Eight Sets of Artistic + Design-Forward Playing Cards

Whether playing games or learning magic tricks, here are some of our favorite sets

Believed to be made first from wood block prints during the Tang Dynasty in China, playing cards existed in India, Korea, Persia and Egypt before making it to Europe around 1365, when the French popularized the suited deck style commonly found today. Whether it be a game of poker or dickhead, a magic trick or even divination, cards continue to entertain us centuries later. Here …

Wild-Grown, Sustainable and Fair Trade Products by African Botanics

Powerful plant-based ingredients in each of these potions act as a little love letter to South Africa

Born from ongoing homesickness and a desire to use powerful, wild-grown and sustainable ingredients from South Africa, African Botanics was founded in 2012 by LA-based South African couple Julia and Craig Noik. The lush products (from rich Marula oils to scrubs and seaweed-infused serums) are each a little love letter to their country, its people and connection to nature. Right now, the brand is donating 20% of …

“Fountain of Hygiene” Challenges Creatives to Rethink Hand Sanitizer

London-based studio Bompas & Parr has teamed up with the Design Museum to launch a competition called Fountain of Hygiene for which creatives are to rethink and redesign hand sanitizer packaging. The winning creations will be displayed in a future exhibition (both in real life and online) and then auctioned off, with proceeds donated to The British Red Cross. Design Museum director Tim Marlow says, …