From staying up late, drinking heavily, popping melatonin, sipping chamomile tea and more—there are countless theories on how to avoid jet lag. But this Jetlag First Aid (made from avenia sativa, ginko bilboa, skullcap and more) is a plant-based formulation made to reset and refresh circadian balance. It also relaxes the body, so even if you can’t sleep, you’ll feel rested.
Made for keeping your pre-rolled joints fresh and tidy (as well as discreet) this unassuming silver keychain is essentially a lidded, hollow tube. With a gold tip, and measuring just over three inches long, it’s a sophisticated accessory for on-the-move tokers and subtle enough to keep prying eyes to a minimum.
Available in 30, 15 and three minute sizes, HAY’s “Time” hourglass collection modernizes a unique nostalgic character. Made with glass and colored sand, the organic-shaped time-telling devices come in various colors—nude, petrol, grass green, and burnt orange—that are reminiscent of mid-century modern palettes.
For those who really miss their pets when on vacation (or even just at work for the day), DivvyUp offers a way to bring your dog, cat or bird with you everywhere you go by incorporating their pretty little faces onto a pair of custom socks. Their very cute, very kitsch personalized socks have an added feel-good factor too—with every pair purchased, a set is given to those in need.
Author of the excellent essay collection “The Empathy Exams,” Leslie Jamison has written a book that’s part memoir, part literary criticism and part cultural history study in “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath” (out next week, but available for pre-order now). The story proves that our understanding of addiction is narrow, and that the road to recovery can be as tumultuous (if not more) than the dramatic throes of addiction itself.
Onigiri artist Yujia Hu makes wildly detailed sneaker-shaped sushi from iconic designs like Air Jordans, Chuck Taylors, Stan Smiths and more. First creating the little treasures in his family’s restaurant Sakana Sushi in Milan, Hu is now sharing all his tricks and tips to make sneaker sushi at home. These recipes and techniques are outlined in Shoeshi, the artist’s debut book. Price is in British Pounds.
Sylvia Plath’s second book of poetry “Ariel” (famously edited and rearranged by her husband Ted Hughes) was published two years after her death. In “My Ariel,” Canadian writer Sina Queyras explores and reworks Plath’s poems with unabashed humor and dynamism. Backed up by plenty of research on Plath and her texts, the contemporary poems pay homage but are truly the works of Queyras.
From her Vogue column to her VICELAND TV series, Karley Sciortino has sought to reclaim the word “slut” in an open, exploratory and inclusive way. With Slutever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World, Sciortino combines elements of memoir with a manifesto for embracing sexual satisfaction. It’s informative and, as with all of Sciortino’s work, it also happens to be wildly funny.
Be it a tidal wave or a banyan tree, a “space container” and more, the hand-drawn and painted works of Jerry Garcia come to life again in Terrapin Stationers’ new limited edition coloring book. There are eight Garcia works that can be colored any which way—and all of them leave substantial room for the imagination. Printed in West Haven, CT, it’s an adult coloring book for a Grateful Dead super-fan or anyone looking to expand their mind. Matching colored pencil set also available.
“We will organize wines according to the sensations they create in our very depths, beyond the limits of the soma, far into the infinite reaches of our soul,” states the manifesto for a guide like no other. While Dalí only contributed some 140 illustrations and no text, his concept for the book “The Wines of Gala” is executed successfully: encouraging readers to approach wine personally and emotionally and to think for themselves (rather than depending on a point system or other wine critics)—to ultimately reach “bacchic enlightenment.”
Frances Cannon’s “Dancing Ladies”-themed illustrations have been a longtime favorite of Melbourne-based studio Third Drawer Down, and now they’ve put the artwork on a dish towel. Made from a cotton/linen blend, this pink towel celebrates all kinds of women’s bodies and is sure to make doing the washing up much more entertaining.
Bottled in Brooklyn, Trees Knees Coffee Maple (syrup) is what happens when organic Grade A maple syrup gets a Stumptown Coffee Roasters Hair Bender Blend infusion. There’s a delectable richness that can complement breakfast and beyond—with noticeable dessert-like qualities. Bushwick Kitchen takes the utmost care with their products and this one truly reflects that.
With only a handful of ingredients (including white chocolate and natural Fuji apple flavor), Sugarfina has produced petite Fuji Apple Caramels that contain both the crispness of the fruit and richness of the sweet syrup. It’s another elegant candy from the brand, and while each piece carries just enough flavor, it’s quite easy to finish the entire package.
According to Everytown’s research, an average of 93 Americans die because of gun violence every single day. This “Keep Going” tote bag from the independent, non-partisan organization is a reminder that despite the setbacks faced there’s no way we can give up trying to make changes to gun laws and education in the United States. Made from natural canvas in the USA, this bag serves as a positive affirmation that will hopefully motivate.
With prices starting as low as $4, there are all kinds of books available online at Better World Books and whether you’re buying kids’ books or architecture books, every sale makes a difference in somebody’s life. Since its founding in 2002, they have donated some 24,886,640+ books, and have continued to donate funds to literacy projects in the United States and around the world. With all kinds of titles available, you will find plenty of gifts on this site.
Only to be used for good, Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company has plenty of superpowers in stock, from Doom and Gloom to Omnipotence and Magnificence. Our pick is Chutzpah—a little extra nerve and audacity for when you most need it. Available in half pints or full gallons, purchasing powers from BSSCo doesn’t just benefit yourself—each purchase supports 826NYC, an organization that offers creative writing and homework programs for NYC public school students.