From astrological candle company Birthdate Co (known for creating a different candle to align with every day of the year) comes a three-card tarot reading in candle set form. The mysterious kit features a trio of hand-poured 6.5-ounce candles—one each to represent the past, present and future—and every candle includes an accompanying gold-plated tarot card drawn from the 22 of tarot’s Major Arcana. Each candle has been crafted from a blend of all-natural soy and coconut wax and burns for 20 to 30 hours. A guidebook accompanies the set to assist on the astrological journey.
Poet Kaveh Akbar’s Pilgrim Bell embarks on a divine journey, mediating on his family’s life as Muslims in America, the immigrant experience and struggles with addiction. Once again, the award-winning writer proves his masterful control over language, rooting out faith within darkness and the self beneath the surface of his work. Fiercely intimate and lyrically vivid, this book of poems is a moving and memorable read.
Suitable for dogs up to 30 pounds, Roverlund’s Out-and-About Pet Tote is the ideal carrier for city pets. The roomy interior bedding allows a pooch to move around, sit, stand or lie down as they please, while the removable padded base blends comfort and easy cleaning. Stylish and portable, this carrier sports slip-resistant shoulder straps, comes in a variety of camouflage and black color options, includes reflective detailing for safe walks at night and has extra storage. It also uses durable marine and mountaineering fabrics, ensuring its longevity.
Jon Julio’s Them Skates collaborated with Brain Dead to produce the Blue Brain Dead Them 909 inline skates. The union, in partnership with SSENSE, is part of the trio’s Futuristic Shred Technology, a collection celebrating the community that inline skating culture fosters. The UFS street skating frame (made by Julio and Kyle Sola) is crafted from injection-mold, glass-filled nylon. The Them Liner is fitted with V4 upgrades, like re-positioned heels and increased padding for better security. And, like the skating advancements, the blue and white design pattern is strikingly dynamic.
An emblem of timeless Uptown New York glamour, The Carlyle Hotel has dazzled guests since the 1930s. Through more than 200 images (including never-before-seen photographs), with tantalizing text by author James Reginato that delves into the establishment’s storied history, and a foreword from Lenny Kravitz, Assouline’s The Carlyle book captures the magic. Those who’ve stayed at the hotel or sipped classic cocktails within the whimsy of Bemelmans will appreciate it—but so will anyone else who dreams of its legacy.
Siying Qu and Haoran Li’s NYC-based clothing brand, Private Policy is intended for all genders, and often interweaves the founders’ Asian-American heritage with visually intriguing silhouettes. The Silk Harness Micro Pleated Shirt embodies this same union. Complete with a 100% silk chartreuse trim, the sage green top is fitted with Japanese pleats on a blend of breezy cotton and polyester blend.
Philadelphia-based shop YOWIE collaborated with artist Frank Dorrey, who applied his freaky and fun faces to a fantasy basketball skateboard. Dorrey’s work uses PicsArt and iPhone 8s to distort images and play with colors in order to symbolize truth. Bringing his unique technique to YOWIE, Dorrey creates a signature warped portrait, set against a vibrant blue backdrop and surrounded by dribbling basketball players, including Lucifer. This is a limited edition collaboration—so only 10 of these decks exist.
In 1938, when esteemed architect and designer Franco Albini reconstructed a radio between two pieces of tempered glass, he created one of his most renowned works—a feat of technology as aesthetic praxis, a revolutionary blend between minimalism and modernity. In 2021, Albini’s radio continues to uphold the standard for innovation. Cassina’s Radio in Cristallo LE brings the original into the contemporary age with Bluetooth technology and an optional subwoofer that connects to WiFi for a truly immersive sound. The elegant piece features satin knobs and a matte black chassis. Limited to only five pieces, each Radio in Cristallo LE has a numbered metal plate and hand-soldered circuits.
Featuring Tom of Finland’s delightfully raunchy art, Carne Bollente’s “My Bare Gays” sweatshirt comes in either washed-out black or cream colorways. On the front, the beloved artist’s illustration is portrayed through the Paris-based brand’s Pornographico embroidery; while the back boasts a large, double-exposure style graphic of his iconic The Loggers magazine cover. Available in XS to XL, this garment is made from 100% cotton.
Daniel Sherrell’s debut book, Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of the World, captures the spectrum of feelings that living in a climate crisis initiates—frustration from watered-down Green Bills, grief from the lives and species lost to preventable causes, numbness from the ever-mounting reports about the state of the environment, and beyond. Part memoir and part love letter, Warmth takes an intimate look into Sherrell’s life as he fights for change within the movement to imagine what a future and family look like under climate change. His book asks—himself and readers—”How do we go on in a world that may not?”
NYC’s Chop Suey Club blends two tile-based strategy games, Mahjong and the Rubik’s Cube, to create a fun hybrid version. Using the pieces of the ancient Chinese game, Chop Suey Club’s inventive cube replaces the typical colors and ensures buttery-smooth rotations.
Aaliyah’s catalogue continues to be released on streaming services and physically, and her stunning third (and final) album, Aaliyah, is available for pre-order on vinyl now. The 2001 record (with production by Timbaland, Bud’da, J. Dub, Rapture and Eric Seats) features elements of various genres, all buoyed by Aaliyah’s featherweight, silken vocals. Recorded mostly at Sony Studios in NYC and Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne, Australia, the album features some of the artist’s best-loved songs including “Rock The Boat” and “More Than a Woman,” with its squelchy bass effects and soaring digital strings. This re-release will also include “Try Again,” the lead single from the Romeo Must Die soundtrack, that initially was only included on the European and Japanese versions.
From Brain Dead, a collective of artists and creatives from around the world who share a love of post-punk and skateboarding, comes the Patchwork Military Field Shirt Jacket. This jacket (available in XS to XL) is 100% cotton, designed with camouflage style patchworks and fitted with chest pockets on either side. Earthy tones—navy, green and brown—work together through wavy color-blocks and create a refreshing take on a classic silhouette.
A dive into the dynamic 1980s Jamaican dancehall scene, Beth Lesser’s Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture looks at the influential movement that was largely unseen by those not involved. Lesser traveled to Kingston, Jamaica in the ’80s for Reggae Quarterly magazine and various dedicated nights, and found herself in the midst of dancehall’s golden age. While political tensions were still apparent, the welcoming and boisterous world of dancehall provided an escape and community for many. This book traces dancehall’s 1950s origins through to its ’80s heyday and beyond with colorful images and thoughtful text.
Bright and breathable, MAAP’s Allied Cap is a 100% cotton cycling cap perfect for riding even in the hottest temperatures. The Melbourne, Australia-based brand combines their signature comfort fit, a striking color combination of electric blue, khaki, orange, lilac and neon green, and lightweight Italian fabrics for a functional yet fun addition to any ride. Price is in Australian dollars.
Universal Works was co-founded in 2008 by David Keyte (formerly of Paul Smith and Maharishi) and inspired by his working-class childhood in the Midlands of the UK, during which his father and uncle would also don their workwear for dress-up occasions. With products influenced by military and task-oriented silhouettes (like bakers’ jackets and laborers’ chore coats), the brand’s apparel is both practical and stylish. Their Drop Crotch Fatigue Pants offer a loose fit, with a long front rise (with a zip closure), as well as waist adjusters for the most comfortable fit. Made from 100% cotton, the corduroy fabric feels both soft and sturdy, making them an ideal garment for the transition into autumn and winter. Price is in Pounds.