Designed specifically for 2015 to current Apple iMac and iMac Pro, Nack Studio’s Base lends height and stability to an office set-up. The domestically grown and sustainably sourced black maple ash stand comes in two- or four-inch versions, allowing for variability in how you configure your workspace. Finished with a coating of OSMO Poly-X oil, the Base will withstand regular use and its microporous surface means it’s extra easy to wipe clean.
Crafted by Marfa, Texas-based Marfa Brands for Joshua Tree, California-based Wonder Valley, the Two Deserts Soap honors two high deserts—a distinction made for dry terrain at or above 2,000 feet elevation. Wonder Valley’s lush olive oil acts as the foundation for the soap composed of palo santo, juniper, cedar, eucalyptus, ginger and a natural smoke tinge. Free from synthetic dyes and foaming agents, this all-purpose and all-natural cleanser comes in packaging designed by LA-based artist John Zabawa.
Made from wildcrafted Creosote (the “quintessential desert scent”), organic rosemary and jojoba oil, beeswax and mango seed butter, Sonoran Rosie’s aptly titled Creosote Rosemary Cream carries notes of sun-soaked wood and wild herbs. Creosote heals sunspots, soothes sunburns, repels mosquitoes and other bugs, and aids in the prevention of infection, as the plant boasts antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Plus, this cream helps to heal tattoos and supports skin after other moments that leave it particularly vulnerable. Available in two or four fluid ounce packages, each cream is made to order.
Featuring chain-stitched “Aloha” text and hibiscus flower motifs by Australian surfer, artist and musician, Kai Brown (under his moniker All My Relations), Birdwell’s Aloha field jacket references a silhouette donned by WWII soldiers. With an interior tropical print, detachable patch, and a pair of velcro squares for additional patches, this cotton poplin jacket was produced in an edition of 30. 100% of the proceeds from its sale will go to Australian fire support services.
Born from a collaboration between heritage shoemaker Clarks and Japanese streetwear brand Neighborhood, this stylish take on the Desert Trek silhouette features a contrasting “shark tooth” print and a co-branded heel patch. A Vibram outsole contributes ruggedness to the boot, but the suede exterior steers it toward a more sophisticated look.
Designed in Brooklyn by Bien Mal, this super-soft, 100% cotton throw balances a bold statement with exquisite details. In contrasting white knit, “NO” is obviously spelled out. On the backside, NO remains, this time in black on a rainbow weave. The item is framed by multi-color fringing on the two longer sides, and black and white fringing on the others. Measuring 60 by 50 inches, this blanket is large and cozy, if a little brazen.
Part of Patagonia’s Worn Wear collection, this denim bag is crafted in the USA from reclaimed, post-consumer organic cotton canvas and denim. Big enough for a grocery, beach or weekend trip, it features reinforced straps to make carrying your gear easy and comfortable. The interior is lined with post-consumer polyester fabric and postindustrial recycled Supplex® nylon. And, because each piece of fabric is reclaimed, every bag is unique.
Hand-stitched in NYC, Lingua Franca’s “Mama Knows Best” sweater matches each sale with a $100 donation to Every Mother Counts—an organization dedicated to improving access to quality, respectful maternity care all over the world. Every 100% cashmere garment is embroidered to order and can be customized, but customers should note that will take about two weeks. This charcoal-colored sweater is available from XS to XL.
Cannabis-centric shop Mister Green’s “Multi Tee” (from their current GEAR collection) features several mountain-high screen-printed motifs—including a boot print, mountain cap, masked hiker and “Master of Stoned” text. Made-in-LA, this boxy T-shirt is made for all genders and is available in navy, coral or white.
Constructed from waxed linen thread and premium leather, this lovely handmade baseball comes adorned subtlety with Shinola’s logo. Made in accurate MLB dimensions (courtesy of manufacturer Leather Head Sports in Glen Rock, NJ) the ball maintains a similar feel to those used in professional games, and will be ideal for pick-up games or on display at home.
Boasting all the benefits of a heavy cast iron pan, while being small enough to manage easily, Field Company’s #4 Skillet has a cooking surface that measures just under six inches and weighs under two pounds. Naturally non-stick, the pan comes pre-seasoned and can be used on gas, electric or induction stoves, on outdoor grills and live fires, or in the oven. Also available in larger sizes, the #4 is ideal for a steak or a couple eggs.
Playfully asymmetrical, these PLIE earrings are handmade in Seattle by Faris. Available in bronze (with lapis, jade and pearl) or sterling silver (with red glass, pineapple jasper and pearl), they will naturally oxidize over time, but can be polished up to their shiniest state easily. Designed by Faris Du Graf, they are sculptural and bold, while remaining sleek and elegant.
Featuring a design by Guadalajara-based artist Daniel Barreto, Slowdown Studio’s 100% cotton Spencer Throw measures out to 54 by 70 inches—meaning it’s big enough for a couch or bed, or as a wall-hanging. Featuring Barreto’s wavy, organic plants, the blanket’s palette is subtle but with pops of jewel tones. Spun and woven in the USA, it’s manufactured from yarn made from 70% recycled cotton.
Topo Designs and New Balance’s just-released collaboration collection is made up of sneakers, a backpack and a crossbody bag. The Rover Pack features a flap closure, two exterior zippered pockets (plus two on the sides), and contrasting shoulder and tightening straps—in desert brown and bright red, respectively. Inside there’s a large main compartment and a laptop sleeve. While Topo’s signature retro-styled tag remains, there’s also space for New Balance’s logo. Though it’s not a technical backpack, there’s no shortage of details at play—from the suede panels to clever use of space.
Dedicated to LA and made in the city’s Los Feliz neighborhood, Thin Wild Mercury’s scents range from botanical and subdued to rich and robust, with Whisky 1969 leaning toward the latter. “An ode to the sweaty, smoky, iconic rock club on Sunset Blvd,” the fragrance boasts notes of raspberry jam, cardamom, and ylang ylang—with a resinous, smoky tinge that remains on the skin. Whisky 1969 certainly resides on the darker side, but its complexity and warmth develops as its worn. The fragrance comes in a 50ml spray bottle.
Angeleno Wine Co captured the attention of Californians by being the first winery to open in LA since prohibition. Jasper Dickson and Amy Luftig Viste’s DTLA outpost has been turning out hand-crafted wines with locally grown grapes from Agua Dulce and Antelope Valley. Inspired by old-style California zinfandels, SuperBloom is made with whole-cluster grapes from 100-year-old vines. They foot-tread this wine on the stems, and ferment on the skins for five days before pressing. SuperBloom (referencing what happens when the wildflowers bloom after much needed California rainfall) comes in a bottle adorned with Jeni Emery’s art.