New from Parks Project, this boxy T-shirt boasts a distinctly ’60s vibe via tie-dye, cartoonish illustration and peaceful messaging. A bear carrying a flag that reads “Parks protect all life” is front and center, flanked by mushrooms, flowers, squirrels and a dove. Hand-dyed in DTLA, this 100% cotton shirt comes in size XS to XXXL. A portion of the proceeds goes to the National Parks Conservation Association, an organization that works to protect and improve national parks across the USA.
Founded by Kacey Lynch in 2014, the South Central LA-based label Bricks & Wood draws upon its neighborhood for inspiration. Their six-panel corduroy cap, a new silhouette for the brand, features a short brim. The 100% cotton paisley fabric is a deadstock material they brought back to life for the piece.
Made from 100% polyester, this bright bag is lightweight but still robust enough to cart groceries, and the mesh fabric proves itself to be super-practical for use as a beach bag. Amsterdam-based Daily Paper creates sporty apparel and accessories inspired by the African heritage of their founders (Hussein Suleiman, Jefferson Osei and Abderrahmane Trabsini) as well as ’90s skate- and street-wear and more, to produce an overall retro-futuristic look. The brand has worked on several collaboration collections, including one with the Van Gogh Museum.
LA-based Slowdown Studio has collaborated with Mylle and London-based artist Anna Beam for this playful but sophisticated take on the humble inflatable pool. Made from super-durable heavyweight vinyl, each pool features a valve for easy inflation (and deflation) and is big enough for adults at 15 inches tall, and 65 inches diameter. Between pool’s shape and quality of the materials, and Beam’s delightful pattern design, this is an elevated inflatable pool just in time for summer 2020.
With an emphasis on agility, Gogoro’s Eeyo 1s electric bicycle is a sleek and slim open-frame bike with a smart-pedal-assist system that amplifies the rider’s torque at a natural pace. Rather than relying on a bulky battery-bearing frame, the power hubs are compact and tucked into the hull. The pedal-assisted top speed is 19mph and guarantees a range of 40 miles when fully charged. Plus, at just 26.4 pounds (courtesy of the weight-shedding, Kevlar-lined carbon fiber frame), the Eeyo 1s weighs roughly half as much as most e-bikes, making it a breeze to ride and to carry up and down from your apartment.
Ideal for beginners, Orion’s compact tabletop StarMax 90mm TableTop Telescope is powerful enough to bring the moon, our solar system’s planets and even innumerable bright deep space objects into view. For on the road use, the 6.5-pound device can also be affixed to a field tripod (though, it’s not included) if need be. It’s a cost-effective and easy-to-use option.
A collaboration between LA-based Besito and Another Room, this handy little joint and lighter locker safely stores the essentials for an on-the-go smoke session. A cylindrical compartment can fit a joint next to the lighter holder—Besito recommends a standard Bic for the perfect fit. The durable plant-based plastic is easy to clean, should ash or hash clutter the bottom. Best of all, 1% of all proceeds (on all Besito sales) go to Equity First Alliance.
HINDQUARTERS’ durable yet soft dog collar comes in a rich green hue and five sizes: small, small wide, medium, large, and XL. The dense cotton weave ensures defense against unfavorable weather, mud and dirt, while its marine-grade steel slot-and-lock buckle is corrosion-proof and can withstand machine washing. Hand-engraving on the accompanying tag is available at no additional cost. Price is in Pounds.
Available in three skin tones, Nuditone bandages offer more diversity in hue than the widely available versions. Rooted in the belief that “nude is a conceptual color that should suit all skin tones,” the Swedish brand makes light, medium and dark adhesive matte-finish bandages that come in packages of 20—with two sizes inside. There’s also a multipack edition that accounts for all three tones currently available.
Portland, Oregon-based Looptworks repurposes and upcycles fabrics and post-consumer materials that would otherwise be scraps to create bags and accessories. Further, these limited-edition, hand-numbered items are crafted in facilities that employ fair labor practices. The brand’s Weekender Duffel comes in two colorways—black or yellow—and features a kite sail fabric outer and nylon interior, making it lightweight but durable. With a divider inside to separate apparel and gear (as well as two pockets, one with a zip for valuables), the bag has a 37-liter capacity and abides by most airlines’ carry-on rules.
Born from a partnership with Pittsburgh-based organization First Mile, Puma’s Erupt Trail running sneakers employ yarns made from plastic pollution collected in Taiwan, Honduras and Haiti. This silhouette is the first from this sustainable collection, but it’s also a continuation of a refresh of the Puma brand that commenced a few years back. Referencing design-forward footwear both past and present, this iteration offers high-performing tread and support systems and plenty of stylish finishing touches.
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.
Lomography’s preloaded “disposable” camera looks and functions like a simple, convenience store option—and can fit in a pocket, too—but it produces better and arguably more interesting photos. With LomoChrome Metropolis ISO 100-400 film inside, shots will tend toward the grungier and more contrasty end of the analog spectrum. Once you’re finished with this film pack, the camera can be refilled with any of Lomography’s 35mm options. To develop your shots, turn the roll in to any photo lab.
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Chrome Industries has released a collection of limited-edition colorways for their iconic Citizen Medal Messenger bag: Old School, Glitter, Checkered Flag, and Neon Splatter. Referencing styles passed and biking motifs of yesteryear, these playful, high-performing bags celebrate the technically-inclined and design-savvy brand. Our personal favorite, Gold Glitter, adds a pop of color to an otherwise all-black bag designed to carry a laptop, sneakers, bike lock, water bottle, and more over one shoulder.
From Australian brand Perks and Mini (better known as PAM), these Animal swim shorts are made from 100% polyester and feature back and side pockets, rendering them as practical for everyday wear as they are for the beach. With leopard and reptile patterning as well as swirling, abstract digital prints, the shorts are alluringly audacious. Featuring mesh underwear lining and a drawstring waist, they’re available in small, medium and large.
Measuring four by four inches, Another Room’s handy 820D nylon pouch traps in the aroma of fresh flower or edibles. With a playful slogan on the outside, this baggie seals super-tightly so you can discreetly carry a handful of joints or loose marijuana inside.