Bower Studios’ Limited Edition Concrete Melt Chair

A mind-bending material evolution for the brand's reimagined The Future Perfect piece

Brooklyn-based Bower Studios‘ limited edition Melt Chair (now in concrete and chrome-plated brass, after an initial marble and antique brass release) defies expectation. It does so by rising up at the juncture of art and design, function and observation, and even perception and reality. These contrasts—and the more obvious dialogue between its sets of materials—overlap into an imaginative, expressive representation of a chair that’s greater than its parts. “The …

Stylish and Sophisticated Small-Batch Bar Soaps

From the whiskey-infused to the architectural, a list of cleansers with added value

While body washes, shower gels and bath oils have become exceedingly common, the humble bar of soap is experiencing a renaissance. Using much less plastic and packaging than liquid counterparts, bar soaps are oftentimes infused with natural ingredients, divine aromas and plenty of nourishing ingredients to keep your skin feeling hydrated and smooth. Each brand listed below reimagines the unassuming, old-fashioned bar of soap, whether …

Sharon Van Etten feat. Norah Jones: Seventeen

Reworking “Seventeen” (from 2019’s Remind Me Tomorrow), singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten enlisted Norah Jones for a sublime, bluesy iteration of her brilliantly moving song. Slowed down and pared back, this new version carries immense emotional weight like the original, but even more intimate. Van Etten and Jones performed the song together on various late-night shows last year, but this is the first time it’s appeared …