Handmade in Kenya, Hedaya’s two-color marangi sisal baskets measure eight by six inches. They’re made by a small group of Kenyan women who have practiced basket weaving since their youth—learning a craft that’s been passed down for generations. These unique, natural, woven basins can function as planters, storage containers, catchalls and more. They come in six different vibrant colorways.
From Brainfeeder—the record label founded by Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) back in 2008—these socks are covered with Thundercat’s logo, a twist on the original Thundercats version. In true Thundercat (aka Stephen Lee Bruner) style, the socks dazzle thanks to glittery lurex fabric. Available in one size and in gold or pink, they are perfect for late-night lounge room dance parties.
Full of potential, HAY’s neon tube lights can be hung or leaned against a wall alone or along with others to create a dramatic, moody glow. Available in red, blue, yellow or warm white, each one measures 59.25 inches and features an in-line switch located on the 78.75-inch cable. Each 12-watt LED has an average life span of 6,000 hours—or 250 full days.
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.
Inspired by the natural flora of the Austrian Alps, Susanne Kaufmann’s products are made to nourish the body and the mind. The lush Oil Bath for the Senses combines organic ingredients like ylang-ylang and patchouli oils to moisturize, and lavender to create a sense of calm. Simply add one capful from the large one-liter bottle to a full bathtub, and enjoy your soak.
From the not-for-profit photo foundation Aperture, Daniel Gordon: Houseplants turns six of the artist’s mesmerizing still life images of houseplants into a six-page pop-up. This limited edition, collectible hardcover book, designed by by Simon Arizpe, celebrates the work of Gordon and the sculptural nature of plants.
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.
A powdered indigo dye developed at Aikuma Senryo (originally a Chinese herbal apothecary founded in Tokyo circa 1818), Yamato Indigo makes it easy to dye apparel, accessories and other fabrics at home. This kit includes enough of each individual component to concoct a large vat of dye in order to lend a vibrant hue to shirts, pants and even sneakers. Specifically, that means 50 grams of Yamato Indigo dye, 100ml of vinegar, 100ml of a fixative, as well as a portion of soda ash and Sodium Hydrosulfite (and possibly a pair of rubber gloves, current shortage pending). Instructions are easy and the entire process is fun as a group activity, too.
Poet Louise Glück—the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature in 27 years—has 12 extraordinary books to her name. One of our favorites, The Seven Ages, proves to be perhaps her most audacious. The 44 poems within explore memory and dreams while facing potential futures and death. Beautiful and at times sardonic, Glück’s words remind readers of the boundlessness of writing.
The vision of NYC-based architect and designer Drew Seskunas, this wood burning Prism Chiminea features an angular design that riffs on the Malm fireplaces of the ’60s. This lightweight, portable outdoor item has been assembled from pre-enameled, laser-cut aluminum in Seskunas’ Long Island City studio. The corrosion-proof, heat-resistant material refracts light and the distinct trilateral shape funnels smoke and flame. Seskunas is known by many as the designer of the Prism Planter; the Prism Chiminea aims to open the possibility of outdoor gatherings into the colder months.
Best known for their footwear, ONE432 shares half of their net profits with the women artisans they work with as well as supporting various schools. As well as their handmade, symmetrical shoes based on a 400-year-old craft, they also make gorgeous homeware. One such piece is this handloom woven pillow case, made from 100% recycled 60/40 cotton and embroidered with hand-twisted thread and beading. The resulting design is a lush but tasteful take on camouflage.
Tanner Goods’ pragmatically named Record Rack holds 40 12-inch records within its tangerine-colored stainless steel structure. This stand angles each record backward slightly so there’s enough room for users to flip through their collection easily. Plus, the rack’s outward wings make for easy carrying. The nifty, minimal storage solution comes coated in a chip-resistant semi-gloss powder coat finish and makes your record collection the visual focus.
Imagined in collaboration with NYC’s momentous Metropolitan Museum of Art, Monopoly: The Med Edition incorporates attributes from 5,000 years of art history. This variation on the classic board game weaves in components from The Met’s 17 curatorial departments and allows users to develop and expand their own mini museums with the addition of galleries and wings. This edition’s booklet doesn’t just contain the rules, it also informs users about the art found throughout the game, including on the distinct currency.
Designed for plants that are four to five inches in diameter, Melbourne-based ceramicist Ella Reweti’s two-piece Tilde Planter is composed of a matching basin and saucer (the latter being deep enough to act as a reservoir for excess water). Reweti’s distinct corrugated vessels are made within stacked interchangeable moulds. As Reweti makes each planter by hand, there will be subtle variations in form and color—making every one of them unique.
An elegant and timeless looking at-home coffee essential, Fellow’s powerful Ode Brew Grinder specializes in transforming beans into grinds for brewed coffee—pour-overs, drip, French press and more. The professional-grade appliance uses stainless steel flat burrs with 31 different grind settings for absolute customization. And delight is in the details, like the catch that magnetically aligns so grounds never make a mess.
The second LP of 2020 from enigmatic collective SAULT—believed to be Cleo Sol, Melissa Young and Dean “Inflo” Wynton Josiah—UNTITLED (Rise) exists as a perfect counterpart to UNTITLED (Black Is) with a more upbeat, exuberant sound while still exploring poignant topics including identity, race, resilience and rebellion. The rich 15-track album incorporates elements from hip-hop, R&B, disco, gospel, jazz, funk and house, sprinkled with spoken-word interludes. Available as a double-LP, the vinyl will ship on 16 November and each purchase includes unlimited, free streaming on Bandcamp. Price is in Pounds.