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.
With design inspiration taken from the Royal Air Force’s 100 Squadron—the first UK military division formed for night bombing, back in 1917—Bremont’s U-2/51-JET features the brand’s trademarked “51” lume, heat treated steel blued hands and a hardened, stainless steel DLC Trip-Tick case. On there back there’s an exhibition caseback revealing the modified calibre 11 ½”’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer inside. It’s a striking new timepiece from the English brand and it happens to be durable, too.
Not your typical jean jacket, the denim quilted jacket in carlow from Levi’s Made & Crafted invokes elegant Japanese design. From the integrated, belted drawstring to the collarless silhouette and front patch pockets, it’s distinctly handsome. The jacket pairs 100% cotton with 100% polyester fill.
La Boîte’s Master Spice Blender, Lior Lev Sercarz, honors Ruinart‘s release of the first-ever rosé champagne (back in 1764) with a dynamic set, developed in conjunction with the iconic maison. Within the limited edition kit, one finds Lev Sercarz’s custom spice blend, a wooden serving spoon and a recipe designed for pairing. Lev Sercarz’s “1764” spice—featuring sumac, licorice, cubeb and other earthy spices—partners acidic notes with fruit and light sweetness for something altogether delectable and dynamic. The set also includes a bottle of the rosé, shipped separately.
Built in Detroit from a powder-coated, die-cast zinc casing and a stamped aluminum dial, this limited edition Runwell Wall Clock was conceived of by two CH favorites in the time-keeping design industry: George Bamford and Shinola. Bamford and Shinola’s team conceptualized the 14-inch product together—and Bamford’s signature light-blue pops against the clock’s dynamic gray-scale coloration. The clock can be hung or rested upon the included black-lacquered American oak stand.
Cherry is a fast-paced tale of the perils of addiction, war, psychosis and struggle. Nico Walker penned the novel, his debut, amidst his 11-year prison sentence for bank robbery (of which he’s now serving the final two years). The tale begins with woeful scenes of an unnamed narrator selling shoes and drugs to get by. A nice, middle-class upbringing morphs into a life of deception and bone-deep addiction.
This luxurious French press, designed by Norman Foster and manufactured by Stelton, is made from stainless steel and has a one liter capacity—enough for three cups of coffee. Made with longevity in mind, this piece is sculpturally elegant and functionally simple. This is a stylish way to start your morning—especially if you’re hosting a couple friends or family members.
Warby Parker‘s just-launched Pupils Project Collection includes sunglasses and spectacles designed with notable New Yorkers like Gloria Steinem, Iman, Rosario Dawson, Michael K Williams and others. Our pick is Humberto Leon’s sharp, rectangular Sibley design—made from hand-polished cellulose acetate. Best of all, 100% of each purchase will go to the Pupils Project—which offers kids from low-income households vision screenings and eye exams at school, as well as free glasses (that they choose) if they need them.
Clive the Croc—made in an edition of 10—is a toy-meets-cushion born from a collaboration between Slowdown Studio and Naama Ben Moshe. Composed of printed cotton, there are no loose parts that could tear or cause choking dangers. Plus, if Clive gets a bit dirty, he can go into the washing machine. Also part of the “lazy animal” toy collection are Howie the Hippo and Paloma the Pig.
Featuring a moon design fit for astronomers, astrologists and those who love the cosmos, this embroidered Henrik Vibskov sweater is made from 100% cotton. With a boxy and relaxed fit, this piece boasts wide cuffs and hems—manifesting its comfortability. Price in Euros.
This glow potion is a super-light and gentle exfoliating serum that contains 5% natural fruit acid. Since it’s made by Herbivore Botanicals, there are no additives or dyes—plus many of the ingredients are certified organic. Creating a subtle tingling on the skin, this potion helps shed dead skin and clears pores—all the while offering a subtle rose fragrance. With no messy removal, the serum can be left on the skin all day and the result is a clearer, smoother complexion.
A beloved documentarian of style, Bill Cunningham captured generation after generation through honest, fashion-oriented photography until his passing in 2016. This, his memoir, was typewritten and tucked away—only to appear now in his beautiful, clever voice. Accompanying the text are many images by the photographer and milliner. It’s an intimate self-portrait of glamour, bohemia and pursuing one’s dreams.
Using your smartphone while riding a bicycle is difficult and dangerous, but SmartHalo is a bike accessory that allows for smartphone-level navigation, fitness-tracking and messaging—with added anti-theft features and an LED light for nighttime riding. The system is small enough to attach to the center of a bike’s handlebars, and it comes with a unique key so riders can leave it attached without worrying about it going anywhere—and it can stay there for three weeks on a full charge.
Fatimah Asghar encapsulates her experiences as a Pakistani and Muslim woman living in the USA in her glorious book of poems: If They Come for Us. Asghar (also a co-creator of the award winning web-series Brown Girls) explores identity, race, sexuality, loss and violence through thoughtful and tender prose. Each piece seems to blossom. Inventive, powerful, and entirely beautiful, Asghar’s poems enthrall.
TUMI’s new Hagen Backpack is part of their collection of products whose exterior is made from recycled nylon scraps and lining from recycled water bottles—all the while maintaining the brand’s high standards. With a padded laptop sleeve, dual-access waterproof bottle pocket, key leash and an external loop designed for attaching this bag to the handle of a suitcase, the Hagen is a functional product for those on the move. Thanks to its classic shape and colorway, it’s also timeless. Plus, the brand offers free monogramming customization options.
More than a collection of cannabis recipes, Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed is a comprehensive guide to cooking with marijuana. There’s information about the science of infusing cannabis, extracting THC and even what to do if you get too high (apparently chewing a few black peppercorns can help). Of course, there are plenty of recipes—from a white negroni to braised short ribs to strawberry shortcakes—too. Across 256 full-color pages, the MUNCHIES editors explore marijuana politics, strains, dosages, dishes and much more.
If anyone has ever sought evidence in support of the social and sentimental importance of wristwatches, look no further than A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men who Wore Them. Photographer, style editor and watch collector Matthew Hranek ventured around the globe in search of stories—and watches—that reflect the accessory’s value. And from Bill Murray’s Timex Indiglo to James Bond’s “Buzz Saw” Rolex from Live and Let Die, they’re cataloged in this book along with 100 original images. It’s a entertaining read for enthusiastic watch-lovers.
The Perpetua Pencil, made from 80% recycled graphite, is non-toxic and additive-free and even writes without a tip. Therefore, when users are finished with it, it can be recycle it in its entirety. Perpetua says that the graphite this pencil is made from material “recovered from industrial processes and that would otherwise be buried underground, in a landfill.” Price is in Euros.
Franchise, the basketball-meets-art-and-design magazine, unveils its fifth issue today. With cover art from Paul Pfeiffer (the celebrated visual artist behind “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse“) and plenty of other work by various photographers, illustrators, visual artists and writers, this issue cements Franchise as one of the most dynamic basketball publications available. Franchise explores world of basketball—expressive, diverse and nuanced—that’s shaped by its players and fans, but also its impact beyond the game.
Designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for FLOS, the Bellhop lamp is a wireless, portable light that’s chargeable via USB. Designed to emulate a candle, this lamp can be carried around the house much like the chamberstick of yesteryear. Holding its charge for 24 hours, the Bellhop measures a little over eight inches in height and is available in four colorways: gray, burnt orange, dark brown or white.
For those dedicated riders hitting the streets, tracks or trails in the dead of winter, Rapha’s Pro Team Shadow Hat—an ear-covering, eye-protecting and water- and wind-deterring base layer—is an essential. The hat is still low profile for wear under a helmet, but it’s substantial enough to battle the toughest of weather. A smoke-colored acrylic lens acts as a veil against debris and water, but won’t obstruct your vision. Price in pounds.
Felix Gray lenses are not only anti-glare, they also fend off harmful blue light from screens. If you’re looking at computer or phone for much of the day, you’re subjecting your eyes to dangerous light—the kind of light that can lead to headaches, blurred or lost vision, dry and fatigued eyes. Even though these lenses are equipped with this technology, the near-invisible tint makes the tech unnoticeable. Our pick is the rounded Roebling frame, but the lenses are available in all Felix Gray styles.
Barbara Kingsolver’s newest novel Unsheltered is a daunting tale of sudden and unfortunate loss—not death or theft but uprooting. The tale follows two families as they face losing jobs, caring for ill family, keeping up with an outdated home, parenthood and more. Though the two live in different centuries, their problems aren’t so different. A must-read for fans of Kingsolver’s stunning The Poisonwood Bible.
Contemporary classics brand Richer Poorer and chef-favorite Hedley & Bennett recently collaborated on socks that feature temperature-regulating technology which keeps your feet from over-heating—even the most sweltering, stressful kitchens. With terry-padding as well as compression arch support, they’re still playful—thanks to the two bold, patterned colorways.