100% of the proceeds from Levi’s Pride 2020 collection will be donated to OutRight Action International—a non-governmental organization that defends the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. This oversized trucker jacket (available in traditional denim or pink, white and blue tie-dye) boasts an embroidered call to action, with “USE YOUR VOICE!” emblazoned on the back. Available in small to XXL, it’s made from 100% non-stretch cotton.
A memoir of awakening and hope, writer Amrou Al-Kadhi’s Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between traces their path from god-fearing Muslim child to an empowered, erudite drag queen by the name of Glamrou. Al-Kadhi has authored thoughtful pieces for the Guardian, Independent, Gay Times, and many others. They’ve also penned an episode of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon’s Apple TV series, Little America, as well as for BBC America’s The Watch. With this book, their voice shines—drawing balance between humor and heartbreak—and acts as a guiding light for those seeking to honor (or even discover) their truest selves.
For every one of these bandana masks sold, RE/DONE will donate five to frontline workers across the USA. Available in nine colorways, they are crafted from upcycled bandana fabric and include a cotton lining on the back (or face) side. Washable and reusable, the shades and patterns will differ due to the repurposed and reconstructed fabric. The brand also has denim options and kids’ sizes in different patterns.
An inclusive development of the rainbow Pride flag that incorporates the necessary representation of queer people of color and transgender individuals, Daniel Quasar’s “Progress” initiative pin more accurately reflects the LGBTQ+ community. Each 11-color enamel pin is produced by hand in antique silver. 25% of the profits from Quasar’s “Progress Initiative” items, like this enamel pin, get allocated to a quarterly donation to a charity that supports the queer community; currently it is The Living Room.
Presented in limited edition hues, queer-owned Boy Smells’ PRIDE collection includes several of the brand’s most alluring scents: Damasque, Cedar Stack, Prunus, Cameo, Angelica, and LES. These “hyper-natural” colorways have been selected to celebrate the diverse LGBTQ+ community. Despite members of the community being physically separated, Pride can and should be celebrated as loudly as ever this year. Boy Smells will donate 15% of proceeds from this collection during June to The Trevor Project—with a minimum donation of $26,500 ($1.25 per item sold through a retailer, and $4.25 per item sold directly from their site). Our favorite is Damasque, a rich fragrance that’s subtly beguiling with notes of rose and burnt spices.
To accompany author Kristin Tice Studeman’s Serving New York: For All The People Who Make NYC Dining Unforgettable e-cookbook, online shop and dining culture advocate inHouse at Home’s 100% cotton canvas apron features one of Jordan Awan’s illustrations from the book. As with the cookbook, 100% of the proceeds go to ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants) and Robin Hood’s restaurant relief fund.
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.
Within City Hall: Masterpieces of American Civic Architecture, photographer Arthur Drooker presents expressive, exacting imagery of the administrative hubs of various local governments. The chronological chronicle travels from the early 19th century to today—representing the wonders of Buffalo, Boston and beyond while showcasing styles that range from Federalist to modern. The book includes a foreword by historian Douglas Brinkley, and mayors (current and former) offer stories to accompany Drooker’s images.
Concocted from premium ingredients (and free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, phthalates, talc, dyes, aluminum and BHA), Hawthorne’s new hand care kit includes two products designed to work in tandem. First, their vegetable-derived cleanser features all-natural notes of bergamot, cedar wood and mandarin. Second, their non-greasy hand cream owes its hydration capabilities to almond and coconut oils. The former comes in a 10-ounce container, the latter is 2-ounce. Each set can be tailored, as well. Additionally all proceeds from sales of these new products until 7 June will be donated to NYC’s The Bowery Mission Shelter.
From solid oak and Edelman shearling (alpaca bouclé yearling and dark blue and white bouclé), Pierre Yovanovitch’s whimsical Papa Bear Arm Chair is handmade in France by the artisans of Ateliers Jouffre. Yovanovitch looked to the Goldilocks and the Three Bears fairytale for inspiration, evidenced by the ear-like additions and cuddly, anthropomorphic aesthetic. It’s absurd, aspirational and all-around entertaining. Price is available upon request from the Invisible Collection.
Using old-world techniques, Good Intentions Wine Company crafts their wines with minimal intervention. All fruits are hand-picked at their three vineyards, located at the base of one of Australia’s youngest volcanoes, Mount Gambier (also known as Ereng Balam) on South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The cool climate, rainfall and limestone of the region all contribute to making fantastic wines, which Good Intentions ferments with indigenous yeasts. Their Relatively White (2018) is made from sauvignon blanc grapes that are macerated on skins. With notes of flowers, citrus, peach and ginger, this unfiltered wine pops with the right amount of acidity.
“Why should I correct my mistakes when all of the innovation exists in the mistake?” This kind of rebellious thinking makes Paula Scher’s work feel fresh yet instantly recognizable, evidenced best in her forthcoming book, 25 Years at the Public, A Love Story. The artist, designer and Pentagram partner has been developing the visual language for the non-profit theater group for more than two decades, from its wood type-inspired identity to more than 150 posters—many of which weren’t displayed outside the venue. This graphic-heavy tome chronicles her creative output and “love story” behind it all (firings, re-hirings and redesigns) for the in-depth history of this radical New York institution that’s as inspiring as the performances there.
One may not think of Virginia as a hotspot for wine but RdV Vineyards’ 2016 Rendezvous, a Bordeaux-style red blend, aims to make it so (along with vintner Rutger de Vink’s other vintages and styles). Composed of 36% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon and 29% cab franc grapes (all sustainable farmed), 60% of the luscious liquid spends time in new oak. It’s a hefty 14.1% alcohol and pairs deliciously with heartier foods. RdV donates $5 to the World Central Kitchen with each bottle purchased.
From Asian-American women-owned and operated e-commerce brand Bobblehaus, the all-gender BH TENCEL Utility LS Button-Up Shirt makes a statement in bright magenta. Designed in NYC and produced through an environmentally responsible, GRS-certified process in Shanghai, the bold garment includes a white mesh vented back yoke and Velcro closure flaps. With each purchase, Bobblehaus donates enough to One Tree Planted for the planting of 10 trees.
Featuring the fervent “Viril” and soaring “Cut Me,” Moses Sumney’s græ is a dazzling two-LP record that bends countless genres—from soul to rock, ambient, classical, jazz, R&B and beyond. At times tender, vulnerable, and ferocious, the 20-track album (Sumney’s second) explores intimacy and identity, resulting in a listening experience that’s unique and entirely exquisite.