New York-based jewelry designer Caroline Ventura makes delicate handmade pieces that fuse feminine and masculine characteristics. Such is the case with this simple 14K gold bracelet with a simple triangle gliding along the chain.
Made from BPA-free platinum silicone, this set of four stackable popsicle molds is practical and kind to the environment. Create all kinds of flavored frozen treats (including healthier options) on your own or take tips from the accompanying recipe booklet that includes ideas for lactose- and gluten-free options. Dishwasher-safe and ideal for summer months, they are available from the MoMA Store.
Made from 100% Egyptian cotton, The Sweatshirt by Stockholm-based ASKET is a tailored, sophisticated take on the classic American football player uniform. Its neckline is reinforced with lycra in order to stave off that saggy, sloppy look that oftentimes comes with a well-worn piece. Made to be slim-fitting, it's available in XS through XL in navy, gray or black.
Woven on old looms with pure Aegean cotton, this blanket is soft—and only gets softer with each wash, thanks to the high-quality Turkish cotton. This particular design can be used as a throw or a beach blanket (and is quick-drying). It measures 240cm by 200cm (or more than seven-and-a-half feet by six-and-a-half). Featuring hand-tied tassels, this is a classic piece for use on the sand or couch. Price is in AUD.
Designed by two NYC-based sisters, the brand Lizzie Fortunato produces a diverse number of accessories—running the gamut from eye-catching to delicate (and sometimes both). Our pick is the Double Take Necklace, available in white, brown or pink. This choker-style seven inch "tube" necklace is made of suede with gold-plated brass details.
For little ones just learning to ride, this bike is pedal-free—encouraging kids to figure out the balance of a two-wheeler before attempting the real thing. Made for children around the age of three and up, the Balance Bike comes almost completely assembled and has seat and handlebar adjustments in order to change as your child grows. The minimal design is available in green, pink, powder blue or red.
Two brands that love the outdoors and great design, Topo Designs and Kammok have teamed up for a seriously fun hammock kit. Included is the 500-pound capacity Kammok Roo, which is designed for comfort and easy set-up (and the all-important packing away) in a custom Topo colorway of bright red and aqua. Made from durable ripstop fabric and with double-certified climbing strength carabiners, this hammock is built to last. Also in the kit, you'll find tree-hugging Kammok Python Straps, to ensure you're safe while you snooze.
Written by Elaine M Hayes, "Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan" explores the jazz musician and human/women's rights activist's incredible—yet often looked over—existence and legacy. From her early life in Jersey, to the ways in which she helped desegregate radio, to performing at the Apollo, to her civil rights work, Vaughan was truly a force—paving the way for women of color in the music scene and beyond. This book traces a true success story, and it's inspiring.
There's nothing quite as dashing as the addition of a simple, black tie to a suit, and Australian label Mr Day offer two classics. The bow-tie and No. 58 Essential tie are both made from 100% silk and feature a delicate ribbed texture. Taking style tips from ultimate gentleman Paul Newman, the design of this tie will never go out of style.
With 160 pages of photography by Shuji Yoshida and Joshua White, "Grafted" was printed in an edition of 1250 copies. The book is the upshot of two exhibitions by LA-based ceramicist Adam Silverman and award-winning Japanese plant sculptor Kohei Oda, for which the two created over 100 pieces—combining the former's textured pots and the latter's grafted cacti. Separately the artists' works are beautiful, but it's their collaboration (as Glenn Adamson say in his introduction) that proves art has no boundaries.
Manhattan cooking school and cafe Haven's Kitchen has just released a selection of pre-made savory sauces that you can use at home. The sampler set includes four flavors—Herby Chimichurri, Peanut Lemongrass, Kale Walnut Pesto, and Red Pepper Romesco—which are all gluten-free and non-GMO. Three are vegan as well—the pesto not included. These tasty, healthy sauces might just encourage at-home culinary adventures.
Packed in an easy-to-grip and retractable tube, Glyder's hygienic Perfect Styptic Balm works on fresh shaving cuts. Their patent-pending formula uses anti-hemorrhagic agents which decreases post-shave bleeding, and incorporates healing ingredients like Aloe Vera, vitamin E and argan oil. It's a practical and travel-ready balm.
As matcha enthusiasts, we're certainly partial to a traditionally brewed green tea, but understand that there isn't always time for the full ceremony. Of all the bottled iterations we've tried, there's no doubt that MatchaBar's mint matcha is our favorite. With a bold flavor and a refreshing twist, it's available in packs of 12 (10-ounce bottles) and provides that combination of caffeine and L-Theanine that matcha-drinkers appreciate.
100% eco-friendly and fair-trade, this cap by Slow Factory is part of their Resist collection—and introduces a new, alternative voice in the politicized red hat movement. The cap is made in the USA and boldly embroidered "NO."—with that all-important period in place to reminds us that this one word can be a complete sentence.
If you're looking for a show-stopping wine to bring to a BBQ, Tank Garage Winery's 2014 Roll the Bones Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California (with a "kiss" of Napa Valley Merlot) has you covered in full-bodied, supple richness as well as a unique handpainted label—both sure to make an impression. Recommended with fresh-off-the-grill burgers and rooftop sunsets.
This black and white handwoven Aegean cotton towel can handle all summer beach and picnic needs. Moreover, it's easy to carry on all your adventures thanks to a leather carrying harness. With antique brass hardware, the carrier makes it easy to throw the towel over your shoulder—whether trudging from the car or train, or if you're riding your bike.
Herschel's newest collaboration (released today) is with the estate of the beloved iconic pop artist Keith Haring. Our pick from the bag and outerwear collection, a cute and practical poncho features a wind-resistant and water-repellent coating, as well as a snap closure at the neck. Available for all genders, the poncho's charming print emits cheer even on the rainiest of days.