Designed in New York and made of 100% Italian silk, this tie is emblazoned with a colorful double-faced jacquard pattern that will both brighten and smarten up any sartorial wardrobe.
Made from clear polyurethane, this double-breasted caban raincoat from Paris-based Wanda Nylon is a good way to stay cheerful when the moody skies are offering nothing but seemingly never-ending spring showers. The multi-colored details are made from 100% cotton and the coat boasts patched flap pockets—to make sure your goods stay dry—and a removable hood. Pair with some bright rubber boots to actually look forward to heading out in the rain.
Back in 1961, photographer Ted Russell started capturing a relatively unknown Bob Dylan when the young artist had just moved to NYC. Russell shot the 20-year-old songwriter, recently signed to Columbia Records at the time, hanging out in his Greenwich Village apartment, practicing his guitar and performing in tiny venues. This new hardcover of never-before-published photos gives a charming peep into Dylan's life before he belonged to the world.
Danish audio company Vifa's latest portable offering comes in a petite, square-ish package but surprises with its power and sound quality. The Helsinki speaker, launched in time for this year's summer picnics and outdoor parties, comes with a beautiful leather strap for easy carrying; its grill is unusually covered in a custom made Kvadrat textile available in four soft colorways. Perfect for those who love music and design.
These bold black pearl earrings by New York-based designer Sharon Chandally make a refined, powerful statement. Trained in Yemenite silversmithing by her great uncles, Chandally creates pieces influenced by ancient cultures but feel contemporary in the way they channel movement and sculpture. Respecting the fact that these pieces are worn so close to the body, Chandally uses only conflict-free stones as well as recycled or Fairmined metals.
For press photographer Weegee (born Usher Fellig), New York City was his muse; he spent his lifetime documenting urban life without prejudice, from spectators at gruesome crime scenes to elevator operator strikes to the crowds at Coney Island. In the book "The Weegee Guide to New York," 265 black and white images (many which have never been published) reveal the chaotic streets of New York from the 1930s to '60s. The book is thoughtfully organized by areas, from the Lower East Side and the Village to Brooklyn and Rockaway, and includes fold-out maps that indicate where Weegee shot each photo.
For those who have been wearing the same T-shirt to bed for the past few years, upgrade your sleep style with these handmade pajamas from young Istanbul collective Poplin Homewear. With a focus on lightweight, pure fabrics—like sheer voile—many of the brand's pieces are refined enough to double as airy summer outfits. But the rest of the collection isn't afraid to get adventurous; such as jumpsuits and nightshirts for men, plus striped bodysuits and polka-dot kimono gowns for women.
As a fun way to encourage their son to wash his hands before meals, Swedish couple Niklas Lagström and Marina Nilsson started "hiding" his toys in transparent soap bars. Handmade in Sweden, using vegetable based glycerin, Happy Soap is free of SLS and SLES irritants (and is unscented, too) to be as gentle as possible for kids. The couple now scouts locally for loved toys (from dinosaurs and cars to ponies and jewelry) that are no longer wanted—to bring joy to another child. €1 from each soap purchase is donated to the international non-profit Save the Children, and Happy Soap has already been able to raise €1,000.
Toronto-based Roots brings the night sky a lot closer with their new five-panel cap. The 100% cotton chambray hat—which is available in grey or blue—is one-size-fits-all and is peppered with constellations. It's yet another excellent reminder of the astronomical bodies that exist far, far away.
Tired of cheap nylon NATO watch bands proliferating the market, Suigeneric recreates the style using durable and stiff waxed cotton; the naturally water-repellent fabric used in vessel sails and classic Barbour jackets—at a similarly affordable price point. Freshen up your much-loved watch-face for spring with this hand-sewn, hand-waxed green strap. Or, for the more adventurous, go for their watercolor or leopard print options.
This isn't your typical hammock. UK-based Tensile's 80 square foot Trillium model comfortably fits three adults and bears a maximum weight of 880 pounds. Utilizing seatbelt material and a high-strength ratchet system, the Trillium sets up in minutes for an elevated outdoor outpost. Pick-up multiple Trilliums and stack them for an outdoor bunk-bed set-up. Just don't call dibs on top bunk if rain is on the way.
Hungry Eyes NY has released a very cute collection of soft enamel pins that are small, but have big personalities. With donuts, pizza and more on the menu, Hungry Eyes NY injects humor into their pins (and humanizes some of our favorite snacks) with a pair of googly eyes incorporated into each design. Our pick is the .70" tall bowl of ramen, because one serving is never enough.
These pit-tanned leather high-tops are entirely unlike your kick-around sneakers. Hand-dyed in a deep ultramarine blue, worked to create a buttery and supple texture (that's still durable) and reinforced with a vegetable-tanned nine ounce heal counter, The Brothers Crisp's Hand-Dyed High-Tops are meticulously made and luxurious.
Melbourne-based designer Lucy Folk's HONEYMOON collection is full of tropical delights that provoke images of palm trees, sunsets and fruity cocktails. The Palmtastic Hidden Treasure Earring (sold as a single piece) is available in sterling silver or 9ct gold plate, boasts a stunning, bright green Tsavorite garnet and a stud shaped like a palm tree.
Bring art to the beach or pool with Barbara Kruger's instant classic beach towel. The 100% cotton, 70" by 60" towel boasts the conceptual artist's iconic text-based style and was made as part of Art Production Fund’s "Works on Whatever" series—for which artists were tapped design real-life, functional objects that were also works of art.
Named for a popular hiking trail across the Golden Gate Bridge, the new Sunski Dipseas combine classic styling with bold touches. The polarized lenses are super-bright emerald green (and offer certified UVA/B/400 protection), but the shape and tortoiseshell colorway ensure that the design will match just about every outfit you don this summer.
Full of photography by Jonathan Leder and words by Jacq Frances (all under the art direction of Amy Hood), Bang! Volume 1 is a darkly cinematic NSFW zine. Exploring beauty, sexuality and "the fantasy of the female at its climax," the publication is retro-tinged and has a seemingly lo-fi charm, but it's thoroughly thought-out and entirely engaging.