Smith & Deli-cious: Food From Our Deli (That Happens to be Vegan)

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The brains behind Melbourne’s Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli, Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse have put out a second cookbook. Smith & Deli-cious: Food From Our Deli (That Happens to be Vegan) is an aptly named guide to all kinds of impressive and unexpected plant-based dishes. From shepherd’s pie to plakopsy, larb, brownies and more, the recipes evoke the warmth and comfort of home, but are concurrently super-inventive. With helpful guides to basics (like stock and sauces) and the Smith & Deli story (about a Fitzroy favorite with queues streaming out the door), it’s a comprehensive book that spans cuisines, cultures and flavors—and might even satisfy avid non-vegans.

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This reversible bomber from Lululemon is an adaptable layer that adjusts for each season. Quilted on one side and made with their unique Warpstreme fabric on the other, the jacket is light and comfortable but insulating and warm at the same time. It’s available in three colors—this one is Palm-Deco—and features three secure zippered pockets.

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Working with Prince during the late 1970s and early ’80s, photographer Allen Beaulieu documented a wildly significant time for the multi-disciplined artist—from emerging talent to household name. Prince: Before the Rain is filled with behind-the-scenes, candid, live performance and never-seen-before images—all offering insight on the remarkable artist, and the significant era in which he became an internationally beloved superstar.

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With a lifetime warranty, this durable dopp kit is made for all kinds of adventures. Thanks to a near 360-degree zipper, access is easy. Plus with eight internal pockets and a handy removable TSA-compliant liquids bag, the details of this accessory are hidden beneath its seemingly plain exterior.

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The ideal gift for a pickle-enthusiast, The Big Dill box from Mouth is full of zesty treats. Pickled cherry tomatoes, whiskey sour pickles and pickled Thai basil jalapeños are among the selection—with freshness and small-batch manufacturing guaranteed.

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Seetal Solanki’s visually striking Why Materials Matter is an investigation into the materials—manmade and organic—that make up the world around us. From its bold green exterior to the individually captivating images inside, readers will be hooked as Solanki explores ancient dyeing techniques to current endeavors by artists, designers, scientists and more to create new materials, in turn creating a better world.

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With a waxed canvas upper, rubberized bottom and soft leather grip handles, this bag can withstand the worst and still look best. There are dedicated pockets for everything you need handy and separate padded areas for a tablet and laptop. Finished off with a waterproof top-zipper, the 26.2 liter bag can accommodate the demands of daily commuting—gym gear, work necessities and technology included.

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Perhaps the USA’s most significant and influential graphic designer, Paul Rand (who created iconic logos for IBM, UPS and many other brands) was, and remains, undeniably important to the industry. Featuring 200 illustrations and 27 essays, Paul Rand: A Designer’s Art is a comprehensive guide to his work, philosophy, methods and impact. Visually enthralling, insightful, and educational—this book is for designers and enthusiasts alike.

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Department of Parks Hoodie

$78

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From LES-based brand Only NY’s ongoing partnership with the City of New York, an update on their Department of Parks hoodie. Screen-printed in white ink on a heavyweight blend fleece, the simple sweater proudly boasts the department’s name and logo and is available in black or forest green. Proceeds from sales go to the City of New York.

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The Current: New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age

$50

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From eco-friendly power to wild designs, The Current: New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age showcases the future of bikes—as well as a few cars and three-wheelers. From the stunning wooden and steel AVIONICS V1 to Alta Motors’ Redshift St concept, Cake’s striking Kalk, designs by Night Shift and more, the book is full of covetable bicycles. Readers can delve into the electric revolution over 208 pages—exploring engineering, design, custom creations, classic brands and more.

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Lavender Hemp Sleeping Mask

$55

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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.

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Aqua d’Amore Personal Lubricant

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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.

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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).

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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.

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The Sex Pistols 1977: The Bollocks Diaries

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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.

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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.

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