Kelis: Kaleidoscope 20th Anniversary Edition

$34

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20 years ago, Kelis released her game-changing debut record Kaleidoscope—an album that synthesized countless genres and dismissed all rules of R&B and pop music. With cosmic sound effects and Middle Eastern influences (among others), the production was done by The Neptunes, while Kelis bounced from rich, smoky jazzy vocals on one track, to whispering on another, and wailing and screaming on the next. This limited edition orange vinyl version of Kaleidoscope features four alternative versions of “Get Along With You” and the radical “Caught Out There.”

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Leather Belt Bag

$425

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Crafted from leather and canvas, Ganni’s bright green bag comes adorned with a few bold, contemporary touches. For instance, the watery moire finish and tortoiseshell acetate chain-style handle make it all the more eye-catching. It also features an extra detachable strap, so it can be worn on the shoulder or as a crossbody. Inside, it’s fully lined with linen and boasts two card pockets for keeping valuables safe.

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Compostable Sneaker Wipes

$10

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Made from bamboo, bio-based packaging, and a water-based cleaning solution, DFNS compostable sneaker wipes can buff off stains, spills, scuffs and dust from leather and vinyl sneakers. With just a few wipes, troublesome spots disappear and leave sneakers clean and even disinfected—as bamboo has natural antibacterial properties. Plus, the Amsterdam-based company employs factories powered by wind to produce each package. Available in packs of 30.

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Shaped like a Japanese Dango dumpling, these ceramic Daruma wishing dolls are made by Manchester-based artist Amy Victoria Marsh. Available in two sizes, each doll is crafted from stoneware clay and comes with an instruction card for use. As with the traditional Daruma, users think of a goal or wish and color in the doll’s left eye and, once the goal has been achieved, they color in the right. Price is in Pounds.

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From Australian brand Perks and Mini (better known as PAM), these Animal swim shorts are made from 100% polyester and feature back and side pockets, rendering them as practical for everyday wear as they are for the beach. With leopard and reptile patterning as well as swirling, abstract digital prints, the shorts are alluringly audacious. Featuring mesh underwear lining and a drawstring waist, they’re available in small, medium and large.

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Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali

$35

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A compilation of both well-known and unpublished photos, Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali, as the title simply implies, focuses on two instances where the incredible photojournalist (and author, director, and composer) profiled the prolific boxer. In 1966, Parks covered Ali for Life Magazine. In 1970, the pair reconnected for a feature in The Great American Magazine. Intimate and incredibly artistic, the photographed moments represent pivotal points for both parties. Parks, after this string of successful stories, turned to directing, writing, and composing—namely his Blaxploitation genre hit Shaft. Ali, in the throws of vilification across America for his polarizing views on war and race, appears more human in Parks’ pictures. The bulk of these photos predate Ali’s arguably most famous fights—1974’s The Rumble in the Jungle and 1975’s Thrilla in Manila.

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Plant-Based Botanic-Retinol Concentrate

$140

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Employing a plant-based alternative to Retinol called Bakuchiol, Blüh Alchemy botanic concentrate increases the body’s collagen production, making the skin tighter, firmer and smoother—without the side effects from the traditional chemical concentrate. The Ayurvedic Babchi plant (from which Bakuchiol is extracted) is just one of the 15 organic ingredients in this serum that hydrates and penetrates beyond the skin’s top layer. The light serum boasts a subtle but pleasant herbaceous scent due to its organic nature. Just one pump applied to a clean face absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling soft and nourished. And after just a week of testing we’re already seeing positive effects!

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Panda Hi-Fi Wireless Headphones

$379

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A first of its kind in the industry, the Drop + THX “Panda” hi-fi headphones employ planar-ribbon drivers (thanks to THX AAA amp technology) and LDAC bluetooth tech by Sony as part of a proprietary 3P Signal Path to deliver remarkable sound. Available wired or without (at 30 hours of playback), these headphones offer studio-quality audio and a hefty frame comprised of aluminum and luxe leather at a more accessible price than many headphones of a similar caliber. Shipping in June this year, they’re available to purchase on Indiegogo now.

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Lazy Leopards Handheld Fan

$36

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Khu Khu’s bold, colorful fans are handmade in Spain from wood and cotton. This one, from the Cool Cats collection, channels a distinctly vintage vibe through its illustration of leopards lounging in trees. With lush green, azure and golden hues, the fan is finished with a cyan tassel.

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Donnie and Joe Emerson’s “Baby” Heart-Shaped Vinyl Edition

$19

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Donnie and Joe Emerson’s superb love song “Baby” is even more romantic on this red, heart-shaped vinyl. Recorded for the brothers’ album Dreamin’ Wild, in 1977, the song finally received the attention and admiration it so deserved 33 years later. Now the album’s standout song, the lo-fi, soulful ballad, has been covered countless times, but the original is available on this kitschy limited edition seven-inch.

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Kasezome Sashiko Jacket

$575

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Dyed using the time-consuming and meticulous technique called kasezome (aka hank- or skein-dyeing), this Studio D’Artisan jacket celebrates Japanese tradition and craftsmanship. Crafted from 100% cotton Studio D’Artisan original sashiko fabric, the jacket features a plush wool lining and collar as well as black snap buttons. A combination of workwear and luxury, tradition and modernity, this jacket is available in sizes 38 to 44 and is made in Japan.

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From Honor The Gift’s Art Department collection, these painter shorts reference the range’s tagline “Don’t Mind the Mess” as the heavyweight duck canvas is decorated with custom, hand-treated splashes of paint. The shorts sit above the knee, feature custom hardware, and are intended to match a splattered kimono-style top. The brand was founded by Russell Westbrook (NBA player for the Houston Rockets) and has a playful, DIY approach that’s reminiscent of Westbrook’s on-court attitude.

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A rug unlike any other, the Magic Carpet (created from scratch by F Taylor) is not only soft, flexible, UV stable and phthalate-free, but entirely biodegradable. Transparent eco-friendly plastic, made in the USA, composes the surprisingly opulent piece, accented with dynamic patterning and hand-knotted fringing. Complete with non-slip beads, this intriguing addition to any room adds personality without covering up existing floors.

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From Groover Spectacles (founded by Masataka Nakajima), the Baryon Sunglasses combine retro tinges with contemporary touches for a silhouette and style that’s charming and bold, but wearable. Made in Japan, these shades are crafted from a high-quality acetate whose subtle transparent colorway is offset by lime green lenses—which are, of course, UV protective.

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Matcha Chocolate

$11

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Made with high-quality shade-grown, stone-milled Japanese matcha and Belgian white chocolate, Kettl’s Matcha Chocolate boasts complex flavors and aromas. There are 2.5 servings of matcha in each bar, which contributes to the chocolate’s rich green coloration, too. It’s available individually or in a box of six.

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Limited Edition “Lust in Paradise”

$1200

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This special collaboration between Parisian perfume brand Ex Nihilo and LA-based visual artist Reine Paradis is a reimagining of the glorious “Lust in Paradise” fragrance. Each 100ml bottle of the refreshing, radiant perfume comes in bold, limited edition packaging, along with a signed and numbered A4 print from the artist’s 2019 series called Midnight. The perfume’s notes include white peony, lychee and solar blossom, balanced by pink pepper and woody undertones. This lovely set is limited to 10 pieces. Price is in Euros.

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