Artist-led non-profit organization For Freedoms (co-founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman) encourages creative public engagement, conversation and action in all areas of civic concern. Part of their Infinite Game project, the dynamically designed and easy to follow Infinite Playbook outlines various ways we can make change—from planning protests to hosting virtual town halls, posting public art and registering to vote. Another element of the initiative exists as apparel and sticker packs to help spread the word. Our favorite, the white long-sleeve, offers Infinite Game’s mission in bullet points, along with (wryly) the URL for the playbook. It’s available in size XS to XXL and intended for all genders.
Super-sturdy but soft and comfortable, Hedley & Bennett’s 1991 apron pays homage to the early ’90s thanks to its use of acid-washed 10-ounce denim. With two large lap pockets and a small double-compartment chest pocket, there’s plenty of room for notepads and pens for professionals, and whatever home cooks might need to tuck away. The generous 41-inch cotton waist straps make this piece one-size-fits-most, as does the adjustable neck strap.
Composed of 100% woven lyocell with satin accents, CDLP’s robe—part of their new HOME collection—offers relaxed comfort with a sartorial edge. From its rich burgundy colorway to the lustrous, sustainable and breathable material, the handsome robe looks and feels elegant. Each has been consciously crafted in Portugal, as with other products from the Swedish brand.
For the first time, all Sade’s albums will be available as a complete set in the six-record collection This Far. Sade (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale and Paul Spencer Denman), producer Mike Pela and mixing engineer Miles Showell remastered the albums at London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios, working meticulously to reproduce the band’s intended sound. Packaged in a case-bound box, the collection is available for pre-order now.
With every purchase yielding a donation to I Am A Voter, an initiative (and part of the non-profit ActBlue) that aims to create a “cultural shift” around voting and public engagement in politics, this “VOTE” T-shirt boasts a simple but crucial message. Crafted in the USA from cotton jersey, the shirt is intended for all genders and comes in XS to XXL. I Am A Voter helps people register to vote; provides reminders for various deadlines, absentee voting and voting days; and more.
A Napa Valley standout, Silver Oak‘s eco-focused winemaking and dedication to Cabernet set them apart year after year. The brand’s winemaker, Nate Weis, has created Timeless, celebrating the accomplishments of the brand’s co-founder Ray Duncan, in honor of his 85th birthday. With only 1,700 cases available, this limited edition wine is certain to sell quickly. Sold as a three-bottle set, this wine promises to age well.
Like LARQ’s water bottles, the brand’s new pitcher self-cleans, but this product also provides multi-stage water-purification—a first within a vessel of this kind. Unlike other filtrating pitchers, this one removes bio-contaminants at the molecular level—that means no bacteria, mold or viruses, thanks to the PureVis™ UV-C purification. It also eliminates lead, mercury, chlorine and volatile organic compounds all while retaining beneficial minerals. Available for pre-order on Kickstarter now, the 1.9-liter capacity pitcher will ship with one filter (which can withstand 60 gallons of filtration) or customers can select larger quantities at other purchase levels.
Beloved Long Beach, CA-based roller skate brand Moxi started making skates in 2008 and now routinely sells out of their retro-vibed releases. Available for pre-order (and shipping in November), these Panther Skates feature a drum-dyed suede boot with a curved collar and ankle padding for comfort, high-rebound wheels for outdoor use, and animal-print toe-caps to protect against scuffs. The brand also purveys safety gear for all, as the brand is committed to make “sizes to fit the full spectrum of skater bodies.”
Passion Purpose Profit: Sidestep the #hustle and build a business you love by My Daily Business Coach founder Fiona Killackey offers essential information for small business owners who seek to scale while keeping their mental and financial balance intact. From advice on how to cement your initial idea to insight into how to hire employees that share your passion, Killackey conveys knowledge informed by decades of experience coaching, teaching and working with clients like Audible, Australia Post, Etsy, and Porsche. Full disclosure: our founder, Josh Rubin, is profiled in this book.
From Only NY’s NYC collection, this roomy tote makes for an ideal grocery or beach bag thanks to its 100% polypropylene composition, which can easily be wiped or rinsed clean. Screen-printed with “New York City Recycles” and the city’s Department of Sanitation logo, it features cotton handles for comfy carrying.
United Sodas of America’s color-coded variety pack features 12 flavors in matching hues. From Extra Peachy to Cherry Pop, Sour Blueberry and Toasted Coconut, every iteration is naturally flavored using proprietary recipes that are low in sugar and calories. Designed by Alex Center of CENTER DESIGN (who have handled branding projects for Kin, Vitamin Water and New Balance), the rainbow-forming pack also looks super-appealing.
In step with protests unfolding across Pittsburgh, local creative agency HOUNDS launched an initiative called HARMONY that “aims to spread awareness concerning the various injustices Black people face, as well as inform others that we all have a part in putting an end to every form of racism and hate.” The HARMONY capsule bundle—released alongside a short film directed by Maxwell Shavers and Jordan Armstrong—comprises a HOUNDS-designed T-shirt, two posters featuring photography by Shavers, a poem by Dazia Miller, and a hand-sewn HARMONY bandana by Delia Feeney. All 100% of the proceeds will go to 1 Hood, a collective of activists and artists.
An eco-friendly alternative to plastic, EQUO’s Sugarcane straws prove themselves to be robust compared with many other options that disintegrate after becoming soggy. Available in two-packs of 50 straws each, the sweet-smelling (yet flavor-free) straws are made from small-farm-sourced sugarcane harvested through sustainability initiatives in Ben Tre, Vietnam. They are 100% compostable and biodegradable and are chemical- and coating-free. EQUO straws are available now through Crowd Ox, a crowdfunding platform for products that are already in production.
Equally adorable whether displaying flowers, containing your favorite beverage or empty, every DEGEN Face Bud Vase is individually hand-blown by Neal Drobnis. Due to this, each vessel differs in shape, size, color and facial expression—but all promise to be cheerful and a little oddball. Measuring approximately six inches tall, these off-kilter creations are made in Providence, Rhode Island.
The ceramic-coated, four-piece cookware set from Caraway inspires distinct confidence in home cooks. The non-stick surface—which is Teflon-free—proves perfectly slippery when cooking all kinds of dishes, and distributes heat evenly. Safe for all types of stovetops and ovens up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, they’re entirely void of all toxins, including PFOA, PTFE, PFAs, lead, cadmium and nickel. Each sturdy, substantial product appeals visually thanks to a subtle but glossy finish in navy, sage, gray, cream or the signature “perracotta” (a salmony blend of pink and terra cotta). Including a large Dutch oven, sauce pan, sauté pan and frying pan (the latter two being satisfyingly deep), it’s an ideal starter—or replacement—set, and the kind of equipment that beckons rookies and experienced cooks into the kitchen.
From ASH NYC’s beloved pillow chair line (which debuted last year) comes several new additions, including four variations of Dedar Milano’s silky Regimen Stripe pattern: “Waterfall,” “Ruggine,” “Strawberry Sorbet” and “Summer Daisy.” These fully upholstered indoor chairs give the nostalgic impression of stacked pillows and nod to summertime fun. Each is made in London and available exclusively at Laura de Gunzburg’s pop-up, The Artichoke, within the Shreeji Newsagents.