Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists

$50

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Edited by Gagosian director Antwaun Sargent and published by the non-profit arts organization Printed Matter, Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists considers works from the newest generation of Black artists as a whole. With an interview between Bernard Lumpkin and director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Thelma Golden, and other contextualizations by curators and experts, this book outlines what it means to be young, gifted and Black in the contemporary art world.

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Mickebana Trio Kids Needlepoint Kit

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Suitable for children six years or older, the Mickebana Trio Kids kit is a floral needlepoint project with all the materials needed to complete it. The artwork is designed by Mark Lindebergh, whose colorfully opulent illustrations provide kids a bright and mesmerizing world to bring to life. Featured in either pink or red, the Trio comes with canvas, two tapestry needles, a colorful needle threader, a how-to guide and a cotton bag for storage. For further instructions, a YouTube tutorial is also included to help make crafting fun and easy for everyone.

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Just as the Barcelona-based producer and performer Arca embraces gender euphoria in her public life, the artist’s latest album, KiCk i, eliminates any notion of a binary by celebrating her vast multitudes. The avant-pop album, tinged with reggaetón rhythms and techno beats, paints a powerful, queer vision of the future—helped along by collaborators: Björk, Shygirl and SOPHIE. In a single LP featuring a gatefold jacket, this album is paired with a 16-page booklet, featuring original art by Arca.

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Chenile Patch $ativa Bag

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The Chenile Patch $ativa bag from Sundae School is just as playful and chill as the other clothing and accessories from the brand—a craft cannabis-centric company founded by siblings Cindy and Dae Lim. The 100% cotton tote, measuring 15 by 20 inches, uses a multicolored strap and includes a floral accent. On one side, the bag reads “SATIVA” in bubbly, cloud lettering; on the other side is Sundae School’s logo.

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Playfulness imbues every stitch of the Color Pop Woven Throw. Crafted using 100% cotton that’s grown and woven in the US, this blanket is bursting with joy—from its rainbow fringe to its whimsical illustrations. Designed by Lucky Pablo Textiles with the intention of increasing optimism during lockdown, the woven blanket can easily double as wall decor. Either way it’s used, this piece adds visual and physical positivity into the home.

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Squiggle Pyramid with Pink Flower

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Barbara Frankie Ryan’s “Squiggle Pyramid with Pink Flower” is a part of the artist’s sculptural series Freshly Cut Flowers, which seeks to immortalize the ephemeral beauty of bouquets. Laser-cut from frosted acrylic in the Netherlands, this funky sculpture makes for a jovial decor piece, suitable to freshen up any desk, shelf or table. The floral sculpture stands 12 centimeters tall and ships in packaging made from recycled materials.

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Smoked Atlantic Salmon

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Fishwife’s smoked Atlantic salmon is sourced from the first finfish farm to carry the Fair Trade USA seal, Kvarøy Arctic, raised by third-generation family farmers and smoked in small batches over a blend of beech, maple, and birch wood. This 100% traceable salmon process also extends to Fishwife’s production, as each tin is hand-packed by a fifth-generation family-run cannery in Washington. The salmon gets brined in a mix of natural sea salt, olive oil, garlic salt and brown sugar, resulting in a refined and refreshing smoked salmon.

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Essene Recycled Silver Earrings

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Loveness Lee’s Essene Earrings are a modern take on ancient skeletal textures and historic ideals of beauty, drawing on the raw forms and materials used to make jewelry 115,000 years ago. These asymmetrical pieces are handcrafted in London, using certified recycled sterling silver, freshwater rice pearls, marine-grade nylon and synthetic post-stoppers. While they evoke the elegance and simplicity of the past, the Essene earrings reflect thoughtful contemporary craftsmanship. Price is in Pounds.

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Fitness company Equipt’s underlying belief is that beautiful design inspires movement, and that’s exactly what their signature Ubarre does. This U-shaped weight doubles as elegant home decor and adaptable workout equipment, suitable for many fitness routines including HIIT, pilates, yoga and barre. Now, the ergonomically crafted weight comes in a white matte finish and gold cap to add a sleek and polished touch to any home or gym. Offered in four size options (four, eight, 12 or 16 pounds), the Ubarre works with a range of intensity levels.

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The new Sanne Balaclava from NYC-based The Arrivals is crafted from a super-cozy, responsibly sourced 70% mohair and 30% nylon blend, knitted into a thick ribbed pattern. Made in one size for all genders, its face opening measures 22.5 inches and the neck opening is 12 inches—but since the fabric blend makes it supple and soft, there’s some wiggle room. Available in black, matcha or brown, it’s a practical but prepossessing accessory.

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Owned and operated by Rockaway, Queens natives and life-long surfers, Mike Reinhardt and Mike Kololyan, the aptly named Locals Surf School offers group lessons for surfers at all skill levels. Classes—which include personalized curriculums as well as equipment—are run by certified instructors who teach all year. Schedule-friendly, these packages do not expire and are offered in a range of five to 25 classes—all of which optimize water time to ensure surfers get well-versed with New York City’s coastline.

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Multicolor Nigel Cabourn Edition OG Classic Slip-Ons

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Part of the Vans and Nigel Cabourn collaboration collection, these textured, woven sneakers are a playful take on the original 1977 slip-ons. Cult British designer Cabourn found inspiration for the custom jacquard pattern from a vintage chair during a trip to California. Inside, the sneakers also feature his signature Cabourn camo, while the outside is lined with a tonal red stripe on a white base, tying the carpet green mix color scheme together.

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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

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Through part memoir and cultural criticism, Cathy Park Hong unflinchingly examines the nuances of being an Asian American in Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. The poet and essayist doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable thoughts around race in the US. Rather, she dives into them, exploring unsaid or hard to explain feelings about racial identity. While this paints an accurate portrait of Asian American experiences, Hong’s writing is more than a current state of affairs. Her sharp political and emotional insight—revealed through Hong’s memories and relation to English—fosters an urgent and resonant pursuit toward liberation.

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The glorious, handmade Tie Dye Mohair Throw from Jonathan Adler is mesmerizing and cloud-like in both of its color variations. 73% mohair and 24% wool, the blanket captivates the eye while protecting against cool temperatures. It is sheared, dyed and woven in Spain at an iconic mill that has been operating since approximately 1930. Toward the bottom, the throw is completed with a touch of texture, using a dreamy fringe.

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This hilarious yet bitingly honest novel by Paul Beatty centers on misfit teenager Winston “Tuffy” Foshay from Harlem who wants to run for City Council. As the protagonist (who the author describes as a “masterless samurai”) embarks on a journey, the poet and novelist weaves together a fast-paced satire that delves into the numerous barriers and boundaries that exist in the US. Be it a sardonic look at local and rhetorical politics or an exposé on the pitfalls of media representation, Beatty’s TUFF is a work of incisive and gripping literary fiction.

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Handmade Cotton Pan Handle Cover

$20

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With 100% cotton exteriors and 100% wool felt linings, The Rise and Fall’s pan handle covers are functional and durable cookware accessories. They come in five different colorways, each with its own distinct pattern. From geometric ochre sawtooth to wavy-lined green, these covers bring some light-hearted designs into the kitchen.

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