Born from a collaboration between Barcelona-based businesses Florentine Kitchen Knives and Liken Wood, this natural oak magnetic knife strip boasts room for six full-sized knives. Six magnets are sandwiched between two handcrafted pieces of solid wood, providing impressive strength and aesthetic appeal. The softer material deters peeling, warping or chipping. Measuring out to 40cm wide by 3cm deep, the board fits on most kitchen walls and can be maintained with an occasional oiling. Price is in Euros.
A handbook for those wanting to embark on a career in graphic design, Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers combines all types of publications to be part textbook, part comic, “zine, manifesto, survival guide and self-help manual.” Through essays, interviews, artwork, typeface and beyond, lesser heard voices at various stages of their careers are given a platform to share insights from the inside. Along with information on hiring processes, power structures, mentoring, workplace discrimination and more, Extra Bold aims to make the world of design a little more accessible.
Handwoven in Sacatepéquez, Guatemala from 100% cotton, this DittoHouse grid pillow cover combines contemporary design and traditional craft, with a brocade pattern and bold colors. 50% of the profits from its sale go to the Trama Textiles Almaya Fund, which works directly with Mayan artisans. The initiative aims to secure fair wages for women artisans working at 17 weaving cooperatives across several regions in Guatemala’s Western Highlands and preserves the communities’ traditional textile arts.
From Teeling Whiskey and La Colombe, this limited edition Irish Coffee cocktail kit includes one 750ml bottle of Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey, two nine-ounce La Colombe Vanilla Draft Latte Cans, two whiskey glasses, two metal straws and grated nutmeg with a shaker. Together, the components produce an unconventional cold brew iteration of the cherished classic cocktail, but it’s unsurprisingly delicious.
Designed by acclaimed artist Andy Rementer, Areaware’s Block Party toy series comprises seven characters (cat, duck, monkey, mouse, tiger and two humans) broken down into several pieces. Stack them anyway you like, or collect the set for mix-and-match options. Each has its own accessory—the monkey comes with a banana, while the woman has a soccer ball. Whether a collectable for an art enthusiast or a toy for a child, they add a little color and personality to any room.
Available exclusively on NTWRK, a content-driven shopping platform, comic book editor Sammy Harkham teams up with Brain Dead on a hoodie designed to accompany their collaborative 72-page comic book, a “message in a bottle” meant to “celebrate independent comics, bookstores and artists” in the aftermath of 2020. The comic features work by Geoff McFetridge, Julie Doucet, Charles Burns and others, and a portion of profits from the comic and hoodie will be donated to the Arts for Healing and Justice Network, a non-profit providing arts education to incarcerated youth in LA.
From Yueqi Qi’s eponymous brand (which is a celebration of Chinese romance and “an ode to Kaiping,” the city in southern China where she spent much of her childhood), this signature scented dragon candle routinely sells out. Combining traditionally Eastern and Western design styles, the unconventional cuboid-shaped candle is engraved on four sides. Scented with white tea, it’s made with vegetable wax.
Jacques’ Movement compression shorts (available in black, navy or bone) comprise a shell and liner, providing plenty of coverage and support. The four-way stretch fabric proves flexible, and also boasts odor- and temperature-control technology, UV protection, as well as moisture-wicking. Plus, the sophisticated-yet-durable gridded nylon fabric retains its shape even when stretched.
This stunning 600-page monograph, Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be, comprises 700 works on paper by the artist from 1992 to 2020, most of which are being published for the first time as they’ve been in Walker’s private archive. Handwritten notes, typed index cards, sketches and journal entries provide readers with intimate insight on the art. Aptly, Walker provides the foreword. Designed by Gavillet & Cie, the cloth-bound book features essays by the deputy director of the Kunstmuseum Basel, Anita Haldemann; curator and cultural historian, Maurice Berger; and artist and critic, Aria Dean. The book has been published to accompany Walker’s exhibition, also called A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be.
Constructed in NYC from dead stock vintage 100% cotton, Steven Alan’s Double Pocket Alpine Shirt Jacket fits and feels like a well-loved thrift find, but looks like a high-end garment. Purposefully oversized to accommodate a T-shirt (or even a heavier sweater) underneath, the emerald-hued jacket also features plenty of rich textural elements. Cobblecord is a delightful gridded version of corduroy we were unfamiliar with before wearing this jacket. Matching pants in a lounge-y cut are also available.
Love and Other Poems, the third collection from award-winning poet Alex Dimitrov, provides readers moments of reflection and wit, weakness and joy. Through his intimate, thoughtful and emotive lines, Dimitrov explores loneliness and hope, the sensations of time and longing for place—with repeat references to NYC and the power of presence it wields. Though Dimitrov’s paperback book is finite, one of the poems within is not; the title poem “Love” continues within a Twitter handle, @apoemcalledlove, where the poet adds one tweet each day.
Launched in 2005, Tony’s Chocolonely was founded when Dutch journalist Teun van de Keuken was investigating the cocoa industry and found most grocery store chocolate was made from ingredients harvested by enslaved people. Working directly with farmers at seven cocoa cooperatives in Ghana and Ivory Coast, Tony’s Chocolonely makes fair trade treats that taste extra delicious. Our pick is the Dark Chocolate Pretzel and Toffee Bar which contains crunchy sweet and savory chunks.
While they come with loose instructions, there’s no right or wrong way to assemble Four Eyes Ceramics’ chime kits. Available in six color combinations, each kit comes with 18 ceramic pieces and 36 inches of string with a loop and bead at the top for easy hanging. If you want your chime to make noise, make sure some pieces are tied closely enough together to touch, but if not, space them out more. Other than that, there are no rules, but they do suggest bringing chimes indoors during wild weather.
Ghetto Gastro’s “Bronx Baldwin” long-sleeve T-shirt, featuring a portrait of James Baldwin, is part of a collection that honors some of the legends educated at the Bronx’s DeWitt Clinton High School. Initially released last year, the shirt—which was designed by New Studio—has been made for all genders and comes in size small to XXL.
In the style of Experimental Jetset’s popular “&” shirts, this “And Me” T-shirt calls out four major movements and organizations that have shaped the fight for civil rights in America: the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Black Lives Matter (BLM). Proceeds from the sale of each shirt will benefit the Tides Network non-profit—a group that assists other non-profits focused on equality and human rights with fiscal tools, policy-making and even collaborative workspaces. The shirts are cotton and available in black or white colorways.
Your Super’s rich magic mushroom powder comprises six ingredients: cacao, chaga, ashwagandha, reishi, lucuma and cinnamon. Every component was sourced directly by the brand, through select purveyors in Peru, China and India. Together, they work to support and strengthen your immune system, and assist with stress management—whether you mix the powder into warm milk or water or add it to a smoothie. Inside each order there are 30 servings (one tablespoon each) and the mix is certified organic, non-GMO, plant-based and gluten-free.