Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Solo Sundays

Products for taking time to log off and unwind

Much more than just treating yourself to something expensive, self-care is about switching off and focusing on your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. The most important factor, of course, is taking time out to do all this. Logging off for an extended period can be difficult for many of us, and we sometimes need a distraction, so we’ve selected some of our favorite products to …

Jill Platner + Waterworks’ Isla Collection

The NYC jewelry designer and sculptor injects tactile elegance to the bathroom

Our 2010 studio visit (video below) with NYC-based jewelry designer Jill Platner revealed a genial spirit who looked most comfortable when forming and playing with her materials of choice: silver and gold. Though metal can sometimes give off a cold, pristine feeling, Platner’s expertise has been in creating accessories and sculptures that desire to be touched and held, almost like an extension of the body. …

Morgans Toiletries Subscription

A bi-monthly service that delivers simple products and convenience

Launched in late 2015, the Morgans subscription service hopes to never have you wandering into a drugstore for a late-night toothpaste pick-up ever again—or for shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper or deodorant for that matter. Every two months, the service ships a customizable bathroom kit directly to your door, allowing you to forget about your restocking schedule and concentrate on much more interesting projects. The pared-down …

Wary Meyers Japanese Cherry Blossom Candle and Soap

While the ephemeral sakura will soon fade, extend the season through these scented bundles of joy

Having been loyal followers of Wary Meyer’s Instagram account for some time (where they post interior design inspiration from the ’60s and ’70s that kindle a deep yearning), we were excited to learn that the husband and wife duo’s newest offering is timed perfectly with the season: Japanese Cherry Blossom scented candles and soaps. Blending hints of pomegranate, green bamboo, oak, vanilla and currant, they …