Judaica Standard Time collaborates with artists to create functional and spiritual objects—this time working with LA-based ceramicist Bari Ziperstein of BZIPPY. Ziperstein designed this modular menorah to be arranged in almost infinite variations. Made from high-fire stoneware, each piece has been dipped in either white or this gorgeous blue glaze.
Any fitness enthusiast—especially those with a fondness for boxing—will confirm the impact and efficiency of jumping rope. Easy and inexpensive, this activity also eschews the need for bulky gear. CROSSROPE’s Get Lean Jump Rope Set (2020) includes the brand’s newest handles, .25-pound and .5-pound ropes (which are offered in multiple lengths and are easily swapped), a carrying pouch and access to the free version of the workout app—everything you need to jump with confidence.
Made from 100% cotton, Bien Mal’s “Beatriz” throw blanket features an all-over flower pattern and contrasting fringe edges. Measuring 50 by 60 inches, it’s sizable, weighty and soft—providing plenty of coziness. Whether draped on a chair, couch or bed (or even hung on a wall), the blanket’s cheerfully irregular florals will brighten any room.
Poet Louise Glück—the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature in 27 years—has 12 extraordinary books to her name. One of our favorites, The Seven Ages, proves to be perhaps her most audacious. The 44 poems within explore memory and dreams while facing potential futures and death. Beautiful and at times sardonic, Glück’s words remind readers of the boundlessness of writing.
Developed with vinyl enthusiasts, collectors and DJs, UK-based Near Mint’s vinyl cleaning solution effectively cleans records without leaving residue. The solution is a special blend for vinyl (though not suitable for acetates or shellacs)—and its success hinges on a meticulous purified chemical balance within. Price is in Pounds.
The vision of NYC-based architect and designer Drew Seskunas, this wood burning Prism Chiminea features an angular design that riffs on the Malm fireplaces of the ’60s. This lightweight, portable outdoor item has been assembled from pre-enameled, laser-cut aluminum in Seskunas’ Long Island City studio. The corrosion-proof, heat-resistant material refracts light and the distinct trilateral shape funnels smoke and flame. Seskunas is known by many as the designer of the Prism Planter; the Prism Chiminea aims to open the possibility of outdoor gatherings into the colder months.
Beloved Israeli-English chef, restaurant-owner and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi teamed up with Ixta Belfrage (who works in the Ottolenghi test kitchen) for this vegetable-centric cookbook. Featuring recipes like tofu meatball korma, sticky rice balls in tamarind rasam broth, swede gnocchi with miso butter and more, Ottolenghi Flavor focuses on three fundamentals: process, pairing and produce. Perhaps the most important when it comes to vegetarian food, the techniques (from charring to infusing and beyond) explained within the 320-page book help rookies and experts bring out the flavors in their produce. The resulting dishes are satisfying and robust.
Helmed by MI Leggett—an NYC-based, non-binary artist—Official Rebrand exists at the crux of art, fashion and sustainability. Leggett creates new garments, accessories and sculptures from unwanted and discarded materials. Super-practical and visually appealing, their face masks come in various iterations. Some have elastic loops, while others incorporate long ties; but all come with a bendable nose wire for a snug and comfortable fit. Inside, there’s a pocket for filters. Each mask is made from 100% cotton and sewn with polyester thread, and while the fabrics have been washed, it’s suggested to wash them again before use. (Be sure to check out Official Rebrand’s “angels have no gender but lots of sex” T-shirts and tanks.)
From English cook and food writer Nigel Slater comes Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter, the second of a pair of recipe books based on the seasons. Each dish (all of which are vegetarian) included within the 320 pages promises to be straightforward and with a firm focus on fresh, seasonal produce. With easy-to-find ingredients and minimal steps, these approachable recipes include cabbage with berbere spice and breadcrumbs, fregola with greens and pecorino, and fennel with cream and pine nuts. Most dishes incorporate dairy, however, so vegans might need to get creative when switching out ingredients.
Housed in a more design-forward vessel than most hand sanitizers, love dirty’s formula also proves elevated. With 62% alcohol, the sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs but that astringent ingredient’s drying effects are counter-acted with moisturizers and humectants. The resulting effect isn’t sticky or greasy, making this formula ideal for those who want to nourish and not just sanitize. Made to encourage microbiome balance (promoting good bacteria and helping to limit bad bacteria) the sanitizer launched pre-pandemic, is cruelty-free, vegan and boasts a super-light floral fragrance. Larger pump dispensers are also available.
Tanner Goods’ pragmatically named Record Rack holds 40 12-inch records within its tangerine-colored stainless steel structure. This stand angles each record backward slightly so there’s enough room for users to flip through their collection easily. Plus, the rack’s outward wings make for easy carrying. The nifty, minimal storage solution comes coated in a chip-resistant semi-gloss powder coat finish and makes your record collection the visual focus.
An elegant and timeless looking at-home coffee essential, Fellow’s powerful Ode Brew Grinder specializes in transforming beans into grinds for brewed coffee—pour-overs, drip, French press and more. The professional-grade appliance uses stainless steel flat burrs with 31 different grind settings for absolute customization. And delight is in the details, like the catch that magnetically aligns so grounds never make a mess.
Legent Bourbon and NYC-based menswear designer Todd Snyder join forces for the limited edition Bourbon Selvedge Denim Jacket. The accessory employs hand-selected Japanese denim produced on a shuttle loom in Okayama, which is then cut, sewn and expertly tailored here in the US by Snyder’s team. It’s based on the body of the fashion brand’s classic Dylan jacket but repeatedly nods to the bourbon and its unique, international production method.
Designed by 4 Good Measure (a Brooklyn-based, Asian American-owned studio), this Chinatown tote features a simple but vibrant design and comes in two bold colorways. All proceeds from the sale of each bag will go back to NYC’s Chinatown—with 10% of that to charitable initiatives that are working within the community there. The design studio’s Chinatown Collection (all available at Pearl Market) includes apparel and accessories that shout out the neighborhood as a whole as well as specific beloved businesses.
Championing unity and solidarity with Indigenous Australians, the Take Pride Movement releases apparel and accessories emblazoned with messages of pride and togetherness. The brand’s pullover Solidarity Hoodie does more than utilize language of equality, it also incorporates the colors of the Aboriginal Flag. From small to 5XL, the garment incorporates raglan sleeves, a kangaroo pocket and a lined hood. Price is in AUD.
A collaboration between Downtown 4 Democracy (D4D) and the Haas Brothers (aka siblings Simon and Nikolai Haas), this T-shirt features the artistic duo’s kooky flair along with a serious message: “THE FUTURE IS IN OUR HANDS. VOTE.” Proceeds from the sales of the garment help to fund Downtown 4 Democracy, a 17-year-old creative-founded political action committee. The organization raises awareness concerning the importance of voting and places ads in swing states and districts. In the 2018-2019 fiscal calendar, they donated more than $235,000 to Planned Parenthood, Black Votes Matter, RAICES and other important initiatives to help with campaigns encouraging voter turnout. In the months prior to the 2020 election (in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio) D4D plans to raise their budget by $15,000 with the hope of drawing more than 35,000 people to the polls.