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.
Available in several sizes and hues, this 100% cotton rope planter has been ice-dyed by Charlotte Rigby (aka No Slouch Studios) in London. Made by hand, this particular iteration measures 12cm tall, with an equal sized base. Perfect for hiding plastic pots and adding extra color to a room.
Free from alcohol, parabens and dyes, these biodegradable wipes are uniquely designed for your pet’s sensitive paws, ears and coat. Oversized for efficiency, each wipe contains purified water, organic coconut oil, organic aloe vera, organic green tea extract, natural glycerin and benzoic acid—all of which is gentle but efficient. Every pack comes with 50 wipes.
Independent magazine Orange Crush marries art and the sport of wrestling through written and visual storytelling. Volume #1 features pieces on “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela, painter Carroll Dunham, writer Alissa Bennett, Mexican luchador Mil Mascaras, and more. While professional wrestling and fine art may be an unexpected pairing, the sport’s reliance on art through masks, costumes, props and stage design places it in an ideal position for creative interpretation and experimentation.
Set in the 1980s in Ilesa, Nigeria, Ayobami Adebayo’s debut novel, Stay With Me, occurs in the midst of the country’s political tumult, but explores societal pressures, tradition, gender, family, sacrifice, and redemption. It traces the story of a marriage through the wife and the husband’s points of view. Adebayo’s prose captivates and her characters are fully realized, making for an affecting tale.
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.