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.
Put down on cassette in 1981, Kirtan: Turiya Sings comprises nine devotional songs that Alice Coltrane (aka Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda) recorded for members of her Sai Anantam Ashram. The tremendously talented artist—a highly influential pioneer of spiritual jazz—founded the ashram in 1983 and would perform solo and with groups there. Now the music receives an official release on vinyl, via Impulse! Records/UMe. Kirtan is a Sanskrit word for reciting or storytelling, while turiya is pure consciousness—a state of mind that transcends all others. The stirring record features organs, synthesizers, strings and other effects and has been produced by Ravi Coltrane.
Co-founded by master distiller Morgan Mclachlan, AMASS focuses on botanicals, be it in their spirits or body products. Their alcohol-free offering, Riverine Spirit contains 14 regional botanics including juniper, sumac, sorrel, mint and thyme. The light, citrus-forward, herbaceous drink—which is somewhat akin to gin—can be blended into cocktails, sipped neat or over ice with a little tonic.
From a limited edition collaboration between NYC-based potter and designer Jonathan Adler and global decor brand Yellowpop, this “Monsieur” neon sign channels pop-art inspirations. The figurative work is one of eight playful pieces in the neon LED collection (a first for Adler), and each one calls to mind the designer’s signature style. Further, the colorful lights utilize energy efficient LED neon tubing and a recycled acrylic back.
Created by Maximilian Eicke, founder of glassware brand MAX ID NY, The Sexton Ghost Tumbler set invokes the dark amber color of the Irish whiskey it’s been designed to hold. Further, the vessel’s distinctly angular shape calls to mind the geometries of The Sexton bottle itself. Each glass is handblown, thus no two are exactly the same—and yet they’re stackable and dishwasher safe.