An autobiography by punk icon Debbie Harry, Face It: A Memoir was crafted by Harry and music writer Sylvie Simmons. The fascinating tome is full of history, anecdotes and wild tales, but steers clear of being a full-on confessional—which perfectly suits Harry’s impeccably crafted Blondie persona. From her teenage years to moving to New York, meeting Chris Stein, her rise to fame and the creation of Blondie (the band and the character), nearly everything gets documented candidly alongside never-before-published photographs and artwork. Of course, there’s much more to Debbie Harry than Blondie, and plenty of that is explored within, too.
With a design by Bristol-based artist George Greaves, this ZigZagZurich blanket comes in two colorways—this yellowish orange, or a rich teal. Woven in Europe from 100% New Zealand wool, it measures 55 by 79 inches and is certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, which means no harmful chemicals or synthetics have been used during the manufacturing process.
With a waterproof cross-poly shell, this dog carrier is a minimal and sleek alternative to cumbersome and unattractive iterations. Available in tan, navy or black, it features a cushioned base for your pup’s comfort and non-slip straps for yours. Made for most dogs under 25 pounds, it measures eight by 17 inches by 12 inches. Best of all, the scoop offers your dog a clear view of the outside world.
Sourced from the mineral deposit on Mt Yakedake in the northern part of the Japanese Alps, this mineral-rich powder is 100% all-natural and as nourishing as it is stress-relieving. With a low alkali base, it shouldn’t throw your body’s pH, and also won’t stain your tub. Simply mix two tablespoons of the powder into a tub full of water and mix until it’s dissolved.
Made from 100% cotton, the Fern Gully blanket by Halcyon Nights is reminiscent of the lush Australian bush thanks to its various shades of green, and images of native animals. Complete with small pops of pale pink and lilac, the sweet illustration is by Dandenong-based Min Pin Design. Soft and durable, the knitted blanket measures 100 by 80cm.
Representing “re-birth, continuation and femininity,” Seb Brown’s mismatched nine-carat gold serpent earrings are handcrafted in his Melbourne studio. With an mystical allure, they measure approximately 18mm in length.
A collection of her smart, adroit and beautifully written essays, Trick Mirror is Jia Tolentino’s first book—and essential reading. From workout culture to MDMA, capitalism and politics, social media and beyond, Tolentino navigates the current zeitgeist (with all its anxieties, burdens and joys) adeptly, thoughtfully and at times very humorously. These are nine essays that warrant repeat reads, shares and plenty of discussion.
This year, the Ace Hotel celebrates two decades since its “lodging for friends” idea first hatched in Seattle back in 1999. With locations around the world, the Ace has expanded but hasn’t lost its ethos of strong design and cultural engineering. Case in point: this simple, bold bag marking their 20th, “printed on the most capacious and resilient tote bag” they could find.
A family recipe, The Original Japanese Barbecue Sauce was developed by Justin Gill and his bachan (aka granny) Judy Yokoyama. This bbq sauce is unlike North American iterations: it’s less viscous, less sweet and has a bold flavor with just the right amount of umami. Additionally, it’s made with simple ingredients (including non-GMO soy sauce, cane sugar, organic garlic, ginger and green onion) rather than filler oils and preservatives. Their website also offers plenty of recipes—from pan-fried salmon with soba to chicken wings.
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Ghostly teamed up with Vans for two pairs of sneakers—each with the record label’s spooky mascot all over. The Slip-Ons feature a white-on-white reflective print on the classic Vans silhouette. They’re crafted using durable canvas and rubber waffle outsoles. Available for men in sizes 6.5 to 13 and for women in sizes 8 to 14.5, they have already sold out on Ghostly, but are available now from Vans.
Crafted from aircraft-grade anodized aluminum, the Cruzee Ultralight Balance Bike is a brilliant option for kids learning to ride. The super-light frame (just 4.4 pounds) means they’re as effortless for kids to maneuver as they are for parents to carry around. The seat is adjustable in order to grow with your child and the foam rubber tires will never go flat. Best of all, this bike is an approachable and fun way for little tackers to skip training wheels.
Made in Italy from locally sourced materials, Hardgraft’s phone pack is crafted from vegetable-tanned black leather, and the interior is lined with soft wool. The bag—which can hold a phone, passport, earbuds, sunglasses, wallet and more—opens fully to allow easy access, and features a smaller interior pocket too. The adjustable strap means this piece can function as a crossbody or a waist bag.
From award-winning production studio A24 comes a book treatment for their 2016 film Moonlight (written and directed by Barry Jenkins). The 224-page book features the full screenplay, a foreword by Frank Ocean, an essay by Hilton Als, transcripts from the team’s Academy Awards acceptance speeches, stills and more. Far more than a collector’s item, this book gives the story yet another life: first a novel, then a film, and now as an artistic fusion of art-book and playbill.
The first Weird Walk zine—made by the collective of the same name including Owen Tromans, Alex Hornsby and James Nicholls—is a “journal of wanderings and wonderings from the British Isles” and a celebration of curiosity and of place. Through essays, images and even maps, the zine delves into medieval graffiti, a Neolithic henge monument, and more. Printed on high-quality stock, this 40-page zine will inform, inspire and puzzle readers. Price is in Pounds.
Slow Down Studio has teamed up with Australian artist Charlie Bennell for their La Muralla Roja puzzle—based on Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill’s stunning postmodern apartment building in Calpe. With its geometric, interlocking shapes and countless staircases, the building lends itself to a jigsaw, and this version is particularly pretty.
This authorized reproduction of Gunta Stölzl’s Bauhaus bedspread comes from Wallace Sewell, in celebration of 100 years of the German design school. Part homage, part reimagining, this throw harkens back to those available to at the student accommodation at Bauhaus Dessau. Crafted from 100% merino lambswool, it’s available in two subtle colorways and measures 245 by 142cm. Price is in Pounds.