For ice-skaters and hockey players, the Re-Edger from A&R Sports offers assistance with several on-the-fly fixes. At one end, a dual-tip ceramic steel sharpener can whet a blade; in the middle, a replaceable honing stone can be used for de-burring. It’s a handy item that’ll even benefit ice sport hobbyists.
A straightforward declaration of one’s pronouns, this 2.5-inch They/Them button also benefits The Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth. Also available in She/Her and He/Him versions, this button helps to advise others of your pronouns with pride.
Vegan and cruelty- and palm oil-free, Hand In Hand’s soaps come in four scents—Cactus Blossom, Citrus Grove, Lavender, and Sea Salt—and each is represented in the brand’s four-pack set. Each uses a base of organic cocoa and shea butter—all-natural, irritant-free ingredients. Plus, for every soap purchased, the brand donates one bar of soap and month’s supply of clean water to a child in need, through a partnership with My Neighbor’s Children, an advocacy group with international reach.
A family recipe, The Original Japanese Barbecue Sauce was developed by Justin Gill and his bachan (aka granny) Judy Yokoyama. This bbq sauce is unlike North American iterations: it’s less viscous, less sweet and has a bold flavor with just the right amount of umami. Additionally, it’s made with simple ingredients (including non-GMO soy sauce, cane sugar, organic garlic, ginger and green onion) rather than filler oils and preservatives. Their website also offers plenty of recipes—from pan-fried salmon with soba to chicken wings.
Packaged as eight single-serving bags, these Protein Stix by IWON Organics come in a variety of flavors, but our pick is the Spicy Sweet Peppers version. The texture is crunchy, while the flavor is zesty. Best of all, these snacks are packed with 10 grams of protein, 20% of your daily fiber, and almost zero harmful fats.
Available in seven colors, Public Supply’s latest limited edition five-by-eight-inch softcover notebook features a velvet cover with crisp type produced through a copper debossing die that’s pressed using a windmill 10,000-ton press. Printed in New Jersey, it’s composed of FSC Certified, Green-E Certified, acid-free, and 10% post-consumer waste 60# natural cream paper. Further, 25% of net profits go to high-need classrooms that focus on creativity.
One of LA’s most beloved treat-makers, Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections, is well-known for her luscious petit fours, historic cake recreations and impeccable chocolates. She made these chocolate bars with Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Jon & Vinny’s, where the bombolini are filled with Nutella and delicately presented in a bakery case reminiscent of classic Italian shops. For this collaboration bar, 38% milk chocolate has been tempered with Nutella—a homage to the restaurant’s delectable creation.
Handmade in Brooklyn, Haus of Nope’s one-inch “Reading is Fundamental” enamel pin is a visual reminder that everybody has the right learn to read, and have access to books. From each sale, $8 is donated to Books Through Bars, an all-volunteer group that sends donated books to incarcerated people. The pin comes with two rubber backs.
For those who like to know when there’s a new moon in Aquarius, the delightfully illustrated Small Spells 2020 Astro calendar is full of such divine information. It includes plenty of useful esoteric and astrological notes that will help you prepare for the coming days, weeks and months. Small Spells, which is helmed by Rachel Howe, is based in LA, where Howe also offers Tarot readings.
Made to celebrate MAAP’s ride with Semi-Racer in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia), the Bunya Brisbane Bramble Cap is part of the brand’s Field ride series—wherein familiar local routes are reimagined. Made in Italy from cotton and featuring a special antibacterial sweatband, the cap is one size fits all, but a scrunched elastic band affords plenty of stretch. Its bright blue, red and pink hues will keep a wearer visible on the roads.
Limited to an edition of 100, Devin Troy Strother’s Reparations Now! Part Deux features collages, quotes, photos, meme-format works and more, all packaged into a 32-page zine. As the title implies, a case for reparations is formed, using art and popular culture references as evidence. Price is in Euros.
At 200+ pages, the sixth issue of Franchise Magazine features reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (with a focus on his Greek upbringing) as the cover story. UK-based, Nigeria-born photographer Ruth Ossai photographed Giannis alongside his family in their adopted country. Also inside is a profile of Japan-born rising star Rui Hachimura, who is broadening the NBA’s fanbase by drawing attention from his homeland. With this and plenty more content, the magazine proves once again just how global basketball culture really is.
Full of dishes that look and taste impressive but are actually simple to prepare, Alison Roman’s Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over provides recipes and also encouragement for home cooks. From labne with scallions to a salad of crushed peas with burrata, the dishes are delicious and diverse. Roman also offers plenty of practical advice for those throwing a dinner party: whether it be never apologizing (for mismatched cookware, a late serve time, anything) to accepting help from guests, to selecting a good olive oil. While encouraging readers to embrace imperfections in the kitchen, Roman fills them with confidence.
When Katie Gurvin and Scott Hebel debuted their handcrafted line of Hebel & Co halva, they set up at the Hollywood Farmers Market on Sunday mornings to talk about their sesame seed confection and earned the attention of shoppers and the bustling market. The crisp and flaky texture that melts on the tongue is undeniably delicious. In addition to their other flavors (pistachio, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry almond poppy) they make this iteration, which features organic sesame seeds, Deglet Noor dates, toasted California walnuts, cinnamon, and allspice.
With 12 of David Shrigley’s inimitable artworks, this 2020 calendar will keep your the mood elevated (and sometimes hilariously perplexed) all year. With months and days labeled in English, German, Spanish and French, the calendar marks most worldwide holidays and leaves plenty of room for you to add important reminders. Price is in Pounds.
Standing just under six inches tall, HAY’s elegantly curved hourglass illustrates the passing of 15 minutes. Available in various colorways (gold, burnt orange, petrol blue, pink and yellow), our pick is the smoky green, which is mirrored by a translucent bulb on the other side. Both halves feature the same flat bottom to rest on any surface. The casing is made from high-quality glass and is filled with silver sand granules.