Available with black or red straps, L*Space’s Cameron Cooler Bag appears from the outside like a woven straw tote, but the interior is insulated, complete with a removable interior liner. The bag features a wide top opening and a flat bottom, both useful when stacking and carting drinks and snacks that could spill or leak. Additionally, the liner can be easily wiped clean.
Enveloped by the grieving process, the speaker of award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus’ new collection The Perseverance probes identity, understanding, connection and other meditative concepts, all through the d/Deaf experience. Published by Tin House, this insightful examination invites readers to experience the profound through Antrobus’ expressive language and magnetic storytelling.
Osun’s sugar- and gluten-free beverages can be sipped alone or added to spirits as a mixer. Beginning with spring water that’s been filtered through positively charged crystals, each drink is then infused and lightly carbonated. Various flavors are available, but the lavender promises to help relieve anxiety and stress as well reduce inflammation. Price is in AUD for a pack of 12 bottles.
Delhi-born, London-based designer Ashish Gupta studied fine art before pursuing his wildly successful career in fashion, and returned to art when he took up photography several years ago. Seeing the art form as a diary of sorts, he eventually collaborated with House of Voltaire on Gaze—a book of portraits that documents, explores and celebrates queer desire and masculinity. A departure from his trademark flashy style, the photos are intimate, personal and tender—but oftentimes maintain a playful energy. The 365 full-color images, Gupta says, “are full of joy, humor, longing, desire, (and more than a little feeling of tenderness) about sex and sexiness. It’s also about exploring images of sexuality and masculinity, but not just the type of images that we tend to see in the mainstream of gay culture.” Price is in Pounds.
Oakland-based artist Anjelica Colliard’s colorful “Magic Checker Plant” print intends to honor and celebrate nature and wisdom. With an ombre check border, the artwork features swirling, glorious flowers, stems and petals. The limited edition print (each of which comes signed and numbered) measures 10.5 by 13.5 inches.
In the rigidly traditional and often concretely gendered watch industry, an all-gender timepiece for Pride—that is more than an existing model with a rainbow flag strap—comes as a breath of fresh air. This year, Detroit’s Shinola introduces their Pride Detrola 43mm, a dynamic Quartz watch with a translucent case, mirrored dial and an exposed caseback that includes a subtle rainbow accent. To accompany the limited edition release, Shinola has pledged $120,000 to the Ruth Ellis Center (a Michigan-based support-service organization for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults of color) and SAGE (an advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ elders). And for those who do want a rainbow strap, one comes with the purchase, too.
In addition to one 750ml bottle of award-winning Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey, this gift set includes two leather coasters, two engraved rocks glasses and a set of whiskey stones. Fans of Irish whiskey category will delight—though the liquid from the Dublin-based distillery will surprise many with its “unconventional” flavors, the result of aging in barrels having previously held everything from Port and Madeira to White Burgundy and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bed-Stuy’s BLK MKT Vintage—founded by Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart—specializes in second-hand delights from magazines to buttons, but this Juneteenth T-shirt is one of their own, new products. Commemorating and celebrating the holiday (the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas, but also the emancipation of enslaved African people across the country), this shirt has been hand-printed in Philadelphia. Available in size XS to 5XL.
Beloved Finnish apparel, homeware and textile brand Marimekko has teamed up with adidas for a vast collection of workout gear and everyday clothing. From swimsuits to sneakers, each item features Marimekko’s trademark patterns. The Ultraboost DNA + Marimekko sneakers combine playful polka dots with adidas performance. Crafted without any virgin polyester, they’re made from Primeblue (a recycled material made in collaboration with Parley Ocean Plastic) and are lightweight, sturdy and comfortable.
A company dedicated to transparency within its supply chain and salaries, Pura Utz makes playful, intricately beaded jewelry, bags and other accessories. Based in Guatemala, they pay their craftspeople four times the market standard there, and are committed to existing beyond fair trade. This yin yang necklace is entirely handmade (no two are exactly the same) and crafted from freshwater pearls and glass beads. It measures 50cm, which is just under 20 inches. Price is in Swedish Krona.
Madder- and natural indigo-dyed, hand-embroidered and hand-sewn, the Helix Jacket from STORY mfg. is (like all their products) carefully crafted and built to last. Inspired by a vintage helicopter mechanic jacket the design team found, it’s boxy but not too rigid. Its diamond-shape dye pattern has been achieved through a fold and clamp resist method, and no two will be precisely the same. Price is in Pounds.
Certified B Corp and fair trade, international chocolate company Tony’s Chocolonely works to end child labor and modern slavery in cocoa farms across the world (which is the result of large corporation purchasing power and ensuing conditions). For their chocolate bars, Tony’s Chocolonely adheres to five transparent sourcing principles that include longterm investments in farmers and their communities. Once limited edition, their four beloved Sweet Solution chocolate bars return for good, and from the category the Milk Caramel Cookie version delights with its flavorful creamy, crunchy and chewy contrasting texture.
Lewes, UK-based artists (and sisters), Liv and Dom Cave-Sutherland make a number of lovely stoneware candlesticks—each one hand-built and hand-glazed, with no cast or moulds used. Selene, the goddess of the moon, inspired the the Luna iteration. Standing about 19cm (7.5 inches) tall, the piece is perfectly functional, but looks glorious even when not in use. Price is in Pounds.
A portrait through poetry of a trans person’s experience, Kayleb Rae Candrilli’s Water I Won’t Touch runs powerful, emotion-laden language through moments of trauma, tenderness and joy. Candrilli’s accolades—as a 2019 Whiting Award Winner in poetry, a 2017 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in transgender poetry, and many more—are deserved, and this latest 96-page book further reveals their distinct, necessary voice.
While founded 25 years ago, Tepozán tequilas (blanco, reposado and añejo) are now available in the United States. Made using traditional techniques, these tequilas are entirely grown, distilled and bottled at the source—in the highlands of Jalisco. Additive-free, the brand’s offerings are crafted with fully matured, estate-grown blue agave; volcanic-filtered water; and local, natural yeasts. The ingredients and method lend a verdant, bright flavor, along with notes of anise and citrus.
Franny Choi explores queerness, femininity, identity and autonomy as an Asian American woman in Soft Science, a book of poems that often center on futurism and technology in a remarkably human manner. While cyborgs feature as a vehicle for otherness, Choi also uses them in many other nuanced ways. Rhythmic and melodic, her poems enthrall readers.