by Humankind’s all-natural mouthwash tablets (made from baking soda, tartaric acid, sodium benzoate, menthol, and thymol) now come in a travel-size iteration with a reusable container made for use while on the go. The durable glass cup makes standardized dilution simple, while the silicone tablet holder sits snugly on top. Removing single-use plastic from the ritual, by Humankind also ships tablet refills in 100% compostable pouches.
With more than 50 recipes from menus past and present at Dimes—the beloved all-day restaurant in Manhattan’s Chinatown—Dimes Times: Emotional Eating lets regulars (and everyone else) bring home some of their healthy, delectable dishes and signature sauces. Founded by Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner, Dimes (and later, its companion, the nearby Dimes Deli and Market, founded with Sophie Helsby) changed the culinary landscape of its neighborhood. The cookbook features snippets of conversation from inside the restaurant, captured by Wagner and Toniann Fernandez, and honors its loyal community. Mary Manning contributes numerous photographs and Erin Knutson, who co-designed the book with De Sousa, adds the abstract graphics.
For carbonating water at home, Aarke’s compact Carbonator II does the job in the most quality packaging option on the market, now available in a black chrome finish. The use of stainless steel instead of plastic sets the countertop device apart from competitors, promising a longer lifespan and delivering a more eye-pleasing look. With its lever-operated function, it’s also easier to use.
Portland, Oregon-based Looptworks repurposes and upcycles fabrics and post-consumer materials that would otherwise be scraps to create bags and accessories. Further, these limited-edition, hand-numbered items are crafted in facilities that employ fair labor practices. The brand’s Weekender Duffel comes in two colorways—black or yellow—and features a kite sail fabric outer and nylon interior, making it lightweight but durable. With a divider inside to separate apparel and gear (as well as two pockets, one with a zip for valuables), the bag has a 37-liter capacity and abides by most airlines’ carry-on rules.
Featuring her dramatic delights “Adore You” and “Spotlight,” Jessie Ware’s upcoming fourth studio album What’s Your Pleasure is available for pre-order. With production and writing credits from Kindness, Metronomy’s Joseph Mount, Danny Parker, Benji B and others—along with singer/songwriter Ware herself, of course—the record will officially release on 5 June. If the sultry, hypnotic and infectious singles are teasers, this new album promises to be a lush dose of nu disco.
The brainchild of Alice Murray (Pentagram) and Lauren Priestley (Redwood), the Lost Time print acknowledges and protests the gender pay gap. In the UK—where Murray and Priestley are based—the gap is 17.3% which means women essentially work 63 unpaid days per year. The large-format, limited edition prints depicts these “lost” days, with calendar dates missing to indicate that, until 4 March, women in the UK have been working for free. The B1-size poster is available in an edition of 500, and all proceeds will be donated to non-profits that work toward gender equality within creative industries. There’s also the option to buy one and have another anonymously sent to your CEO. Price is in Pounds.
Owner of Lincoln, Nebraska’s Goldenrod Pastries, baker Angela Garbacz’s first-ever cookbook, Perfectly Golden, collects some of her beloved dairy- and gluten-free recipes (which can also be made with butter, all-purpose flour and other alternatives, if one so pleases). More than 100 photographs accompany the recipes—which range from her grandma’s famous peach coffee cake to lemon meringue pie and chewy almond cookies. Garbacz dedicates an entire section to “Frostings + Fillings + Extras,” too. Lessons from her mother and grandmother, as well as learnings from her community bakery, all found in this book, represent an inclusive philosophy that all bakers will benefit from.
More than a collection of personal essays, Little Weirds, by actress, comedian and author Jenny Slate, offers memoir-like intimacy and impossible-to-categorize insight. From moments of vulnerability to acts of eccentricity, Slate encourages readers not only to read but to play along as the planet goes about its strange business.
Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, a women-led organization that raises money and awareness for important social causes, directs all their net proceeds to various non-profit partners. Their “I’m Gonna Win” T-shirt is inspired by one worn by Diana Ross during a charity tennis match in the ’70s. Funds from its sale benefit Higher Heights, an organization that elevates, supports and celebrates black women’s political power by investing in the next generation of political leaders, mobilizing voters, increasing representation and more. The shirt itself is made from 100% ringspun cotton and is available from small to 3XL.
Bright, juicy and delightfully off-kilter, Egle Zvirblyte’s work often celebrates bold women—naked, strutting and dancing. This limited edition print, called “Hypnotic Dance,” depicts a blue-haired woman in four moments of movement. Printed with fade-resistant inks on 308gsm acid-free Hahnemuhle German etching paper, this piece undoubtedly inspires joy in its viewer. Price is in Pounds.
Written by acclaimed author and activist Olga Tokarczuk and beautifully translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead blends a whodunit murder mystery with William Blake’s poetry, astrology, nature, gender and power. The confounding and dazzling tale centers on Janina Duszejko—its 60-something protagonist—and portrays a small, rural Polish town, but expands far beyond; becoming a kind of fairytale about humans and their innate capacity for cruelty. First published in 2009, the book was translated a decade later, the same year Tokarczuk won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
With a design reminiscent of the classic smiley face carryout bag, Baggu’s Thank You tote differs from the now-banned plastic version in that it can be used over and over again. Composed of 100% ripstop nylon (of which 40% is sourced from pre-consumer waste), the bag holds up to 50 pounds and can be folded up flat inside a five-inch pouch. Perfect for lugging groceries, this bag can also be machine-washed.
Modeled after bygone iterations, NYC-based Rowing Blazers’ collection of Rugby shirts is cut from 100% super-heavyweight cotton. The 12 gauge knit (which describes the number of stitches per square inch) ensures that it’s a bit warmer and longer-lasting, too. This one features a navy and white oversized checkered pattern, with subtle details under the collar and where the buttons meet. It’s a slimmer silhouette—for an oversized fit, the brand suggests ordering one size up from what you usually wear.
A limited-edition tribute to the traditional Irish pot still style, Kilbeggan’s Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey draws inspiration from recipes used at the historic distillery in the late 1800s. With a mash bill of malted barley, raw barley and 2.5% oats (a nod to Ireland’s oat-growing past), the liquid is only the second to be distilled and matured entirely at Kilbeggan Distillery since its restoration in 2010. From a light spice to an acidic, fruity crispness, the 43% ABV whiskey lingers through its creamy finish.
Handmade in London, artist Louise Madzia’s ceramic Your Eyes Big Mug contrasts an elongated handle with an equally unusual figurative artwork on its body. The screen-printed character bears more than a dozen eyes along its face and body—and a reach that also defies normal proportion. Yowie recommends that you only hand wash this mug to refrain from breaking the handle.
Made in collaboration with LA-based sculptor Bradley Duncan, Koio’s newest sneaker release comes in an all-natural leather hue accompanied by leather laces, a translucent outsole, and a sculptural adornment on the tongue. “His refined expressions demonstrate the enormous strength of both minimalist tradition and time-honored craftsmanship,” the brand explains of Duncan’s work in relation to the sneaker’s overall appearance. The lines formed here are clean and crisp, and the shoe appears unexpectedly unique from all four of its most prominent angles—front, sides, back, and from above.