Brooklyn-based Liddabit Sweets are a CH favoriteâ€”especially the caramels and coconut bars. Local ingredients make it even sweeter.
Carefully bush-dyed by Anindilyakwa women living in the remote Groote Eylandt Archipelago—an island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, about 391 miles from Darwin—each North Home robe is unique. The process is one full of rich history and creativity—using native roots, leaves, bark and berries to color the 100% silk pieces. Best of all, the company channels all profits from sales directly back into the organization in order to continue relationships with indigenous art centers and communities, contributing to their financial gain. Price is in AUD.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Staple Design collaborated with Cole Haan on these 2.ZERØGRAND Stitchlite + Staple Design sneakers. Featuring a breathable knit upper on the comfy Grand.OS midsole, the dress shoe styled sneakers come in marbled grey-on-grey with deep pink highlights—the classic Staple Pigeon colorway.
Designed in collaboration with Le Specs, Adam Selman's collection of sunglasses is nothing if not eye-catching and bold. The future-retro Last Lolita shades are sharp cat-eye shapes and come in five colorways. Crafted with quality, these sunglasses offer maximum UV protection with category three lenses.
From CH favorite Adam J Kurtz comes another book of positive vibes: "Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives." Entirely handwritten on perforated tear-and-share pages, the book is full of advice, inspiration and empathy for creatives of all kinds. In Kurtz's classic style, it's cheeky and funny, but ultimately kind, generous and empowering. If you're feeling a creative block, open at any page.
Royal Fern's Phytoactive Cleansing Balm is unlike any other we've used. The soft gel-like balm feels at first like a regular face cleanser, but once applied it doesn't foam or become milky. Made with green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C from Acerola cherry, and jojoba oil, it's nourishing and gentle—but cleans the skin without stripping it. Rich in antioxidants, this luxurious product is free of parabens, mineral oils, sulfates, detergents and synthetic colors. Price is in Euros.
Free from BPA, lead and phthalate, this happy little dinosaur will brighten up any child's room. Providing a soft glow, the pale gray Brontosaurus can be used as a nightlight, thanks to its clever internal self-timer which switches itself off after 15 minutes. Running on LR44 batteries (which come included), this dino light should last for 20 hours before needing new batteries. Price is in Euros.
NYC-based artist Jon Burgerman has just released a fun and inspiring activity book called "It's Great to Create: 101 Fun Creative Exercises for Everyone." Perfect for anybody who wants to unleash their artistic side, but isn't sure where to start, Burgerman's book offers lots of ideas—from making art with cereal, combining several markers to create a "Megapenopolis," to adding googly eyes to just about anything, there are plenty of off-beat and entertaining ideas.
Available in four different (but equally cheery) colorways, Verloop's "Borders" colorblock knitted throw is ideal for autumn's transitional weather. Complete with handmade pom-poms at the corners, the blanket has a playful edge, but it's certainly at home in an adult house.
Available in two worn-in looking colorways (weathered red or summer blue), each Natural Dye Crew Tee by Goodlife + American Trench is slightly different, thanks to the process. From afar the color looks solid, but on closer inspection, you can see subtle and charming variations—showing off the natural dyeing technique. The 50/50 blend of American-grown Supima cotton and modal makes for a very soft and comfortable fit, and they are manufactured in Los Angeles, but hand-dyed in Philadelphia.
Hobo nickel coin carver Steve West has added to his repertoire of unique jewelry with two Commonwealth Rings. Both feature a sterling silver exterior with a Venetian finish. One, however, is lined with 14K gold and the other 14k rose gold. For such a subtle handmade accessory, there's notable nuances that really make each and every ring distinct.
After two years of development and testing with NYC-based athletes and Japanese engineers, District Vision's running sunglasses are functional and stylish. Instead of wearing goggle-style shades when you jog, now you can wear performance sunnies that are light and comfortable while also striking in appearance. Featuring a hypoallergenic adjustable nosepad, the sunglasses weigh just 22 grams. They offer many styles but our pick is this brand-new green colorway of their Kaishiro frame.
Compact and usable in 150+ countries, this travel adaptor is four plugs in one. Color-coded to be extra easy to use (thanks to the included map), it's made of ABS plastic. Since it breaks apart, you can travel with the entire piece (if going to multiple countries) or simply take the one adaptor needed.
Lizzy Goodman's "Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011" ($15) is the incredible story of NYC's explosive music scene in the early 2000s—in which bands like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and more were propelled into fame. The behind-the-scenes insights are from some 200 interviews with musicians, journalists, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, DJs and more. It's a fascinating read—full of gossip—and not just for rock enthusiasts.
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.