One of queer-owned, NYC-based fine jewelry designer Automic Gold’s various chain rings, the two-millimeter Butch Ring is available in reclaimed, SCS-certified 14k gold in rose, white or yellow. Made in numerous sizes (from two to 17), each ring is crafted in midtown Manhattan and ships for free.
Formulated in the US, Hawthorne’s Brightening Under Eye Corrector incorporates caffeine, cucumber and vitamin C (as well as other high-quality ingredients) to cool and de-puff bags under eyes. Though the brand is best utilized when taking their personalization quiz (so they can ascertain your specific needs), we have found this product to be very effective with daily use. Two other under-eye products can be found in the brand’s roster.
Familiar and previously unpublished images of a dynamic music scene by photographer and filmmaker Michael Grecco fill the pages of Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, in Your Face,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 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.
This Enzo Mari-designed calendar is from the early ’60s (when it was created for Danese Milano) and is a timeless example of forward-thinking design. With bold red and white lithographed PVC cards, it’s retro, but not kitsch and will look striking in your office, kitchen or studio space.
Steward’s handy iOS app addresses the complexities of plant care. For $15 monthly (or $120 annually) you have access to the app’s numerous abilities: to identify plants, learn their care requirements, diagnose issues, find the correct light for species within your home and even select plants to match temperature requirements. Within, one can use the Plant Map to scan rooms or entire floors and find the best spots for all types of plants—from lush, low-lying ones to fruiting trees.
Measuring seven inches, this mini Spalding NBA Basketball is the perfect size for younger ball players to refine their skills. The rubber cover offers plenty of grip and is durable enough for outdoor play. Available in eye-catching orange and red or orange and blue, these mini basketballs also come in team iterations.
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.
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.
20 years ago, Kelis released her game-changing debut record Kaleidoscope—an album that synthesized countless genres and dismissed all rules of R&B and pop music. With cosmic sound effects and Middle Eastern influences (among others), the production was done by The Neptunes, while Kelis bounced from rich, smoky jazzy vocals on one track, to whispering on another, and wailing and screaming on the next. This limited edition orange vinyl version of Kaleidoscope features four alternative versions of “Get Along With You” and the radical “Caught Out There.”
From TASCHEN’s new Library of Esoterica (a series of books that traces the ways artists have explored mysticism for centuries) comes the first title, Divine Decks: A Visual History of Tarot. Author Jessica Hundley delves into the meanings behind 500+ cards, analyzes artworks and explores tarot’s immense and enduring influence—from medieval era to contemporary culture. Beautifully designed by LA-based studio Thunderwing, and with an essay by artist, tarot reader and metaphysical teacher Marcella Kroll, this book will appeal to tarot experts, history nerds, art enthusiasts and counterculture connoisseurs.
All profits from the sale of these statement-making earrings go to Space For Giants, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the vast landscapes that elephants depend on for survival. These earrings feature genuine freshwater pearls and gold uneven orbs that appear almost liquid. Each pair is handmade in Leigh Miller’s Los Angeles studio.
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.
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.
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.