Designed in Japan, this kimono comes features a traditional, hip-length silhouette, but is extra durable and warm thanks to its 100% polyester POLARTEC® 300 make-up. The kimono—because of the technology at play in the fabric—regulates the interior temperature to suit the wearer’s current needs, thus preventing overheating or sudden chills. Altogether it’s a stylish and functional garment that can be worn in the city, or even on a camping trip.
Made by Alex Mill for TWA, this super-soft sweater boasts the now-defunct airline’s iconic logo and is available in six colorways—our pick being the original’s red and white. Celebrating the legendary Eero Saarinen and his JFK terminal for the airline (which has since been converted into a hotel), the design is sleek and minimal, but striking. Made from 100% cashmere, this sweater is available from XS to XL, and its classic boxy shape is ideal for all genders.
The 14-pound Babyzen YOYO+ folds up to fit in overhead compartments and trunks with ease, and is remarkably quick and simple to unfold one-handed. Unlike other travel strollers, it’s also well-designed enough to double as an everyday stroller if needed. All-day functionality includes multiple and ample storage areas, a generous sunshade and a reclining seat. It’s also available in several colorways.
Limited to 1,000 pieces, this 100% solid sterling silver Ewok necklace is an essential for Star Wars fans. Weighing 18 grams and hanging from a 24-inch chain, each Ewok has two black crystal eyes and its unique series number engraved on it. All necklaces comes in a limited edition collector’s box, which features a lavish embossed exterior and metallic silkscreen art on the inside.
Respected biographer Meryle Secrest seeks to uncover a Cold War era conspiracy in her new book The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World’s First Desktop Computer. The story revolves around the Olivetti company and family, best known for their typewriters, but also the brand behind the first personal computer—some 10 years before competitors like Apple and IBM. The book begins with Adriano (the son of founder Camillo Olivetti) dying on a train to Switzerland in 1960—suspicious considering he had previously worked to remove prime minister Benito Mussolini during WWII and had ties to spy networks. In her book, Secrest seeks to understand why Olivetti, being such a pioneering company in the world of tech, fell into obscurity and what really happened to Adriano and lead engineer Mario Tchou, who also died mysteriously a year later.
Swim and lingerie brand Araks has teamed up several creatives (from Maggie Gyllenahaal to Samira Nasr and Pamela Love) for their Lingerie On Film project. This year’s collection of photographs includes this image by Miranda July. Measuring 11 by 17 inches, the limited edition print is available at six different prices (from $100) and all proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood. Ultimately the brand will donate a minimum of $5,000.
The Tropical Forest Puffer from Farm Rio (a group of creatives based in Rio de Janeiro) stands out for its atypical silhouette and gloriously loud design. The cropped jacket features a patterned polyester vest and hood, cozy fleece sleeves and an adjustable drawstring waist. Plus, for every purchase, a tree is planted thanks to the brand’s partnership with One Tree Planted.
From the Saeco Xelsis touchscreen, users can easily select one of 15 different coffee or espresso drinks—and then further customize strength, temperature, portion and milk foam. Features like durable ceramic grinders, an AquaClean water filter system and an automatic HygieSteam self-cleaning process set the machine apart from competitors—including other Italian manufacturers. Saeco’s won numerous design awards and the Xelsis represents the best of its offerings, but most importantly it makes delicious drinks quickly and with undeniable ease.
“I wanted to do something fun, playful, season-appropriate, and involving bunnies. I love bunnies,” actor and satirist Macaulay Culkin says of his gift-box collaboration with Happy Socks. Culkin’s been a seasonal staple since the premiere of Home Alone in 1990. In response to his ever-presence during the holidays, his three pairs of collaboratively designed socks contain bunnies (a nod to his pop culture website) with a spirited twist.
Full of dishes that look and taste impressive but are actually simple to prepare, Alison Roman’s Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over provides recipes and also encouragement for home cooks. From labne with scallions to a salad of crushed peas with burrata, the dishes are delicious and diverse. Roman also offers plenty of practical advice for those throwing a dinner party: whether it be never apologizing (for mismatched cookware, a late serve time, anything) to accepting help from guests, to selecting a good olive oil. While encouraging readers to embrace imperfections in the kitchen, Roman fills them with confidence.
Moore & Giles’ double-layered leather sling (39 by 18 inches) and accompanying powder-coated steel frame (14 by 15.5 by 14.5) prove both scuff-proof and far superior when housing and transporting the firewood. The Baldwin Oak is a full-grain, rich brown leather that was tanned in Italy on English hides. The result is a texturally smooth leather that withstands bends, bumps, and the elements. Each carrier can also be personalized with three initials.
Rich with notes of resin, hinoki, cardamom and jasmine, the Holiday Hinoki Fantôme candle from Boy Smells proves subtle, and a little surprising. Hinoki lends a lemony, natural timber layer, while the cardamom harkens to fresh-baked goods and roasted feasts. While lush, the aroma is light and delicately expands into open spaces. Plus, the coconut and beeswax blend candle comes in an elegant emerald-hued glass vessel.
Cleo Le-Tan’s A Booklover’s Guide to New York is a thoughtfully selected collection of the city’s most charming book stores and libraries; as well as writers’ homes and favorite cafes, bars and restaurants; and well-known literary landmarks. With whimsical illustrations by beloved French artist Pierre Le-Tan (whose work graced countless New Yorker covers) and contributions from Tavi Gevinson, Marc Jacobs and Hamish Bowles, this guidebook can function as a real-life city guide or the entry-point to a daydream.
From NYC-based The Arrivals, the thick-ribbed Sanné Hat is crafted from 70% wool and 30% cashmere. Lobster orange, eraser pink, paper white and—our pick—highlighter green seasonal colors have just been released. In addition to warmth, it’s sure to bring a splash of color to dreary winter days.
The Brooklyn Museum teamed up with Only NY for merchandise that’s inspired by the museum’s collection. One such item is the Stencil T-Shirt influenced by a specific piece from the printed ephemera archives: a 1978 flyer advertising a “new and different” open house which included two shows, Africa in Antiquity: The Arts of Ancient Nubia and the Sudan and Haitian Art. This boxy T-shirt is available in blue with white lettering and vice versa, and comes in sizes small to XXL.
This wooden projector encourages kids to cast their art on the wall. Complete with see-through slides, stencils and an erasable marker, the kit also comes with a flashlight and five rolls of paper Washi tape—so kids can free-draw or even trace their art directly onto the wall (with the erasable marker). Intended for artists who are five years old and up, the projector encourages kids to make art and share it in a large-scale format.