In Japanese households it’s customary to remove your shoes upon entering the home. Thus comfortable and durable house slippers are a necessary accessory. SUBU, a Tokyo brand making such slippers, also makes a packable iteration. With a cushioned sole and a poly fill, they’ll keep your feet comfortable and warm. Available in sizes 5.5 to 12, they’re also available in three colors: gloss black, foil silver and neon yellow.
Grand Union: Stories is prolific author Zadie Smith’s first collection of short stories. The respected and beloved author features her horror tales alongside historical fiction, reflective pieces on modernity, dystopian tales and more. While diverse in subject and genre, Smith’s writing is consistently rich, thoughtful and measured. There are 19 stories within, 11 of which are new and exclusive to this release.
With panels of subtle hues contrasted by candy colors, this knitted throw blanket is undeniably the work of Brooklyn-based Dusen Dusen. Made from 100% cotton, the Stripe Throw Blanket is super-soft and sizable, at 50 by 70 inches.
Crafted from 100% Mongolian cashmere, Naadam’s sweater is ultra-soft and fits as if it were tailored—despite being made for all genders. Best of all, they hand-brush goats, collect the fallen cashmere fibers and spin them into yarn—rather than shearing the animals. The brand emphasizes their sustainability and proves their commitment by giving back: they use clean power at their manufacturing plants, fairly compensate herders, provide veterinary care for goats, offer livestock insurance to family farmers (ensuring that even if they cannot provide materials, they’ll still be paid) and also work with the Gobi Revival Fund (a non-profit) to disburse donations.
Taking an all-natural approach to your pooch’s nutrition, Ernest wants to make pet care more healthy and simple. Their Peanut Butter + Banana Recipe Biscuits are made up of just three ingredients—oats, peanut butter and banana—and are wheat-free, making them easier for your dog to digest them. With 14% crude protein and 9% crude fat, they offer plenty of nutrients for your pup.
This plush, smiley sushi toy measures four by seven inches and has passed all ASTM (aka American Society for Testing and Materials) requirements, so is safe for kids aged 12 months and older. With its prawn topping, fluffy white rice body and corduroy feet, this friendly little creature can be paired with a California of Maki roll.
Written by Dave Eggers, Tomorrow Most Likely is unsurprisingly playful and simultaneously tender. The book, illustrated by Lane Smith, preaches the virtues of going to sleep and waking up ready for the new day—and all the exciting, odd and glorious things that could happen then. “Tomorrow most likely there will be a door that leads to the world, where people are found,” one part reads. Intended for children aged three to five, it’s an ideal read-aloud bedtime story for the family.
With 800 by 600 pixels and 318 dpi in each print, the new Fujilink printer creates real-life photos from your smartphone, all while being incredibly portable. With a print-from-video option, there are plenty of edits to be made, and it easily pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Available in pink, white or navy, the printer uses Instax Mini film to turn your digital camera roll into crisp, real photographs.
Topo Designs and New Balance’s just-released collaboration collection is made up of sneakers, a backpack and a crossbody bag. The Rover Pack features a flap closure, two exterior zippered pockets (plus two on the sides), and contrasting shoulder and tightening straps—in desert brown and bright red, respectively. Inside there’s a large main compartment and a laptop sleeve. While Topo’s signature retro-styled tag remains, there’s also space for New Balance’s logo. Though it’s not a technical backpack, there’s no shortage of details at play—from the suede panels to clever use of space.
Set to be released 8 November, this vinyl pressing of the haunting and heartbreaking Ghosteen is the 17th studio album by the universally beloved Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The stunning record deals with grief and longing, but its over-arching themes are enduring love and healing. Lush and poetic, it’s an exquisite and entirely transfixing record.
The highly anticipated capsule collection by Snow Peak + Tokyo Design Studio New Balance includes just five products, each of which serves a very practical function. Our pick, the Tokyo Design Studio R_C4, is a sneaker-boot hybrid that features plenty of outdoor tech, while maintaining a slender appearance. With a ripstop Cordura upper, waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, and a lugged sole, these shoes are buckled together with a magnetic Fidlock closure. Suffice it to say, they are comfortable and will keep your feet dry and cozy in extreme weather—on a damp hike or in the city sludge.
Made using low-growing Maine blueberries exclusively, Allagash Brewing Company’s first-ever blueberry fruited beer is subtly sour and sweet but perfectly balanced. They added one pound of fruit per gallon of beer (both pediococcus and lactobacillus during the aging process) and let this beer sit in single oak red wine barrels for six months. The result is a frothy, champagne-like beer with distinct tartness yet plenty of sweet and tender fruit notes.
Dedicated to LA and made in the city’s Los Feliz neighborhood, Thin Wild Mercury’s scents range from botanical and subdued to rich and robust, with Whisky 1969 leaning toward the latter. “An ode to the sweaty, smoky, iconic rock club on Sunset Blvd,” the fragrance boasts notes of raspberry jam, cardamom, and ylang ylang—with a resinous, smoky tinge that remains on the skin. Whisky 1969 certainly resides on the darker side, but its complexity and warmth develops as its worn. The fragrance comes in a 50ml spray bottle.
An autobiography by punk icon Debbie Harry, Face It: A Memoir was crafted by Harry and music writer Sylvie Simmons. The fascinating tome is full of history, anecdotes and wild tales, but steers clear of being a full-on confessional—which perfectly suits Harry’s impeccably crafted Blondie persona. From her teenage years to moving to New York, meeting Chris Stein, her rise to fame and the creation of Blondie (the band and the character), nearly everything gets documented candidly alongside never-before-published photographs and artwork. Of course, there’s much more to Debbie Harry than Blondie, and plenty of that is explored within, too.
With a design by Bristol-based artist George Greaves, this ZigZagZurich blanket comes in two colorways—this yellowish orange, or a rich teal. Woven in Europe from 100% New Zealand wool, it measures 55 by 79 inches and is certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, which means no harmful chemicals or synthetics have been used during the manufacturing process.
With a waterproof cross-poly shell, this dog carrier is a minimal and sleek alternative to cumbersome and unattractive iterations. Available in tan, navy or black, it features a cushioned base for your pup’s comfort and non-slip straps for yours. Made for most dogs under 25 pounds, it measures eight by 17 inches by 12 inches. Best of all, the scoop offers your dog a clear view of the outside world.