Available in two colorways (each equally glittery), Tetra’s Ombre Arc Lighter looks spectacular, but is undeniably practical. Not only is it reusable and chargeable (one USB charge offers about 50 lights), it’s also windproof and airplane-friendly. Button-activated, it’s a contemporary, playful and sparkly take on the traditional Zippo.
This book and deck of cards by Jerico Mandybur offers a unique, contemporary and thoughtful guide to tarot. With Neo Tarot: A Fresh Approach to Self-Care, Healing and Empowerment, users can put the ancient practice via insights, wisdom and exercises—all of which are crafted to not only heal but also explore. The book and 78-card deck are also gorgeously designed.
Made with jojoba and soybean oils, this hand-poured candle is unlike most—it’s intended to be used as massage oil once melted down, thanks to a low burning temperature. Including amber, cedar leaf, lemongrass and more, it’s a delicately fragrant blend that’s also hydrating for the skin. Made in New York, it’s also vegan and cruelty-free.
Divided into a set of eight notebooks, this collection of 100 “essential” cocktail recipes was devised by the editors at PUNCH. Each notebook focuses on one base ingredient–vodka, gin or tequila, for example–and helps readers builds out an expansive repertoire of drinks to have on hand for any occasion. In total, the collection is 384 pages worth of cocktail knowledge, recipes and tips.
This simple design from Brabantia accommodates countertop waste and compost in a modern and discreet way. Topping out at six liters, the bin can be mixed, matched and combined with others in their line to create an organized system. It can also be wall-mounted or easily carried with its handle.
This set—which includes a calendar, notebook and bookmark that doubles as a ruler—is made from eco-friendly tinted paper in format A6. There’s room for notes, scheduling—and transformation. With colorful pages and striking graphics, it’s sure to offer some motivation for the year.
Featuring collages and illustrations inspired by the seasons, Ewa Lefmann’s 2019 calendar is a simple but artful spiral-bound date keeper. The day-to-day boxes are just big enough to accommodate a few activities and a notes section on the right margin leaves room for additional comments. Price is in Pounds.
Featuring a reproduction of Katheren Belle’s hand-drawn ink graphics, this lunar calendar from Schoolhouse is an easy tool to the track the days of the year and the phases of the moon. Through vertical formatting, the calendar displays all 365 days at once, with clarity. All the while, it’s simply beautiful to look at.
The brains behind Melbourne’s Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli, Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse have put out a second cookbook. Smith & Deli-cious: Food From Our Deli (That Happens to be Vegan) is an aptly named guide to all kinds of impressive and unexpected plant-based dishes. From shepherd’s pie to plakopsy, larb, brownies and more, the recipes evoke the warmth and comfort of home, but are concurrently super-inventive. With helpful guides to basics (like stock and sauces) and the Smith & Deli story (about a Fitzroy favorite with queues streaming out the door), it’s a comprehensive book that spans cuisines, cultures and flavors—and might even satisfy avid non-vegans.
Forged from heavyweight steel and wound tightly by glistening copper wire, this bottle opener from Hop Culture doesn’t look like your typical drinking tool. It’s simple, handmade, and far off from the garish ones people usually acquire. Further, the quality materials will age elegantly over time.
Working with Prince during the late 1970s and early ’80s, photographer Allen Beaulieu documented a wildly significant time for the multi-disciplined artist—from emerging talent to household name. Prince: Before the Rain is filled with behind-the-scenes, candid, live performance and never-seen-before images—all offering insight on the remarkable artist, and the significant era in which he became an internationally beloved superstar.
Handmade with riso-printed drawings and collages and limited to 50 copies, Maria Midttun’s 2019 calendar is a lavender-hued schedule keeper with the nicest details. Saturdays are marked in a contrasting pink tone, a purple coil keeps it spiral-bound and the pages are printed on 170gsm Munken Pure paper (a thicker, heavier weight paper). Price is in Pounds.
These walnut garden scissors feature blades made from heat-treated stainless steel. The inlaid walnut is smooth to the touch, and these scissors (which come in two sizes) are also ambidextrous—unlike so many others.
Recommended for kids ages six and up, this set is comprised of 21 pieces (one pond and two river pieces included) and lets anyone become a landscape architect. You can dream up the ideal park, create an innovative green space or replicate your favorite one, and the best part is you can change it whenever you like.
Between its pyramid shape and glossy golden color, this grater from W&P is certainly a bold kitchen accessory. Thankfully, it’s also functional—with an inverse pyramid handle and four shredding options. Made from plated stainless steel, it’s (of course) food safe, but should be washed by hand.
With a motif inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain, this bright plate has been hand-painted in Portugal. Measuring 11 inches in diameter, it’s safe for overs and microwaves—and there are matching bowls and salad plates available too.