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.
Reminiscent of a Russian wedding band, LA-based J Hannah’s Duo Form Ring is a sculptural, timeless piece of jewelry. Available in sterling silver or 14k yellow, white, or rose gold, it offers a smooth gradient shape that’s satisfying to look at and comfortable to wear—heavy enough so you know it’s there, but not too much to weigh you down.
Just kitsch enough to avoid being too cute, Lovestar’s Queen of Hearts vases come in an array of colorways and patterns. Our pick is the clear iteration, which really allows the flowers to remain the main event. Handmade in Australia, these vases also come with stands to offer another option for display. Price is in AUD.
Crafted by London-based ceramicist and illustrator Lucy Kirk, each of these skull candle holders is entirely handmade and unique. Much like her other ceramic work, there’s an intentional imperfection to the black and white painted lines, and it only adds charm. Price is in GBP.
The creator of the delightful Advanced Style project, Ari Seth Cohen has released a new book—Advanced Love—and it celebrates long-lasting partnerships through tender portraits. With 40 profiles of couples (complete with how-they-met stories and relationship advice), the book honors the timelessness of love between all genders, all over the world.
The legendary Marshall Stanmore II speaker gets a 21st-century addition: Amazon Alexa-controlled operations. This incredibly versatile speaker, from the brand’s classic roster, is renowned for crisp audio—thanks to its two 15 Watt class D amplifiers—and its heritage-inspired look (fit with an “EST. 1962” etched into its front). Listeners can now ask Alexa to change the song, adjust the volume or even provide information for upcoming shows from the track’s maker—all from across the room.
Made from 100% long-fiber merino wool, åäö Sweden’s “The Beanie” is an ultra-warm winter hat that’s bendable, stretchy and luxurious. Outfitted with the brand’s signature square and yellow lines (which emulate hand-stitching), the logo is another example of their eye for detail and their dedication to creating the highest quality product.
Part of beloved California studio Heath Ceramics’ limited edition winter series, this stunning vessel has been “dipped and flipped” many times to create unique colors and lines—rendering each one unlike any other. Standing at nine inches high, it features their new “Basin” glaze, crafted trough a proprietary technique.
Based on the OY/YO series of artworks by celebrated artist Deborah Kass, this 18k gold-plated necklace is playfully luxurious. Combining riffs on Ed Ruscha’s text-based works, Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” pieces, classic nameplate necklaces, and her own identity and as a “total, absolute, 100 percent provincial New Yorker,” the piece is a glorious play on language. Reading the Yiddish exclamation “OY” or “YO,” depending on the wearer’s mood.
Made in Japan from a buttery, premium-quality roughout leather, this SHA-KA jacket is a tie-close noragi-style garment with character and durability. The satin interior is adorned with a richly colored indigo tapestry that contrasts the camel-colored leather. Cut in a traditional style, but with inventive twists, this piece is bound to become an heirloom.
Most of Luke Pelletier‘s pieces from his 2018 show American Fizzle (at LA’s New Image Art) have long sold out, but this treasure remains available for now. “It’s Hard To Believe In Magic When You’re Stuck In Traffic On The 405” includes many of Pelletier’s familiar motifs (from tropical fruits to jungle cats and more) and its busy vignette, full of textures, colors and patterns, is a feast.
Crafted by macerating and then steeping shiraz grapes in their high-proof Rare Dry Gin for eight weeks, Four Pillars‘ beautifully colored Bloody Shiraz is unlike anything else. Not a sloe gin nor liqueur, it’s a legitimate gin with shiraz elements. The alcohol is 37.8% so it can be used in cocktails or on the rocks (the team suggests garnishing with a slice of orange) but beware: it’s very drinkable.
Seetal Solanki’s visually striking Why Materials Matter is an investigation into the materials—manmade and organic—that make up the world around us. From its bold green exterior to the individually captivating images inside, readers will be hooked as Solanki explores ancient dyeing techniques to current endeavors by artists, designers, scientists and more to create new materials, in turn creating a better world.
For those looking to rid a room of toxic energy or to indulge in the relaxing scent of white sage and Palo Santo, this is a liquified and bottled version of the smudge. Ideal for use in hotel rooms, in the car or anywhere else that needs to remain smoke-free, this fluid iteration is a modern take on the ancient ritual for those on the go. Available in a pump-spray of eight fluid ounces, it’s also TSA-friendly.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the UK, this “Suffragette City” cup and saucer is made by Plinth in collaboration with the Mayor of London and Bella Freud. Made from fine bone china, its gold rims mean it’s not dishwasher-safe. More importantly, a portion of the proceeds go to the Fawcett Society, which works for gender equality and women’s rights.