, James candles are made from non-GMO, natural soy and feature a 100% cotton wick. The scents are formulated using natural fragrances and essential oils—all inspired by certain places. This one, called “In The Garden,” conjures up ripe tomatoes and fresh mint. The candle promises some 35 to 40 hours of burn-time—and a house scented like a fresh garden. Price is in Pounds.
This set of 15 two-toned crayons are a playful take on the traditional version, thanks to their octahedron shape, which features multiple points and edges to allow for endless combinations and textures. Kid Made Modern has, of course, ensured that these are non-toxic and small enough for learning hands.
Essentially a couple of excerpts from Broccoli‘s first issue, this set of eight Weed Ikebana postcards contains lush images of arrangements by Amy Merrick. Printed in Portland, OR on heavyweight eggshell art paper, these full-color cards are ideal for correspondence with your favorite 420-friendly art enthusiast.
A collaboration between weR2 and MarieBelle Chocolates New York, these dark chocolate bars look as good as they taste. Four different Donald Sultan-designed boxes represent each flavor—composed of rich 70% dark chocolate combined with either ginger, orange, almond or pistachio. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds from this weR2 product goes to the Foundation For The Carolinas, in response to the devastating effects of 2018’s Hurricane Florence.
Water-based and CBD-infused, this personal lubricant promotes sexual wellness and pleasure. The CBD oil boasts anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxing properties and also encourages blood flow. With no silicones, parabens, glycerins, the result is purely an increase in sensation.
Represent your favorite women-centric TV from the 1980s with these simple yet delightful Working Girls socks. With four show options—Designing Women, Golden Girls, Living Single and Murder She Wrote—you can channel and support your inner Charlene, Blanche, Maxine or Jessica. Made in the USA, these are screen-printed white on black and one size only.
With 100+ years of printed menu graphics, Menu Design in America is more than a design book—it’s a big slice of nostalgia. With plenty of information by design writer Steven Heller and culinary historian John Mariani, the pages offer a plethora of history surrounding the culinary and graphic arts. Whether the creations are classy, kitsch or somewhere between, they each add value to the rich catalogue.
Writer Katya Tylevich’s Barry McGee, which examines the beloved multidisciplinary artist, is the accompanying catalogue and essay from McGee’s show at Cheim & Read earlier this year. With sketches, photos and more, the 72-page book traces his delightfully uncategorizable work—and thankfully doesn’t attempt to explain it.
Geotic’s upcoming album Traversa, out on Ghostly on 19 October, will be pressed on limited edition translucent vinyl. The record promises to be beautiful (like all the ambient pop outfit’s music) and the vinyl accompaniment is packaged beautifully too—adorned with iridescent cover art and a geometric sleeve-liner.