A super-fun audio-recording device, Player One boasts a looping feature, playback button and pitch-shifter. Handmade in Dallas, it’s easy to use, with two arcade-style buttons on top—pink for record and yellow for play. Playful, user-friendly and heavy on DIY spirit, this is a sweet gift for children (aged four and up) and kids at heart.
In 1964 Marimekko launched trademark Unikko print, after the company’s founder declared they would never produce a floral print. Designer Maija Isola rebelled and the now-familiar poppy print was born. This duvet cover—in beige, ecru and blue—is muted but still bold. Matching pillow cases are also available.
One of her many “B-Sides,” this white and gold vase by LA-based artist Meegan Barnes is just as eye-catching without any flowers inside. Made from slipcast porcelain with ceramic decals, it stands at 10 inches tall and cheekily celebrates empowered women.
The Rimowa Cabin—a 36-liter suitcase—is carry-on luggage at its most efficient. This carefully designed, German-engineered suitcase features TSA-approved locks, an interior flex divider, innovative multi-wheel system and a telescopic handle. Super-durable but still lightweight, it’s available in two matte colorways, or five glossy options.
From the Tom of Finland store comes a collaboration between CDLP and Tom of Finland. Made from a super-soft blend of 95% lyocell (eco-friendly wood pulp) and 5% elastane, these briefs are available in four sizes. The blend is proven to be softer than silk and the shape is extra-comfortable for all shapes and sizes.
Made from 100% lambswool at a 141-year old Scottish mill, this “Isles Wool” sweater from Askov Finlayson is a timeless garment meant to stand up to the toughest cold. It’s tightly knit (less likely to fray or snags) and comes in blue, black or acorn. Purchases will also benefit Askov Finlayson’s “Give 110% Mission.”
Exploring an American obsession—dead (predominantly white) girls in the media—Alice Bolin’s debut book of essays Dead Girls is insightful and smart, but accessible. Through the lens of TV (from Twin Peaks to Pretty Little Liars) and books (by Joan Didion, Khadija Queen and James Baldwin) as well as film and more, Bolin outlines not only society’s fixation on dead girls, but also the resulting implications. Through 14 essays, she delves into gender, race, misogyny, traditional concepts of masculinity and femininity, and more. Both objective and personal, this book is an important read for anybody who has enjoyed the morbid entertainment of what Bolin calls “Dead Girl stories” in pop culture.
Super-clever and kind to the planet, these pencils from Sprout is tipped with a seed capsule (be it thyme, basil or flax) for planting once its used down to the end. Sustainable, biodegradable and non-toxic, these wooden pencils come in a set of eight and are perfect for creative kids and adults alike.
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.
This color tarot deck by Small Spells (run by Rachel Howe) is a charming set of cards featuring Howe’s illustrations. While delightfully mystic, the pictures are also inspired by cartoons, tattoos, low-fi graphic design and more—the result is a delightful, colorful style of its own. Positive vibes, healing powers and artistic inspiration permeate these cards. (Also available with a guidebook.)
With an 18-ounce capacity, Harold Import Company’s Penguin Shaped Cocktail Shaker makes for a whimsical, arguably elegant way to mix a drink. Drinks aren’t supposed to be boring, so bar tools shouldn’t either and this stainless steel shaker does everything one needs it to and more.
Many might not know that Yemen was the first location to cultivate coffee—with the nation’s Udaini varietal the grandfather to 90% of the world’s coffee. Port of Mokha aims to inform, and are doing so with roast to order coffee beans, grown in small quantities at very high elevation. This set of three varietals, in 4 oz boxes, offers the ideal introduction across distinct flavor profiles which have been regarded by connoisseurs as some of the best in the world.
Designed with kids in mind, the BOSEbuild speaker cube kit is entertaining and educational. The set comes with everything needed to assemble a speaker cube—from panels to coils and more. For children aged eight or older, it’s an experience on how music makes its way through wires and out to our ears (and it’s ultimately delivered through a speaker with Bose-quality sound).
It all comes down to the details with Washington Square Watches’ Greenwich Black, a 38mm square wristwatch in all black stainless steel with a coppery rose gold-like seconds subdial and indices. Still in the minimal design category, this watch distances itself from competitors thanks to various unexpected finishes. Further, there’s a Japanese quartz movement inside and a Made in the USA genuine leather, that’s customizable with a set of initials for free.
Molly Schoit’s book based on the Instagram @TheUnsungHeroines handle, “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History” celebrates the forgotten, lesser known women athletes who paved the way for today’s sports stars. From Jackie Towanda (the first woman to box at Madison Square Garden) to Conchita Cintrón (a bullfighter also known as The Golden Goddess) and Renée Richards (the first transgender woman to play in a professional tennis tournament) the book is full of significant images and stories from a century of sportswomen.
Master & Dynamic’s flagship MW60 wireless over-ear headphones are now available in a few new colorways for their 2017 holiday capsule collection, including olive green, camouflage, and black on black leather. As expected, the high-quality headphones still deliver impeccable sound drawn in part from patent pending stainless steel componentry. The new styles, though, make clear reference to the brand’s home city: NYC.