Made with the essence of cedarwood and oakmoss, Baxter of California's exfoliating body bar offers a luxurious and hydrating experience. Thanks to the pumice, jojoba meal and crushed olive seed, the paraben-free soap smooths out skin—which is especially useful in dry, blustery winters.
More than just a tea shop, Kyoto-based retailer Ippodo Tea Co. has specialized in the cultivation and blending of matcha, sencha and other Japanese teas for nearly three centuries. Their Kan-no-shiro 40g can of matcha powder is ground from shade-cultivated leaves and soothes with its full-bodied flavor and mellow sweetness. It’s an unfailing choice for green tea aficionados and newcomers alike.
Breaking free from traditional florists and mega-sites, UrbanStems offers fresh-cut bouquets to city-dwellers at an affordable price point. Their three-month subscription delivers a different floral arrangement each month—with flowers harvested from Rainforest Alliance Certified and Veriflora Certified farms—making sure recipients will enjoy their flowers long after the holiday. They’re currently operating within NYC and Washington DC.
With notes of palm tree leaves, dew mist, white musk, green pepper and coriander seeds—to name a few—this “Amazingreen” unisex fragrance from Japanese label Comme des Garçons emits the alluring scent of the jungle, cut with the bitterness of spice and gunpowder. Made in France and available in 50mL, it comes bottled in a sleek metallic green container almost as attractive as the fragrance itself.
Brooklyn-based Massif Central has just launched their latest collection of artist-designed scarves and has again worked with LA-based Jonas Wood. His aptly named "Parrot Pattern" scarf is 100% silk (like all MC's creations) and depicts the boldly colored, sweet birds perched on various lush greenery. Wear it or frame it, it's sure to brighten any gloomy day.
Made as a mirror image, this striking and delicate ring——available in either 14k yellow or rose gold—by Brooklyn studio wwake boasts two bright green opals on both sides. The natural stones unusually give off the illusion of being suspended. And if the fine lines and tasteful size of the ring isn't enough, there's a tiny (almost secret) diamond at the base—which will most often only be known to the wearer.
Crafted from the lower portion of recycled Bordeaux bottles, The Green Glass Co.'s Forest Tumbler set upcycles more than materials—it brings along the nostalgia and charm of great wine. Each glass in the set of four holds 10 oz portions of your favorite beverage. It's a product that demonstrates that the eco-conscious Milwaukee, Wisconsin company behind it all strives to make useful, responsible items.
British designer Olivia von Halle creates sleepwear and loungewear that is—like a lazy day in bed itself—ultimately luxurious and lavish. This tropical yet subtle 100% silk pajama set is made up of a button-up long-sleeve shirt and matching shorts that feature contrast trim. The emerald green, black and dusty pink pattern makes for an ensemble you'll want to show off in more places than just the bedroom.
It's impossible to deny the importance of Ernest Hemingway's work within the world of American literature. The author would produce novels, short stories and essays that impacted people's perception of the early 20th century and beyond. Nine of those works—including "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and "A Farewell to Arms"—are being rereleased in a beautiful collection, designed by Juniper Books to be kept and consumed together.
For those who like a little mysticism or spirituality in their homes, LA-based artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III (both of fine art collective FriendsWithYou) conjure every Psychic Stone with a custom spell. The amulet (or desk accessory, depending on your viewpoint) is made from green resin and inside a host of sacred objects are housed. Every Psychic Stone is a little different, taking into consideration the buyer's desires.
Part of Melbourne-based artist Sean Morris' "Cosmic Dread" (2015) series comes the digitally printed "Alligator Freedom Ride" flag—in a new minty colorway. With a mustached man and a woman (brandishing a sword) riding an alligator-bodied motorbike, the print is nothing if not fierce. Measuring 900mm by 1400mm, the flag is printed in Australia and has been made in an edition of just five, making for some exclusive affordable art (note the price is in AUD).
Made in collaboration by The Skateroom and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, these bright and bold skateboards feature Warhol's infamous Campbell's soup cans in eight different colorways. Not only does MoMA Store offer fast shipping, proceeds from the sale of these decks benefit Skateistan—an international NGO with projects in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.
SF-based designer Nobel Truong's cacti are an especially rare type: they give off a glow thanks to the fluorescent acrylic material they're laser-cut from. Choose from three different species (Saguaro, Echinocereus or moon cactus) and never worry about watering.