From Bouqé—a cannabis-centric brand that’s dedicated to elevating the ritual of rolling and smoking—the African Violets Rolling Tray features the flower with the brand’s logo bursting through the blossoms. Indigenous to Tanzania and Kenya, the vibrant purple African Violet symbolizes modesty, devotion, love and is deeply connected with feminine energy. Spiritually aligned with positivity, the flower presents the perfect motif for an enjoyable smoking session. This tin dish measures five by seven inches.
Made by a family of artisans in Mexico City, the beautiful rehilete candle upholds the region’s traditions and economies through its use of melipona wax. Produced by Mayan “stingless” bees that are found in the Yucatan peninsula, this wax is revered for its durability, vivacious color and healing properties, imbuing it with a rich history for its use in local rituals. In using this resource, not only does the rehilete pay homage to its lineage with detailed and whimsical design, but it also supports the local ecology, as pollinating bees from surrounding jungles are protected and cultivated to balance the effects of production.
Stephanie Cleary and Michelle Toney’s homeware line, Morrow Soft Goods, takes its cues from the planet with nature-inspired designs built to last through all seasons. Their sheet sets, woven with 100% French flax, are no exception. Available in a range of earthy hues like rich terracotta, midnight and airy bone, apricot and many others, these linen sheets transition with the weather to keep sleepers cool in the summer and warm in winter. The versatile collection (which includes a flat and fitted sheet as well as varying pillow cases) comes in small sizes like Twin all the way up to California King. In addition, these items with the brand’s other pillowcases and duvets to make styling future bed designs easy.
Sustainably sourced luxury cashmere sweater line Lingua Franca teamed up with women-owned pet care brand Pride + Groom to create an ethically made, cozy dog sweater. Like all of Lingua Franca’s garments, this sweater is hand-embroidered in NYC and available in a multitude of options: over 30 thread colors, four sweater colors (including black, peony, navy or smoke) and in sizes XS to XL. Plus, to really show their love for pups, Lingua Franca is donating 20% of proceeds from this purchase to Animal Haven, a non-profit organization finding homes for abandoned dogs and cats in the Tri-State area.
From Edie Parker founder and designer Brett Heyman’s playful but sophisticated cannabis-centric line, called Flower, this Boobs on Drugs tote riffs on the iconic anti-drug PSA from the ’80s, but with a decidedly less bleak approach. Aware of the injustice of the prison system—specifically historical cannabis incarcerations—the label promises 15% of the profits from the Boobs on Drugs collection will be donated to the Women’s Prison Association, an organization that strives to protect and empower women who have been incarcerated. They do this through assistance in finding safe and affordable housing, offering ways to develop workplace skills, working with families regarding reunification and more. Working with women before their release, the organization prepares them for a more fulfilling and positive future.
Crafted from grapes sourced from Clover Hill’s vineyard in Tasmania’s Pipers River region, the gently sparkling Clover Hill Cuvée Exceptionnelle Vintage Rosé 2016 delivers a finely balanced flavor with notes of raspberry, vanilla and citrus. Extended skin contact of Pinot Noir leads to the wine’s soft blush color. Produced using traditional methods, it is fermented in the bottle and aged for at least three-and-a-half years. Subtle and complex, this wine is a special occasion itself.
Released by independent publisher Blue Crow Media and printed on heavyweight paper by a family-owned printer, the Brutalist Calendar 2022 celebrates Brutalist architecture from around the world. Made in a limited edition, the calendar’s layout and lettering perfectly match the photographs of these concrete icons. Measuring 340 by 240mm when closed and 340 by 490mm when opened, this calendar includes 12 black and white photographs. Price is in Pounds.
For New Yorkers, and anyone who’s been to NYC (or anyone who’s keen to visit), these MTA socks nod to the city’s legendary public transportation system—which gets people around the city 24 hours a day. The blue cotton blend accessories are emblazoned with an embroidered MTA logo. Further, a portion of the proceeds from each sale of these socks directly supports the New York City Transit System.
Made in the US, these odorless, small-batch plant food tablets provide the essential nutrients and trace micronutrients required for a healthy indoor garden. Convenient and versatile, Instant Plant Food sources ingredients from naturally occurring minerals and eco-friendly live fermentation of waste-based feedstock and molasses, making this fertilizer suited to wide range of plants—from tropicals and orchids to potted plants and even air or desert plants. Each tablet is carbon neutral and promises to be capable of revitalizing one large plant or several smaller ones.
An eye-opening survey of societal patterns told through profound data visualization, Atlas of the Invisible: Maps and Graphics That Will Change How You See the World truly does alter the way readers perceive everything that’s around them. Though the 224-page book—authored by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti (an acclaimed geographer-designer team) and published by W W Norton & Company—won the Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping and the John C Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping, both at the 2021 British Cartographic Society Awards, this is no ordinary atlas as it illuminates global happiness levels, cell tower placement and other secrets in plain sight.
Brooklyn-based artist Carol Li blends sculpture, object and costume design into her kitsch yet elegant jewelry line, Janky Jewels. Handmade by Li, the “Telephone” necklace demonstrates her unique ability to form style-defying pieces. It melds the classic beauty of freshwater pearls with the modern edge of a stainless steel chain, unified by a baroque freshwater pearl pendant. As each piece is made to order, Li recommends ordering three weeks out from the preferred delivery date and before 3 December for guaranteed holiday arrivals.
With a mission to bring tranquility to people’s daily rituals, Lisa Li founded The Qi, a tea brand that uses whole flowers. Sourced from small, family-owned farms, the high-quality blossoms are hand-picked, cultivated sustainably and grown organically. The Tri-Bouquet Set is an enchanting bundle of naturally caffeine-free teas comprised of three flowers: Blue Lotus, Shangri-La Rose and Royal Chrysanthemum. In addition, the bundle includes a bamboo tong and glass server. From the fragrance to flavor and watching the colorful flowers unfurl, The Qi offers a multi-sensory experience.
Yiayia and Friends celebrates Greek cuisine in the form of snacks, olive oils and culinary-centered objects. Not only are their treats tasty, the packaging—featuring the namesake yiayia (granny in Greek)—by Beetroot Design is bold, colorful and full of character, making their products great gifts. Made with minimal ingredients, these mini toasts are flavored with Greek extra virgin olive oil, olive pomace oil and oregano.
Daughter Of The Land’s CBD Lavender bath soak blends epsom and French grey salts, incorporating 80 anti-inflammatory trace minerals and magnesium. Along with full-spectrum CBD and lavender, vetiver and rose geranium oils, it’s a blend intended to soothe muscles and heighten relaxation. Packaged in 100% compostable material, this hemp-derived formula is made with organic and Certified Fair Trade ingredients.
This long-sleeve shirt from Actual Source Books—a publisher, bookstore, brand and collective design studio—features an illustration by LA-based artist Chris Lux. Considering their design focus, it’s no surprise their apparel, homeware and accessories are an elevated, playful take on traditional merch. This periwinkle shirt—intended for all genders and available in size small to XXL—has been screen-printed with two colors.
Dusen Dusen’s latest towel set maintains the vibrant, playful colors that make the NYC-based apparel and homeware brand so beloved. Like the first iteration, these Gem towels feature contrasting stripes composed of 100% brushed cotton terry. But unlike the original, this newest collection is reversible, with different color combinations on either side. This set can also be ordered as one of two options: two bath towels, two hand towels and one washcloth or two hand towels and one washcloth.