Scented Crying Candles by The Jacks

The young Korean designers make melting animal faces and human brains adorable

We’ve seen our fair share of handmade scented candles and thoughtful containers, but it’s the ones hiding a devious personality underneath that really go the extra mile. PyroPet’s cat and bird forms (which reveal a metallic skeleton inside) are a favorite—but we’ve now found another brand that successfully blends the cute and macabre. These candles, from new Korean company The Jacks, are shaped like ears, …

Telling the Stories of Oaxaca

Artist Snejina Latev raises funds for a documentary that will put cameras into the hands of young artisans

Sofia, Bulgaria-born and NYC-based artist Snejina Latev escaped to Oaxaca at the end of last year, leaving the city (and its mental baggage) for a few months to create work in a new environment. After falling in love with the city of Mexican artisans, Latev will return in July to document their studio practices, the materials they use and the techniques they have developed—but Latev …

Van Doren Halloween Print Era

Vans digs into the archives to reissue a playful skull print low-top

Paying tribute to the brand’s humble beginnings rooted in 1970s and ’80s skate culture, Vans continues to reissue vintage prints as part of the Van Doren Collection. One of the latest to get bumped back into production—and just in time for Halloween—is the Repeat Skull graphic, now available in the low-top Era silhouette. The playful black and white print is equally attractive to guys, girls …