To celebrate the organization’s first 60 years in space, The NASA Archives features 400+ photographs and rare renderings—spanning the moon landing, rovers on Mars and more. Launched in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was the world’s first civilian space agency with a focus on peaceful exploration—despite it being founded as part of the Space Race. With notes from science and tech journalists, NASA historians, former astronauts and more, this is a comprehensive and mind-boggling look back at how far we have gone into the unknown.
With production limited to just 25, this chess set from Poketo is a collectible, design piece—and a functional game, of course. The pieces are geometric, and are made from lucite, as is the board. Though the rules remain the same this edition is a contemporary and stylish update.
An X represents so much—a spot containing something valuable, a kiss, a crossing or the intersection of two things. NYC-based architectural firm Reddymade Design won this year’s annual Times Square Valentine’s Day Heart competition with their X-shaped sculptural pavilion, on view through 28 February. For anyone looking to bring it (or its message) home, weR2’s commemorative chocolate puzzle embodies the spirit—and tastes delectable. One part dark chocolate, one part milk chocolate, the pieces can be assembled, appreciated and then devoured.
Available in nine different colorways, this round-edged and stout teacup holds six liquid ounces of your favorite brew. The cup and saucer set is a reproduction of Russel Wright’s American Modern line, which launched in 1939 and featured plenty of curvy silhouettes. While all the colors are covetable, our pick is the turquoise—one of the original Wright hues.
Inspired by The Truman Show and Victorian mirror signs, this piece by London design studio Crispin Finn is emblazoned with either greetings or farewells depending on how you look at it. Utilizing the studio’s trademark reds and blues, it has been four-color reverse screen-printed and made in an edition of 50—each of which is framed in cherry wood.
A delicate blend of grape seed, jojoba, clary sage, peppermint and tea tree oils, this potion is made specifically for pubic skin and hair—but can, of course, be used for facial hair too. Made to nourish flesh that’s often irritated by various modes of hair removal, the oil is super-gentle (as well as being dermatologically and gynecologically tested) but still effective. This blend also won’t stain, so your favorite underwear is safe.
Recorded at the famed Electric Lady Studios (built by Jimi Hendrix and designed by architect and acoustician John Storyk), Electric Lady Sessions includes live versions of several LCD Soundsystem tracks, as well as a few covers. With tracks like Heaven 17’s “We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang” and The Human League’s “Seconds,” the record offers extra insight into the band’s new wave and synthpop influences. An essential for LCD fans, this two-vinyl set comes with a DFA lightning bolt sticker.
Building upon their luxe line of CBD-infused products, Lord Jones offers a special Valentine’s Day edition of their naturally flavored fruit gumdrops. This limited edition release features nine treats: eight Passion Fruit and one Red Raspberry. Each one contains 20mg CBD, which will promote a sense of calm but is non-psychoactive, of course. The limited edition box is only available until 14 February, or until supplies last.
Made with jojoba and soybean oils, this hand-poured candle is unlike most—it’s intended to be used as massage oil once melted down, thanks to a low burning temperature. Including amber, cedar leaf, lemongrass and more, it’s a delicately fragrant blend that’s also hydrating for the skin. Made in New York, it’s also vegan and cruelty-free.
An unconventional take on the classic signet ring, Seb Brown’s Neapolitan Ring 2 is crafted from nine carat yellow gold and an assortment of semi-precious stones—all of which can be selected upon purchase. This one features Australian blue sapphire, pink and yellow sapphires, a tsavorite garnet and turquoise—creating a colorful and textured piece. Each ring by the Melbourne-based jeweler is handmade to order.
Vitruvi’s classic stone diffusers now come in three earthy coloways inspired by Tuscany. Available in sage, teracotta and sand, these diffusers are handmade from porcelain and feature a matte finish which covers the ultrasonic technology within.
With six travel-sized scents for all genders, BYREDO‘s La Sélection Travel Perfume Set is for those who travel often or don’t want to commit—to a fragrance. With six 12ml perfumes—Blanche, Mojave Ghost, Bal d’Afrique, Gypsy Water, Black Saffron and Rose of No Man’s Land—this set comes in a limited edition box, and each fragrance is rich and unlike the last.
Available in three sizes, the Holly + Kit rug from Cold Picnic is made from 100% wool yarn weaved onto a 100% cotton woven backing. With a delightful abstract design dominated by olive green, the medium height pile rug will add a little spirit to any room.
An instant classic, MoMA and Champion’s collaboration sweatshirt debuted for the museum’s Is Fashion Modern? exhibition and remains a playful take on the classic, collegiate style crewneck. With MoMA’s logo appliquéd on the front, the sweatshirt is made from a cotton blend and available in size small through XL. Art fans, represent.
A variation on traditional Japanese incense chambers, this vessel from Wacko Maria is crafted from glossy white ceramic and shaped like the Virgin Mary. Replacing her eyes and (in the shape of a cross) along her chest and back, are holes from which the aroma can diffuse. The base is a separate piece, making clean-up easy.
From kitsch to classy, François Prost‘s After Party is a 300-page exploration of French nightclub façades. The collection of photographs was shot during the daytime, offering a strangely alien element to the images—with their neon unlit, doors closed, and void of humans. In contrast, the cover boasts a holographic foil which will stand out on bookshelves or coffee tables. With a poster included, this book is available in an edition of 1000 and is published by Ed Banger Records’ Headbangers Publishing. Price is in Euros.