Mattel’s First-Ever Gender Neutral Doll

Mattel’s new “Creatable World” Doll kit is a gender-fluid doll that can be feminine-presenting, masculine-presenting, both or neither. The doll represents an important shift and is evidence of how the company is helping to usher in acceptance and understanding. “I think if we could have a hand in creating the idea that a boy can play with a perceived girl toy and a girl can …

Act + Acre Hair and Scalp Products

More than just shampoo and conditioner, from the new brand

In a time when we carry around tiny supercomputers, shampoo feels far from revolutionary. Whether at the drug store or salon, many hair products seem interchangeable. All of these then build up and must be clarified with yet another special product. Even the new wave of suds-free “co-washes” or “cleansing cremes” oftentimes feel like conditioner repurposed as shampoo. It’s through this lens that we learned …

Trace New York’s Gender-Neutral Fragrances

Five hand-blended scents of the utmost quality

Trace New York‘s founder Tony Olsen spent years in the world of interior design. Hailing from San Francisco, he worked in the Bay Area until a move to NYC in 2001 and now, 17 years later, he is launching Trace—a fragrance brand at the intersection of his passions—to provide scents that claim no gender, much like the essential oils he once loved wearing. Olsen has hand-blended and …