Covered with that familiar, friendly ghost character, Ghostly’s V2 swim shorts are a stylish way to rep the Brooklyn-based music and art brand. Made in Canada from 100% quick-dry polyester and with reinforced pockets, they’re super-functional and can go from beach to backyard BBQ with ease. Available from small to extra-large, the elasticized waistband and drawstring also means sizing is easy.
Infused with organic, full-spectrum hemp and 28 active botanicals, the Kana Skincare lavender hemp sleeping mask is a luscious potion that leaves skin feeling nourished. The oil—which uses phytocannabinoid (a natural pain-reliever and relaxant), hyaluronic acid, sativa hemp extract, beta-glucan (an anti-wrinkle agent) and lavender to improve skin’s hydration and brightness—also promotes relaxation at bed time. Simply apply an even amount to your face and neck, and let it absorb. Next morning, rinse it off and enjoy the smooth, soft sensation.
This two-book feature, DEVO: The Brand / DEVO: Unmasked, follows the immeasurably influential and oddball band. Tracking the new-wave outfit’s inception to the present day, both books track founding members Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale. Insight is offered through interviews with both British and American publications in The Brand and first-hand recounts in Unmasked. The set is the perfect gift for music historians and DEVO fans alike.
Inspired by Lewis Miller’s Floral Flash that draped the Central Park statue of Alice in Wonderland in a floral boa, this Urban Stems bouquet uses roses, ranunculus, and raffine dianthus to create a combination of flowers that’s just as whimsical and bold. A portion of proceeds from this bouquet go to ProjectArt—an NYC program that offers free after-school, youth-focused art classes and studio space for emerging artists.
Water-based and CBD-infused, this personal lubricant promotes sexual wellness and pleasure. The CBD oil boasts anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxing properties and also encourages blood flow. With no silicones, parabens, glycerins, the result is purely an increase in sensation.
Native Instruments’ Maschine Mikro is a compact, travel-friendly beat-making station. You can use it to create melodies, “jot down” ideas, or build beats from the base up—all for an incredibly reasonable price. The Mikro can stand on its own as a production tool but it’s also compatible as a plug-in for a number of other audio production programs (like Ableton Live, Logic Pro or FL Studio).
Recommended for ages 14+, this kit, designed by Little Bits and KORG, lets young music-lovers build their own modular synth. Featuring a delay, filter, micro-sequencer, oscillator, synth speaker and much more, the builder has limitless options as far as sound and execution go. Learning how to build a synth is only the first step; playing it is second—and both are equally educational and enjoyable.
40 years after the release of The Sex Pistols’ 1977 album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, comes a book that documents that wild year. With photographs, gig posters and album art (much of which has never been published before), there are also plenty of stories about secret shows, media events, recording sessions—and, of course, fights.
This elegant but comfortable jacket from Best Made Company is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Its silhouette—modeled after an 18th century Japanese winter coat—lends itself to all genders. When stepping outside, the jacket can tie shut and the wadded cotton insulates the wearer. Simple innovation bolsters cozy, minimalist design.
Writer Katya Tylevich’s Barry McGee, which examines the beloved multidisciplinary artist, is the accompanying catalogue and essay from McGee’s show at Cheim & Read earlier this year. With sketches, photos and more, the 72-page book traces his delightfully uncategorizable work—and thankfully doesn’t attempt to explain it.
Anita Lo, a Michelin-starred chef, penned a self-deprecating guide to eating alone. It’s not a list of restaurants accommodating a table for one, but rather a cookbook filled with recipes perfectly sized for the person preparing them. She feels, after realizing that working odd hours often forced her to dine solo, that the process should be empowering and not loathed.
Part moisturizer, part illuminator, Nilotica Goddess Glow feels soft and nourishing—neither caked-on and dry, nor greasy. The subtle hint of sparkle creates delicate radiance, while the rosy tint gives color. It’s free from synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phenoxyethanol, sulfates, triclosan and gluten—and it’s also vegan and cruelty-free.
Kelli Anderson’s This Book Is A Camera is quite literally a functional camera and its guidebook. People of all ages can learn the basics of photography thanks to the enclosed folded-paper pinhole camera (complete with a lightproof bag and five sheets of photo paper) as well as instructions for use and developing photos.
With two components, The Nue Co’s Sleep Kit comes with Magnesium Ease spray and Sleep Drops, make falling—and staying—asleep easier. The spray—made using magnesium chloride with lavender and arnica oil—helps to reduce muscle tension. Simply spray it on and massage into your face (be prepared for a mild tingle and the flavor if it hits your lips). The sleep drops are essentially a tincture, made with sleep aids like Valerian root, passionflower, catnip and chamomile—all of which help lull you to sleep without any groggy vibes the next morning. All ingredients are non-habit-forming, alcohol-free and have little to no scent, so these products are great for air travel—and jet lag.
This Gamer Kit from Tech Will Save Us lets kids become their own game inventor. Starting by building their own console, they can then code their own game—choosing from 15+ retro games or or custom-building their own. Best of all, not much at all is needed to play: the kit, a nine-volt battery and a laptop or desktop computer to code on. The brand’s online platform offers lots of free projects, but the possibilities for creation are almost endless.
Offering protection against wind and rain, this jacket will keep dogs dry on miserable days (and help ward off that classic “wet dog” odor). Designed to be an outer-layer, it’s light enough for summer storms but should be worn over a cozy coat for winter days. Complete with a chunky zipper for getting on and off easily, and toggles for keeping the hood in place, this camouflage patterned piece comes in seven sizes and five different color-block styles.