Published by Putinki with the recognizable artwork of Tom of Finland, this 2020 calendar pairs a delightfully suggestive homoerotic illustration with each month. Printed in Finland, the calendar measures 33cm by 23cm and will ship in mid-December. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Tom of Finland Foundation, which works to preserve, protect and promote erotic art.
The Fruity One is Fruit Stickers’ 2020 calendar, complete with space for collecting your own. Dually a display of playful design and a record-keeper of your fruit intake, this calendar has a spot for every day of the year—a daily reminder eat something healthy. Plus, once the year ends, you’ll have your own archive of stickers. Price is in Pounds.
Intended for readers from four to eight years old, Rebecca Green’s aptly named How to Make Friends with a Ghost details the best technique for becoming pals with a spook. From making them their favorite treats (mud tarts and earwax truffles) to charming them with bedtime stories and serenades, there are plenty of useful tips. Along with whimsical illustrations, the book is sweet, funny and conveys a message of kindness.
Since 2001, HAMBURGER EYES has been independently publishing zines full of black and white photographs depicting everyday moments. Sometimes provocative, sometimes personal, but always insightful, the publication has a distinct look, despite its vast roster of photographers and diverse themes. This 120-page release (issue #14) is called The Continuing Story of Life on Earth and features work by Cory Evans, Nikki Greene, Matthew Shaw, Sal Hernandez, and others.
Printed in A3 format on 100 g/m2 white uncoated paper, this Flamingo Press 2020 calendar shines brightly, courtesy of the risograph printing process. Utilizing three colors—blue, fluorescent orange and white— each month’s image is different, from beach scenes to still lifes and text-driven prints. Price is in GBP.
Comprised of 24 pages full of photographs, Benjie Escobar’s Vamos a Japan! spotlights scenes the creative captured during trips there (specifically Tokyo and Kyoto) in over the past few years. Based in LA, Escobar is a designer by trade, and his photographs are evidence of his broad skills and artistic talent. This first edition of the zine is printed by Buenas Vibras DC.
Wrapped in a blue and white grid cover, Poketo’s A5 Monthly Planner (which measures 5.8 by 8.3 inches) is printed on tree-free paper. Thanks to its open-date grid system, users can use it during any year. With enough pages to span a 16-month period, this planner is also available in A4 and A6 sizes.
Grand Union: Stories is prolific author Zadie Smith’s first collection of short stories. The respected and beloved author features her horror tales alongside historical fiction, reflective pieces on modernity, dystopian tales and more. While diverse in subject and genre, Smith’s writing is consistently rich, thoughtful and measured. There are 19 stories within, 11 of which are new and exclusive to this release.
Printed on recycled paper from French Paper Co, NYC-based Poem Press’ “Court Notecards” feature a grainy, sky-blue basketball court on one side and blank space for notes on the other. Measuring out to be 3.25” by 5.25”, there’s ample room for messages and doodles—or plays on the court.
Victory Journal shifts its focus for the 17th issue, and centers on outliers and rebels who are changing the sports they play. From an essay about Bushwick’s drag wrestling scene to Kosovo’s emerging gymnastics program, and an interview with self-proclaimed outsider David Shrigley, the insights are fascinating and varied. With plenty of accompanying art and photography, the Victory again proves it’s also a welcome outsider in the world of sports publications.
Written by Dave Eggers, Tomorrow Most Likely is unsurprisingly playful and simultaneously tender. The book, illustrated by Lane Smith, preaches the virtues of going to sleep and waking up ready for the new day—and all the exciting, odd and glorious things that could happen then. “Tomorrow most likely there will be a door that leads to the world, where people are found,” one part reads. Intended for children aged three to five, it’s an ideal read-aloud bedtime story for the family.
Made for desks, window sills and other small spaces, the Hydropod by Brooklyn-based W&P is a five-piece hydroponic planter set made for at-home soil-free farming. The process leaves a significantly smaller footprint—using a nutrient water solvent as a food source. Made from plastic and frosted glass, the subtle design will offer a pop of color once your herbs start to bloom.
Luke Burgess and Michael Ryan’s Only in Tokyo—part city guide, part storybook—is a celebration of food, travel, culture and photography. The Australian chefs (and Japanophiles) take readers on a wild ride through some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and cafes, and offer insight into the individuals that make these locales so special. With interviews, notes on favorite dishes and lovely photos by Burgess, the book blossoms into a personal and captivating tale.
An autobiography by punk icon Debbie Harry, Face It: A Memoir was crafted by Harry and music writer Sylvie Simmons. The fascinating tome is full of history, anecdotes and wild tales, but steers clear of being a full-on confessional—which perfectly suits Harry’s impeccably crafted Blondie persona. From her teenage years to moving to New York, meeting Chris Stein, her rise to fame and the creation of Blondie (the band and the character), nearly everything gets documented candidly alongside never-before-published photographs and artwork. Of course, there’s much more to Debbie Harry than Blondie, and plenty of that is explored within, too.
Sourced from the mineral deposit on Mt Yakedake in the northern part of the Japanese Alps, this mineral-rich powder is 100% all-natural and as nourishing as it is stress-relieving. With a low alkali base, it shouldn’t throw your body’s pH, and also won’t stain your tub. Simply mix two tablespoons of the powder into a tub full of water and mix until it’s dissolved.
Risotto’s weekly desktop planner comes in a spacious A3 size and emphasizes visibility. Each page has space for three different activities—in the morning, afternoon, and evening—as well as a shopping list, song of the week, coffee tally, tic-tac-toe game, notes for the following week and more. Super-colorful and covered in playful illustrations, it’s likely to keep motivation high. Price is in Pounds.