Shabop Shalom Slip Mat

Judaica Standard Time combines faith and design in functional and meaningful objects. The Shabop Shalom Slip Mat—made in collaboration with Devendra Banhart—is one such example. The mat uses a classic cork board as its base, accentuated with Banhart’s light-handed, brushstroke typeface that reads, “Shabop Shalom.”

Devendra Banhart + Noah Georgeson: In A Cistern + Into Clouds

From Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson’s collaborative ambient album, Refuge (out 13 August), the two tracks “In A Cistern” and “Into Clouds” come together in a nearly nine-minute-long video directed by Nicky Giraffe and Julianna Giraffe. The visuals offer “a meditative look at the life’s journey of two snails, from conception to old age, as narrated by a choir of natural imagery and other bugs,” according …

Devendra Banhart: Kantori Ongaku

A tribute to Japanese pop act Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Haruomi Hosono, Devendra Banhart’s new single “Kantori Ongaku” taps into the singer/songwriter’s specific vein of clever, eccentric folk. The track, whose title translates to “country music,” releases with an absurdist, surreal and theatrical video directed by Giraffe Studios. “Kantori Ongaku” is from Banhart’s newly announced album, Ma, his first full-length in three years.