Since 1990, Bubby’s (located in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood) has been serving up American comfort food classics like homemade pies, scones and biscuits. One of the restaurant’s best-loved dishes are their pancakes, inspired by a recipe from legendary American chef James Beard. These light, fluffy creations can now be whipped up at home thanks to their pancake mix—which comes with meticulous, but simple, instructions. Thanks to a hefty amount of sour cream in the mixture, the resulting pancakes are subtle but slightly tangy, so they pair perfectly with super-sweet toppings.

Buy

There is some prose that, upon reading a single sentence, immediately strikes a chord. Caleb Azumah Nelson’s writing is like that. Whether describing a serendipitous glance between two unwitting lovers or the uncontrollable urge to surrender the self to a new crush, Nelson’s debut novel Open Water palpably captivates, as it tells a soulful story of two young Black artists in London who fall in and out of love. Told in second-person, the novel explores how to learn to love—in all it softness and vulnerability—in a world that forces and reveres masculinity and resilience. Beautiful and unforgettable, Open Water is a breathtaking portrait set within the fear and violence of reality.

Buy

Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry

$18

Expand product description

Yayoi Kusama’s dazzling universe of polka dots is given a charming, kid-friendly rendition through Fausto Gilberti’s book, Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry. Written from the Japanese artist’s point of view and spanning 48 delightful illustrations, this children’s book details how Kusama got her start, following her journey from Japan to the United States in order to realize her passion for a dot-filled world. This enchanting story promises an inspiring read for children aged four to seven.

Buy

From Edie Parker founder and designer Brett Heyman’s playful but sophisticated cannabis-centric line, called Flower, this Boobs on Drugs tote riffs on the iconic anti-drug PSA from the ’80s, but with a decidedly less bleak approach. Aware of the injustice of the prison system—specifically historical cannabis incarcerations—the label promises 15% of the profits from the Boobs on Drugs collection will be donated to the Women’s Prison Association, an organization that strives to protect and empower women who have been incarcerated. They do this through assistance in finding safe and affordable housing, offering ways to develop workplace skills, working with families regarding reunification and more. Working with women before their release, the organization prepares them for a more fulfilling and positive future.

Buy

The Recent East: A Novel

$14

Expand product description

Through illuminating prose, Thomas Grattan masterfully chronicles the story of Beate Haas and her two children—as they grapple with the concepts of home, togetherness, personal identity and queerness—in his epic debut novel, The Recent East. Grattan’s distinct narrative voice brings these characters to life, across decades and under remarkable circumstances.

Buy

Wiley and Clay Hickson team up for another kooky, playful illustrated calendar for 2022, printed by LA-based Caboose—an independent publisher who says they make “riso-printed ephemera for the tasteless art collector.” With strange and wacky illustrations to match the strange and wacky world in which we exist, this spiral-bound calendar measures seven by seven inches.

Buy

Experiments in Joy: A Workbook

$12

Expand product description

Created by Black women artists and published by Co-Conspirator Press, Experiments in Joy: A Workbook is a guide to transmuting joy beyond an emotion and into praxis. With helpful prompts and spaces to reflect, the workbook includes words by artist Gabrielle Civil (who also compiled the book), Duriel E Harris, Kenyatta A C Hinkle, Rosamond S King, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Miré Regulus and Awilda Rodríguez Lora. Each of its 64 pages compels and fosters a journey of personal growth.

Buy

3-in-1 Soil Moisture Meter

$12

Expand product description

The Sill’s clever Soil Moisture Meter takes the guesswork out of watering and caring for plants. Using two 20cm probes and a light sensor with three calibration tables, the meter accurately tests the moisture, pH value and light level on flora growing both inside and outside. This handy tool helps prevent overwatering or over-exposure to sunlight, ensuring happy and healthy plants.

Buy

Whiskey Rebels Book

$20

Expand product description

Inside John McCarthy’s latest book, Whiskey Rebels: The Dreamers, Visionaries & Badasses Who Are Revolutionizing American Whiskey, the author charts the definitive innovations behind the exponential craft whiskey movement across the US (from the 60 craft distillers of the year 2003 to the more than 2,000 today). McCarthy (an acclaimed journalist and the director of judging at the John Barleycorn Awards, an international spirits competition) weaves practical information and advice from whiskey experts alongside profiles of industry-leading producers and independent distilleries. From Tuthilltown to WhistlePig, Few Spirits to Stranahan’s, and more, this chronicle will appeal to whiskey lovers, as well as anyone interested in entrepreneurial spirit.

Buy

Winter Recipes From the Collective

$25

Expand product description

2020’s Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Louise Glück, gives feeling to the anxieties and uncertainties of the collective future in her latest book of poetry, Winter Recipes From the Collective. Meditating between life and death, beginnings and endings, change and stillness, and interconnectedness and loneliness, Glück captures the small but profound and haunting moments that dominate the current moment. Her newest collection, comprised of 15 elegantly concise poems, thought-provokingly ponders the nature of life and its relation to death.

Buy

CBD Lavender + Vetiver Bath Soak

$9

Expand product description

Daughter Of The Land’s CBD Lavender bath soak blends epsom and French grey salts, incorporating 80 anti-inflammatory trace minerals and magnesium. Along with full-spectrum CBD and lavender, vetiver and rose geranium oils, it’s a blend intended to soothe muscles and heighten relaxation. Packaged in 100% compostable material, this hemp-derived formula is made with organic and Certified Fair Trade ingredients.

Buy

Brave, Not Perfect: How Celebrating Imperfection Helps You Live Your Best, Most Joyful Life

$15

Expand product description

From the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, this empowering book (inspired by her TED Talk) is a call for girls and women to embrace mistakes and let go of perfectionism. Girls, as Saujani explains, are culturally conditioned to be afraid of failure, to play it safe and to sacrifice their voice in the vein of politeness, but prioritizing perfection is a recipe for an inauthentic life. Using personal anecdotes and powerful insights from her own life, Saujani draws on interviews she conducted with women and girls around the world to dismantle these societal expectations and chart a course where bravery is a lifelong practice.

Buy

3D DIY Decorative Insects

$10

Expand product description

Designed by Amsterdam-based Studio Roof, and printed on recycled cardboard with vegetable ink, these 3D insects tether the home to nature’s vivid cornucopia. Part decor and part puzzle, they are intended for kids four and up, and come as various creatures in assorted colors: orange and red-hued honeybee, blue copper butterfly, contrasting longwing butterfly, peacock butterfly, pink bee and bright yellow butterfly. Hung on a wall or resting on a desktop, each of these puzzles comes alive thanks to their rich colors and multi-dimensional design.

Buy

The Irregular Times: Landmarks + Landmines

$675

Expand product description

The second issue of India’s first art and design newspaper, The Irregular Times, imagines future utopias. From graphic stories charting the course of political correctness to Indigenous food practices and recipes from Assam, this experimental zine—conceptually and visually—fascinates. The issue also includes a surprise DIY “envelope in an envelope,” adding interactive elements to this paper that celebrates and pushes the boundaries of analog printing. Price is in Indian Rupees.

Buy

Frank Stella Jigsaw Puzzle

$20

Expand product description

A puzzle version of Frank Stella’s stunning 1970 painting “Firuzabad” echoes the colorful, geometric abstract piece. With two overlapping circles—which, in the puzzle, are specially contoured for the smoothest curves—the jigsaw boasts an unusual shape. Inside the circles, opposing and complimentary concentric and diagonal lines converge in a mesmerizing pattern. Made with 90% recycled paper, the puzzle is printed with non-toxic ink.

Buy