More than an appealing design, this bag’s pleated body is also practical, as it expands to accommodate whatever is placed inside. (It can grow to several times its original size.) Made from biodegradable, corn-based PLA, this clever tote is also water-resistant and eco-friendly. Available in blue, yellow, black or red (which is made from recycled polyester) it’s a stylish Japanese design that originated back in 2006.
With a sleek design and a touch of kitsch, the Smolder Triangle Box—made in collaboration by Jonathan Adler and Higher Standards—is an elegant stash box. With a lid that can double as a rolling tray, the dish itself can be used for storage or even as an ashtray thanks to raised edges. Crafted from a durable high-fired porcelain, it’s sturdy.
Andrea Nguyen’s latest book is a how-to guide to Vietnamese food for home cooks—utilizing ingredients that are readily available. Nguyen converts intimidating dishes—including pho and rice paper rolls—into foolproof recipes, making them approachable and enticing. But she does so without sacrificing flavor or authenticity. There are even recipes for the perfect rice, dipping sauces, broth and Vietnamese coffee, as well as tips for shopping and equipment.
From Japanese designer Makiko Yoshida and the team at h concept, this three-inch diameter stress ball is a kooky way to ease tension. Complete with the moon’s face, the ball morphs into various facial expressions as you squeeze it. Equal parts weird and cute, it’s a welcome distraction for busy minds of all ages.
Made in collaboration with Tsubota Pearl, this green croc stash case is designed to hold six joints. With gold symbols embossed on the front (smiley face, heart, peace sign, crescent moon and Verde’s logo), it closes securely with a clasp. Inside, your goods are kept in place with a hinged guard.
Made from 100% printed silk, the James Beard Bow Tie nods to the annual James Beard Foundation event with its kitchen utensil pattern. Tie The Knot, return host Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s advocacy organization, has released these limited edition items. Proceeds of the sales will support LGBTQ+ and other diversity initiatives from non-profits in the culinary community.
Natural deodorants aren’t always the most reliable, but Corpus Naturals offers an effective and appealing iteration. While it’s available in various fragrances, our favorite is Third Rose, which offers top notes of rose balanced by Italian mandarin and cedar root, so it’s not too floral. Of course, the ingredients and scents are natural and mostly plant-based. The deodorant is also vegan, cruelty-free and void of aluminum, parabens, talc, baking soda, and phthalates.
Written by Michelle Lhooq and illustrated by Thu Tran, Weed: Everything You Want To Know But Are Always Too Stoned To Ask is a comprehensive guide to cannabis. There’s a lowdown on how to grow, micro-dose, make Rosin and choose the right strain. Lhooq (a cannabis consumer and writer) has expertise and experience on all things marijuana, while Tran’s playful illustrations make the book undeniably accessible. Ideal for those newer to the world of cannabis, this book is full of useful information.
Made in collaboration with Thierry Lasry, Rhuigi Villasenor’s sunglass collection has dropped under his label Rhude. Produced by hand in France with Italian acetate, the accessories are eclectic and bold but inherently timeless. Whether it’s the concentrated emphasis on craftsmanship or Villasenor’s luxe eye, these sunglasses—especially the champagne and green iteration—are an investment but a worthy one.
Part of Heath Ceramics limited edition summer 2019 collection, a beautiful single stem vase in the brand’s Pisces glaze. Each of the vases is unique, as they are hand-dipped in white clay slip and then spray-glazed—so the color line on each piece will be different. Just under seven inches tall, these vases are designed and handcrafted in Heath’s Sausalito studio.
An iconic artwork that’s instantly attributable, Yayoi Kusama’s spotted pumpkin is miniaturized for this key ring. There’s an extra charm attached that features a tiny illustration of Kusama on one side and the words “LOVE FOREVER” on the other. It’s a thoughtful way to carry Kusama’s message of love and world peace with you all the time.
Made with travel in mind, the Grey Label by NYC-based O.N.S is a collection of minimal but delightfully designed items that will survive a stint in a suitcase. Our pick: the utilitarian Acadia Shorts (available in navy, black, gray or olive) which draw inspiration from Japanese design. Part outdoorsy, part structural and sophisticated, the shorts feature an adjustable buckle belt and are crafted from a lightweight and comfortable cotton/nylon blend.
Made in collaboration with Helsinki-based Antti Kalevi, Slowdown Studio’s “Flower Power” mini blanket is just the right size for kids. Super-soft, it’s made from recycled cotton yarns blended with polyester—so it’s comfy for babies and kinder to the planet. The bold and colorful design is part organic and part geometric—resulting in a design that will please children and adults alike.
Designed by Sruli Recht and produced in the Czech Republic from lead-free crystal, Norlan Glass’ Drave Carafe is accompanied by a milled, tumbled and anodized aluminum pipette. The set highlights the tradition of adding a few drops of water to one’s dram of whisky, which further opens up the nose and taste profile. Both pieces feature emphasized, future-forward geometric forms.
BYREDO’s striking new fragrance Rose of No Man’s Land is named for the 1918 song “La Rose Sous les Boulets.” The scent boasts notes of rose petals, but it’s not overly floral—thanks to pink pepper, papyrus and white amber. As a hand cream, it is nourishing and rich to apply.
The Jack shirt, Taylor Stitch’s take on the everyday Oxford, is a simple staple for any closet. Made from 100% organic cotton, it’s sturdy but soft and offers a more tailored fit with slightly higher sleeves. The result is sleek but casual, and its slightly shorter cut means it can be worn untucked without looking sloppy.