Exiled Russian photographer and artist Slava Mogutin explores traditional notions of masculinity and beauty in his new hardcover "Bros & Brosephines." Even more than that, Mogutin's images confront gender, sexuality, fetishes, youth, and style. From raw and candid portraits to elaborate fashion shoots and previously unreleased images, the book includes a preface by Zachary Drucker, an essay by David J Getsy, and an epilogue by Bruce LaBruce.
In many ways a metaphorical prologue and epilogue, these bookends by award-winning architect and designer Page Goolrick are actually fashioned to resemble hardcover books themselves. There's something quite orderly and refined to bookends shaped like books, but as they're made of paper board and steel they're easy to clean and care for.
British luxury brand Dunhill has entered the footwear market and their first offerings, made in Italy, happen to be quite chic but casual. Our favorite, these navy blue suede sneakers, carry many comfort-driven functional features, including a padded tongue and shock-absorbent sole. From the rounded toe to clean lines, it's a minimal silhouette that will pair well with many looks.
Design experts and CH favorites, PATTERNITY (aka Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham) have a new journal coming out and it's part of their mission toward cultivating gratitude and—in turn—wellness. The book "Be Great, Be Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Positive Living" includes pages to write a diary, creative exercises, inspiring quotes and more. PATTERNITY's theory is that humans are pattern-seeking creatures, and that the more time spent on them—and beautiful things in general—the better off we will be. Delivery expected in February 2018.
A new take on the Australian designer's magnet shape, these Otis Earrings are bold without being too much. The subtle colorway—army green and mint—is coated over brass, and the posts are sterling silver, for sensitive ears. Measuring 6cm long, they aren't heavy—weighing in at 20 grams. Price is in AUD.
Made from a 50/50 cotton and silk blend, Australian designer Georgia Perry's "Cosmos" bandana is delightfully trippy. Featuring images of planets, fish, skulls, jewels, phones and more, it's a surreal design that will suit all genders. Whether worn as a neckerchief, pocket square or hair accessory, it's a versatile piece that measures approximately 53cm by 53cm and features hand-rolled edges. Price is in AUD.
There is no reason to grow tired of the same old classic cocktails. As entertaining expert Mark Addison makes clear, by commanding the original recipe one can easily spin out a tasty variation at home. Addison provides 144 different recipes in total, all of which stem from 12 famed drinks. Addison's offerings vary from easy and delightful to wildly creative and molecular. There's something here for those of all skill levels looking to punch up their drink mixing.
For keeping babies warm when strolling, nothing tops the soft cozy feel of pure sheepskin. Elks & Angels use 100% Australian sheepskin in their footmuff, using a nylon outer shell to resist wind, rain and stains. Scandinavian wood toggles add a dose of style and the design is compatible with all five-point stroller harnesses. Last but not least, it unzips flat so you can use it as a playmat—or in a pinch, a blanket.
The classic Converse Chuck Taylor will never go out of style, even as the brand continues to release various new takes. This version boasts glorious floral embroidery on the outside, tongue and top of the shoe, while the inside remains bare. Price is in Euros.
Many don't know that a Tennessee slave, Nearest Green, taught Jack Daniels how to distill—even going on to work for Daniels as a black master distiller after the Civil War. Armed with thousands of documents, author Fawn Weaver convinced brand owner Brown-Forman to recognize Green's role and incorporate it into the Jack Daniels story, where it's always belonged. She's now released her own whiskey to further spread his untold legacy, and the bulk of profits of Uncle Nearest Whiskey sales will be put toward funding more historical research on Green.
As far as group games go, bingo might just be one of the easiest activities to enjoy. Now, artist Rob Hodgson has reimagined the classic with monsters and crazy creatures. There are googly-eyed counters, creepy characters and mythological beasts—and a monster head storage box for the 48 chips. Three people are needed to play (and three is also the recommended starting age) but bigger families can definitely all jump in.
From the curved stainless steel blade (with a bridged pivot point to simplify shucking) to the ergonomic handled produced from recycled plastic bottles, Toadfish Outfitter's Put ‘Em Back Oyster Knife aims to make the entire process easier and safer. Further, the Charleston, South Carolina-based company partners with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Oyster Shell Recycling Program and Oyster Restoration and Enhancement Program to re-nourish 10-square-feet of oyster habitat for every knife sold. Oyster loves can rejoice knowing they've made efforts toward sustainability.
Amino acid-rich, live and sprouted watermelon seeds compose Dope Naturally's MelonAid textured protein powder. The seeds are included whole to maximize their nutritional benefit so the powder should be blended in a smoothie if you're not keen to crunch on it, though it can be dropped atop yogurt or cereal, as well. The powder component is made from beets, dragonfruit and strawberries to stimulate energy, reduce inflammation and promote skin health. Altogether, it's a great tasting plant-based protein and superfood supplement that's also organic, vegan, raw and gluten-free.
Made from paper and cotton in Italy, this geometric world globe stands 12 inches tall after home assembly. The black and white 3D map comes complete with 50 red marker pins so you can track your travels across the world, or your dream destinations. Printed with non-toxic inks, it's also ideal as an inspirational tool for kids.
The latest in Champagne Taittinger's Millésimé range, the 2012 vintage carries the desirable balance of crisp freshness and an elegant delicacy. This is a very lively and effervescent champagne, composed of equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes (both drawn from some of the finest vineyards in the region). The 2012 Millésimé undergoes a second fermentation and a five year aging period on the lees. Pear and green apple are noticeable on the palate and the finish happens to be long and complex.
Organic and hypoallergenic, Nook’s crib mattress checks the natural box with materials like coconut and eucalyptus but takes it a step further with other innovative features. Using NanoSphere-dipped fabric, the mattress cover is virtually waterproof (liquids pill off) and eliminates the need for an additional cover. The result, combined with the firm mattress, is a safer sleep surface so that little ones rest better.
Regardless of summer heat or post-work out body temperatures year 'round, everyone needs to clean themselves with regularity. If a cold shower doesn't sound alluring, Duluth Trading Co's Armachillo Cooling Soap balances out excessive warmth effectively. Made in the USA in collaboration with Duke Cannon Supply Co, this soap—which Duluth recommends storing in the freezer for extra-coolness—brings a minty, menthol-oriented freshness to the body when in use. This bright sensation also lingers after the body has been thoroughly cleaned. Two bars come per pack.