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.
Featuring Stephen “ESPO” Powers’ hand-drawn work, this pin will resonate with art and music enthusiasts alike. With an original record and train drawing, ESPO’s familiar sweet and sometimes sarcastic lettering, this pin measures 1.5 inches across.
Unlike most compression socks, these ones from Happy Socks don’t look like compression socks—thanks to their cheerful, colorful pattern. By staying tight and high on the leg, the socks allow for better blood-flow during long flights and reduce leg swelling. Made from combed cotton, polymide and elastane, they function like performance socks.
With 70 pieces, Areaware‘s Chicago Hot Dog puzzle is a delicious jigsaw made for those aged six and over. Created to be a reward for off-screen time, it can be assembled in about 20 minutes. Other options in this mini puzzle series include a New York slice, papaya, birthday cake, Tonkotsu ramen and more.
Full of unique, influential and fascinating concrete structures in Tokyo, this guidebook is in Japanese and English, and aimed at locals and visitors alike. With maps to striking buildings designed by Tadao Ando, Le Corbusier, Tengo Kanze and more, the book is edited by Naomi Pollock and features photography by Jimmy Cohrssen. Price is in Euros.
Phony Ppl‘s newest album, mō’zā-ik.—out now on 300 Entertainment—has been pressed on dark purple vinyl. Including CH favorite “somethinG about your love.” and plenty others, the record perfectly encompasses the Brooklyn-based band’s wildly satisfying blend of neo-soul, hip-hop, funk, bossa nova, pop and beyond. Included are two 12-inch records and a digital download.
Fatimah Asghar encapsulates her experiences as a Pakistani and Muslim woman living in the USA in her glorious book of poems: If They Come for Us. Asghar (also a co-creator of the award winning web-series Brown Girls) explores identity, race, sexuality, loss and violence through thoughtful and tender prose. Each piece seems to blossom. Inventive, powerful, and entirely beautiful, Asghar’s poems enthrall.
This vegan and gluten-free bar from CH favorite Askinosie is made up of 58% dark chocolate, combined with crisp peppermint and cardamom. The cocoa beans that these bars are made from are sustainably sourced from Mababu, Tanzania and boast a rich, silky flavor.
Not only is this Tetris Case a retro delight, it’s also fully operable. You can play Tetris—among a few other retro games—on the back of your phone instead of scrolling Instagram. Available for iPhone 6 through iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Bite’s chewable toothpaste—just bite it and brush—is TSA-approved and impressively potent, not to mention tidier than most paste versions. Our pick, the mint charcoal flavor, is naturally whitening, pleasantly minty and harsh chemical-free.
Sustainably sourced and with a 100% organic cotton fiber wrapping, this white sage and eucalyptus can be used to cleanse spaces, objects and even people. More than a hippie ritual or a home fragrance, white sage is historically healing and burning it (in the correct way) can lead to feeling physically, emotionally and spiritually balanced. The eucalyptus will offer fresh energy. Be sure to extinguish in an abalone shell or pottery.
This poop-bag-carrier is a sleek, subtle companion to your daily dog walks. With a screw-off top, an elastic loop attachment and serrated window (for easy pull-through), it’s an obvious choice for the task. Available in six colors, they’re (of course) also non-toxic and pet-safe. Each one also comes with the brand’s eco-friendly bags.
Available in three different translucent colorways, this laser-etched acrylic tool is a handy accessory for any photographer. Pocket-sized (at three inches), it’s a little grid that acts as a guide to the Rule of Thirds. Photography’s golden rule, the Rule of Thirds equates to dividing an image into nine equal parts—the result arguably being a more compelling image, with the focal point slightly off-center.
Holy Ghost! (aka Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel) joined forces with iconic, pioneering disco label West End Records for this special release. The 12″ single comes complete with a Tom Moulton mix, a B-side with the Chuck Davis Orchestra and a Holy Ghost! remix. Honoring West End Records founder Mel Cheren’s legacy, proceeds from the sales of this record will go to LIFEbeat and Gay Men’s Health Crisis—helping to fight the AIDS epidemic, and support and empower those living with the illness.
Prolific and multi-talented Georgia Anne Muldrow‘s satisfying blend of jazz, hip-hop, soul and more is evident in every track on her album Overload. Political and personal, the record is saturated by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Muldrow’s familiar but transcendent sound—compelling, laid-back and lush.