Staying in, cooking more and thinking about home improvement has led some of us to fantasize about kitchen upgrades. In their brand new range of ranges, Samsung has married crisp design with advanced technology. They’re not only WiFi-enabled for convenient connectivity, but they also now feature Smart Dial—an interface that learns your patterns to anticipate the right setting at the right moment. A built-in air fryer and fingerprint-resistant stainless steel finishes add even more allure.
From ASH NYC’s beloved pillow chair line (which debuted last year) comes several new additions, including four variations of Dedar Milano’s silky Regimen Stripe pattern: “Waterfall,” “Ruggine,” “Strawberry Sorbet” and “Summer Daisy.” These fully upholstered indoor chairs give the nostalgic impression of stacked pillows and nod to summertime fun. Each is made in London and available exclusively at Laura de Gunzburg’s pop-up, The Artichoke, within the Shreeji Newsagents.
Founded three years ago by Byron and Dexter Peart, GOODEE World (a certified B Corp) works to sell appealing, practical and beautifully made products that make a positive social impact. Mostly offering homewares (as well as a few accessories and grooming products), GOODEE stocks items from many brands and makers—and our pick is the Tapestry Pillow 11 from VISO. This hand-finished pillow is inspired by American craftsmanship though it features a contemporary design with rich jewel tones. There are plenty of other patterns and colors available, too.
Linen bed sheets promise to be cozy in the cold and breathable in the heat—making them ideal for those who run warm or colder. These 100% linen sheets from Linoto (a company founded in 2007 by fashion industry veteran and textile expert Jason Evege) are handcrafted in New York’s Westchester County. They’re also available in an incredible 13 sizes (for different bed dimensions across the world), 25 colorways, and various pillow and sheet styles.
Maison Balzac’s “Le Galet,” aka the Pebble incense holder, straddles playful and sophisticated design. Now available in white, the minimal vessel is also made in pink, amber and black, and holds one standard stick at a time. Crafted from 100% borosilicate glass, the appealing organic shape complements all styles of decor.
Designed by Justina Blakeney for her company Jungalow, this peace vase emanates the positivity Blakeney aims for with all her products. The ceramic vase (available in six different colors) stands 13 inches tall, and has a distinct retro charm. Blakeney’s LA-based brand also routinely donates to non-profits, including the ACLU, The Rainforest Alliance, The Downtown Women’s Center and others.
Presented in limited edition hues, queer-owned Boy Smells’ PRIDE collection includes several of the brand’s most alluring scents: Damasque, Cedar Stack, Prunus, Cameo, Angelica, and LES. These “hyper-natural” colorways have been selected to celebrate the diverse LGBTQ+ community. Despite members of the community being physically separated, Pride can and should be celebrated as loudly as ever this year. Boy Smells will donate 15% of proceeds from this collection during June to The Trevor Project—with a minimum donation of $26,500 ($1.25 per item sold through a retailer, and $4.25 per item sold directly from their site). Our favorite is Damasque, a rich fragrance that’s subtly beguiling with notes of rose and burnt spices.
Floral designer Lewis Miller, perhaps best known for his inspiring “Flower Flashes” (guerilla-style art installations made from blooms), channels the joy of his creations into the Flower Flash Candle. Although made in France, Miller’s candle humorously nods to NYC trash cans with its patterned design and green-tinted glass. When lit, notes of jasmine and lily of the valley join grapefruit bark. A portion from the proceeds from sales will be donated to Crossroads Homeless Shelter at NYC’s St Bartholomew’s Church.
Yamazaki’s stylish laundry basket pairs a white steel frame (which measures 16 by 16 by 18 inches) with comfortable wooden handles. The Japan-designed basket can carry up to 22 pounds of laundry, and weighs four pounds on its own. Its simple design renders it easy to carry, and its minimal look is far more pleasant than many other options.
Given an otherworldly glow by the antioxidant Marine Luciferin (which happens to be worth five times more than gold), baths taken with Bath Diamond’s bioluminescent bombs replenish the skin, while providing the bather with a magical experience. The lab-synthesized bioluminescent protein that causes the glow has been removed through sterilization, ridding the bomb and its light crystals of bacteria, while ensuring the glow still activates. This lavender-scented iteration adds an element of aromatherapy to the list of benefits, which range from upping collagen production to smoothing the skin’s surface.
This Moonrise reed diffuser set includes a custom-printed glass vessel, nine reeds, and the fragranced oil inside, which references the aroma of “late-night crowds, the lure of the dance floor” and “smoke and strange perfumes.” That scent—rich with notes of yuzu, Indian jasmine, and smoked cedar wood—disperses evenly throughout a room, leaving it subtly enveloped in the fragrance. Part of the limited edition Sunset Collection, this particular piece—an earthy green with minimalist black and gold art that depicts the moonrise—is inspired by spending the summer season in California.
From the importance of the clink of ice in a cocktail shaker to the devilish development of cutlery, Amy Azzarito’s book The Elements of a Home: Curious Histories behind Everyday Household Objects, from Pillows to Forks tells the tales of more than 60 ordinary furnishings and objects. Arranged alphabetically, the book’s entries traverse time to pick through origin stories and interesting advancements that anyone who loves trivia—and a nice surprise—will value.
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.
The latest iteration of Muse’s meditation-assisting technology, the Muse S multi-sensor headband offers real-time feedback on brain activity, body movement, heart rate and breathing as one meditates. Gone are the rubbery cushions of previous versions, replaced by comfortable plush fabric. This redesign takes into account users who’d like to meditate before sleep (or simply listen to soothing sounds), but all of the original value is here in the form of guided meditation and diagnostics on how you were feeling and when.
Made from raw and wild plant ingredients, these breu resin incense sticks last for 50 minutes each, but are effective enough to burn a little at a time. Available with different botanical options blended in, our favorite is Palo Santo. The combination offers healing, cleansing and protective qualities with a scent that invokes Southwest US vibes. They come in a set of nine.
Handmade in Oaxaca from local beeswax and natural dyes, Aesa’s opulent bouquet candles all vary slightly. Each unique piece has been produced by a family that’s been crafting religious candles for three generations. The items measure approximately 12 inches tall before burning.