Founded by first-generation Indian American Michelle Ranavat, RANAVAT is inspired by self-care and devotion to rituals in India. The brand’s new Regenerative Veda⁴ Bond Complex Shampoo is a sulphate-free, bond-strengthening formula designed to increase hair’s resistance to breakage while softening it to the touch. RANAVAT also donates 1% of the proceeds to Desai Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on women and children.
Hand-cast from a real silkworm cocoon, this brass locket from Hudson Valley-based K/LLER COLLECTION (helmed by Katie deGuzman) is a nature-inspired accessory crafted to keep tiny trinkets safe and close. Hanging from a blackened brass chain, it’s a charming take on a traditional locket with a slight punk rock edge.
For her studio Mad Brooklyn, artist Jacqueline Tse uses a piping bag to create pet portraits out of clay slip. The intricate ceramic is then spray-painted with underglaze using an ombre technique, creating an inventive commemoration of furry friends. With customization options to craft individual pets and a wire hook in the back for hanging, Tse’s unique work is a thoughtful gift for animal lovers.
Family-owned brand GINEW, founded by Amanda Bruegl (of the Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee people) and Erik Brodt (of the Ojibwe people), is a Portland, Oregon-based denim brand that promises Native Americana style. Their Heritage Coat features 32-ounce wool blanket fabric lining designed by Dyani White Hawk (of the Sičáŋǧu Lakota). The pattern, called Facing East, “acknowledges ways that Lakota, and other Indigenous people, honor and express gratitude for the gift of each new day,” White Hawk says. The garment, with a selvedge denim shell, is crafted in LA.
Autochrome photography was the first commercially available form of color photography, pioneered by Auguste and Louis Lumière in the early 1900s. Historic and precious, many of these images are rarely seen today as exposure to light will cause them to fade. The book Colour Mania: Photographing the World in Autochrome, by curator Catlin Langford, offers unprecedented access to these images, presenting the digitized photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s expansive collection while exploring the impact of photographic technology.
Swirling with color and character, these mini cat figures from ceramicist Eleni Kontos double as ring holders. The series features different cats, each in various poses from kitties stretching and sitting to rolling around. They are sold separately but specific cats can be ordered upon request.
Founded by watch expert and longtime HODINKEE editorial staff member Cara Barrett, Parchie is a charmingly well-designed children’s watch brand that pairs a variety of playful colors with analog technology to support education. Parchie’s shape and style references the design of classic dive watches—an aesthetic nod that’s functionally underscored by the fact that each Parchie is waterproof. Parchie watches, available in 10 colorways (with our favorite being Space-Time), are recommended for children six and up.
These bok choy-shaped, hand-blown glass pendants can be worn as whimsical earrings or as a necklace—when put on a chain. From the Y2K-inspired brand Notte Jewelry, the charming pieces are approximately one inch long and affixed to small hoops. 50% of the proceeds from sales will go to Heart of Dinner, a non-profit fighting food insecurity for East Asian elders.
David Shrigley—a multi-disciplinary artist whose off-kilter and humorous work captures the quotidian and disquieting—focuses on climate change in his aptly titled print “Do Not Fuck About With It.” Printed on Munken Lynx poster paper, this print comes in an edition of 250 and features a hand holding the globe with the title of the piece across the top.
Part of the official merch collection for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, the Midnight Screening Tee celebrates the annual event’s beloved roster of late-night movies. On the front of the black T-shirt, a mesmerizing visual design emanates outward. It makes for an ideal article of clothing when attending a midnight screening during the festival—or at a theater closer to home.
From Canadian smokeware brand Another Room, the Floating Ashtray makes it easy to toke while soaking in the bath, relaxing in a pool or drifting down a river. 3D-printed with plant-based plastics, the ashtray features a lily pad with a flower on top, a design that’s both fun and functional. The raised pad protects the stash from water and splashing while a ridge on the flower balances joints. It is available with either a yellow or lilac flower.
From Five Metal Shop, a creative studio based in both Taiwan and Hong Kong, this little 2023 calendar elevates the traditional with bold and bright designs. Printed on superfine 30gsm paper and featuring 100% manual binding, it measures 7.24 by 4.84 inches, making it an ideal desk accessory.
Published by Karma, Daisy Chain is a 104-page hardcover catalogue that celebrates the work of NYC-based artist (and CH favorite) Kathleen Ryan’s Bad Fruit series, for which she embraces decorative crafts from the past along with nature, humor and irony. Ryan’s large-scale sculptures of bejeweled but decaying cherries, lemons, peaches and grapes (and even jack-o-lanterns) are at once beautiful and monstrous, and play with ideas about value. Along with compelling imagery, the monograph includes essays by Bob Nickas, Shannon Mattern and Heather Davis.
Using the joys and pains of the creative process as a vehicle for lessons on grief, Many Shapes of Clay: A Story of Healing is a touching, cathartic children’s book from Kenesha Sneed, an artist and the founder of LA-based ceramics brand Tactile Matter. With an endearing, young protagonist named Eisha, brought to life through Sneed’s bold colors and gestural textures, the book beautifully and powerfully navigates loss.
Powered by 500mg of CBD and 250mg of CBG (aka Cannabigerol, another legal cannabinoid compound found in cannabis), this multipurpose Body Butter from Tonic Vibes does more than moisturize. Gotu Kola promotes skin cell growth to reduce signs of aging, while marshmallow root and black seed oil contribute anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritation and redness. Finished with apricot kernel oil, shea butter and other natural ingredients, the butter targets pathways in the skin to repair and protect it.
In Now Go: On Grief and Studio Ghibli, author Karl Thomas Smith combs through the characters and animations of the Studio Ghibli universe to uncover how grief underpins the joyful, comforting films. The 13th issue in independent publisher 404 Ink’s pocket-sized books series, Inklings, the book of essays explores how Studio Ghibli navigates grief (be it small, personal or environmental) and how this depiction reflects the ways grief manifests in real life. With grace and insight, Smith conveys the multiplicities of loss while carving a pathway through it. Price is in Pounds.