With jammy fig notes at its heart (introduced by creamy coconut and underscored by lush sandalwood), Siblings’ Scent No 09 DIY Candle Kit arrives as wax in a pouch. Owners then microwave the contents and pour it into their favorite vessel—adding the included wick last. From 23 November to 4 December, Siblings will donate one tree for every candle sold, through One Tree Planted—in an effort to restore California forests damaged by recent wildfires.
With 20% of the proceeds from its sale donated to the Central Emergency Response Fund (a humanitarian unit established by the United Nations), this Nothing Lasts Forever/CORONA Soap by artist Nir Hod works double duty. The NYC-based artist collaborated with Prospect on the limited edition product, which is intended to create a simple, “magic moment” that users can appreciate every day.
From Made In cookware, with contributions from 17 award-winning chefs, comes the unique cookbook Family Meal Volume 1. Within, one finds 15 original recipes to try at home—imagined by the likes of Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert, Melissa Perello and more. Additionally, 100% of the proceeds from this cookbook benefit the non-profit Future Chefs, which provides teens opportunities in the culinary world.
Cheerful yellow is just one of the playful hues Flower by Edie Parker’s tamping sticks come in. Made in the USA, the 100% acrylic accessory—used for packing down a joint or bowl—also comes in coral red, purple, blue and pale pink. Easy to clean, it measures under an inch in width and five inches long.
From sexual wellness brand maude, this Hydrating Coconut Milk Bath infuses tub water with minerals (like magnesium, potassium and zinc) to aid in relaxation. Made with Dead Sea salt, baking soda and dehydrated coconut milk, the blend also promotes circulation and detoxification. After soaking for 20 minutes, your mind and body should feel both fresh and nourished.
Appearing more scientific than spiritual, Margate, UK-based Haeckels’ incense burner features a brass bottom plate under a lab-like glass flask. Placing the flask onto the plate when an incense cone is lit will amplify the scent and push a puff of smoke up through the neck and out the top. (Doing so will also extinguish the flame, so be certain you’re finished before placing it.) Price is in Pounds.
Bright Endeavors’ candles are proudly made in Chicago by young mothers enrolled in a paid job training program. (They also receive 100% of the proceeds from each sale.) Available in four distinct scents—Amber + Tonka Bean, Cardamom + Clove, Juniper Berry + Fir and Pomegranate + Champagne—each hand-poured soy candle comes in a minimal glass vessel. Available in four-ounce (20-hour burn time) or 16-ounce (55-hour burn time) iterations, each one is made using phthalate-free fragrance.
NOTTE Jewelry’s Make You Smile collection—composed of necklaces, bracelets and earrings—was conjured as a response to the current pandemic, with 50% of the proceeds from all sales donated to Food Bank For New York City. Helmed by Jessica Tse, the brand produces playful accessories that combine costume elements with pearls, semi-precious stones and unexpected materials. These Make You Smile Rainbow earrings come as singles (but are also available in pairs) comprising a gold-plated hoop or stud, rainbow smiley face bead and a freshwater pearl.
With art by Lauren Matrka alongside the powerful “free them all” message, these T-shirts do more than make a statement. All proceeds from the sale of this shirt go to Malcolm’s Freedom Fund in order to raise bail for a young man being held pre-trial in NYC. Available from XS to 4XL, the shirt comes in pink or white and has been crafted from 100% cotton. Of course, you can donate to this and other bail funds all over the country any time without buying a product.
From Brainfeeder—the record label founded by Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) back in 2008—these socks are covered with Thundercat’s logo, a twist on the original Thundercats version. In true Thundercat (aka Stephen Lee Bruner) style, the socks dazzle thanks to glittery lurex fabric. Available in one size and in gold or pink, they are perfect for late-night lounge room dance parties.
Poet Louise Glück—the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature in 27 years—has 12 extraordinary books to her name. One of our favorites, The Seven Ages, proves to be perhaps her most audacious. The 44 poems within explore memory and dreams while facing potential futures and death. Beautiful and at times sardonic, Glück’s words remind readers of the boundlessness of writing.
Helmed by MI Leggett—an NYC-based, non-binary artist—Official Rebrand exists at the crux of art, fashion and sustainability. Leggett creates new garments, accessories and sculptures from unwanted and discarded materials. Super-practical and visually appealing, their face masks come in various iterations. Some have elastic loops, while others incorporate long ties; but all come with a bendable nose wire for a snug and comfortable fit. Inside, there’s a pocket for filters. Each mask is made from 100% cotton and sewn with polyester thread, and while the fabrics have been washed, it’s suggested to wash them again before use. (Be sure to check out Official Rebrand’s “angels have no gender but lots of sex” T-shirts and tanks.)
From English cook and food writer Nigel Slater comes Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter, the second of a pair of recipe books based on the seasons. Each dish (all of which are vegetarian) included within the 320 pages promises to be straightforward and with a firm focus on fresh, seasonal produce. With easy-to-find ingredients and minimal steps, these approachable recipes include cabbage with berbere spice and breadcrumbs, fregola with greens and pecorino, and fennel with cream and pine nuts. Most dishes incorporate dairy, however, so vegans might need to get creative when switching out ingredients.
Housed in a more design-forward vessel than most hand sanitizers, love dirty’s formula also proves elevated. With 62% alcohol, the sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs but that astringent ingredient’s drying effects are counter-acted with moisturizers and humectants. The resulting effect isn’t sticky or greasy, making this formula ideal for those who want to nourish and not just sanitize. Made to encourage microbiome balance (promoting good bacteria and helping to limit bad bacteria) the sanitizer launched pre-pandemic, is cruelty-free, vegan and boasts a super-light floral fragrance. Larger pump dispensers are also available.
Developed with vinyl enthusiasts, collectors and DJs, UK-based Near Mint’s vinyl cleaning solution effectively cleans records without leaving residue. The solution is a special blend for vinyl (though not suitable for acetates or shellacs)—and its success hinges on a meticulous purified chemical balance within. Price is in Pounds.
Tenured interdisciplinary cannabis entrepreneur Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey authored The Art of Weed Butter—part guidebook, part memoir, and entirely an advocate for the thoughtful use of cannabis and cannabutter. With recipes for 35 edibles, Aggrey’s book delves into infusion techniques and the optimal way to transfer THC from cannabis. It also addresses the racist, social justice failures that have plagued decades of marijuana policing.