Dusen Dusen Home Collection

A colorful, comfortable third collection of pillows, towels and more

Known for their bright, playful designs, Brooklyn-based Dusen Dusen has just released its third Home Collection and, as expected, it’s bold but comfortable. Inspired by the brain’s reaction to movement, color, and contrast, founder and designer Ellen Van Dusen consistently creates busy, colorful patterns that don’t ever seem to overwhelm. She says, “Over the years I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t; …

Springtime Blues: Sunglasses + Beach Towels

From azure to cobalt, pairing up items in the dynamic hue for everyone

In order to bid farewell to winter blues, we’ve gathered some of our favorite sunglasses and beach towels in the hue to welcome the warmer months. With both architecturally influenced shades and playful towels, we’re striking a balance between sophisticated and spirited—and, of course, each selection was made with all genders and ages in mind. So say goodbye to your snow-boots and step into the …

The Thing Quarterly: Issue 31, Ken Kagami

A sexy bath towel, covered in images of exactly what it's meant to hide

In yet another delightful iteration of The Thing Quarterly, “Issue 31” is both playful and handy. This “issue” happens to be a “Sexy Bath Towel” by Tokyo-based artist Ken Kagami. A zine accompanies the towel, written by Kagami but featuring an intro penned by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Will Rogan (co-founder of The Thing) and Kagami are both represented by the same Tokyo gallery, …

Piaule’s Perfect Towel

The new design-centric homeware brand launches one useful product at a time

We’ve seen a rising interest in thoughtful homeware shopping—beyond bookshelf tchotchkes—from the recently-launched e-commerce site Snowe (offering luxury home essentials at direct-to-consumer prices) to Notting Hill shop Native & Co (sourcing crafted, contemporary wares from Taiwan and Japan). A new brand, Piaule, joins the foray with a specific goal: releasing home products one at a time—meaning each has to stand out in form and function. …

Artist Towels by The World’s Best Ever

A collection of useful works of art with proceeds going to a good cause

In addition to his recent gallery opening, focused around the study of characters, The World’s Best Ever founder Dave Wilfert has another collaborative project worth paying attention to—and it’s for a noble cause. The FORBRADLEYCARBONE summer 2015 beach towels, which Wilfert helped to orchestrate, feature the art of three of today’s best creators: Michael Kagan, Curtis Kulig and Steve “ESPO” Powers. On top of that, …