Familiar and previously unpublished images of a dynamic music scene by photographer and filmmaker Michael Grecco fill the pages of Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, in Your Face, 1977-1989. Whether an action shot from the stage wing or a quiet backstage portrait, the photographs provide another perspective on the bands and musicians that defined the energy, chaos, grit and creativity of punk, post-punk and new wave. From images of Siouxsie and the Banshees to The Slits, Dead Kennedys, Talking Heads and The Ramones, there are 300 photographs to flip through. Fittingly, The B-52’s frontman Fred Schneider offers a foreword.
From Third Drawer Down comes a silk eye mask that features a portrait (albeit just the eyes) of brilliant and beloved French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. Best known for her striking large-scale sculptures and installations, Bourgeois suffered from insomnia, and said being asleep was “paradise.” With a striped border (and underside, in case you want a change), the mask’s elastic strap features the phrase “Key to insomnia: peace or trust,” which Bourgeois wrote on the back of one of her Insomnia Drawings—a collection of sketches that she created during her frequent bouts with the sleep disorder.
From sexual wellness brand maude, this Hydrating Coconut Milk Bath infuses tub water with minerals (like magnesium, potassium and zinc) to aid in relaxation. Made with Dead Sea salt, baking soda and dehydrated coconut milk, the blend also promotes circulation and detoxification. After soaking for 20 minutes, your mind and body should feel both fresh and nourished.
Vitruvi’s new eight-inch tall Move Diffuser anchors to a handy charging station and thus can be cordless when you want to move it to another room—whether you plan to take it to the couch while you snooze or into the bathroom while soaking in the tub. To use, the instructions remain simple: fill the BPA-free plastic water reservoir to the marked line, add 20-25 drops of all-natural essential oils and set the timer. Available in black or white matte metal, it has a diffusing capacity of 500 square feet and switches off automatically when it’s out of water.
Gentle but effective, K-beauty brand FEMMUE’s wash-off Fine Peel Exfoliating Mask buffs and cleanses, leaving your face looking bright and feeling smooth. With 99.6% natural ingredients, the formula provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits from Camillia flower extract, along with cactus extract and cedarwood bark oil. Unlike many other exfoliating blends, this one feels rich, lush and nourishing throughout the process and after leaving it for 20 minutes, skin feels supple and hydrated.
Any fitness enthusiast—especially those with a fondness for boxing—will confirm the impact and efficiency of jumping rope. Easy and inexpensive, this activity also eschews the need for bulky gear. CROSSROPE’s Get Lean Jump Rope Set (2020) includes the brand’s newest handles, .25-pound and .5-pound ropes (which are offered in multiple lengths and are easily swapped), a carrying pouch and access to the free version of the workout app—everything you need to jump with confidence.
Made from 100% cotton, Bien Mal’s “Beatriz” throw blanket features an all-over flower pattern and contrasting fringe edges. Measuring 50 by 60 inches, it’s sizable, weighty and soft—providing plenty of coziness. Whether draped on a chair, couch or bed (or even hung on a wall), the blanket’s cheerfully irregular florals will brighten any room.
Poet Louise Glück—the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature in 27 years—has 12 extraordinary books to her name. One of our favorites, The Seven Ages, proves to be perhaps her most audacious. The 44 poems within explore memory and dreams while facing potential futures and death. Beautiful and at times sardonic, Glück’s words remind readers of the boundlessness of writing.
Tanner Goods’ pragmatically named Record Rack holds 40 12-inch records within its tangerine-colored stainless steel structure. This stand angles each record backward slightly so there’s enough room for users to flip through their collection easily. Plus, the rack’s outward wings make for easy carrying. The nifty, minimal storage solution comes coated in a chip-resistant semi-gloss powder coat finish and makes your record collection the visual focus.
Imagined in collaboration with NYC’s momentous Metropolitan Museum of Art, Monopoly: The Med Edition incorporates attributes from 5,000 years of art history. This variation on the classic board game weaves in components from The Met’s 17 curatorial departments and allows users to develop and expand their own mini museums with the addition of galleries and wings. This edition’s booklet doesn’t just contain the rules, it also informs users about the art found throughout the game, including on the distinct currency.
With a portion of the proceeds going to the National Parks Conservation Association, each sale of this sweet Smilin’ Sun Grandpa Hat results in a little more protection for America’s 421 recognized National Parks. Made from 100% cotton twill (and secured with a leather and metal buckle system), the five-panel denim cap features a large, fuzzy sun patch. It’s also embroidered with Parks Project on the side. Further, the cap comes in one size and should fit most adults.
Chef and food writer Meera Sodha collaborated with dozens of East Asian and South East Asian cooks and chefs for her 304-page East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing. Emphasizing uncomplicated dishes, the book takes readers on a virtual tasting through India, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, China, Thailand and Vietnam, and spotlights the flavors and methods that both link the cuisines together and set them apart. With easy-to-find ingredients, the recipes are layered but approachable and include rich dishes like chard, potato and coconut curry; lighter snacks like tangy kimchi pancakes; as well as desserts.
Published by Smith Street Books and penned by Caroline Griffiths and Vicki Valsamis, Eat Plants, Be Happy: 130 Simple Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes outlines delicious plant-based dishes with vegetables as their centerpiece. The authors also demonstrate the value of eating plant-based meals—for the human body and the planet, too. Available for pre-order now, the cookbook releases 13 April next year.
Made by Herbivore Botanicals, with no additives or dyes, this serum gently exfoliates with 5% natural fruit acid. As application creates a subtle tingling on the skin, this potion helps shed dead skin and clears pores. It can be left on all day and the result is a clearer, smoother complexion. Additionally, every sale of this product supports The Trevor Project, an important organization that supports LGBTQIA+ youth.
Comprised of a ceramic base, a Borosilicate glass carafe (with ML measurements) and a brewer, Manual’s Coffeemaker Nº4 celebrates the tech-free ritual of coffee making. A glass nest offers room for Hario v60 or Kalita Wave filters and plenty of grounds. Below, the glass carafe catches each drop. The entire system (which stands at 10.5 inches) looks gorgeous on the kitchen counter, too. Ultimately slower than automated drip offerings and many pour-over systems, the Coffeemaker Nº4 rewards patience.
Run by mother-daughter duo Molly and Mary Ann Mathias, Magic Hour offers an assortment of sweet, handmade ceramic tripods. When ordering, you can view the suite of selections on the product page but the one you’ll get remains a surprise unless specifically requested otherwise. The two-by-two-inch pieces range in color, pattern and texture, but all perform the same function: storage for something like salt in the kitchen or delicate jewelry in the bedroom.