Handmade in New Jersey, these “Die Mosquitoes” citronella candles offer some dark humor and retro styling along with their practicality. Made from 100% soy wax, each will burn for around 80 hours, so most summertime grilling and picnics should be bug-free.
Available for pre-order now, the Selby’s Box of Wonders contains 12 cards and envelopes illustrated with all kinds of bits and pieces—from aliens to tombstones, ramen noodles and more. Along with the watercolor pictures on the cards, there are two sticker sheets with some of the same imagery. Nothing is quite as touching as receiving a hand-written note, and this is a cute little box that may motivate you in your correspondence.
Perfect for anybody suffering short-term from a case of the Mondays (or a long-term case of being a curmudgeon), No Fun Press has just released a pair of socks that tell it like it is. Made from 100% pima cotton and woven in California, the white socks are emblazoned with “No Fun” at the top and toe.
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.