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.
These Rosé Sugar Cubes from Harper + Ari are—no matter how tasty they appear—strictly for external use. Simply take one cube, break it down with water a bit and work over rough patches of skin. Helping to shed dry skin, these cubes are gentle but effective, leaving skin feeling smooth and fresh—especially in the cold, winter months.
Heavy creams and balms, though effective, can leave your face feeling clogged and sticky post-shave. Harry’s post-shave mist is made from aloe, seaweed and Thai basil, and gently coats without smothering. Its extra-fine consistency immediately cools, refreshes and hydrates skin.
Designed to sit in the auricle—which is outside the head—these earplugs are a safer and healthier option than many others that venture too close to the ear canal. Subtle and effective, this affordable accessory will help to prevent Surfer’s Ear (aka exostosis) in swimmers, divers and surfers alike.
Traveling can leave skin dry, the body dehydrated and the mind a bit foggy. But, Ursa Major’s 4-in-1 face tonic battles all three, with a couple quick spritzes. The multi-purpose product cleanses, exfoliates, moisturizers and soothes. With notes of lavender, fir and orange, this spray will awaken the eyes, sooth the skin and reset the mind.
When lathered in Oar + Alps’ Peppermint Charcoal Soap, one feels both clean and refreshed. This is thanks to their 100% natural, proprietary peppermint fragrance, as well as Witch Hazel and organic, fair trade Shea Butter. Activated charcoal pairs with spirulina for a deep cleanliness and the removal of dead skin cells, too. Made in the US, the soap also happens to be paraben-, phthalate-, sulfate- and gluten-free.
Exploring topics from black feminism to artists’ collective AfriCOBRA and representation in museums, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power is an inspiring and significant exploration of black art during an era that was ultimately world-changing. The book aims to archive, document and represent black artists and movements—but tells a much broader story at the same time.
Cherry is a fast-paced tale of the perils of addiction, war, psychosis and struggle. Nico Walker penned the novel, his debut, amidst his 11-year prison sentence for bank robbery (of which he’s now serving the final two years). The tale begins with woeful scenes of an unnamed narrator selling shoes and drugs to get by. A nice, middle-class upbringing morphs into a life of deception and bone-deep addiction.
A collaboration between TogTees and the Phoblographer, this “History of Photography” T-shirt traces the progression of photo-capturing tools from 1893 to 2007, starting with the Instantograph large-format camera. Follow along as cameras grow, shrink, grow and shrink again—ultimately turning into the smartphone. A clever and not quite literal progression that’ll entertain the experts. Available in four colorways.
The Anchor “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” Ale is a malty summation of all things early November to mid-January. The beer, first brewed in 1975, changes recipes every year. That said, it’s consistent—not a lot alters, aside from differing roasts and slight variations in spice profiles. Artist Jim Stitt draws a new label each year—choosing a new tree as the focal point. A culmination of excellent craftsmanship and holiday spirit, the 2019 edition boasts subtle notes of cardamom, a mix of other seasonal spices and a faint booziness.
Emma Sibley’s Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is quite literally a little book packed with inspiration for plant-enthusiasts—especially those attempting to create a garden in a small space. With a breakdown of 60 popular plants, Sibley explains how to care for them and and includes notes on what to expect—height, growth, flowering, and more.
If anyone has ever sought evidence in support of the social and sentimental importance of wristwatches, look no further than A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men who Wore Them. Photographer, style editor and watch collector Matthew Hranek ventured around the globe in search of stories—and watches—that reflect the accessory’s value. And from Bill Murray’s Timex Indiglo to James Bond’s “Buzz Saw” Rolex from Live and Let Die, they’re cataloged in this book along with 100 original images. It’s a entertaining read for enthusiastic watch-lovers.