Embrace your inner Batman with this bat-shaped sleep mask. Made from 100% silk (perhaps more Bruce Wayne’s taste) it’s incredibly soft and comfortable on the eyes and set into place with an elastic band. The embroidered mask comes with a carry pouch—to keep it clean and safe—and will surely help your next snooze, whether at home or in transit.
In partnership with Parisian atelier Astier de Villatte, NYC designer and découpage artist John Derian has released a series of 19th Century-inspired tablewares. Each piece, handmade in Paris from glazed terracotta, features one of Derian’s images or patterns. Here, this nine-inch-tall teapot wears a striking Théière Marbre Turquoise Orange Noir print—that varies from piece to piece.
The Cobalt 02 sunglasses from Gentle Monster are minimal yet meticulously crafted—with a monel (nickel-copper) nose-bridge, adjustable PVC nose-pads, exaggerated temples and acetate temple tips. The lenses offer 100% UV protection and are available in various hues: vivid orange, violet, navy or (our pick) a lush green.
Julie Thevenot, since launching her line in 2008, has never been afraid of combining playful designs with unique materials. Made from lucite and anchored by plated steel posts, these earrings glisten in sunlight and are bold without being overly gaudy.
This color tarot deck by Small Spells (run by Rachel Howe) is a charming set of cards featuring Howe’s illustrations. While delightfully mystic, the pictures are also inspired by cartoons, tattoos, low-fi graphic design and more—the result is a delightful, colorful style of its own. Positive vibes, healing powers and artistic inspiration permeate these cards. (Also available with a guidebook.)
From her Vogue column to her VICELAND TV series, Karley Sciortino has sought to reclaim the word “slut” in an open, exploratory and inclusive way. With Slutever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World, Sciortino combines elements of memoir with a manifesto for embracing sexual satisfaction. It’s informative and, as with all of Sciortino’s work, it also happens to be wildly funny.
Whether or not you believe in the merits of burning sage or palo santo wood for their more mystical attributes, there’s something soothing about both scents—and a ritual-like repetition of use. J Southern Studio has assembled a kit with these and many other items, for the sake of happiness and inspiration. For those in need of a well-intentioned ritual, be it in the morning or for breaks at work, a kit like this offers a few points of entry—and a handful of divine fragrances.
Beginning at $39 and reaching all the way to $1,799, Venus et Fleur roses aren’t your regular bodega posy. Their roses (which come in all colors from classic red to mint green or black) can last a year—thanks to their proprietary solution and color pigmentation process. These are some of the biggest, most lush and beautiful roses we have seen.
Two important details of Lock Stock & Barrel’s 18 Year Rye Whiskey battle each other to create a surprisingly smooth profile. First, the proof stands at a whopping 109. Second, its age—the aforementioned 18 years—actually tames that high ABV. In fact, aging in American oak barrels has lent the spirit a creamy vanilla warmth. There’s a bunch of rye spice here but it’s all in service to a tasty, uniform and wood-defined whiskey.
The smallest portable speaker yet by Danish brand Vifa takes its design cues (and name) from Iceland. With three drivers packed into a pebbly shape that enhances 360-degree sound, the Reykjavik comes either covered in Kvadrat woolen fabric or in a fully anodized aluminum version that’s as tough as it looks.
Packaged in a box featuring artist Renee Phillips’ painting “Vortex,” this Peet Rivko Essentials Kit contains three lush products. With zero toxins and zero irritants (that means no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, PEGs, silicones, petroleum fragrance, limonene, essential oils, nut oils or floral extracts) there’s a gentle cleanser, moisturizer and balancing face oil—all of which can be used daily. Together, these products aim to nourish and soften skin.
Some 20 years in the making, this lovely book of Marilyn Monroe portraits contains many never-seen-before shots—thanks to Joshua Greene meticulously restoring and preserving the photos taken by his father, photographer Milton H. Greene, who was a business partner and personal friend of Monroe. More than just a study of a celebrity, the 250+ images explore a close bond and friendship. Further, it displays a son’s passion for restoring his father’s work.
Despite its name, IIUVO and Stefan Brüggemann’s “Bullshit” candle smells divine. With notes of Sichuan pepper, grapefruit, lavender, musk, guaiac wood and more, the candle was inspired by the theory of bullshit. According to the makers, the scent has been derived from the idle content that’s found between truth and invention; the things we think but don’t say. Price is in Euros.
This cane sugar body polish can be used all year ’round, but it’s invaluable during the winter. Gently exfoliating, REN’s Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish doesn’t leave skin feeling stripped or dry, rather it will feel silky smooth and nourished (thanks to olive and almond oils) and slightly rose-scented. The fragrance is 100% natural, and the dense scrub is also suitable for vegans—plus the brand never uses synthetic microbeads.
With a career that spanned 50+ years, Ward Bennett’s eye for elegance and minimal style was (and remains) undeniable. Known as a designer and artist who helped define an era, Bennett worked with clients including Sasaki, Japan, Chase, David Rockefeller, Tiffany & Co, and more—creating everything from furniture to flatware, jewelry to textiles. This lovely hardcover book explores his work across 280 pages and 300 illustrations—some of which have never been published.
This white kettle from Tokyo-based designer Makoto Koizumi’s “Kaico” series is subtle and stylish. Made from enamel-coated steel, it features a beechwood handle and maple knob, altogether creating an attractive but warm contrast. This lovely piece holds 49 fluid ounces. The “Kaico” series also boasts a butter warmer, saucepan and more.