Handmade in Oaxaca from local beeswax and natural dyes, Aesa’s opulent bouquet candles all vary slightly. Each unique piece has been produced by a family that’s been crafting religious candles for three generations. The items measure approximately 12 inches tall before burning.
Composed around 12 recipes that define his career thus far, celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s memoir-cookbook hybrid, JGV: A Life in 12 Recipes, traces his steps from trainee to world-renowned restaurateur. Insightful, humorous and delightfully warm, the book—which includes personal photography and hand-drawn sketches—caters to fans of Vongerichten’s cuisine, and anyone curious about his imagination and Michelin-starred ascent.
Made by Susanne Kaufmann (from Austria’s Bregenz Forest), this rejuvenating hand peel is one of many energy-rich, all-natural potions from the extensive line of organic and sustainable products. Gently massage the serum onto hands and wait until the particles dissolve, then simply rinse in lukewarm water. Exfoliation, a boost in skin metabolism, and (thanks to plenty of essential oils) softer and smoother hands all result. Price is in Euros.
Founded by professional skateboarders Jason Dill and Anthony Van Engelen, Fucking Awesome (aka FA) produces boards, apparel and accessories from keychains to packing tape. This rainbow, paneled umbrella (complete with a wooden handle) is decorated with rainclouds and umbrellas and, on the underside, the brand’s familiar logo is repeated in various colors. It is sure to add some color to a gloomy day.
Made to relieve congestion and illness-related aches and pains, C.O. Bigelow’s herbal soak is packed with willow bark, ginger, eucalyptus and peppermint—a combination that boosts the immune system and clears sinuses. Simply add four to six capfuls to bathwater and settle in. Made with all-natural ingredients, this soak is especially soothing in the colder months.
Handmade in Beacon, New York, this five-inch-tall glass bowl features three gentle spikes to keep it balanced and upright. It’s delicate (though dishwasher safe), semi-translucent and big enough to hold snacks or a handful of jewelry. Cast and sandblasted, the object’s distinct near-orange color glows from beneath a soft matte finish.
Product build-up and extra dryness can plague the scalp in colder months. Kyn’s scalp scrub—made with coconut-derived Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, charcoal powder and various essential oils—doesn’t necessarily foam like regular shampoo, but with a little elbow grease, will deep clean your scalp. With a very faint scent, this sulphate-free potion detoxifies and exfoliates, and helps your scalp remove build-up, produce fewer flakes, and remain healthier overall.
Intended for all-genders, this botanical-infused lotion works as a post-shave hydrator—both to prevent irritation and to give newly shaven skin a bit of a boost. With soothing notes of sandalwood and neroli blossom, this lotion would also do well in a morning or evening routine, even if it’s not post-shave.
Made using just three ingredients—aloe, South American soap bark extract and coconut-based cleanser—this dishwashing block from Well Earth Goods is designed to reduce plastic and packaging waste in the kitchen. The soap is crafted to cut through grease and grime, as well as sanitize food-stained surfaces. It can also be used on stains in fabrics (from apparel to carpets) and thanks to the infused aloe, it’s gentle on skin.
From husband and wife team, Jim and Chloe Read, British design brand Newgate produces wall clocks, wristwatches and alarms with contemporary twists and nostalgic shapes. Their battery-powered Charlie Bell Echo Clock epitomizes this amalgamation with its fire engine red metal case, glass lens and graphic dial. A “no tick” movement within makes it quieter than most, except when the twin-bell alarm sounds a wake-up call.
Made from BPA-free, food-safe plastic, Toothpaste 2 Go addresses packaging waste and forgetfulness. The kit includes a flight-approved vessel for toothpaste and a transfer mechanism to get some from your current at-home tube into the travel-sized iteration. Since the mechanism also works in reverse order, when you return home you’re able to transfer unused toothpaste back into its original packaging.
Ideal for harsh winter months, Monastery’s Intense Moisture Set includes three luxurious products: Rose (a cleansing oil), Flora (cream serum) and Attar (repair concentrate). The gentle cleanser is made to be used before the nutrient-rich serum and, ultimately, the repair concentrate, which works as a moisturizer, eye cream and lip balm.
Ideal for fans of American-Canadian author William Gibson (a beloved writer and vintage clothing enthusiast), this coat is based on one that Gibson’s Pattern Recognition protagonist Cayce Pollard wears in the novel. Crafted by Buzz Rickson from heavy nylon twill, this garment contains a wool fiber fill and is identical to the first-pattern US Air Force MA-1 intermediate flying jacket. With a cotton zipper tab, it’s easy to to deal with when wearing gloves.
Intended for artists, photographers, architects and any other creator that depends on dozens of tiny tools for their work, Osuza’s canvas backpack opens out flat to four distinct numbered panels, granting uninhibited access to what’s inside. Its unique folded closure system, which is aided by velcro, lets the wearer adjust the interior capacity from 20 to 40L depending on what’s in tow. Plus, an easy-access laptop sleeve (for up to 17 inch computers) offers assistance in moments when undoing the entire ensemble isn’t possible. For a full list of the interior accessories, pockets, pouches, zipper, hooks, and loops, see the product page.
The latest addition to one of the most exciting (and affordable) collaborations in the watch world, menswear designer Todd Snyder’s update to Timex’s Gold Bi-Metal Welton Quartz watch references an archival mid-century design (going so far as to include its unique inner minute track). And yet, the 34mm stainless steel gold-tone case, contrasted by its silver-tone dial and black croco-pattern leather strap, complements any present-day outfit.
Limited to 100, Persol’s online-exclusive Key West sunglasses pair polarized green lenses with gold-colored metallic wiring and tortoise temple tips. Their long, slender silhouette makes reference to Persol sunnies worn by ’90s movie stars. Designed to be used by all genders, the frame-lens combination definitely makes a statement.