With 100% of the proceeds from sales donated to the Anotherwild Fund—a grant for BIPOC LGBTQ+ independent makers—this colorful mug offers double the positivity. Emblazoned with “Radical Lovers Forever” in all the hues of Daniel Quasar’s Pride flag—which incorporates black and brown stripes to represent People of Color, along with the pink, white and blue of the trans pride flag—this cute ceramic cup is microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
This eight-foot-long fairytale puzzle lets a group of players craft their own story from 20 inter-changable pieces, printed on both sides. Imagined by author Anne Laval and released by the Laurence King publishing house, each Story Box includes colorful fairytale characters, scenes and scenarios. The collaborative game taps into imagination and emphasizes the importance of storytelling.
Passion Purpose Profit: Sidestep the #hustle and build a business you love by My Daily Business Coach founder Fiona Killackey offers essential information for small business owners who seek to scale while keeping their mental and financial balance intact. From advice on how to cement your initial idea to insight into how to hire employees that share your passion, Killackey conveys knowledge informed by decades of experience coaching, teaching and working with clients like Audible, Australia Post, Etsy, and Porsche. Full disclosure: our founder, Josh Rubin, is profiled in this book.
An eco-friendly alternative to plastic, EQUO’s Sugarcane straws prove themselves to be robust compared with many other options that disintegrate after becoming soggy. Available in two-packs of 50 straws each, the sweet-smelling (yet flavor-free) straws are made from small-farm-sourced sugarcane harvested through sustainability initiatives in Ben Tre, Vietnam. They are 100% compostable and biodegradable and are chemical- and coating-free. EQUO straws are available now through Crowd Ox, a crowdfunding platform for products that are already in production.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, The Knife (aka Karin and Olof Dreijer) are releasing a series of remixes and reissues. Included in the collection is LIVE AT TERMINAL 5, recorded at the NYC venue 30 April and 1 May in 2014. Available as WAV, MP3, CD and vinyl (the latter two also with a DVD of the performance), the 13-track album includes dynamic versions of “Pass This On,” “Without You My Life Would Be Boring” and “Silent Shout.”
With contributions from Cypress Hill members B-Real, Sen Dog and Eric “Bobo” Correa, FITZ Games’ HotBox card game prompts players to uncover comedy gold with each flip of a card. Dares and challenges populate the game, too, which comes with 420 cards per deck. From “take a shot of ranch” to “FaceTime your ex,” the weed-powered card game is still wildly fun when played with friends over Zoom. Cypress Hill also produced an extension pack for the game, available for $13, that pertains to their music.
Bulbous and bright, these glossy mini vases from Rituals and Ceremony (founded by Sarah Williams and located in NYC’s Crown Heights) add a splash of color to any room. Standing just under five inches tall, they come in six colors that look especially cheerful when mixed and matched. These porcelain vessels are also available in matte pastel hues for those seeking a softer touch.
Founded by Kristen Noel Crawley and beloved for its lip masks, KNC Beauty also has two rich lip balms available. In mint or rose, these balms are vegan and entirely free of parabens, PEG, D-5, preservatives and petroleum, meaning they are packed with natural essential fatty acids and oils. The intended result is super-hydrated lips that feel smooth and plump.
The Gentle Matter Daily Moisture cleanser from skincare brand KLUR (founded by Lesley Thornton) proves both effective and mild enough for regular use on sensitive skin. Green tea, antioxidants, and organic botanicals comprise the formula’s foundation, while a mix of vitamins and coconut milk offer extra nourishment. The solution is organic, wild-crafted, plant-based, and SLS- and fragrance-free. This everyday cleanser—like all KLUR products—is based on Thornton’s mission for clean, healthy, inclusive, and ethical skincare.
Veles’ all-surface cleaner uses food waste-derived water as its base. Dubbed “resource negative,” this cleaner also employs an alcohol—a naturally occurring ethanol formed from fermentation. Its other ingredients also adhere to the brand’s eco-friendly mission, and ultimately reduce the footprint of its user. Safe for ceramics, glass, fiberglass, chrome, painted metal, stainless steel, plastic and acrylic, the cleaner should be patch-tested for marble, wood and laminate surfaces. The aluminum bottle can be reused over and over; the brand also sells 32-ounce refills.
Featuring Kewpie doll characters and a police car engulfed in flames, this print from Tiny Splendor makes a powerful statement. The three subjects carry a molotov cocktail, a crowbar and a banner stating “Lives over property”—an important message now, and always. All profits from sales of the print will be donated to Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and People’s Breakfast Oakland.
For every one of these bandana masks sold, RE/DONE will donate five to frontline workers across the USA. Available in nine colorways, they are crafted from upcycled bandana fabric and include a cotton lining on the back (or face) side. Washable and reusable, the shades and patterns will differ due to the repurposed and reconstructed fabric. The brand also has denim options and kids’ sizes in different patterns.
An inclusive development of the rainbow Pride flag that incorporates the necessary representation of queer people of color and transgender individuals, Daniel Quasar’s “Progress” initiative pin more accurately reflects the LGBTQ+ community. Each 11-color enamel pin is produced by hand in antique silver. 25% of the profits from Quasar’s “Progress Initiative” items, like this enamel pin, get allocated to a quarterly donation to a charity that supports the queer community; currently it is The Living Room.
These black and white ribbed crew socks—made in LA by Tuesday Bassen— plainly celebrate what the brand calls the only sports worth watching: women’s. Soft, thick and comfy, the socks are made in one size for all genders.
Composed of BPA-free plastic drawn entirely from recycled milk jugs, WallyGro’s Wally Eco Vertical Garden Wall Planter mounts to walls with an easy-to-affix bracket (included). It holds roughly 15 cups of soil and one six-inch plant—and can be paired with other vertical garden planters. This iteration comes in many colors, though our choice is Brick Red (aka Pantone 491 C).
Standing three inches by three inches, with room for eight fluid ounces of coffee or tea, New York tableware company Hudson Wilder’s Lotta Gold cup proves sleek and simple. Its handblown, heat-resistant borosilicate glass construction ensures that the mug will not crack when introduced to cold liquids or surfaces, or burn those touching it when hot contents are poured inside. Summery but apt for all seasons, this particular design is dishwasher-safe, too.